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
(go to 100 Layer Cake to see all the lovely photos – how cute is the matching cake topper!)
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!
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
Wow, wow and wow! I am not sure where to begin singing the praises of the subject of todays post, Letterpress experts and Wedding Stationery suppliers extraordinaire Bella Figura, there is nothing I don’t love about this company – from their incredible range, that includes a full suite of stationery and stunning designs (of over 200!); to their almost limitless customisations – at NO extra cost! From their eco ethos, that makes them perfect for the environmentally aware as well as the fashionable; to their amazing service that starts with their wonderful website.
Just take a look at these (just a select few from their divine invitation designs)……
Leigha Spring blooms with fresh romantic flowers and traditional wedding elegance.
Peacock is a dramatic and luxurious design, with regal colours, perfect for a stylish wedding.
With Deco Old Hollywood glamour meets letterpress elegance – refined and simple, it has a timeless vintage feel.
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.
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……