Vintage


A Woods and Wildflowers Wedding

by Bride Chic

A very gifted photographer named Taralynn Lawton looked me up some months back about shooting some of my spring wedding dresses. Right off I found her light-filled photography dream-like and in a word, stunning so I jumped at the chance. Once we met, I ran a few ideas past her. Waifs in the woods was what I saw, and bouquets of wildflowers was what she pictured. Combined, this is the work we came up with, hopefully inspiring all you brides out there intrigued with the 'wedding in...

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Enchanted Atelier Wedding Accessories

by Bride Chic

Once I discovered Enchanted Atelier, I totally swooned over these images from their Spring 2013 accessories and headpiece collection. Each design is hand-crafted and features hand-loomed French lace made in Caudry, France by the lace house Maison Sophie Hallette. The hand-sewn lace gloves made by a master glove maker (featured in the last photo) actually have hand pressed silk petals and leaves, and hand riveted delicate filigree metalwork. Enchanted Atelier offers a unique...

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15 Divine Wedding Dresses for the Vintage Glam Bride

by Azure

These new wedding gowns by Matthew Christopher are almost too gorgeous for words. Each style speaks for itself, so I'm going to keep my mouth shut and let your eyes do the talking! Take a look at 15 of my favorite dresses from Matthew Christopher's latest 2012 collection, and see if you can choose just one #1. It won't be easy, I'll tell you that much! Which style do you love the most? And, will you be bringing a little vintage glam to your I Do's?  

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The Anatomy of a Downton Abbey Wedding

by Azure

I've been getting into Downton Abbey lately, and have fallen in love with the opulent sets and elegant attire. Oh, and I can't get enough of the "Your Ladyship" title! Call me Your Ladyship, and your wish is my command! From Edwardian elegance to the moving and shaking of post-World War I Britain, Downton Abbey delivers serious inspiration for our vintage brides. So I thought I'd be fun to spotlight five major fashion trends happening at this time. They are all perfect for a...

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…

by Bride Chic

2012-2013 bridal wear is still echoing a vintage vibe in most designer collections. And today, I share just a few of my favorite wedding dresses, hats and accessories mostly by indie designers (all Etsy sellers) who invariably add that one-off touch to whatever era they choose to recreate with their own signature twist...

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The Anatomy of an Anthropologie Wedding

by Azure

By Next Big Bridal Blogger finalist, Andi Mans of Andi Mans Photography and Wedding Design So you finally have that bling on your finger (yay!), the one you have been wishing and hoping for, and now it's time to plan your wedding! You would call yourself an Anthropologie lover, and I myself tend to gravitate towards the style and clothing of Anthropologie. So I don’t blame a bride for wanting to have a wedding dripping in vintage-inspired Anthropologie goodness! THE BRIDE...

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall… Make My Wedding Sparkliest of All

by Azure

There are so many ways to use mirrors creatively in your ceremony, cocktail hour, and wedding reception decor. From aisle accents, table numbers, and escort cards to menus, monogrammed signs, and sparkly centerpiece vases, the options are endless. And all gorgeous! Find tons of mirrored inspiration from swoon-worthy real weddings below, then tell us how you'd incorporate reflective mirrored pretties into your dream I Do's!

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Retro Red and White Inspired by L’Wren Scott

by Azure

I checked out L'Wren Scott's Resort 2013 collection and it's super fun! Colorful as can be with tons of cutesy prints and patterns (see photo below). But it was the retro-inspired red and white polka dot frock featured in the style board above that captured my heart, and made me revisit red + white for the wedding. How do you like this wedding color combo? I also stumbled upon the adorable red and white polka dot pill box hat (photo 4) on Asos which definitely fits the bill! ...

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Vintage Inspired from Across the Pond: Downton Abbey Bridal Gowns

by Bride Chic

Love the looks found on Downton Abbey and Dinner at Eight? Any of these wedding dresses by UK designer Sally Lacock would inspire a vintage enthusiast. I consider these magnificent pieces, all a work of art in their own right. If you're lucky enough to live in London, stop into the Sally Lacock bridal shop to see these dresses, as well as some scrumptious samples for sale...

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7 Enchanted Wedding Dresses from Collette Dinnigan

by Azure

Collette Dinnigan has a new bridal collection, and the dresses are gorge! The collection is called Enchanted, and how incredibly fitting! The bridal gown styles ooze old world romance, opulence, and enchantment. Especially the stunner below... Isn't it downright amazing, with its crystal encrustations, frothy layered tulle, and deep ivory tone? I'm typically not a fan of drop waist dresses, but this one has changed my mind! I want it, and I'm not even getting married! Take a...

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Buy It or DIY It: Mason Jar Chandeliers

by Azure

Brides love mason jars, and nothing makes a wedding reception sparkle like a twinkling chandelier! And what do you get when you put the two together? A wedding reception statement piece to fill the room (or barn, tent, etc.) with enchantment! Buy It! The Boots n Gus Etsy wedding shop is a mason jar treasure trove! How divine is the rainbow chandelier above? LOVE! DIY It! For brides brave enough to take this DIY project on, we rounded up a few of our favorite tutorials! ...

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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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