Vintage


Rustic Woodland Meets Vintage Elegance

by Claire

I never thought I would be able to include all four of those adjectives in one wedding, but this styled shoot brings them all together beautifully! Oak Hollow Farms provided the perfect rustic background for an elegant styled shoot complete with antique china place settings, a vintage getaway car, and a real, live horse! The bride modeled two gorgeous gowns, a Monique Lhullier and a Vera Wang, in both rustic and vintage settings. One of my favorite details of the wedding was...

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Favorite Hairstyles for Romantic Vintage Brides

by Oh Lovely Day

Your wedding decor isn't the only way to reflect your romantic vintage style.  Another great way is with a fab romantic wedding hairstyle!  Here are my favorite hairstyles for romantic vintage brides: Messy Updos: The messiness makes it very bohemian and romantic!  Adding flowers ups the romance factor. A Big Bun:  Bonus points for the wrap-around braid! Pretty Twists and Milkmaid Braids in Updos:  Twists and small milkmaid braids add some fun and whimsy to these updos. ...

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Amazing Vintage Couture Gowns from Anne Barge

by Claire

Anne Barge's exquisite 2014 Black Label collection showcases 8 gowns intricately detailed with hand-beading and embroidery and completed with the finest fabrics. Anne Barge launched her first collection in 1999 and her gowns are still known as some of the most timeless, distinctive wedding dresses in the world. If you are looking for a high-quality, couture wedding dress to complete your elegant bridal look, these gowns are for you! Find your favorites below and Pin away!  ...

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OMG this Retro Glam Wedding is AMAAAAZing!

by Azure

  Candice and Kevin's dazzling roaring twenties wedding captured by Kristen Weaver Photography   I practically dropped to my knees and praised the glamour heavens above when I stumbled upon this totally gorgeous wedding by the talened Kristen Weaver! It's the perfect mix of modern Los Angeles cool and old Hollywood/Roaring Twenties glam.   The bride wore two dresses—a romantic v-neck gown by Claire Pettibone with sheer, embellished cap sleeves, and a short...

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The Best of Boho for Brides

by Bride Chic

One of my all time favorite styles has to be Boho—a look mixing it up with the bohemian, peasant and flower child craze of the 1960's. What makes this look so popular now? For starters it breaks traditional bridal code while staying within the true romantic form that a wedding symbolizes and celebrates. The look is lacy with gowns in soft, transparent fabrics that can be topped off with head wreaths of flowers, ivy and dried foliage. Long flowing hair is signature with this...

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Divine Vintage Bridal Gowns for Your Something Old

by Azure

Have you considered walking the white aisle in genuine vintage? It's the perfect way to knock out your "something old", and will have you sleeping easy knowing that other brides won't be donning the same dreamy wedding dress.  The vintage bridal stunners from Etsy below are gorgeous as can be. Take a look and pick a favorite!      

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Stalking the Look Books: Eliza Jane Howell Bridal

by Bride Chic

Isn't there something to really love about those body-clinging gowns evoking 1930's Hollywood glam? They're perfect for showing off curves and rewarding bodies that work out. London designer, Eliza Jane Howell has captured this golden era of fashion with a dash of modern thrown in for today's bride. If you love what you see here, believe me, her collection is extensive and these wedding dresses are just the beginning of a gorgeous cavalcade of thirties-inspired fashion you'll find...

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30 Beautiful Vintage Wedding Gowns

by Azure

When it comes to selecting your special Something Old, there are plenty of different directions you can go in. But if a vintage wedding dress is what you choose, you'll be walking the white aisle in something totally unique to you...and you may also save big on your limited wedding budget! Bridal fashion is forever changing and what's on-trend today might be out before you know it. Luckily, the vintage bridal stunners below (from the 1900's on) hit all the right notes! Start...

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High Tea Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

We set out to create a series of beautiful images inspired by early 20th Century design icons like Poiret and Paquin—artists who worked their magic with lace and silk. Set against the background of flowering gardens and nature, we threw in a high tea celebration, once a daily ritual, as this story unfolds as one of halcyon days spent in English gardens. Kudos to wedding shooter, Jim Vetter who has an eye like no one else for creating special scenes like these. And none of us...

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Vintage Weddings: Downton Abbey Meets Jay Gatsby

by Bride Chic

Most brides I'm consulting these days are in awe of the Downton Abbey/Gatsby-inspired gowns and accessories spreading all over the the wedding blogs like fire. The pre-1920s right up to the era of Art Deco was a pivotal time in fashion. Women were freed of the corset and hobble skirt and wore looser undergarments. Silhouettes tended to be long and lean with dropped waists. Do you need to adopt the whole costume theme to go about getting the look? You can of course but you can also...

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Breakfast At Tiffany’s Inspired Bridal Shoot

by Bride Chic

Part of the fun of being in this industry is every so often meeting a shooter like Shannon Stellmacher. Where many photographers see up close and real details, Shannon not only sees the beauty in reality but dreams as well. After having a vision and working up some great styling, here is makeup artist and hairstylist, Julie Morgan's vision of Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Shannon working her magic behind the lens brought her to life crafting this visual story image by...

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Real Wedding In Rustic Nevada

by Faye

Who said destination weddings have to be on the beach? Frances and Shaun chose a historical town nestled into the foothills of Genoa, Nevada for their intimate and charming spring wedding celebration. The couple said “I Do” at the idyllic Genoa Community Church. The bride’s classic lace wedding gown and pink rose bouquet were perfectly complimented by two delightful flower girls dressed in soft pink. The groom wore a chic black suit.  The couple hosted a dinner reception at...

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5 Bridal Designers On-Trend for Jazz Age Fashion

by Bride Chic

The Great Gatsby premieres today and oh what a costume fest it will be, especially for brides contemplating sheath and evening gown silhouettes. The fusion of Art Deco/Gatsby/Jazz Age that designers are incorporating into their collections boils down to a stew of the creme de la creme of early 20th Century fashion. First talent that comes to mind of course is Claire Pettibone, a woman who's earned a niche all her own in this industry of white lace and satin. While her gowns...

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Vintage European Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

Cypress Grove Estates wedding shoot by Misty Miotto Photography Vintage-inspired weddings always deliver the lovely, and this styled shoot using both French and English influences stopped us in our tracks. The bride for a day was decked out in vintage chic accessories, including dainty bridal gloves, a chic birdcage veil, and strands of pearls on her neck and wrist. She held a gorgeous bouquet of roses, peonies and anemones, romantically wrapped with sheer lace ribbon. Antique...

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Fall Head Over Heels for Ruche

by Bride Chic

Talk about a great place to go for wedding inspiration! Try the brand new Ruche 2013 Look Book for brides, bridesmaids, guests and while you're at it take a look at some of those pretty dresses that can crossover into daily wear. Shot by trailblazing wedding photographer, Elizabeth Messina, this portfolio is also a treasure trove of accessories with some surprise vintage touches you're gonna just love. Vendors Photographer: Elizabeth Messina Ruche Stylist: Mara...

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