Vintage


1960’s Glam Updo for Your Wedding

by Azure

I instantly fell in love with the chic updo Nicole Richie wore to the FiFi Awards Monday night. She sported a voluminous wrapped bun situated high atop her head, and finished the look with long fringy bangs. This hairstyle is perfect for the wedding day, especially when you consider the major bridal bun love fest happening right now! Richie's bun updo has a cool 1960's glam feel, and it's hearty enough to stand tall from the first look to the last dance. Here are three fabulous...

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Stunning Otaduy Bridal Gowns

by Brooklyn Bride

Otaduy is a bridal brand out of Spain (though the idea for it came straight from NYC, hollah!) with simple yet stunning wedding dresses. While some tend more towards a vintage look, I picked out my favs that could definitely be styled for a modern bride...gotta love those gold Doc Martens! How do you like?

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The Fine Art of Choosing a Wedding Hat

by Bride Chic

So you're going for a hat on your wedding day. Hats, fascinators, headbands, and many more are all a given these days for topping off your white aisle look. Not long ago, society's code for brides wearing hats instead of a long, flowing veil meant you were either a second time bride or over thirty-five and marrying for the first time. Interesting isn't it? There were, of course, exceptions to the rule: A bride having a very small or 'going away wedding' as they were called back then...

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7 Favorite Wedding Dresses from the latest Badgley Mischka Bridal Collection

by Azure

Badgley Mischka's Fall 2012 wedding dress collection (introduced when most other designers are unveiling Spring 2013) is perfect for the vintage-inspired bride! Satin slip gowns with touches of illusion floated down the catwalk, and elegant beading graced spaghetti straps and cap sleeves, delicate bridal belts, and one stunning corset bodice (see above). Take a look at our seven favorite styles, then post a comment below to share your thoughts on the latest Badgley Mischka...

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Romantic Outdoor Wedding in Italy

by Azure

Real wedding shoot by Signe Vilstrup for Vanity Fair Fusing old world Sicilian tradition with high fashion wedding style, 1960's chic with 21st century sophistication, this stunning editorial shoot in Sicily, Italy has all the right stuff! The bride wore a blush pink wedding dress with tiers and tiers of ruffles, a regal bridal tiara with accompanying veil plus a haute couture wedding headpiece (one for the ceremony, one for the reception). Her groom donned a classic black tux,...

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The Anatomy of a Mad Men Wedding

by Azure

Here's a little somethin somethin for brides & grooms who LOVE Mad Men! We're showing you what it takes to plan a fabulous vintage chic wedding inspired by the hit AMC show. Check out all the gorgeous photos, and details below: Mad Men Bride: Tea-length wedding dress, fur (or faux fur) stole, birdcage veil, gloves, red lips, retro wedding hairstyle. Mad Men Groom: Classic black tux and bow tie, or sharp tailored suit with a skinny tie, crisp white shirt, collar bar or tie...

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Beautiful Affordable Wedding Dresses for the Vintage-Inspired Bride

by Azure

One of the best things about planning a vintage-inspired wedding? The opportunities are endless to create a wedding that screams platinum when your budget is closer to bronze. With a little ingenuity and creativity, of course! And you MUST be willing to bargain with the best of 'em at thrift shops and flea markets to secure those rare antique treasures. But even budget-savvy, vintage brides have had a tough time saving major dough when it comes to purchasing the all important...

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1940’s Chic for the Romantic 21st Century Bride

by Bride Chic

There's yet another new kid on the block getting into the bridal game. Edisen just launched Say 'I Do', a collection of little white and blush colored party dresses and vintage-inspired accessories. The new line reflects that kind of 'playing dress-up' feel: 3/4-length sleeved cover ups and wraps, a white dotted nose bridal veil and silk and satin sashes in romantic blush hues. Each and every piece captures the best of the1940's with that twist of 21st Century thrown into the...

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Go Wedding Cake + Topper Crazy

by Azure

We've noticed lately that brides love cute cake toppers! And whether you go classic, romantic, or totally offbeat, you'll want a wedding cake topper that does your expensive reception confection justice! Now, if you're a cake topper lover, choosing just one may prove to be difficult. But no need to worry, because we've got the perfect solution to share with you today! If you opt for a reception dessert spread featuring multiple small wedding cakes (rather than one grand cake), you...

