I must admit this is one of my absolute favourite times of the year! Not only because of the beautiful change in season, but also because its around this time we start to get early glimpses of the beautiful new bridal collections. I can’t help it, there is little I love more than perusing the latest exquisitely designed and consummately crafted wedding dresses!! Other than, of course, sharing them with you, and today I have one for you I just know you are going to love. Delicately vintage and unashamedly romantic, Sally Lacock‘s latest collection is quite simply sublime……
Sally Lacock is a London based designer renowned for her beautiful vintage inspired wedding dresses. Using luxurious fabrics in antique hues, Sally imbues her designs with a lightness, delicacy and intricate beauty often only found in true vintage garments – thanks to time-honoured skills and an attention to detail that is rarely found in today’s modern world of mass production.
Inspired by her love of vintage wedding dresses and antique lace Sally, who launched her eponymous wedding dress label in 2010, creates gowns that draw from almost every era – from the golden age of Art Noveau full of Edwardian elegance, to the decadent days of the roaring 1920s with hints of Gatsby glamour, through to the feminine and fabulous 1950s. In just the few years since its launch, the Sally Lacock label has developed an inimitable style, enchanting vintage loving brides and bloggers alike!
This her very latest collection, features a show-stopping liquid silk 1930’s Hollywood inspired gown, a slinky dropped waist ‘20s piece, a playful ‘50s debutante inspired dress (with elegant long lace sleeves) and a high necked column dress that exudes an aristocratic opulence. Building on the foundation of her signature delicate vintage style, it strikes just the right balance between nostalgia and modernity; creating a look that is elegant, timeless, and perfect for today’s discerning, modern bride! So be sure to have your pinning finger ready as you scroll through these heavenly bridal gowns…..
I am a little bit smitten with today’s inspiration board! The elegant neutral colour palette was inspired by the beautiful old buildings of Tuscany, and a stunning image by Kristin La Voie Photography. Dramatic, glamorous and the epitome of elegance it is my idea of heaven!…..
Mixed with a splash of gold, a hint of black and some lush greenery, soft neutrals create a timelessly romantic combination of colours with a distinctly vintage feel that would be just perfect for a wedding in any season – in Tuscany or not!
Think opulent and luxurious, with a smattering of chandeliers and plenty of gold in your place settings; but with a little rustic charm. Farmhouse style wooden tables for the reception and vintage pews for your ceremony seating, will offset the lavishness and keep proceedings just the right side of relaxed. Layer textures such as velvet, silk ribbons, lace and linen; and add some lush green foliage to bouquets, boutonnieres and centrepieces to soften your celebration.
Of course if we’re talking glamour and elegance, then it must be a tuxedo or a stylish 3 piece suit for the boys – they will look super dashing! And this is such a perfect palette for bridesmaids too! Choose mismatched neutrals, champagne & ivory or contrasting hues of rich Marsala (Pantone‘s colour for 2015) or midnight blues to add a little colour – just remember to keep dresses long and graceful, fabrics floaty and updos soft!
Good morning lovelies! We are going to start the week right this fine Monday morning, with quite simply the most gorgeous intimate Autumn wedding. Featuring hints of Art Deco, gorgeous hues of blue and beautifully captured on camera by husband & wife duo Chadwick & Jenika of Gantes Co., Amelia & Mark’s celebration brims with romance and is utterly delightful…..
Inspired by their gorgeous, history filled venue, Amelia and Mark created a vintage inspired, yet timeless, Autumn celebration for their nearest and dearest last November. You can tell, from each carefully considered and beautifully designed detail, that bride Amelia is an artist; and that she poured her heart and soul into creating their intimate affair. From the natural colour palette and the pretty rustic flowers, to Amelia & Mark’s chic style (did you see that Claire Pettibone wedding dress? *swoon*) and the DIY naked wedding cake, their wedding is heavenly! But it all started with finding the perfect spot…..
“The Ranch at Bandy Canyon was the first wedding venue we visited, and we were immediately charmed by its beautiful, lush green grounds mixed with the history and rustic feel of the Ranch (the Fenton Lodge’s original Mexican tiling and wood beams from the San Diego Pier). We also loved the privacy of the property (we really had the whole place to ourselves), and how it could accommodate more than half of our guests from Boston overnight.” And after finding their venue, the vision for their wedding fell into place!
