Tag Archives: Art Deco

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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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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Luxurious Letterpress Stationery – Bella Figura

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 Figurathere 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)……

  Elegant Letterpress StationeryLeigha Spring blooms with fresh romantic flowers and traditional wedding elegance.

Vintage Peacock Letterpress Wedding Stationery

Vintage Peacock Letterpress Wedding StationeryPeacock is a dramatic and luxurious design, with regal colours, perfect for a stylish wedding.

Art Deco Wedding StationeryWith Deco Old Hollywood glamour meets letterpress elegance – refined and simple, it has a timeless vintage feel.

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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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The Juliet Cap Veil Revival

After my post regarding the flawlessly chic, vintage wedding of Kate Moss and her absolutely stunning veil, I had a mini Juliet cap veil infatuation!

As a bride I chose not to have a veil – now I wonder why?! (although I still adore my deco inspired asymmetric hairband! ) The incredible Vera Wang says “The wedding veil is at once sacred and seductive and I couldn’t agree more – especially some of the glorious veils I came across, they would simply be the crowning accessory for any vintage inspired bride!

Today, the Juliet Cap Veil is associated with the 1920’s and 30’s and images of Brides with huge oversized bouquets, wearing gorgeous silk bias cut wedding dresses but it was originally fashioned in the 16th Century! The name actually stems from that most romantic Shakespeare play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ – original drawings of Juliet depicted her wearing a cap that fit neatly to the top of her head.

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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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Delightfully Vintage Stationery – ‘Dear Emma’

OK, so other than this, my blog Chic Vintage Brides, I have always been a little backward, or old-fashioned in staying in touch with my friends and family – I am not on Facebook (yet), don’t use MMS and, now on the other side of the world to them, can rarely afford to phone or text. Instead I choose the more personal and fun format of letters, notes and greeting cards, so I am a little obsessed with all forms of stationery – just ask my poor, long-suffering husband, how long he loses me to stationery shops and departments!  And I always have half an eye open for elegant vintage, retro and quirky wedding stationery.

I was overjoyed when I stumbled across the delightfully vintage Dear Emma Stationery shop on Etsy

The 1890 – Art Nouveau Wedding Invitation

Opulent Black & Gold Paisley Garden Design

Peacock Feather Invitation Design

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