Chic Vintage Bride – Princess Ingrid of Sweden

April 23, 2014

Today’s Chic Vintage Bride was bridesmaid for no less than 4 previous featured brides and daughter of Princess Margaret of Connaught…..

Chic Vintage 1930s Bride - Princess Ingrid of Sweden

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The New Bridal Capsule Collection for 2014 from Belle & Bunty

April 21, 2014

Who could forget Belle & Bunty‘s 2013 collection, with its feminine, flirty and flattering designs of sumptuous silk and satin (so reminiscent of that Atonement dress) Well, as jaw-droppingly gorgeous as it was, I do believe it has nothing on their 2014 bridal capsule collection!

The New Bridal Capsule Collection for 2014 from Belle & Bunty

The Belle & Bunty brand has long been synonymous with understated elegance and in 2010 they brought this aesthetic into the bridal world, combining: glamour, modernity and romance for brides that want a unique, luxurious wedding dress with a vintage inspired feel. Belle & Bunty bridal collections are always infused with pure glamour, inspired by the best of bygone eras, such as the 1930s and 1940s, whilst continuing the brands modern and unique take on ‘vintage’.

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Happy Easter!

April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Photography by Kristina Curtis Photography, Flower Crown and Wreath by Calie Rose

You can see more of Hiccups (yes, the bunny’s name is Hiccups, how cute is that?) and all of this magical Easter shoot here.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Amy

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Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons – Inspiration Boards

April 18, 2014

Welcome to the weekend lovelies! Don’t you just love a short week and a long weekend. I hope you have some wonderful plans for your Easter weekend. My weekend is going to be particularly long as Mr E and I are away on a mini holiday next week; our first ‘family’ holiday with Bodie. Don’t despair though for all will remain normal at Chic Vintage Brides in my absence (ain’t technology great) I have posts all lined up and ready for you – there will be beautiful bridal fashion, a chic 1930s bride and a Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons dedicated to some of the most romantic weddings EVER. So plenty to look forward to! Of course, I can’t say goodbye before I share this weeks Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons, five of the most gorgeous inspiration boards of the last 7 days……

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Jenny Packham’s 2015 Bridal Collection

April 17, 2014

Aaahhh Jenny Packham. A designer who has long had my heart (and of course I am in good company – didn’t the ever chic DoC look just lovely in that bespoke black dress on the recent trip to NZ?) I was a JP bride myself and her modern take on the enduring elegance of eras past always sets my heart fluttering. But after unveiling her latest collection she has earned a great deal more than my undying devotion.

Jenny Packhams 2015 Bridal Collection

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Chic Vintage Bride – Minnie Cushing

April 16, 2014

Today’s Chic Vintage Bride was a stunning 1960s bride…..

Chic Vintage 1960s Bride - Minnie Cushing(Image Source – Nathalie Freshnet)

Minnie Cushing married  American photographer, artist, diarist and writer Peter Beard in 1967 at her family’s home in Newport Rhode Island wearing a rather lovely Oscar De La Renta dress. I love the floral adorned bell sleeves and skirt, but it’s the flowers in her hair that I really adore – it is a little reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor‘s Lily of the Valley updo for her first wedding to Richard Burton.

 

Amy

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Five of the Most Beautiful Bridesmaids Trends for 2014

April 14, 2014

Hello lovelies! We’re starting the week with a post packed full of pretty. Having looked at Wedding, Bridal and Groom‘s trends for 2014 I thought it was well past time attention was turned to your sisters, cousins and besties; the most important women at a wedding (after you and your Mom of course) your maids! Gone are the days when being asked to be a bridesmaid was met with tears of joy mixed with more than a little trepidation (prompting nightmares of silk taffeta meringues in shades of puce) And no longer are bridesmaid dresses being relegated to the back of the wardrobe. Today’s five beautiful bridesmaids trends will leave your gals loving their gowns and longing to wear them again…..

5 Beautiful Bridesmaids Trends for 2014

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Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons – Bridal Hair & Makeup

April 11, 2014

Hello lovelies! What a week. I don’t know about you but here it has been grey, wet and felt decidedly miserable (but every cloud has a silver lining) Of course today everything changes and the world appears a little brighter, even through the rain; for it is everyone’s favourite day of the week, nearly the start of the weekend and time for my weekly roundup! This week’s Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons is all about bridal hair and makeup, because your look doesn’t finish with finding the perfect dress. We all know how a trip to the hairdresser or lick of mascara and lippy can have magical transformational powers, in how we feel as much as how we look; and so your hair and makeup will be almost as important in creating your wedding day ‘look’ as your dress, veil and accessories (nope, no exaggeration). This week, I found 5 of the prettiest bridal hair & makeup looks to excite and inspire you….

