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The Top Bridal Trends for 2019

Wow, after a whirlwind few weeks of wedding dresses I have seen and swooned over all the 2019 collections from New York Bridal Fashion Week. And whatever your style, season or budget there really was something for everyone this year! Of course many designers were influenced by the not one but two royal brides of…

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‘Cloud Nine’ – The Stunning New Bridal Collection from Dreamers & Lovers

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Alongside such favourites as Jenny Packham, Claire Pettibone and Pronovias, I have loved sharing new and boutique bridal designers with you this year such as Emily Riggs, Lihi Hod, Saiid Kobeisy and others. And today I have another one, this time for all you vintage loving bohemian brides-to-be currently on the hunt for your perfect wedding dress: Dreamers & Lovers….

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Top 11 Bridal Trends for 2017

Having shared some of my favourite, and most vintage infused, of the latest bridal collections (you can see them here, here, here and here if you missed them), and the Top Ten Wedding Trends for 2017, I thought it was time to unveil the Top 11 most beautiful (and wearable!) Bridal Trends for the coming year. From the very…

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Reem Acra’s Ethereal & Elegant 2017 Bridal Collection

After Lihi Hod’s boho inspired offering earlier in the week, today I’m sharing more beauty from the recent New York Bridal Fashion Week. And this time it’s Reem Acra’s exquisitely romantic secret garden inspired collection….. Reem, known for her refined designs and ability to combine traditional with a modern aesthetic, unveiled a collection for 2017…

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Rose & Delilah’s Romantic New Wedding Dress Collection

If you are a regular visitor to Chic Vintage Brides you may well be familiar with the beautiful bridal gowns by Rose & Delilah (you can see past posts featuring their beautiful designs here) I make no secret of my love for their exquisitely delicate and timelessly elegant wedding dresses, and so I couldn’t be any more delighted to be unveiling…

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Karen Willis Holmes Exquisite 2016 Bridal Collection

Following on from yesterday’s romance filled engagement shoot, we are continuing the romantic theme with the most stunning shoot capturing the beautiful new bridal collection from one of my favourite designers, Karen Willis Holmes. If that name is new to you, you won’t have to scroll much further to see why she is one of Australia’s…

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Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons

20 Chic 1950s Inspired Wedding Dresses

As we’re approaching the end of this series of 1950s themed Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons, I thought it was about time we focused on the most important detail of any wedding, 1950s inspired or otherwise. I am of course talking THE dress! And with many of the fashion details so popular back then on trend again, you lucky brides looking to…

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Wedding Dresses

The Art Deco Inspired 2016 Bridal Collection from Theia

I have something a little different for you this beautiful Monday morning. I am sticking with the stunning 2016 bridal collections that were unveiled at NY Bridal Fashion Market earlier this month, but where as Claire Pettibone’s was hauntingly romantic, today’s collection from designer Don O’Neill at Theia is somewhat edgier – definitely for the…

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Jenny Packham’s Enchanting Spring 2016 Bridal Collection

Following on from last Monday’s glimpse of the gorgeous tea length gowns in House of Mooshki’s 2016 Bridal collection (which, if you missed it, really is a must see), we’re starting this week with something a little extra special from designer of the moment Jenny Packham and last month’s Bridal Market. If you love art deco decadence and ethereal elegance…

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Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons

Bridal Gowns Simply Perfect for a Spring Wedding

So far on our saunter through Spring we have now looked at the most gorgeous Spring wedding invitations, stunning wedding tablescapes, beautiful Spring bridal bouquets, delicious ideas for Spring wedding cakes, 5 gorgeous looks for your grooms and the most perfect palettes for a Spring wedding – phew! With just a couple more weeks to go, in today’s Snippets, Whispers…

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Bridal Fashion

An Exclusive Early Glimpse at BHLDN’s Spring 2015 Collection

Good morning! If you follow Chic Vintage Brides you will know BHLDN (the bridal sister to the fabulous Anthropologie) is something of a fave of mine! Their carefully curated collections, always brimming with uniquely vintage-inspired style and overflowing with romance, are never less than enchanting. I love how they pull together entire ensembles, for brides and bridesmaids, of beautifully…

