I adored my bridal bouquet and I can still smell it now if I close my eyes…… ivory roses and freesias will always take me back to NYE 2010! But I was devastated when New years Day I awoke to find my perfect ivory roses tinged with brown (as all roses do when out of water for a day) And 2 weeks later, when the very last flower had died and I had to throw it away, I could have cried – I didn’t want anything from that magical day to go out with the rubbish!
So I absolutely love the work of Noaki! Saving brides from this unnecessary post wedding day heartache creating vintage brooch bridal bouquets – and beautiful heirlooms of the future.
Recently, in my constant search for fabulous new designers and wedding suppliers, I have discovered the most delectable wedding dresses, invites, jewellery and accessories – many of which I had never come across in the UK!
I have plans to do Posts on all of them in the not too distant future, but in the mean time I wanted to capture the headlines and highlights, as a reminder for me and a bit of a sneak peak of things to come.
After my Marcel & Finger Wave post, for those in love with the style of the roaring forties, I have Pin Curls……
……and where you can find the most fabulous vintage wedding dresses!
Plus I have posts in progress, for the bride looking for something a bit different……
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 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…..
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.