Sunday, 21 August 2016

A model family of stylish brides, with wedding dresses from 1930s to 1950s, 1960s and 1980s...

Dear Reader,
Here at Heavenly Towers we've been admiring a remarkable treasure trove of wedding photographs – all from the family of my lovely model, Patience... 
Patience, modelling 1950s style 'Blanche' dress from my own Collection.
You may have seen the wonderful Victorian wedding dresses from our earlier instalments of this fabulous saga (if not, just see the links at the base of this post). You may remember that we've colour–coded them too, so you can have fun tracing Patience's maternal (captioned in red) and paternal (in blue) lineage...
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses: Patience's 
Great–Grandmother Georgina in Edwardian silk wedding dress
And now, here's a last sumptuous assortment – zooming us from the Edwardian period and through the age of modernism with the 1930s, 1950s and 1960s to now...
Great–Grandmother Jane in the 1930s (No, Jane didn't wed
 in her tennis whites – however pretty they are! Eschewing 
tradition, Jane chose a simple, private country wedding.)
Here's Jane attending a most glamorous party: SO many wonderfully 
elegant 1930s ladies in divine evening dresses! 
Great Great Aunt Patricia, in 1938 (the page boy is Great Uncle
Richard, and young bridesmaid is Grandmother Lisa!)
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Grandmother Lisa, stunning in 1950s duchesse satin.
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great Aunt Apphia in beautiful high-necked dress, 1961
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great Aunt Apphia in 1961
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great Aunt Apphia (and page boy, Patience's Uncle)
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great Aunt Jennifer, married 1962
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Patience's Mother Rose, pretty in classic 80s peach, 1984
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses: The story continues… 
Gorgeous Patience models an original 1950s cotton lace dress.
I'm secretly hoping that one day I'll feature the next generation of weddings from this fabulous clan. Big thanks to Patience and her family for sharing their story – what a wonderful group of ladies!
Love
Helena
Heavenly Vintage Brides

To see the other posts in this series, click on the links below

Part One – A Model Family, 125 Years of Society Brides


Part Two – Victorian and Edwardian brides from a model family




Wednesday, 3 August 2016

A Model Family Part 2 – Victorian to Edwardian wedding style.

Dear Reader,
In our last post, we started a thread of fabulous and historic wedding photographs from the family of Patience (who you can see modelling my own Heavenly Collection of vintage–inspired wedding dresses). 
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Fanny & The Wedding Party, 1888
This elegant 1888 Victorian wedding of Fanny, Patience's own Great–Great–Grandmother (above) is where we began. Now let's roll the clock forward to the next generation of society brides in wonderful Victorian and Edwardian wedding dresses...
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great-Great-Grandmother Gladys' wedding, June 1903
You may notice some of the captions are in red (for Patience's maternal lineage) and some in blue (for her paternal line). It's fun to trace the likeness down the generations…
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Gladys in beautiful honeymoon outfit, 1903
Gladys' wedding to Walter, from The Times 1903
“Each bridesmaid was attired in a Romney costume of white muslin, with belts 
of pale blue silk, a fichu of white muslin being draped round the shoulders 
and caught in front with a single La France rose...”
Gladys’ "wedding dress and travelling costume and bridesmaids’ toilette" 
from The Times 1903
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great–Great–Grandmother Apphia Elizabeth's engagement photo, 1904
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great–Great–Grandmother Apphia, 1904
Great–Great–Grandmother Apphia, 1904
125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses:
Great–Great–Grandmother Apphia, 1904
The wedding of Great–Great–Great Aunt Irene to Francis, 
from The Times 1910
Great–Great–Great Aunt Irene’s "wedding gown and bridesmaids’ toilettes" 
from The Times, 1910
Don't forget to check back soon for the next instalment in this fascinating history of a remarkable family. I have some wonderful images from the 1930s to today to show you!
Love
Helena
Heavenly Vintage Brides