A Classically Elegant Wedding in Marsala & Gold with a Dash of Deco Glamour from CLY by Matthew

July 27, 2015

When you receive a wedding with the words elegant, Art Deco and Marsala in the description, you know you’re in for something special. Then when you learn the beautiful bride is also an event and wedding planner…..well, it’s hard not to let out a little eek of excitement let me tell you! And today’s floral extravaganza of a wedding from Matthew & Bo at CLY By Matthew is every bit as dreamy as you would expect!…..

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Eco Chic Wedding Dresses That Are Far From Frumpy

July 25, 2015

Not so long ago, finding an eco chic wedding dress was a challenge. But with a rise in couples looking to celebrate their love with a green and eco-conscious wedding, has come an increase in demand for wedding dresses that not only wow the groom but also go some way to saving the world! Allowing creative designers to flourish with a focus on sustainable by using textiles such as hemp, peace silk, organic cotton and bamboo, as well as repurposing beautiful vintage gowns and fabrics. So today’s stylish yet eco-conscious bride has a choice of designers and wedding dresses that are far from frumpy. Here are 4 Eco Friendly bridal designers I have come across that you should most definitely know…..

The best Eco Chic wedding dresses

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Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons – 20 Decadent Art Deco Wedding Invitations

July 24, 2015

As promised, last weeks Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons (which if you missed it was packed full of the most perfect bridal hair accessories) was just the beginning of this Art Deco series. Each week over the coming months I’ll be looking at a key part of styling your Gatsby glamour inspired wedding from hair accessories to stationery, wedding dresses and groom’s attire, bouquets and bridesmaid dresses, oh and not forgetting wedding cakes…..you name it, and need it for your big day, we will be looking at it here and sharing the very best ways to re-create the looks for your modern vintage wedding. And today I am sharing some perfectly gorgeous Art Deco wedding invitations because these little pieces of paper don’t just convey the date, time and location of your wedding, they also give your guests their first glimpse of the style of celebration you have planned. I can’t imagine any guest wouldn’t be excited to see an invite as decadent and glamorous as these land in their letterbox…..

20 Decadent Art Deco Wedding Invitations

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Rustic French Country Wedding Inspiration from Presh Floral

July 23, 2015

Shivering in my office, in the midst of Winter, today’s wedding inspiration shoot from Presh Floral (who you might recognise from this beautiful blue vintage Dior shoot from a few weeks back) and Kymberlie Dozois was just what I needed to warm me up! Created in a palette of soft neutrals & pretty shades of purple inspired by Provence, and featuring lush cottage-garden florals as well as the prettiest looking cheese wedding cake you ever will see, it is simple but charming, French country at its most chic…..

Rustic French Country Wedding Inspiration from Presh Floral

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Wedding Bouquet Recipe ~ A Stunning King Protea Bridal Bouquet for a Destination Wedding

July 21, 2015

Florist extraordinaire and Chic Vintage Brides‘ resident flower expert Toni from Magdalen Hill is back for another Bouquet Recipe. And today she has identified and jotted down the blooms for one of your favourite bouquets on Pinterest. And it is SUCH a stunner, I can completely see why it made you weak at the knees!…..

Wedding Bouquet Recipe ~ A Stunning King Protea Bridal Bouquet for a Destination Wedding

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WIN A ‘One White Day’ Wedding Worth $3,500

July 20, 2015

We’re starting the week in the most perfect – and exciting! – way, by offering you the chance to win your own beautifully intimate wedding! Yep, just imagine a completely stress free day, in the most beautiful place on earth, with every little detail in the hands of amazing wedding professionals, where all you have to do is turn up looking absolutely gorgeous – and don’t forget the rings. Well, that’s just what ‘One White Day‘, a collective of fabulous Hawkes Bay wedding professionals, is providing. Bringing together their skills, they create perfectly intimate elopements and unique destination weddings, and today they’re offering you the chance to WIN your very own one white day worth $3,500!

Win A Wedding Worth $3,500

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Beautiful Vintage Wax Flower Crowns from Waxflower Vintage

July 18, 2015

If you’re a long time follower of Chic Vintage Brides, then you will know I have something of an obsession with wax flower crowns. I have always thought them the most chic of bridal hair accessories (thanks to my rather stylish Nan, whose wedding portrait I have treasured since I was a child) and if I ever manage to persuade Mr E that we should renew our vows, a wax flower crown will most definitely be adorning my head (if you’d like to know what else I might wear and do, you can read my whole re-imagined wedding here) So, you can imagine my joy when the lovely Emily from Waxflower Vintage emailed me to share her exquisite collection of these delicate vintage treasures…..

Beautiful Vintage Bridal Flower Crowns from Waxflower Vintage

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Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons – 25 Perfect Hair Accessories for the Art Deco Loving Bride

July 17, 2015

I enjoyed our recent saunter through the seasons. So much so in fact that I have decided to continue with the themed Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons (our little weekly roundups). And what could be a better subject for this new series of posts, than the gorgeous eras we’re all so in love with? Each week I’ll be looking at a key part of styling your day – from the stationery, to the bouquet as well as bridal, bridesmaids and grooms attire; sharing the very best ways to re-create the looks for your modern vintage wedding. Of course, I could hardly kick off with any other era than my absolute favourite, Art Deco, especially after yesterday’s fabulous post – I hope you saw it! So, today’s post is packed full of the most perfect bridal hair accessories for all of you Gatsby inspired glamour pusses out there…….

25 Perfect Art Deco Bridal Hair Accessories

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