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Chic Vintage Bride – Evelyn Hickman

April 9, 2014

I confess it was neither today’s Chic Vintage Bride or her attire that captured my heart……

Chic Vintage Edwardian Bride - Evelyn Hickman

Although when Evelyn Hickman married Major Charles Simonds on the 23rd April 1907 she looked exquisite in her early Edwardian wedding dress (which with its high neck and long sleeves still followed the more modest Victorian fashion), it was neither her dress or even her glorious crown that made me squeal with joy, but rather the wedding party…..

Chic Vintage Edwardian Bride - Evelyn Hickman(Image Source ~ V&A Lafayette)

The bridesmaid’s hats are almost as big as their hair and bouquets, and they are fabulous; but it was the inclusion of the pooch I love so much. More dogs at weddings I say!

 

Amy

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Luxury, Love & Finesse from The Wedding Garter Co

April 8, 2014

A garter is a fabulously glamorous addition to your bridal attire; as well as a seductive surprise for your groom (he is guaranteed to love it) Simply put, it is the perfect secret accessory! And new British brand  The Wedding Garter Co specialises in creating bloomin’ gorgeous garters out of luxury, love and with finesse. The Wedding Garter Co is part of Britten, the luxury bridal accessories brand – you must remember their deliciously deco feather fans from their 2013 collection! (I am hoping to share their 2014 collection shortly). Well, at Britten the focus is on hair accessories, fans and purses; and the lady behind the brand, Sarah Jane, decided garters are different. Romantic and hidden they deserved her sole focus…..

The Wedding Garter Co

And so  The Wedding Garter Co was born. Every garter in this their first range is unique, designed by Sarah Jane, and handmade in her ancient workshop in Bath. Every bead is hand sewn, every pattern hand drawn, every piece of lace hand cut, and every flower hand pressed. Understated British luxury with Parisienne romance, handmade with love, each piece is presented in a luxurious dust bag and gift box – designed to keep the garter protected to be cherished for generations…..

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The Unbelievably Beautiful ‘I Wish I May’ Collection from Erica Elizabeth Designs

April 7, 2014

Morning lovelies! I have awoken to a somewhat grey and wet Monday, but today’s post is guaranteed to brighten even the most miserable of days. I am beyond excited to be introducing ‘I Wish I May’, a stunning collection of beautifully romantic bridal accessories and adornments from the incredibly talented (and lovely) Erica Elizabeth Designs. She long ago captured my heart (you can see her Fall 2013 collection here) with her ability to marry details of bygone eras in her modern day designs, and with this her latest offering I do believe she has achieved perfection…..

Erica Elizabeth Designs 2014 Collection

Erica Elizabeth Designs crafts heavenly bridal accessories with exceptional materials, creating pieces that are more than just perfect for your wedding day, but than can endure and be treasured as family heirlooms. ‘I Wish I May’ features crowns, tiaras, bridal hats and flower halos; as well as the more traditional veils and headpieces, something for every bride whatever her personal style.

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Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons – Tablescapes

April 4, 2014

Woo hoo for the weekend! No matter how quickly the weeks are going, aren’t you always ready for another weekend? Still, I can’t quite believe we’re in April already! And it being Friday can only mean one thing, time for one more post before the start of the weekend……When you think weddings there are the obvious details such as the wedding dress, groom, bouquet, bridesmaids, cake and invitations and yet often looked over details can create just as lasting memories on your big day, on you as well as your guests. I remember walking into our reception area after our portraits and with all the candles lit and the scent of the floral centre pieces it absolutely took my breath away. Sitting there that New Years Eve, surrounded by everyone I hold dear, basking in the warm light and love that filled the room, will be a memory that stays with me forever. Of course the important thing was having everyone there I loved, but the decor sure made the room (and memory) look pretty! Creating beautiful and memorable tables for your guests to sit at doesn’t have to involve gardens of expensive flowers or decadent cutlery, just a little thought and attention to detail. So for this week’s Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons I have rounded up 5 of the most elegant, creative and down right fabulous tablescapes from the last week…..

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