Vintage Wedding Dresses Dreams Are Made Of From Authentic Vintage Bridal
Today I am beyond excited to be sharing the utterly dreamy vintage (and I mean real vintage) wedding dresses of Authentic Vintage Bridal. I have spoken before of my love of vintage wedding dresses, not only because of their inimitable feminine style, that hints at a time of romance; but for the glimpse they offer of a love and marriage that lasted half a century or more; and the beautiful stories and memories that accompany such dresses. So, you can imagine my delight when the lovely Laura, the lady behind Authentic Vintage Bridal emailed me and asked to spread the word of her new online boutique – there may have been a little jumping up and down with delight. And with a range that includes pieces from every decade, era and design movement, from 1920s silk pieces right through to show stopping 1970s Oleg Cassini numbers; I just knew that you would love them too!
With a mission statement like “Our goal is simple: to source the wedding dress of your dreams” you just know these are people with a passion – and it shows. From the gorgeous dresses Laura and the Authentic Vintage Bridal team scour the world for, to the time and care they take lovingly restoring them. Laura said: “It’s wonderful getting to collect these amazing wedding dresses, it’s like being a kid in a sweet shop at times. There’s something so special about the intricate work, beautiful design and individuality of authentic vintage bridal wear that you just don’t get in off-the-shelf wedding dresses.” Where remedial work is needed, British based seamstresses hand-restore the dresses to their former glory, working tirelessly until each and every one is ready to be worn down the aisle.
Whilst the dresses may be the stand out feature of this new boutique, their online store isn’t exactly shabby. In fact sleek and stylish, offering views of each dress from every angle, as well as: close ups, measurements, a detailed description and notes of anything a bride-to-be should be aware of before purchasing. You can be confident in purchasing even the most precious item for your wedding online. The team also offers appointments for anyone wishing to try before buying and international shipping.
See what I mean? Aren’t these dresses just fabulous?? Whilst the collection is predominantly in shades of white and cream, Authentic Vintage Bridal does offer something a little different for the bride not wanting to wed in the more traditional colours, or for your vintage bridesmaid……
Laura is a young mum who discovered her love of vintage wedding dresses when she set out to organise her own wedding. “Authentic Vintage Bridal was born from the hunt for my own wedding dress. I knew what I wanted, but didn’t have much to spend, so searched high and low for my dream vintage dress. The moment I saw it I knew it was the one, but unfortunately my budget meant it wasn’t quite ready to walk down the aisle in. So, I found a seamstress who helped me restore it to its former glory. When I got back from my honeymoon, I started thinking about how much I enjoyed finding and restoring my dress, and I wondered how I might be able to help other brides-to-be ﬁnd the wedding dress of their dreams. And so Authentic Vintage Bridal was born. It has been so exciting ﬁnding the treasures that make up the AV Bridal collection. It’s also lovely to think of brides-to-be lighting up when they see their dream dress in our collection; allowing us to be a little part of their special day.”
And I couldn’t agree with Laura more, there is one other thing that vintage wedding dresses offer you (and at a price you perhaps wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford) “Every woman wants their friends and family, not to mention their other half, to be knocked off their feet as they turn to see you start your walk down the aisle. Nothing does that quite like a vintage wedding dress that is as unique as you are!”