Vintage


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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Casual Vintage Wedding at a Rustic Barn Venue

by Azure

  Real wedding by Matthew Morgan Photography     Andy and Mercedes tied the knot at a rustic barn by the sea in Cayucos, California.  The gorgeous wedding venue, the Cayuos Creek Barn, was picture perfect for their low-key, vintage-inspired I Do's!   Mercedes wore a simple below-the-knee v-neck wedding dress, with embellished ballet flats and a vintage wedding hat and blusher.  Her handsome groom donned a fabulous charcoal grey suit and yellow polka...

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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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Mix and Match Bride by BHLDN

by Azure

  Special to onewed by Bride Chic   Imagine designing your own look for your wedding day.  You can do just that on BHLDN, Anthropologie's interactive online wedding salon.  This fashion forward company never ceases to amaze me with new and exciting concepts.   The latest I've found is Mix and Match, a virtual playground for brides as well as designers or just about anyone else who loves fashion.  Now you can put together a look and order your bridal...

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Vintage Wedding Ideas: 8 ways to use mason jars

by Oh Lovely Day

Special to onewed by Chandra of Oh Lovely Day   If you are at all familiar with my blog, Oh Lovely Day, you know that I am a big lover of mason jars.  But let's face it, if you are having a vintage-styled wedding then mason jars are a must-have for your decor.  And there are quite a few ways you can incorporate them:   1. Use them as beverage containers 2. Use them for take-home dessert treats 3. Use chalkboard paint to make them escort cards Photo Credit...

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5 Bridal Trends We Loved in 2011

by Azure

  Bridal fashion has seen so much change lately even us industry folk are in awe.  Each season brides  move further away from the stuff society expects and more into what defines that particular woman as a bride. The result is indie-designers, not necessarily big old 7th Avenue, offering up all the savvy wedding chic these days.  Indie-designers create all those one-off designs you can't find in the bridal shop. Thanks to the vision of The Totally Tuned-in, here are a few...

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