Thursday, 31 March 2016

Gorgeous vintage bride Sophie wears one of my 1950s–style wedding dresses...

Dear Reader,
Remember gorgeous vintage bride Sophie, utterly fabulous in one of my 1950s–style wedding dresses for her wedding to Jeremy…? 
Well, I'm enjoying Sophie's pictures all over again – since I've found a great feature about their wedding on one of my favourite wedding blogs. I only gave you a glimpse of Sophie's vintage–inspired style, with her silver Jimmy Choo 'Luna' peep toe pumps, chic birdcage veil and bright Spring flowers...

But if you like what you've seen so far, you can find much more on cool wedding blog RockMyWedding.
Don't miss stylish groom Jeremy, too – in his blue Reiss suit, Thomas Pink dress shirt and Alexander McQueen tie and cufflinks...

Check out the feature on RockMyWedding to see much more of their day – from the London Bus Tour to the 'Molly Bakes' cake-pops!
For a glimpse of more real vintage–inspired brides, visit my website. And if you love Sophie's 1950s style dress, you can find more like it here and in my new Etsy store.

It's always nice to take a moment's breath, to look back and admire some of the beautiful women who've worn my vintage–inspired wedding dresses!
Heavenly Vintage Brides

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Clare wears a charming 1950s / 1960s vintage wedding dress in Broderie Anglais.

Dear Reader,
A very sweet real bride for you today: Clare, who chose a pretty late 50s / early 60s wedding dress in cotton eyelet lace or Broderie Anglais
1950s wedding dresses in cotton lace are so fresh and pretty. Perfect for vintage bride Clare.
With its pretty boat neck, neat white bodice and crisp white cotton, this lovely dress had a Riviera feel… like something Bardot might wear in a 1960s movie. And it fitted Clare so beautifully, it might have been made for her!
Clare's 1950s/60s wedding dress fitted perfectly, with its neat bodice and pretty boat neck.
These charming cotton wedding dresses from the 50s and 60s have stayed the course so well. Cotton is a wonderful fabric for a wedding dress – delicate and crisp, yet still strong and easy to wear. Cotton has fantastic longevity and can even be washed by hand if you're careful. A cotton wedding dress will last so well, you really can save it as an heirloom for your children.
White cotton dress and candy pink shoes – a gorgeous 1950s look for vintage bride Clare.
And of course, this lovely style is quite timeless. 1950s and 1960s style wedding dresses are so fresh and pretty they'll always be in fashion. 
Simple accessories for a chic and pretty dress: just a chic birdcage veil and satin ribbon.
Clare certainly made the perfect choice, and of course all her friends agreed. In Clare's words,
"I absolutely adored the dress. It was so comfortable to wear and fitted just perfectly. We had a wonderful day and I got lots of flattering comments on the dress and its pure elegance and simplicity in design."
Pretty as a picture: real vintage bride Clare in a 1950s / 1960s cotton lace wedding dress.
I love the simple accessories Clare chose to wear with her dress – the sweet birdcage veil, crystal hair accessory and candy pink peep–toes! Thanks for sharing your pictures, Clare – you look pretty as a picture!
Heavenly Vintage Brides

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Monday, 14 March 2016

A 1930s style lace wedding dress, for Vintage Bride Amy.

Dear Reader,
A mini takeover from fabulous vintage bride Amy today. For her Autumn wedding, Amy wore 'Butterfly' – a romantic 1930s style lace wedding dress from my Heavenly Collection.
Full length veils are so pretty with 1930s style wedding dresses.

Amy's Butterfly dress is made in the prettiest beaded lace. The lace itself is a soft and delicate off–white. And the beads are matched perfectly. So the effect is the subtlest shimmer of texture – like sunlight on snow. This romantic and charming dress was just right for beautiful bride Amy, a real English Rose. 
Amy wears Butterfly, a 1930s style wedding dress in sumptuous beaded lace.

Amy has some great words of advice to share on her day...
What went well…? The most important thing for us when we started planning our wedding was to plan a wedding day that was fun and laid back, and to make sure that everyone was fed and watered well. The day turned out exactly how we imagined with only a couple of tiny bumps along the way. 
Amy, radiant in 1930s inspired lace wedding dress and veil.
What didn't go well…! We wished we'd done a more detailed plan of the day and communicated this with everyone involved, as at some points the day felt a little unorganised. However, this sort of added to the charm! 
A gorgeous view from behind.
The best thing about my dress…? I loved wearing my beautiful dress – and so many people complimented me on how different it was. 
1930s dresses are so romantic!
The best thing about the day…? We had such a lovely day, I just wish I could do it all over again! The best thing was being surrounded by all our favourite people, and seeing all our hard work over the past year pay off. 
So stylish!
And our most important advice…? It's very hard but try not to get too hung up on the little details as you then start to lose track of why you're doing it in the first place. At the end of the day, your guests are only there to see you!
                    Amy x :) 
Thanks so much for your tips, Amy – you look amazing!
And for any readers who love this dress, check out my Etsy store. I have some beautiful 1930s dresses available at the moment.
Heavenly Vintage Brides

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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Two original lace wedding dresses – just made for dancing – for our real vintage bride Annie...

Dear Reader,
Remember our lovely vintage bride Annie? Annie is a professional dancer – so being able to twirl prettily in her dress was very important!
Annie rocks the dance floor in fantastic 'Betty Draper style' 1950s wedding dress
We solved the problem by finding not one but two original vintage wedding dresses for Annie to wear on the day.
Pretty as a picture, Annie in original 1940s lace wedding dress, with gorgeous bridesmaids
Annie getting ready for the ceremony in our  lovely original 1940s lace wedding dress
Well, I've just found lots of lovely new pics of Annie and Dickie's Buckinghamshire wedding, on great wedding blog RockMyWedding… check it out here.
Check out Annie's original vintage wedding dresses here
1940s lace wedding dresses are always a romantic and chic choice.
Happy Days!
And of course you can see more of gorgeous Annie – and both her vintage lace wedding dresses! – in my original post here, too...
Heavenly Vintage Brides

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