Sanyukta Shrestha gowns

Wow, I can’t believe that I’ve only just come across the stunning gowns of UK couture designer Sanyukta Shrestha.  Many of her gowns are vintage inspired, and her spring 2013 range is inspired by Wallis Simpson.

While I absolutely adore the style of the gowns, I also love that they are ethical and eco-friendly, made with organic, fair trade materials, including silk, hemp and bamboo.

Anyhow, I’ll leave you with a peek at some of her gorgeous gowns – I hope you love them as much as I do!

The stunning Anne dress is an elegant raw silk gown with an art deco inspired brooch at the waist.

The Margie dress is a sheath like halter neck wedding gown with dropped low back and soft flowing skirt flared from the hip.

Stunning Marion is a cowl neckline plunging v-back wedding gown with angled soft collar that flaunts and highlights the delicate area.

Beautiful Pearl is a show-stopping strapless column gown with a soft sweetheart neckline. With glamorous heavy beaded detailing this wedding gown is organic cotton lace.

And finally, the Alice gown, shown with the Alice Overlay, is a silk strapless wedding gown with sweetheart neckline.  The overlay has an enchanting high neck, and the Chantilly lace detailing and delicate buttons at the back echo eras gone by.

My favourite vintage wedding blogs

I find so much inspiration on other blogs, so I thought I’d share some of my fave vintage wedding blogs – hopefully you’ll find them just as inspiring as I do!

I adore the blog of Love My Dress.  There is so much beautiful inspiration here, and you will find lots of vintage and unique weddings featured.

Under the Vintage Veil has heaps of planning tips and inspiration for brides wanting a vintage wedding.  Be sure to check out some of their sponsors as well.

Boho Bride isn’t necessarily vintage, but is a great blog for the ‘alternative’ bride and often features vintage and rustic weddings.

Plan Vintage isn’t as pretty as some of the other blogs, but you will find some great ideas on how to vintage your wedding – be sure to sign up to their email updates as they’ll send you lots of useful tips.

Rock n’ Roll Bride is a great site for those wanting an alternative wedding.

And of course you’ll find lots of other beautiful blogs that regularly feature vintage and rustic weddings.

Until next time!

Vintage inspired Besame Cosmetics

I thought today I’d have a closer look at the vintage styled makeup range that we carry, Besame Cosmetics.  It’s a reasonably new product to our store – what I love about it is the glamorous, vintage feeling of the packaging.  And I understand that its consistency is perfect for creating a true vintage makeup.

Besame Cosmetics was launched in 2004 by Gabriela Fernandez who has brought artistry and romance back to the cosmetics industry. She has created a line infused with a romantic sensibility that is rich in historical details. Her inspiration for it all was sparked by a combination of her background in art and design, a love for feminine detail, and fond memories of her glamorous grandmother.

Besame is committed to creating truly unique artful cosmetics, hand crafted to empower women to feel feminine, elegant, and glamorous. Besame is dedicated to creating responsible luxurious products that enhance beauty and improve well-being.

The products carried by Vintage Wedding Style include a cashmere powder compact, crimson cream rouge, and voluptuous lip colour.

You can check out this great video which shows you how to apply the lipcolour.

Besame Cosmetics’ lipsticks have been featured in a number of magazines, including Marie Claire, Grazia, Instyle, Glamour, Elle and Vogue.  I’m sure you’ll see a lot more of this beautiful range in the future!

Winner of an Ava necklace

We’ve been running a promotion on Facebook the last few weeks asking people to ‘Like’ our page and tell us how they would add vintage style to their wedding.

We had some fantastic entries and we’re pleased to announce that the winner is Jenna of Dubbo – I thought you might like to check out her entry:

Crystal glasses of vintage claret,
on doilies for my special day.
Swing music, faux fur, pearls
and pin curls for the girls!

So thanks everyone for entering, and the Ava necklace is on its way to Jenna.  Keep an eye out on our FB page for future promotions.

Chandeliers for your wedding

I went through a lace phase a few weeks ago, and now I’ve hit a chandelier phase!  I can’t get enough of them at the moment.  Combined with a rustic venue such as a shed or barn they look great.    In outdoor weddings, they look so beautiful and glittery at night.  Hanging from above or as tablecentres, they add a lot of atmosphere.  So here are a few of my favourite pics to indulge my chandelier fantasies.

From Elizabeth Anne Designs a stunning outdoor hanging chandelier

From Style Me Pretty a whole array of outdoor chandeliers (30 in all!)

And a close-up

From Green Wedding Shoes, chandeliers in a barn (just love the contrast of rustic and glitz)From The Style Salon (be sure to check out all of their gallery for some amazing inspiration);And again from The Style Salon (so many gorgeous pics I can’t pick just one!):