Vintage


Getting That 1950’s Bridal Look

by Azure

Whether watching the stars on the red carpet or enjoying AMC’s hit show Mad Men, we continue to be fascinated with Old Hollywood 1950’s inspired glamour and elegance. Classic icons like Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy remind us why the 1950’s were so grand, with the timeless beauty of these fashions still being relevant today. Just take Penelope Cruz in vintage Balmain couture at the 2009 Oscars for example...  Gorgeous, no? I love seeing modern...

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Art Deco Wedding Gilded to the Hilt

by Azure

One gorgeous gallery simply wasn't enough to do this Great Gatsby wedding inspiration shoot justice! And with all the drool-worthy details photographed by Misty Miotto, we knew you'd want the full list of talented vendors who helped make it happen. With stain glass windows galore, an intimate enchanted courtyard, and opulently arched ceilings, the Church Street Ballroom in Orlando, Florida served as the perfect venue for the glitzy 1920's style affair. And the model bride's...

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From Deco to D’Orsay to 70’s Punk Bride

by Bride Chic

After Tuesday Shoes Day with all those gorg images by Elizabeth Messina, I thought I might just wrap up the week here with a tad more eye candy for your pretty little feet... One of my favorite sites for finding cutting edge bridal wear and accessories is BHLDN (I have a lot of company here). They have a selection of shoe chic that pairs up perfectly with today's retro-inspired gowns. Decidedly vintage with just the right amount of cutting edge thrown in for good measure, BHLDN...

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Vintage Pink Wedding in Connecticut

by Azure

Photographed by LindseyK Photography Jennifer and Michael were one lucky couple! They had the most perfect autumn day in Connecticut for their vintage-inspired, pretty pink wedding! The bride's monochromatic bouquet was absolutely stunning, and matched up perfectly with her classic wedding hairstyle and romantic lace dress. And Michael looked sharp in a gray tailored suit paired with a shimmery silver tie. After the traditional church ceremony, everyone headed to Merlot on the...

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15 New Wedding Decor Gems from BHLDN

by Azure

On Thursday we showed you all the latest & greatest for your blushing bridal style from BHLDN's new Spring 2013 collection. From drool-worthy dresses, to stunning statement shoes, the eye candy was endless! And today you're in for a treat! Because we're moving on to dressing up your venue with what's new from BHLDN! Get ready for a whole lot of pretty! Centerpiece Vases & Table Accents Wedding Cake Toppers Ceremony Accents Escort Card Holders Whimsical Touches ...

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Handmade Vintage Wedding Crafted with Love

by Azure

Summer + James, captured by Casey Fatchett Photography Inspiration—I wanted the formality and grandeur of Victoria (minus the stuffiness) with the warmth and functionality of the Dashwood cottage featured in the classic chick flick, Sense and Sensibility. Most of all I wanted no white. So we settled on a wedding color palette of warm, candlelit hues, shades of muted pinks, creams, champagnes, peaches, taupes and dusty blues. Venue—We really fell in love with the Meredith...

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Brand New Bridal Stunners from BHLDN’s Spring Collection

by Azure

BHLDN's new Spring 2013 collection is here, and boy oh boy is it pretty! The dresses... the jewelry... the embellished clutches and delish bridal shoes... so, SO much to swoon for! Ready to take it all in? Today we're showcasing our favorite wedding dresses and accessories from BHLDN's Spring 2013 line, and tomorrow, we'll tackle the paper pretties and whimsical decor. So don't let Friday pass you by without a peek at our always inspiring Ideas section! Gorgeous Gowns ...

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The Perfect Palette for Romantic Vintage Brides

by Azure

Oh man, do I love the wedding inspiration board below! I blogged a similar color palette a while back, but when I stumbled upon this wedding featured on SMP, I knew it was time for round two! Soft lavender, pink, and succulent green paired with pastel aqua and tiny touches of deep teal and eggplant... almost too pretty for words! Like or love this gorgeous palette? Tell us about your wedding colors (and why/how you chose them) in the comments section below!