“We were inspired by the mix of styles at the Ranch: rustic structures and market lights, Mexican tiles in the Fenton Lodge, succulents and lots of green! We wanted to compliment all of these elements without competing. I also had the details of my dress in mind while designing the details of our day – touches of gold here and there with neutral florals.” In fact you can see Amelia’s wedding Pinterest board here and if you love the style of their big day it’s well worth a peek!
Good morning lovelies, you’ve nearly made it to the weekend! And I have just the inspiration packed post to see you through your Friday evening. Coming to the end of this series of Spring wedding themed Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons, today’s post is all about those things that make a Spring celebration unforgettable!…..
Good morning lovelies! Whilst many of you are in the midst of Spring, it is feeling increasingly Autumnal here in Hawkes Bay, and though it is often almost impossible to find wedding inspiration that works for brides in both hemispheres, today I have something that is perfect! In a stunning palette of Marsala (Pantone‘s colour of the year for 2015, and a shade that is going to be just as big for Autumn as it is Spring), copper and ivory, this inspiration shoot from the Photography Stylistas is sophisticated, romantic and oh so gorgeous……
A talented group of photographers from Chicago, IL; the Photography Stylistas believe collaboration is a wonderful way to create beauty together, and this Marsala wedding styled shoot really is something else! Abounding with lush florals in the richest hues, that contrast beautifully with the loft style venue and the rustic, farm dining table; it somehow manages to be intimate and elegant, charmingly rustic yet utterly romantic, all at once. With more than a hint of vintage grace and glamour, it was love at first sight for me, and I just know you will feel the same – so be sure to have your pinning finger at the ready.
But before I share every last detail with you, just a few words from the ladies behind the shoot, the Photography Stylistas “We started by bringing all of our elements and details to one of Chicago’s most up and coming venues, Brique, managed by the team behind Boutique Bites. With all of the natural light, brick and white walls it provided, we were able to use it as the most perfect backdrop. We started our inspiration with the color selections of cream, copper and marsala. From there came rich and full florals, a naked cake, copper pots, lace applique on the dress, a navy three-piece suite, custom-made pearl ring, and a farm table and chairs that everyone dreams of having in their home one day — every dreamed-up element simply came together on that cold, beautiful day……”
Good morning lovelies, Toni from Magdalen Hill is back today with yet another glorious wedding bouquet recipe for you – and I just know you’re going to love it! Created in a palette of purple and pink, today’s Spring bridal bouquet couldn’t be any prettier or more romantic! And it’s a great example of what magic can be created when you show a little trust in your wedding professionals by giving them a free rein and letting their expertise truly shine. Because that’s what lovely bride Jemma (you’ll meet her later) gave Toni when she created this stunner….. captured perfectly as always by Natalie McNally Photography
I do believe I spy some Dolcetto roses! I don’t know about you, but I have been utterly obsessed with them ever since the last bouquet recipe! And this time they’ve been joined by some heavenly blush roses, want to know what they are? Me too!
If you’re looking for an unconventional wedding dress, something chic yet flirty and fun; a wedding dress that is informal but still oozes glamour; a dress that you can really let your hair down in, or that perhaps Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn would have sashayed down the aisle in; then look no further! Nothing says vintage quite like a bride in a tea length wedding dress, and being very much on trend for 2015, the catwalks were absolutely brimming with them! So here are 25 of my absolute faves…..
I share many a stunning bridal collection here on Chic Vintage Brides (it is just one of the many reasons I love my job so much!) but few have taken my breath away, or been loved by you so much, as Ersa Atelier’s Spring 2015 collection – do take a peek if you missed it, because it is absolutely a must see, especially the Grace Kelly inspired ‘Charlotte’! Well, if you loved that, just wait until you see their Autumn offering!…..
Full of the dramatic silhouettes, romantic design details and opulent fabrics we saw and loved in Ersa Atelier‘s Spring collection, the Fall collection is just as exuberant, fresh, and, though it hardly seems possible, even more luxurious! Created from beautiful lace, pretty polka dot tulle, and sumptuous gilded fabrics, these are the wedding dresses of every bride’s dream! Featuring elegant long sleeves, stylish peplums, princess worthy trains and exquisite necklines, they epitomise swoonworthy – so please be seated before scrolling further…..oh and have your pinning finger ready…..