Vintage


Swoon-Worthy Spring Bridal Finds from Indie Designers

by Bride Chic

I knew the coming of spring would usher in some phenom finds from my fellow indies. What are we drawing inspiration from this 2012? For starters retro trends are going more niche. That means bridal designers are zoning in on a particular era and piece and embellishing it almost to authenticity. That touch of blush is still with us showing up under lightweight fabrics as well as added through accessories. Pleat and ruffle variations are everywhere and we're just beginning to see...

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Lovely Vintage-Inspired Wedding Colors

by Azure

Romantic, enchanted and whimsical, this color palette and style board inspired by a shoot by Elizabeth Messina of Kiss The Groom may steal your heart! I know mine skipped a few beats! Featuring soft shades of mauve, pink, sage and berry, paired with antique ivory hues, this wedding color palette is perfect for romantic outdoor I Do's. It allows for lots of DIY creativity (think vintage books, antique charms, assorted mason jars), and will never go out of style. Like or love​...

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Vintage-Inspired Wedding Ideas: Cotton Blooms

by Oh Lovely Day

I have been in love with the idea of using cotton in wedding flowers and décor for a vintage-style wedding. I mean, it is chic, vintage but fresh, and unique. And just so pretty! Here are a few ideas to get you started... COTTON BOUQUETS COTTON BOUTONNIERES COTTON WEDDING DECOR That cotton garland lining the aisle and decorating the altar is just brilliant, and I love that gorgeous wedding cake by My Sweet and Saucy.  I think mixing the cotton with other...

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Be Mine, Vintage Valentine

by Oh Lovely Day

Valentine's Day is over until next year, but that doesn't mean we're not feeling the love! And there is no better way to celebrate a year filled with amour than with some vintage Valentine inspiration! All of these would look adorable used in a wedding or engagement shoot too! So many cute ideas to remind us that love is all around, not just on Valentine’s Day, but every day!

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Splurge Vs. Save: The Ultimate Affordable Art Deco Wedding Jewelry Breakdown

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Art Deco is one of our (and everyone else's) biggest wedding OBSESSIONS this season! But if you've looked into acquiring any antique bling for your wedding, you've probably noticed it isn't cheap. If you don't have a jewelry drawer of treasured, wedding-ready heirlooms, you're in luck! We've done a little legwork, and we found a bevy of beautiful vintage-inspired gems that quickly conjure up images of sultry 1930's and 1940's Deco babes. And the best news? It's all $100. Feast your...

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New Concepts in Shopping for a Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

The last couple years we've been hearing about the new concept out there, In Home Boutiques, offering everything from sportswear to lingerie. Defined, they are just that: A clothing store in a private residence allowing for that one-on-one shopping experience by appointment only. As of Febuary 5, Bride, an 'in home bridal boutique' in Los Angeles is open for brides wanting something a little different. Owned and run by designer, Maria Diaz, Bride carries pieces from...

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Be Vintage & Modern with Silhouettes for Your Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

Personalizing your wedding with thoughtful or unique details is an important part of designing your wedding.  I love DIY projects and cohesive elements that you can weave into different aspects of your wedding.  One detail that I think works great in so many different ways is the silhouette.  Silhouettes can be modern or vintage (or both!), and are always chic whether they are on stationery, programs, decor, or on fun little details! Silhouettes make great wedding...

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Glam Up Your Bridal Look with Gloves

by Bride Chic

Gloves, any length and color are an ongoing 2012 trend.  They're glamorous and can really tie a bridal look together. Fortunately there are no rules anymore about what style you have to wear with your wedding dress. Feel free to go with the classic white and ivory or jazz up your look with any length, color, texture, even pattern. Just as some brides are showing panache by sporting colorful bridal heels on their wedding day, glove color is an option you have as well. Go ahead,...

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Once Upon a Time…Vintage Bride Chic

by Bride Chic

I'm always picking up tidbits here and there about my first love, vintage fashion.  Last week I learned that dresses that date back further than 1920 are still intact because they're made of 100% cotton.  I always knew cotton is a strong fiber, but to last a hundred years? These intricately embroidered and crocheted gems were once upon a time considered day frocks--the kind of thing you put on to walk about town or go about your biz.  Fast forward a century and what do you...

