Vintage Bridal Fashion Inspiration from Josie Richardson Photography
I have such a treat of an Inspiration Shoot for you to start this week! Chic Vintage Brides photographer fave and sponsor Josie Richardson (you may recognise her from her Sponsor Intro) sent over this shoot exploring bridal wear from the last century and packed full of amazing vintage fashion inspiration…..
The inspiration shoot originally came about after Josie found a 1950’s dress in a second hand store in Brisbane and instantly fell in love with it. Handmade and fashioned after Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, it spoke volumes about the era from which it came – after WWII when fabric was still so scarce wedding dresses were often borrowed. Josie tells us more about the shoot and the stories behind the dresses.
“What originally started off as a ‘one dress, one model’ shoot grew to encompass styles from nearly every era, as far back as the roaring 1920s, as more and more dresses found their way to me. A 1960s dress was given to Glenys at ‘Preloved Bridal’, by the husband of it’s original owner after she’d passed away. It had been made by a local woman who had individually stitched the pin tucked details around the bodice and sleeves by hand. Ultimately I ended up with 12 wedding dresses, many with their own unique story. Included was a new Karen Willis Holmes design, the ‘Millie’, to cover the modern bride though still with a distinctively vintage look to it…..”