We found this video on FashionTV which takes you backstage at the Florinda Spring/Summer 2013 bridal photoshoot. There are some fabulous wedding dresses being modeled here, which are simple, elegant and incredibly glamorous.
Carlo Pignatelli had worked on his bridal collection for several months where young flawless models pose in gorgeous down-to-the-floor white gowns. “I think it will suit the tastes of young brides next year and will allow them to dream”, the designer explains. “The detail makes the difference, I take care of it a lot, in the accessories, in the proportions and everything.”
Models wore gowns made from mostly silk fabrics and lace, embellished pendants, sweetheart tops, strapless pieces and beautifully tied corset backs. The designer completes a job well done creating a luxury fairytale for every bride to be.
Vintage wedding dress designer Charlotte Casadéjus has recently announced the opening of her new online shop. We’ve had a browse through the beautiful dresses and particularly love the Margot and Maude designs pictured above. In the words of Charlotte’s website…
“Perfect for making a real statement. sand-washed silk, 1950’s inspired corset under one shouldered silver flecked softest tulle with vintage diamante detail at the shoulder. the skirt is a sublime combination of ice white leather and feathers featuring a slight train to the back. margot truly is a dream wedding dress.”
“A feminine and beautiful combination of off-white sand-washed silk 1950’s corset under draped ivory tulle with subtle gold flecks featuring vintage diamante detail at the shoulders. The a-line skirt is decorated with hundreds of divine tulle petals and subtly placed sequins. The slight train to the back adds to the dramatic effect of maude. A truly heavenly dress.”
Accessories are usually one of the last things we buy for our wedding day, and I’d say it’s as important as the dress. It’s a statement piece and we must get it right. This stunning ‘Zara’ headband from Alan Hannah would suit hair up or down and could be just what you’re looking for. It’s available in white, ivory and pale pink, and has a hint of vintage style to top it off. Beautiful!
For many of us, buying a wedding dress is like buying a house – you just know it’s ‘the one’!
Magazines are full of such beautiful designs, but until you actually see for yourself, you’ll be surprised that what you thought you would love, you may actually prefer something completely different. I found these little beauties from Cymbeline, called Fatima (left) and Feria (right), and you can view more details on their website. Please take a look as they are so stunning, we wouldn’t want you to miss out!
The 50s style wedding is becoming more and more popular. I’ve been to a couple of weddings where I’ve been completely inspired by the wonderful 50s theme. I simply had to post this silk chiffon dress I found, shown with French corded lace by Naomi Neoh, isn’t it beautiful!
I always like to blog about local companies so when I found Bristol Vintage I just had to broadcast it. It has everything you need from crockery, bunting, jugs of wild flowers and even wind-up gramophones to make your day a day to remember. They cover the whole of the south west co-founded by Ali Cook & Katie Daniels. Between them they have over 10 years experience organising boutique events, weddings, parties and film premieres. A really beautiful website and look out for SlaterSparke Ltd on their blog!
This beautiful silk dress with embroidery beading is called Ginseng by Claire Pettibone, with its detachable train is absolutely stunning. This fabulous designer is often inspired by vintage fabrics and fashion history, she has found a way to meld her love of things past with a new perspective that results in the perfect dress for the bride to enchant her guests as she walks down the aisle.
After walking down the local high street yesterday in Clifton, Bristol and I spotted thee most beautiful wedding dress in Phase Eight, £350.00 and it is absolutely gobsmacking. So much details and looks so expensive, I had to tell all my girlfriends that are getting married about it, really is a must see. I know its nice to spend money on the dress but you really don’t have to, there are so many dresses out there equally as nice at a fraction of the price (oh that rhymes) go, go, go and take a look!
I came across some fantastic dresses today from a Belgian company called Rembo styling. Offering a real mix of beautiful dresses for that modern bride. The designs have been described as “trendy”, “elegant” and “subtle”, I can see why.
For the UK: Elizabeth Ayers is your contact. To take a look at what’s on offer check out the link below:
Sarah Kavanagh Bridal sets out to give you hand designed and hand crafted wedding jewellery for your special day. Offering 20% off all pieces, starts 15th July – 31st August, simply enter code SSUN20 when you checkout. Beautiful handmade wedding jewellery for you, your bridemaids and anyone else you feel like treating.
Vera Wang is an incredible fashion designer from New York. She used to be a magazine editor and competitive skater, but she’s obviously branched out since then! Now, since getting married, her company specialises in bridalwear. But she doesnt only do dresses and fashion, she also designs and sells exquisite tableware and other items that would make very elegant and generous gifts. This beautiful crockery set pictured above has a lovely modern-shaped jug but it’s all still quite vintage. The photography on her website is incredible as well, check it out here: www.verawangonweddings.com
‘Watch me go’ is a fantastic website selling vintage and retro watches from Casio to everyday vintage brands, you’ll be sure to find what you are looking for if you want something with a cool twist. A great choice for wedding gifts.
Feathers can be a really nice way to add a little vintage touch! I found these shoes and absolutely loved them. You can customise anything, so buy yourself some cheap but comfy shoes and add a little va va voom to make them individual to you! I chose some Rainbow shoes which we’re actually very comfortable and looked very vintage, you can also dye the Rainbow designs.
Karina Anne’s jewellery is handmade using sterling silver, glass beads, freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystal and will be delivered to you beautifully gift-wrapped. All her jewellery is limited edition and many pieces are one-of-a-kind. She has necklaces, bracelets and earrings to suit all occasions, including wedding jewellery and selected pieces can be bought as matching necklace and bracelet or earring sets.
I found these amazing shoes whilst having a browse today, aren’t they just wonderful, really vintage looking, they would fit in perfectly with the vintage style wedding which I can assure is very popular this year. Please take a look at their website, they also offer jewellery and various other lovely little pieces:
Kitty Cooper’s mission is to provide a glamorous alternative to traditional ‘eco-styled’ footwear – she knows that ethical doesn’t have to be ugly!
Kitty’s expertise in vintage fabrics comes from several years spent dealing vintage clothes and accessories on Portobello Road, and other London venues. Here she was constantly struck how, in the past, beautiful things were cared for and re-worked. Her designs are inspired by the shapes, styles and craftsmanship of past eras, as well as the vintage ‘make-do-and-mend’ sensibility which is the antithesis of modern throw-away fashion.
Create a bag to match your bridesmaids’ dresses or something to match their own unique style. From elegant bridal clutches to festive wristlets for your favorite friends, we can create an accessory to delight everyone.To order your custom bags by Becky OH! Bridal you can visit the studio, or communicate long-distance by email to view the fabric samples and styles. Please provide your event date when corresponding and allow as much lead time as possible.
Kate Garey is a designer, artist and crafter based in the UK. Drawn to the more quirky, cute , weird and wonderful things, she loves to take everyday items, such as a tea cup, and add winking eyes and blushing cheeks to make instant cuteness. She is also inspired by the more enchanted things in life and all my designs have some sort of character to reflect that.
The principle designer and founder of the company is Hayley Slater-Sparke. Working at the BBC for almost 10 years, Hayley has been on the production team for various TV programmes, including The Antiques Roadshow, Bargain Hunt, British Style Genius and DIY SOS.
SlaterSparke is an independent company offering a variety of stylish hand-crafted invitations, cards and stationery. Mixing vintage style with sharp contemporary design, we strive to maintain the balance between a high-quality professional finish and the hands-on personal touch.