Why I love vintage weddings…

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, what is it about vintage weddings that I love so much?  Is it the sense of old-fashioned romance?  Is it the colours?  Or the timeless style?  Probably all of the above.  I think vintage style hints at an elegance and romance from a bygone era that is hopelessly romantic.

Today I thought I’d have a look at some ‘proper’ vintage weddings (you know, weddings from the past!) to check out their gorgeous style.

I have always adored Grace Kelly for her elegance and style, so it’s not surprising that she was stunningly beautiful on her wedding day in 1956.  I love her lace veil, the lace detailing on her gown and the simplicity of the ivory skirt.

The 1920s were all about the ‘flapper’ style, and I particularly like the headpieces and veils from this era.

Princess Margaret looked stunning at her wedding in 1960 – again a gown that is simple and classic.

Apart from the stunning dresses, other elements that can be included in vintage styled weddings that I love include diamantes and beads, pearls, pastel colours, lace, feathers, old frames and birdcages.

I’ll leave you with some of my favourite inspiration boards…

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Luxe Vintage Bridal Shower

I love, love, love the vintage style of this bridal shower at the beach front hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica, California.  Created by event planner Linda Pittelli of Eventful Designing it has a charming vintage/shabby chic/Parisian feel.  Head on over to Junebug Weddings for all the gorgeous details.

Beautiful vintage styled gowns by Deborah Selleck

Happy New Year to you all!  I hope you had a great festive season, I’m feeling very relaxed and reinvigorated and ready for all that 2012 brings.

I recently came across the beautiful gowns by Deborah Selleck of Melbourne, and just had to share.  Deborah’s designs are inspired by the 1940s and 50s and her signature look is distinctive of a bygone era, one of sophistication and ethereal glamour.

Here is a look at some of her stunning range (I wish I could get married again just to wear one of these gorgeous gowns!).

The Kalgoorlie gown utilises offcuts of precious laces and jewelery in a random effect over the bodice and skirt of this tissue silk organza gown the final result is a one of a kind design that is recreated differently for each bride.The Caledonia gown is inspired by the colors of sunset reflecting over the South Pacific sea. The imported Calais French lace is draped over a latte silk satin and tissue silk organza that shimmers as it moves around the body. The back features a dramatic sun ray pleated train in tissue silk organza.

Draped over a structured bodice, the Aura lace gown is inspired by a bygone era of glamour and style.The low V back is draped and rouched bringing attention to the waist.

The Hayworth gown is inspired by Hollywood star Rita Hayworth . It features draped silk tulle bodice and skirt delicately embroidered by thousands of seed beads and detailed with swarovski crystals.

The Scheherazade gown in silk latte organza features gupuire lace and pearl and crystal beading with ruffled skirt and fishtail train.

And finally, the Selene gown is a halter neck satin gown with ruffles of pleated organza that flutter around the neckline and flourish below the satin skirt into a layered skirt with train.

Aren’t they just swoonful – how can you choose between them?  Until next time…