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Real Wedding Inspiration: Art Deco Glam Goes Into the Wild

by Azure

I was over the moon when California wedding dress designer Cocoe Voci sent me this ridiculously adorable LA wedding captured by Miha Matei Photography. The beautiful couple, Allis and Dave, really went above and beyond to infuse their personalities into the wedding, and let their creativity and craftiness lead the way. The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles (where the bride also works) served as the ceremony and reception venue, and also inspired the couple's overall wedding...

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Daring Sophistication: 2013 Dresses by Delphine Manivet

by Azure

Here's another French bridal designer to fall head over heels for, especially for those of you loving the sleeved wedding dress trend happening right now! Her name is Delphine Manivet, and her wedding gowns are out of this world gorgeous! Some of the 2013 designs are super daring (like the revealing sheer body suit below), while others are simple and sophisticated as can be. There are gowns perfect for bohemian brides, little white dresses for mod and vintage brides, and slinky,...

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Time Traveling Bride: Bouffant to Mod in the 1960’s

by Bride Chic

I double dare you to pick a more diverse era for fashion than the 1960's. The words radical, mod and carefree come to mind when we tune in on this era but so do the words bouffant and elegance. For a decade ushered in with all the elegance of the La Dolce Vita and Breakfast at Tiffany's look sporting super coiffed hair and high dress formals, the exit in 1969 was a 180 degree turn when the mini skirt became the norm. If Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn had incredible style...

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Glamorous Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

I was watching The Great Gatsby with Reid the other night, and got bit by the glam Jazz Age bug! And while we've featured our fair share of Great Gatsby/1920's wedding inspiration on OneWed (catch up on it here and here), so have some of our other favorite bridal blogs! Ready to see?? Prepare to swoon...

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Time Traveling Bride: The Fabulous 1950’s

by Bride Chic

I only wish I had a whole book to cover this week's featured era on Time Traveling Bride. In short—the 1950’s were fabulous! When Christian Dior revolutionized fashion in 1947 with his “New Look” it was with cinched waists atop skirts flowing in yards of fabric over layers of crinoline. It marked a turning point in Twentieth-Century fashion—the hourglass, the most defined female silhouette, was back. It wasn't until around 1950 that this look we associate with the...

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Time Traveling Bride: Getting that 1940’s Look

by Bride Chic

Just in time for Time Traveling Bride's third installment came this little nugget wedding photographer Shannon Stellmacher unearthed from last spring's Retro Glam shoot. Laura here looks like screen icon Rita Hayworth with a bit of Gene Tierney thrown in. I'll start by saying that wedding gowns of the 1940's were influenced by two things: war and cinema. Both became inseparable once the war machine started and people all over the world looked to newsreels for updates. Fabric...

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Endless Glam & Breathtaking Backs—15 New Bridal Stunners from Jenny Packham

by Azure

Long before I joined the bridal hood, Jenny Packham stole my heart with her divinely embellished wedding gowns. When I saw the dresses in person for the first time, my jaw literally dropped to the floor. The body conscious silhouettes paired up with dazzling vintage glam details... almost too beautiful to handle! And Packham's latest bridal collection does not disappoint! She hits all the trends you're loving right now (sleeves, sheer necklines, statement backs), but stays true to...

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Time Traveling Bride: Recreating the 1930’s

by Bride Chic

Can you think of any era of fashion more in sync with cinema than the 1930's? The body-hugging bias cut was still a new, even radical concept back then, especially for a wedding gown. While a French designer named Madeline Vionet pioneered the bias cut gown in the twenties, the thirties was when 'on the bias' took form in the long, lean silhouette we most remember on stars like Garbo and Harlow. During this golden era it wasn't Paris as much as Hollywood that decreed the low down on...

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Let Them Eat Cake! Sweet Wedding Inspiration from Marie Antoinette

by The Broke-Ass Bride

I know I'm a little late to this party, but I recently watched "Marie Antoinette." And holy gilded bananas! The fashion ... the opulence ... the FASHION. And my little broke-ass brain started a-churnin' with ideas on how to throw a fabulously fancy fete the Queen herself would be proud of.  From gilded centerpieces to feathers in lustrous updos to dresses with decolletage-enhancing bustiers and ruffles for days, the options are endless. Tables adorned with every dessert imaginable...

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