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Gorgeous Tabletops for Your Vintage Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

If you’re a reader of Oh Lovely Day, you know I’m obsessed with all things vintage.  I have vintage-themed pinterest boards.  I can’t get enough vintage inspiration!  One of my favorite places to make your wedding vintage is your table.  If you’re looking to have a vintage wedding, your must-have is a vintage tabletop.  There are quite a few ways to achieve a vintage table look: Use vintage props on or around your tables.  Include old books as part of your...

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Paper Goods Ideas:  Doily details for your vintage wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

  Did you see my last post incorporating doilies into your desserts?  Well, today’s posts is sticking with the doily theme, and showing how to use them in your wedding paper goods.   You can use doilies in a few ways in your paper goods.  You can use a doily design in your wedding invitation suite, or use them to line your envelopes.  You can also make your own...

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Dessert Ideas for Your Vintage Wedding: Doily Details!

by Oh Lovely Day

  Doilies are a fun way to add a vintage element to your wedding.  But how do you incorporate them? There are so many ways really, and today I’m sharing how to use them in your wedding desserts.   I am loving the doily pattern incorporated onto the wedding cakes, but if that is too much for you, or if you aren’t having a cake, you can use doily cupcake wrappers, doily...

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Splurge or Save: One Shoulder Goddess Wedding Dresses For Vintage-Loving Brides

by The Broke-Ass Bride

  Ladies – I love me a little “va-va-voom” vintage goodness, so I’m particularly fond of this slinky, 1940’s starlet-esque wedding dress trend that’s happening in bridal fashion right now.   I especially love wedding gowns with beautiful, intricate beading. ruching, or lacework.  But wouldn’t you know it – all that meticulous attention to detail really has its cost!   If you’re a bride-to-be who’s obsessed with gorgeous gowns that evoke...

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Delicious Decade-Inspired Wedding Dresses

by Azure

  Have you dreamed about walking down the aisle in a bona fide vintage bridal gown? Or did you fall head over heels in love with Kate and Pippa Middleton's royal wedding style?   If the answer is yes, then look no further than The Vintage Wedding Dress Company! This incredible boutique features two dress collections, the Original Vintage (authentic vintage dresses) and the vintage-inspired Decades Collection. The Decades collection is jam-packed...

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Favorite Color Palettes for Your Vintage Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

  Color can really set the tone for your wedding.  A bright cheery palette denotes fun, a black and white palette suggests formal elegance; similarly there are some palettes that pair perfectly with your vintage chic wedding style!  Here are my three favorites:   1.  Mint green + soft peach 2.  Mason jar aqua + creamsicle 3.  Pale yellow, blue + grey Which is your favorite vintage chic wedding color palette?  

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2012 Wedding Dresses: Vintage Opulence by Terry Fox

by Azure

  Special to OneWed by Bride Chic   I found Terry Fox almost twenty years back when I bought her book, Terry Fox Fashion Collection: 10 Garments to Make From Start To Finish. It was loaded with images of her out-of-this-world creations with detailed instructions on how to put together the simplest shift to intricately boned and lined ballgowns and evening wear. Designing over 30 years in The UK, Terry has brought the corset to an art form both as a separate and...

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Vintage Wedding Must-Do: Wedding Door Decor

by Oh Lovely Day

  Special to onewed by Chandra of Oh Lovely Day   Having a vintage-inspired wedding or just want some unique vintage ideas to use in your wedding?  Look no further than the door!  I’m loving these twists on door décor:   1-        2-         3-  (L) Wedding Cheesecake; (top right) Forget Me Not Weddings; (bottom right) Green Wedding...

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Wedding Dress Accessorizing, A through Z

by Azure

  ... from the incredible Bride Chic!   I adore Polyvore for the simple reason that it's chockfull of daily wedding inspiration. When I need a fresh set of young eyes I call upon those Poly-muses to show me something new.  And I'm never disappointed.   Since the site is mostly about putting together the perfect look, you'll find ideas for your white aisle style way beyond anything you ever dreamed. For starters, the rule of thumb when choosing your...

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2012 Wedding Dresses by Jenny Packham: Vintage Opulence

by Azure

  It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Jenny Packham.  Ever since seeing her gorgeous bridal gowns up close and personal back in 2009, I've been smitten.  And once you see the swoon-worthy styles in her 2012 wedding dress collection, I guarantee you'll be a fan, too!   Jenny Packham creates vintage-inspired gowns with super luxurious details, and her latest bridal collection has an ethereal quality thanks to its inspiration of iridescence and nocturnal butterflies....

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