Which Vintage?

Vintage styled weddings are the big thing at the moment, but do you know which vintage style you are looking for. Here we compare some modern and styles of the era from the 1920’s right up to the 1980’s.

Dress: The Caroline 1920’s inspired design from Augusta Jones is perfect for getting the look right with the drop waist dress. Headdress: The 1920’s were known for their wonderful headdresses and veils, so find your perfect one on Etsy, like this Lois Bridal Veil
Jewellery: Made by Faro a handmade jewellery artist, these Art Deco styled pieces will complement the scheme.
Flowers: The picture above is an original from a McCalls Bridal pattern, which shows the use of overarm bouquets of Calla Lilies……. ……Similar in style to the modern day overarm calla lily bouquets. Their graceful line is synonymous with the style of the time.
The Imari dress from Jenny Packham will add some Hollywood glamour to your outfit.
These gorgeous Crystal Chandelier Earrings will add the sparkle to complete your look. Available from Euphoria Boutique for £24.00
1930’s flowers were always very large with soft flowing lines. Bring this up to date with a shaped shower bouquet like this one. Try to include some feathers into your scheme as this would have been the normal for the time. This piece can be found on Etsy Complete your outfit with a fur wrap. This lovely example uses faux fur from Honeysuckle Furs.
This gorgeous dress from Alfred Angelo, have the feel of the ’40’s about it. A veil is going to be very important to complete the 1940’s theme. Choose long cathedral length veils with shorter blusher layer. See Richard Designs for more advice. Be inspired by pearls to accessorise this vintage. These pearls are available at Simply Pearls online.
The flowers of the 1940’s used lots of foliage and garden flowers. You can also replicate these today using roses and soft flowering foliage. With rationing many wedding cakes were made on dummies. Today cakes are made this way for wedding fairs, but if you are having a small wedding, but want the look of a large cake, why not have dummy layers decorated for you.
This wonderful 50’s dress is by Lou Lou. Wear on its own or with a wide belt or sash, to make the scheme perfect. Perfect for the 1950’s theme is this birdcage veil. This example is from Birdcage Veil Boutique.
Add a block heel shoe to the scheme to show off with your shorter length dress. These are from Pure and Precious. Add something simple for flowers like this lovely bouquet of sweet peas, from Flower Design Events, in Blackpool. Wedding cakes would be very traditional and have a topper, like shown above. These can be found at The Cake Store.
This above the knee dress is Monsoon and is a wonderful price on only £95. Give a 60’s style a modern day twist with this wonderful diamante hair wrap, made by Kelly from Keleasel. This can be found in our jewellery section. These lovely platform wedding shoes are made by Paradox. Find stockist’s on their website.
Sixties flowers were all about simple styling with daisies playing a big part in this. Bring this up to date by using a mixture of flowers like this handtied bouquet from Flowers by Murray, which uses a mixture of roses, gerbera and asters. Why not arrive in a true 1960’s icon. This is Miranda owned by Celebration cars near Tenbury Wells and she could make your perfect transport companion for your 60’s inspired wedding.

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