Sunday, 28 February 2016

Have you seen these darling vintage-style wedding head-dresses? Each one is handmade and unique...

Dear Reader, 
Last year, a lovely bride called Ruth shared her wedding pictures here on my blog. You might remember her?

Vintage bride Ruth in original 1950s lace wedding dress, from my West London studio.
Since then, some of my brides have asked about this darling flower crown Ruth wears. It makes the perfect complement to Ruth's original 1960s wedding dress – and would look equally beautiful with many other styles, from 1970s floaty boho wedding dresses to slinky 1930s styles.
Ruth wears a unique bridal flower crown to complement her 1950s wedding dress.

I'm delighted to report it was made specially by Ruth's mother, Julia. And I now have a few of Julia's gorgeous creations available for brides in my new Etsy store.
One of Julia Mason's delicate hand-made bridal crowns, from my Etsy store.
Julia made the first head-dress for her daughter's wedding in the summer of 2015, and now makes them to order. She has various styles all with subtle differences, and each one is completely original.
Delicate flower crown – the perfect complement to vintage wedding dresses.
Her delicate creations are light and airy – not quite like any other bridal headdress I've seen. They have a very ethereal quality, don't you think?
Three delicate tiers of dainty flowers – from my new Etsy store.
Delicate flower crown worn low, with Angel 1930s style wedding dress.
Handmade flower crown, available now from my Etsy store.
Stunning three-tier head-dress – a future heirloom, £195 from my Etsy store
Each piece is entirely hand-made and completely original (Julia creates every individual flower herself). Many, many hours of work goes into each one. They really are beautiful heirlooms of the future, to pass on to your children.
A beautiful two-tier headdress, priced from £145 in my Etsy store.
Visit my new Etsy store for vintage wedding dresses & accessories
I'm delighted to be working with Julia on her new venture, and to have some of these stunning pieces available at my new Etsy store. Do drop in and have a look – prices are from £85 for a comb, £155 for a two tier pice and £195 for a three tier band. Or if you'd like to try one on, contact me to make an appointment at my studio in West London.

Love
Helena
Heavenly Vintage Brides

If you like this post, check out
A History of Vintage Flower Crowns...


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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

1970s vintage wedding dresses on the Paris catwalks...

Dear Reader,
The Paris couture shows for Spring 2016 have just drawn to a close with SO many beautiful wedding dresses. (Quite a few bonkers ones too, but more of that later…) 
1970s style wedding dress by Giambattista Valli.
Many designers took vintage wedding fashion as their inspiration. So over the next few posts I'll be picking out some beauties fresh from the Paris couture shows. And I'll also show how you can achieve each catwalk look with the gorgeous original vintage wedding dresses from my London studio.
Beautiful softly pleated skirt on original 1970s boho wedding dress, £695
1970s off–the–shoulder styles are having a major fashion moment right now. The pretty 70s inspired dress from Giambattista Valli's Paris catwalk show (top) is a lovely example of this from the Paris Spring 2016 shows. 
Kate Brien in Valentino 1970s style
1970s boho style is always a favourite with fashion bloggers too. Vogue recently featured View From The Top blogger Kate Brien wearing – yes, you guessed – a Valentino 1970s vintage-style dress for her Mexico wedding…
Valentino 1970s style wedding dress
This style is very wearable and looks amazing on a real bride. Just take a look at the three  stunning real brides featured below, each wearing original 1970s boho wedding dresses from my studio... 
One of my gorgeous brides in original 1970s lace wedding dress

1970s cotton lace dress available from my studio, £795
And with their ruffles and floaty styling, 1970s vintage wedding dresses work brilliantly on the wedding dance floor too!
A fabulous bride in one of my original 1970s vintage wedding dresses
Floaty and so pretty: ballerina length 1970s wedding dress, £495 from my studio.
Another beautiful vintage bride in one of my original 1970s wedding dresses
Gorgeous cotton lace 1970s wedding dress, £795 from my London studio.
Gorgeous 1970s off the shoulder styling, from my studio.
A beautiful original 1970s lace wedding dress from my studio.
I'm always looking for these pretty 1970s boho wedding dresses for my collection, and I have some amazing ones available right now. Just look at these beauties below...
Original 1970s boho wedding dress, available now £695

Original 1970s vintage wedding dress in embroidered chiffon, £495
Gorgeous tiered skirt – perfect for twirling on the dance floor! £495
Pretty off the shoulder neckline on original 1970s lace wedding dress, £695
Sweet and pretty 1970s off the shoulder styling, £495
If you love the idea of twirling in one of these beautiful 1970s wedding dresses, come and see my West London studio, or check out my new Etsy store here…!
Pearl and crystal trim on a 1970s off the shoulder wedding dress
More posts from Paris coming soon – including the craziest dresses on the catwalks. Do pop back. And remember, you can always contact me here...
Love
Helena
Heavenly Vintage Brides





Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Do ALL brides love lace wedding dresses…?

Dear Reader, 
Every bride loves lace. Well, at least that's how it seems
'Angel' lace wedding dress is always one of the most popular in my vintage style collection.
Lace makes a beautiful background for vintage accessories.
Sometimes girls visit my West London studio with a particular style of vintage wedding dresses in mind. Other times, they love the romance and charm of vintage, without any favourite era...
Exquisite original Nottingham lace makes my 1930s style Angel dress really special.
Or perhaps they've been drawn in after seeing their favourite model or movie star choose a vintage wedding dress. But just about always, when girls see the rails of beautiful vintage wedding dresses in my studio, it's the lace dresses they will first pick out.
What else has the romance of lace wedding dresses?
Whether it's frothy and pretty 1950s style lace wedding dresses, or a more slinky 30s style, vintage and lace seem to go hand in hand.
Elegant and delicate, yet still simple… Angel in 1930s lace.
And undoubtedly, Angel is one of the most popular of all. This delicate and elegant 1930s style wedding dress from my Heavenly Collection is made of the finest quality lace, still made in the traditional way – and to their original 1930s design – by one of England's oldest lace-making companies.
Soft and flattering, lace wedding dresses are beautiful on all skin types.
Angel is available in this beautiful lace, and in a range of other exquisite fabrics priced from £995. Why not contact me to find out more, or to come and admire it for yourself…?
Angel 1930s-inspired lace wedding dress – come and see it soon!
What do you think? Do you love lace too?
Love
Helena 
Heavenly Vintage Brides

For a glimpse of gorgeous real brides in pretty lace and vintage wedding dresses, click here…!