Vintage


Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers

by Azure

When I asked myself the question, "Amy, honestly, do you really need another coffee table book on wedding dresses?" the answer was an unequivocal, "Absolutely!" Just released on October 30th, Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers is the ultimate art book out there about everything wedding and chic. It began as the brainchild of Anna Winatour, carefully edited and brought to life by Hamish Bowles and Chloe Malle. This latest version of a discriminating bride's encyclopedia zeros...

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6 Disco Stylings to Ramp Up the Heat at Your Wedding

by The Broke-Ass Bride

When you were a kidlet, you dreamed of marrying Tony Mareno from "Saturday Night Fever." You'll Kung Fu Fight all the way to the dance floor. So naturally, you'd want to hustle some disco stylings into your wedding day. While you could pull out all the stops and cha-cha your way down the aisle to your powder-blue, polyester-suited hubz, we've got a few more subtle stylin's for your sizzlin' '70s self. Show your guests that your dancing is "Hot Stuff" with a light-up dance...

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Retro Romance Wedding Inspiration Through a High-Fashion Lens

by Bride Chic

SWOON! I wanted to take this special Friday here to introduce you to the talents of an uber-amazing wedding and fashion photographer, Taralynn Lawton of San Francisco. She photographed my BOUFFANT Collection a few weeks back and I have to say that these light-filled images she created are simply off-the-charts. While there's something dreamlike about each and every image, I'm finding the minute details so real. Loving the work of makeup and hair artist Julie Morgan--one of my...

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25 Drop Dead Gorgeous Fall 2013 Wedding Dresses by Anne Barge

by Azure

As the lights dimmed at the Fall 2013 bridal runway presentation for Anne Barge, the music you'd hear strolling through the streets of Paris or sitting at a quaint French cafe began to play. As the first model stepped out onto the runway (wearing a simple yet stunning spaghetti strap number, black ribbon bracelet, and birdcage veil), I knew I was in for a Parisian-inspired treat! There are 25 new gowns from Anne Barge this season, and each creation was given a French-y name...

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Epic Los Angeles Wedding that Delivers the Glitz & Glamour of Old Hollywood

by Azure

Featured wedding by Wedding 64, My Simply Perfect Weddings & Events Robert & Megan broke the record for largest wedding party! They had 17 bridesmaids, 17 groomsmen, eight "minions" (Robert's friends' sons who adore him), and four flower girls. Oh yeah... and there were 400 guests in attendance as well! Robert lost his little brother in February so the wedding was even more special and important. Megan is from Hawaii so she along with her bridesmaids, mom, and aunts surprised the...

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Sparkle, Shine, and Win with BHLDN!

by Azure

I'm lucky to be a Chicago girl because BHLDN, the one year old sister store of Anthropologie, has just two physical stores—one in Houston, and one in the Windy City. Which means many brides and wedding goers are still just discovering the amazing BHLDN brand. Once I stepped foot into the Chicago BHLDN, I was instantly blown away by the beauty of the space. And have been a major fan of BHLDN wedding dresses, shoes, veils, and accessories ever since.  BHLDN specializes in products...

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Ban.do’s Black Label Collection for Brides

by Brooklyn Bride

Ban.do's Black Label series of hairpieces was recently released, and they are stunners! Clearly, they're not for everyone, but definitely would make a big impression coming down the aisle. Sadly most are sold out since they use real vintage pieces, but there are still some available so you should grab them while you can!

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Bridal Fashion Sites for the Imaginative Bride

by Bride Chic

You might want an edgier look than what you’re finding in the bridal salons. Or maybe white is not quite your thing. Dreaming about that Art Deco chemise or floor-length suit, you simply can’t get going the traditional route? You may just have to venture out beyond the the salon to find what you want. But the good news is... because brides are changing, so are designers. A couple off the charts bridal fashion sites have emerged the past few years: Think BHLDN and Ruche. Once...

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Out Of Africa Wedding Dress Chic

by Bride Chic

Have you caught Amanda Wakeley's  Africa pieces shot at the Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa? Don't these remind you of some of the gems put out by Hollywood designers in the 1930's? Dramatic back views for divas making grand exits out of drawing rooms... Add a few elements reminiscent of Grecio/Roman costume and these wedding dresses sport innovation as well as originality you just don't find in other collections. You can find these dresses and more on OneWed and on Amanda's...

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Mason Jar Wedding Love…

by Azure

Ready to see the many gorgeous sides of one of your favorite wedding decor accessories? Mason jars make brides' hearts go pitter patter, and the creative ways to incorporate them into your ceremony and reception are a plenty! One Etsy seller who recently caught my eye is Sideshows, and just wait until you see the shop's mason jar pretties! I don't know about you, but I'm feeling a DIY coming on... Sideshows shows (pun intended) all the beautiful ways you can work with vintage...

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The Anatomy of a Rustic Ranch Wedding

by Azure

It was more than just the dress that wowed guests at the spectacular wedding of Lauren Bush and David Lauren. The rustic ranch setting and vintage-inspired details made even the most discerning wedding guests swoon. And you know there were a lot of them at a wedding this celeb-worthy! So what goes into crafting a top-notch ranch wedding with a rustic, elegant, and vibe? Here's the low down... Nature as Inspiration: Use the colors of nature (greens, browns, sands, stones) as...

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10 One-of-a-Kind Cameo Wedding Finds

by Azure

I've always loved vintage cameos, and thanks to the explosion of sites like Etsy, it's easier than ever before to infuse cameos into your special day. You can find authentic antique cameo pieces for your wedding jewelry or bouquet, or choose wedding stationery or decor featuring elegant cameo designs. Take a peek at ten of my favorite finds below...

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A Retro-Inspired Wedding Theme to Love

by Azure

Looking for a wedding theme that packs a major punch, with plenty of retro goodness to go around? Then consider planning a wedding inspired by Pop art (a la Andy Warhol & Roy Lichtenstein)! I attended a Roy Lichtenstein exhibit at the Art Institute this weekend, and couldn't stop the wedding inspiration wheels from turning! Polka dot prints and patterns (paying homage to the Benday Dot Technique Lichtenstein made famous), bold primary colors with pops of black and white, an art...

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