Chic Vintage Brides has MOVED!

I am excited to announce that Chic Vintage Brides has a swanky new home (to go with its swish new look!) where you can find all of your favourite posts plus a whole lot more beautiful inspiration – wedding gowns and bridal accessories, bouquets and boutonnieres, bridesmaids dresses, inspiration boards and inspiration shoots, real weddings and everything to inspire you from your engagement to your big day…..

Chic Vintage Brides

Come and take a peek! http://chicvintagebrides.com/

Amy

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Simply Genius Knot News

Just a very quick post today dedicated entirely to my latest find, what is quite simply the cleverest Wedding Blog Site ever! (no exaggeration)

Knot News is genius in its simplicity – headlining the latest posts from Wedding Blogs around the world, it is an almost endless source of inspiration.

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Love Birds – Oh So Sweet Cake Toppers

I want to share a new infatuation of mine…….

Vintage Bird Cake Toppers(Source Style Me Pretty)

Bird Cake Toppers! I don’t know what it is about them, they have won me over with their sweet, rustic charm. They’re a little bit kitsch, so cute and they make me smile!

Material Vintage Bird Cake Toppers(Source Julie Harmsen Photography on Style Me Pretty

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Old Hollywood Glamour and Exquisite Embellishment from Johanna Johnson

Coming across this stunning Vintage Inspired Noosa Wedding ……

Johanna Johnson The Susannah

……on the fabulous Polka Dot Bride  reminded me about the Johanna Johnson post I promised in my Sneak Peak last month! But first I have to share these stunning snaps…….

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Spring has sprung!

With the clocks going forward this weekend, it’s official, Spring has sprung! I love Spring – mornings filled with warm light, snow slowly receding from the mountains, lambs playing in the fields and trees heavy with beautiful blossom…. all signalling the end of Winter and better than that, Summer is just around the corner! It’s difficult to be anything other than excited and inspired, and so for those brides, like me, in love with Spring and planning a wedding for this special time of year here are two rather gorgeous Mood Boards.

First, a gorgeous green, ivory and caramel colour scheme, inspired by apple blossom and vintage lace – it’s so fresh and pretty and perfectly balances vintage with contemporary……

Caramel and Apple Inspiration board

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Utterly Gorgeous Coloured Gowns for the Unconventional Bride

For me, having a vintage inspired wedding was about trying to create a look personal and unique to me – when I was younger I was adamant I would get married in black, so obviously my wedding was always destined to be unique! When planning our wedding I did consider challenging convention and going with a coloured wedding dress, but I am afraid to say I found it all too difficult and chose the easy Ivory option. But after my perfectly Vintage Inspired Wedding I came across this incredibly inspirational real life wedding bridal perfection on 100 Layer Cake Green Deco Bridal Dress by Jenny Packham

Deco Green Bridal Grown by Jenny Packham(go to 100 Layer Cake to see all the lovely photos – how cute is the matching cake topper!)

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Sunday Style Icon: Billie Dove

OK, so many may have never heard of the subject of my Sunday Style Icon today, however believe me when I say she is a style icon – anyone in love with the 1920s, Silent Movies or Marcel Waves, as I am, will love her (and as I used to share her surname, she will forever be a favourite of mine)

Billie Dove 1920s Marcel Waves & Pin Curls Hair

Dubbed The American Beauty, the title of one of her films, Billie Dove was renowned for her physical perfection that made her a world-wide symbol of glamour and romance in the silent era. Her sensitive mouth and large, expressive hazel eyes communicated emotion with an electricity that made her one of the most popular silent film actresses of the 1920s and 1930s. Her complexion so flawless that she was a natural choice for some of the earliest films in Technicolor.

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Forever Holly – Inspiration for a chic Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed Wedding

Following my blissful afternoon of Audrey the other weekend and my subsequent Style Icon post I began to muse on how a bride might channel the great Miss Hepburn and infuse their big day with some Breakfast at Tiffany’s style….. and after a few hours surfing the wide world of the web I pieced together a couple of rather fabulous (even if I do say so myself), hopefully inspirational, Mood Boards. My first is a very dramatic and elegant monochrome, ideal for Winter weddings when these striking colours would photograph so well!

Chic Black & White Breakfast at Tiffany's Moodboard

 Bridesmaid Dress - Lazaro (available at Made of Honour), Earrings – Magpie Vintage, Pearl Necklace – Vintage Headresses, Shoes – Trousseau Bridal, Wedding Ring – Brilliant Earth, Candles – Pink Frosting 

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