This week it was the 52nd wedding anniversary of today’s Chic Vintage Bride….. On 8 June 1961, Katharine Worsley married Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, the eldest son of Prince George, Duke of Kent, and Princess Marina, at York Minster.
Today’s Chic Vintage Bride was a style icon too, with her wedding dress forever considered one of the most iconic of all time…… Princess Margaret Rose, the youngest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, married Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey on 6 May 1960. It was the first televised Royal Wedding watched by over 300 [...]
Today’s Chic Vintage Bride earned her place in the International Best Dressed Hall of Fame in the same year as Princess Grace of Monaco, and you will soon see why!….. Princess Marina of Greece married Prince George Duke of Kent, the third son of King George and Mary, at Westminster Abbey on November 29 1934. Princess Marina [...]
On 15 December 1960, today’s Chic Vintage Bride married a king!….. Fabiola of Aragon married King Baudouin of Belgium in the church of our Lady of Laeken, Brussels – a most beautiful gothic church…. The bride wore the most exquisite Art Deco tiara, a gift of the Belgian state upon the marriage of Léopold III, to her husband’s mother, [...]
It was the name of today’s Chic Vintage Bride that first drew me to her, bringing back fond memories of my fabulous great Aunt (also Maud…obviously) But it was Princess Maud’s seriously swoonworthy 1920s wedding attire that made her a Chic Vintage Bride….. How fabulous is that incredibly elaborate dress, with its drop waist?? And just [...]
Today’s Chic Vintage Bride Princess Patricia of Connaught first appeared on CVB as a bridesmaid to her sister Princess Margaret of Connaught. Her own wedding just 14 years later was very different but equally beautiful…… The Edwardian structure we saw in Margaret’s Bridal and bridesmaids gowns has been replaced with the soft draping and just a hint [...]
I have SO long wanted to post this beautiful royal wedding! Today’s Chic Vintage Bride is Princess Astrid of Sweden…… Astrid married her Prince, Leopold of Belgium, not once but twice (for religious reasons) First in a traditional, civil ceremony on the 4th November 1926 at the Hall of State in the Royal Palace Stockholm, [...]
Given that yesterday marked her 65th Wedding Anniversary how could anyone else but Elizabeth II be today’s Chic Vintage Bride…… Queen Elizabeth II married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh on 20 November 1947 in Westminster Abbey. The stories go that the future queen lost her heart to the dashing Prince Philip upon just their second meeting [...]
From the moment I caught sight of Lady Mary Crawley’s wedding dress in Downton Abbey, I knew who had to be my Chic Vintage Bride this week….. Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (or the Queen Mother) married Prince Albert, the Duke of York on 26 April 1923, at Westminster Abbey. Mary’s dress reminded me a lot of Elizabeth’s – a traditional full-length [...]
This week I have another royal Chic Vintage Bride. In fact she is the niece of last week’s Chic Vintage Bride – Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, the daughter of Princess Marina (who’s wedding will shortly be gracing these pages), the grand-daughter of Princess Mary of Teck and King George the V and cousin to Queen Elizabeth II. [...]
I love today’s Chic Vintage Bride! Alice Montagu Douglas Scott was a bride after my own heart - shying away from tradition she chose a coloured bridal gown (designed by a then relatively unknown Norman Hartnell) and had a Winter wedding…..
I do love a Royal Wedding! Especially old Royal Weddings and today’s Chic Vintage Bride dates back to 1949…. Attended by the King, Queen and Princess Mary Countess of Harewood Marion Stein (I was inspired by last week’s groom!) married George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood on 29 September 1949 in a suitably lavish ceremony at St. [...]
Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, the only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, married Henry Charles George, Viscount Lascelles on the 28th February 1922 – and what a beautiful, stylish bride she was!
This week’s Chic Vintage Bride is a Royal no less! The above image is of Princess Mary of Teck and the Duke of York, George, son of Queen Victoria (they later became Queen Mary and King George V) in 1893.
What better time to begin a new regular post, than at the start of a New Year! I love, adore, simply can not get enough of real vintage wedding images – ever since I saw the photo of my grandparents glamorous war time wedding, a copy of which I have treasured for the last 20 years. [...]
I have always thought sleeves on a wedding dress give a blushing bride a demure air of elegance, creating a sleek silhouette and immediately evoking reflections of a more graceful and refined time. After so many years of strapless bodiced bridal gowns, I do believe it is time for a sleeve revival! The beautiful Toile Francais from [...]