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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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Mariana Hardwick – Stunning Bridal Gowns & Accessories

One of the best things about being the author of Chic Vintage Brides is that it gives me the excuse to spend hours (upon hours, upon hours…) browsing gorgeous bridal gowns, from the very latest collections of the most fabulously talented designers – like Mariana Hardwick!

1930s Bridal Gown

Black & White Bridal Gown

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Deliciously Downton Vera

I am so SO excited by my latest find! One of my biggest loves (at the moment) is the fashion of ‘La Belle Epoque’ – that golden age at the end of the 19th century and before World War I, when women still wore the lavish tightly corseted bodices and long skirts of the Edwardian era.

I just love the feminine shapes created by the clothes of the period and the luxurious fabrics, a decadence never really recaptured after the war, and my love of the fashion has only been intensified by exquisite English period drama Downton Abbey – here’s just a little reminder of why …..

(Downton Abbey image source Enchanted Serenity of Period Films)

Just imagine my jubilation when, whilst researching Edwardian fashion and dresses, I came across these devestatingly gorgeous bridal gowns……

 

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Inspiration – Atonement Aspirations

 Inspired by the fabulous find that was those gorgeous Art Nouveau invites from the delightful Dear Emma Stationery store on Etsy but with a dash of THAT infamous dress in Atonement, I have pulled together an ‘Oh My God –  Chartreuse’ Mood Board.

If only I had peach toned skin, like most lucky red heads, I may well have chosen this colour scheme for my own wedding, I just love it! Chartreuse is  a really versatile colour – vibrant enough for Spring and Summer, but with more russet oranges it would be Autumnal perfection. It goes beautifully with ivory, with highlights in a blushing orange – the combination fresh, chic and oh so vintage.

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Designer Jenny Packham – Queen of Deco

I think it only right that the first designer I feature on my blog should be the designer I chose for my own wedding!

Jenny Packham is the award-winning British designer (International Couture Bridal Designer of the Year in 2007 and British Bridal Dress Designer in 2008) now world-renowned for her stunning, vintage inspired bridal dresses – she is the designer any bride wishing to recreate the glamour of a bygone era turns to, and its easy to see why…..

Antonella

Monet

So evocative of the glamorous 1930s, I love the decadence of her designs, the opulence of the fabrics and the exquisitely lavish embellishments. The silhouettes she creates are fabulously fluid, her dresses are unstructured, yet cut in such a way that they fit and flatter.

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