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Would You Pay Thousands to RENT a Designer Wedding Dress?

by Azure

The folks at Nearly Newlywed think you will! Nearly Newlywed is a new website that lets brides-to-be rent gorgeous (and expensive) designer wedding dresses, and sell them back after their I Do's. When I first heard about the concept, I thought it was brilliant! And the website is lovely too. But unless I'm confused on how the pricing works, you could buy (for keeps) several wedding dresses for the price you'd ultimately pay to rent a single dress from Nearly Newlywed. After all,...

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Pearls, Lace or Spun Gold for Your Wedding?

by Azure

You already know that we love indie designer Sarah Seven. And from the looks of it, her Spring 2013 bridal collection does not disappoint! We chose three of our favorite styles from Sarah's latest wedding dress collection, and want to know which dress you adore! Take a look, then cast your vote via the form at the bottom of this post! We'll share the results at the end of this week.

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The Antithesis of A Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

by Azure

I know I'm not the only one blown away by TLC's My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. I mean, I've had to hold myself back from doing deep-dive research to see if the crazy practices, traditions, and costumes are really real and representative of true Gypsy (aka Romany) culture. Because things like 15 and 16 year old brides, wedding dresses so heavy they make you bleed, and "grabbing" and bridal kidnappings... just seem soooo wrong. But I'll admit that the pure entertainment of it all keeps me...

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Adding Your Own Personal Bridal Touches

by Bride Chic

This week I did a post on, Adding Character to Your Dress. It really got me thinking about how bridal fashion has metamorphosed  the past few years. Thanks to some indie designers and new generation brides, restrictions that were once de riguer can be relaxed or broken all together. Notice I said, can--you have a choice now and if you want to don that long, flowing bridal veil anytime of day be my guest, ditto the long gloves in polka dot if you want. Still, I get clients who ask,...

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The Cage Veil vs. Traditional Bridal Veil

by Bride Chic

Here's an ongoing trend alert for all of you pondering options for topping off your white aisle look.  I'm finding almost every one of my clients this year is going for some kind of cage veil. Sheath, A-line or full ball gown, the practical cage veil goes with any wedding dress silhouette, amps up the glam factor and is easy and light to wear. Traditional veils take work and the longer ones like chapel and cathedral lengths (though beautiful) either involve removing layers come...

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Inspired By Vintage Brides

by Oh Lovely Day

When deciding on your white aisle look for your vintage wedding, be inspired by real vintage brides - you know, the ones who got married long before you but whose style was timeless. On my blog I have a "Vintage Bride" feature because I find them so inspiring. Here are some of my favorite vintage brides to inspire your bridal look. Old Hollywood Style  There are lots of Old Hollywood brides to be inspired by, but I especially love the simplicity and personal style reflected in...

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Vintage Wedding Finds to Blow Your Mind

by Azure

Vintage chic brides, listen up! If you haven't checked out Edisen, you are missing out! From gorgeous little white dresses for your reception and printed frocks for your 'maids, to one-of-a-kind wedding cake toppers and enchanting glass terrariums, Edisen delivers in a major way! You'll find both bona fide vintage and vintage-inspired items, and the best part is that most of Edisen's finds are shockingly budget friendly!

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Swoon-Worthy Spring Bridal Finds, Part 2

by Bride Chic

The 2012 indie design series for swoonworthy spring fashion continues this Friday with a look at some ongoing trends I think brides are absolutely loving. Have you noticed designers are finally redefining the great, big princess dress? The newer version is a spun chiffon confection that says Boho more than playing princess for a day. This dress, by Pantora by Andrea, is a perfect example of what is happening for women who still want to go for ultra romantic but want to keep it...

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Ruche Has Arrived

by Azure

Ruche's premier bridal collection was just unveiled, and it's out of this world gorgeous! Fusing vintage with modern in a beautiful way, the dresses (both for you and your 'maids) and accessories will make you do a double take! From dainty bridal gloves and dramatic feather fascinators, to mint green bridesmaid frocks and antique-feeling wedding capes, prepare to be smitten... Soft, romantic, and oh so white aisle worthy, we're over the moon for Ruche's bridal...

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