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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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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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Finger & Marcel Waves – Stylish Hair of a Bygone Era

 I have long loved the glamorous hair styles of the past – starting with the loose pin curls of the 1940s, who could not love the luscious locks of stars such as Rita Hayworth! But my all time favourite is the Finger Wave and Marcel Wave, so hugely popular in the 20s and 30s.

Bridal Finger Wave Hair Style

Loose Marcel Waves

So sleek and gorgeous! The wave was developed, as a way of softening the hard appearance of the fashionable bob of the flapper period. Finger Waves and Marcel Waves look very similar, with the only real difference being the way in which they are achieved.

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Beautiful Vintage Jewellery – ‘Vintage Bella Bride’

I love vintage jewellery and always have done – my poor Nan, bless her, was forever finding her jewellery box raided and me looking like…..

(Image source Dazzling Divas)

Nothing can complete a bridal look like a bit of glitz and sparkle! And it is amazing how much more impressive and affecting vintage jewellery is – knowing the pieces have history, have a story of their own, have been worn and loved by others from another era, there is nothing like it. My lovely husband bought me two pieces for our special day – a gorgeous bracelet and the most divine earrings, that just made me feel SO glamorous!

But as vintage has become increasingly fashionable genuine, good quality and reasonably priced jewellery has become equally increasingly hard to find! Well, after discovering the fab Dear Emma Stationery shop on Etsy, with its fantastic range of vintage wedding stationery, I recently paid a visit to their sister jewellery store Vintage Bella Bride – and I was not disappointed, it is an Aladdin’s Cave of loveliness!

I love this art deco Pave and Baguette Rhinestone Bracelet – you can just see that it will wrap around your wrist so luxuriantly.

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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…..

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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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Exquisite Vintage Headwear – ‘Twigs & Honey’

I love, love, love vintage headwear – if I could style myself vintage every day, I would have a different piece of headwear for every day of the year! And in my constant search for vintage headwear I always return to one exquisite brand in particular – Twigs & Honey, for their fabulously romantic and whimsical designs……

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