Monday, 30 March 2015

Clare in 1960s-style lace wedding dress – our Vintage Bride of the Week.

Dear Reader,
Meet Clare – in 1960s-inspired lace wedding dress 'Stella'…
Real bride Clare on path outside wedding
For her wedding to Ed, Clare teamed the all-lace Stella dress with a gorgeous 60s-style updo and fabulous super-high heels for a chic and slinky look. (Look close further down the post and you'll see she cleverly has a pair of flats on standby for dancing in!)
Vintage bride Clare with confetti shower
Vintage bride Clare, close-up of hair and flowers
Clare talks about her experience of choosing the perfect vintage wedding dress…
"I found Helena on a last minute hunt for a dress after another option fell through. It was the most welcoming and relaxed experience. 
I shopped around a bit and didn't find anywhere else that offered such an individual and special approach. 
All Helena's dresses are beautiful and as well as finding the right dress for me I had a brilliant time trying on a selection – some vintage and other originals all made or altered by Helena. They're all unique and alterations are offered by another lovely lady called Grace who Helena works with. (I've already recommended them to many friends!) 
I loved wearing this dress on a day that I enjoyed more then I could possibly have imagined."
Four images of vintage bride Clare and Ed
Vintage wedding, Clare and Ed among friends
"I have never been a girl that has dreamt of the perfect wedding day or much of weddings at all to be honest but I absolutely loved it. I knew we'd have a lovely day but I had completely underestimated how very special it would be and as a memory always will be. 
To have all the people you love with you to celebrate your future together is like nothing else. A day full of smiles, warmth, tears and much much love, topped off with dancing into the early hours."
Vintage bride Clare and Ed hold hands
Vintage bride Clare with her beautiful family
Clare and Ed enter reception, with confetti
Vintage brie Clare dancing at party, shoes in hand
And let's give gorgeous vintage bride Clare the last word today,
"...Happy wedding days and future journeys where ever they may lead!"
Love
Helena
Heavenly Vintage Brides

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Friday, 27 March 2015

Vintage 1960s Wedding Dress by Valentino – our Friday Inspiration!

Dear Reader,
Spring is in the air – at last. The clocks change this weekend, but the flowers are already out on this gorgeous Valentino vintage wedding dress from 1968...
So pretty, I thought I'd make this picture our Friday inspiration! Have a Heavenly weekend,
Love
Helena
Heavenly Vintage Brides

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Real Vintage Bride of the Week: Amy in 1930s satin wedding dress.

Dear Reader,
There's a lovely story behind this beautiful 1930s wedding dress...
Amy chose the dress way back in 2011, for her wedding to Andy. But as John Lennon would say, life is what happens while you're busy making other plans. 
Shortly after choosing the dress, Amy had the fantastic news that she was pregnant – and wedding plans no longer seemed top of the to-do list!
I was delighted to receive these photos a few months ago. At the end of last year - three years and one little boy later than originally planned - Amy finally got to wear her stunning dress. And, boy, she looks every bit as fabulous as ever.
A beautiful bride, a beautiful boy, and a day worth waiting for…
Congratulations Amy and Adam!
Love 
Helena
Heavenly Vintage Brides



Amy's photos with thanks to Gabrielle Hall Photography.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Ralph Lauren vintage-inspired wedding dress – a little Friday Inspiration...

Dear Reader
Remember my predictions for wedding dress trends this year…? High necks, long sleeves, head to toe lace…
Well I was very pleased to see Ralph Lauren has taken my advice*. This romantic beauty from his 2015 collection last week has 'em all. Love those platforms worn underneath too.

*Oh alright… I suppose he might have had the idea already…! 
Have a heavenly weekend, y'all.
Love
Helena
Heavenly Vintage Brides

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

1960s William Cahill Wedding Dress for fabulous vintage bride Carolyn.

Dear Reader
This week's Real Vintage Bride is darling Carolyn…
For her Hambleden wedding to Jim, Carolyn chose this fabulous 1960s mini wedding dress, by iconic 60s designer William Cahill. 
The dress is a perfect example of swinging 60s style - in gorgeous lace with a flattering wide boat neck and swingy cape back. What a groovy bride!
We knew this was the right dress for Carolyn as soon as she tried it. In her words…
"I wanted to say a huge thank you for my beautiful Cahill dress. From the moment I tried it on it felt just right for the feel of for the wedding we wanted – beautiful and fun all at once. And I  especially love that it came from such an important time for women.
The whole experience of  choosing and fitting the dress with you and seamstress Grace was absolutely wonderful. Thank you again for being such a positive part of the whole wedding planning experience.” 
Handsome groom Jim was rather fabulous too in his traditional kilt – perfect for a cosy country wedding...
Their day looks wonderful down to the last details. From Carolyn's teal fur wrap, perfectly toning with Jim's tartan, and even with the scrumptious nature-inspired cake made by talented bridesmaid Jenny!

And of course, one of the big advantages of a mini wedding dress – aside from being extremely fabulous and groovy – is there's no holding back on the dance floor!
Happy days. Congratulations Carolyn and Jim!
Love
Helena
Heavenly Vintage Brides

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