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Top 10 Bridal Trends for 2015

Good morning lovelies! It only seems like yesterday that I was scouring the catwalks and collections for my pick of the Top 10 Wedding Dress Trends for 2014 (you can see them here and here if you missed them) yet we are already fast approaching the end of 2014 (there are only 5 weeks until…

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Romantique – Claire Pettibone’s New 2015 Collection

Claire Pettibone has long been the queen of ethereal elegance and romance – who could forget her Still Life and Decoupage collections? Breathtaking Edwardian inspired visions; brimming with gowns of lace, adorned with fancy floral appliques. ‘Romantique‘, her 2015 collection however, channels a far more free-spirited, dare I say 1970s vibe? Think boho with a hint of…

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‘The Laneway Shoot’ by Gwendolynne

If you have been following Chic Vintage Brides for a while then you will know just what to expect from Gwendolynne, one of Australia’s leading bridal designers (and favourite of mine – you can see more of her work on CVB here, here and you absolutely must see this!) If you’re new to the blog…

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Gorgeous Vintage Bridal Gowns from Gossamer

Oh I am so excited about today’s post! You might have glimpsed over the last few weeks, if you follow Chic Vintage Brides on Facebook and Pinterest, some of the most exquisite vintage wedding dresses you ever will – I mean seriously, seriously stunning! (and at a steal of a price for their age and…

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Monique Lhuillier’s Bliss Collection at Paperswan Bride

It has always felt a little unfair that Kiwi brides-to-be have to travel across the ditch or even further to sample the delights of designer bridal fashion. Well, no longer is that the case thanks to Wellington’s chic little bridal boutique Paperswan Bride (if you need a memory jog of just how chic this boutique is, take a look here…..heavenly!) who have…

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Johanna Johnson’s Spring/Summer 2014 ‘Muse’ Collection

Thanks to the much anticipated release of Baz Luhrman’s Great Gatsby on the big screen we have seen a return to favour for 1920′s silhouettes and everything Art Deco throughout 2013 (and long may it continue!) But Art Deco isn’t just a trend for Johanna Johnson, it is in her DNA, the designer never strays from this most inspiring era and few do Deco better…

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Claire Pettibone’s Still Life Bridal Collection

There is literally no other Bridal designer on earth like Claire Pettibone (I love Vera Wang for her boldness, Monique Lhuillier for her romantic drama and Jenny Packham for her deco decadence) but Claire Pettibone with her entrancing wedding dresses, never fails to take my breath away – and make me wish I could get married…

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Naeem Khan’s First Bridal Collection

Many of the world’s most stylish women have long been devotees of designer Naeem Khan. Committed to adorning elegant women in clothes befitting their refinement, since his eponymous collection in 2003, his glittering fan base of starlets and socialites includes Beyonce, Penelope Cruz, Emily Blunt, Michelle Obama and Queen Noor of Jordan, and his designs…

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Vera Wang’s Fanciful Fall 2014 Collection

Just when I thought Chic Vintage Brides birthday week couldn’t be topped, I start to see glimpses from New York Bridal Fashion Week and we are talking serious icing on the cake here ladies, prepare to be wowed (and to want every dress you are about to see) With Vera Wang you know to expect the unexpected…

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Luisa Beccaria’s Luxurious Fall 2013 Collection

It was the unveiling of her Fall 2012 Collection a whole year ago that first drew me to the contemporary romantic designer Luisa Beccaria and her classically timeless gowns, but if that collection was beautiful, her Fall 2013 collection is absolutely breathtaking!….. Luisa chose the timeless elegance of the 30s as her muse and the…

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Titania – Temperley’s Timeless Spring 2014 Collection

I have talked before about my love of Alice Temperley‘s timeless, feminine designs; and last month the vintage, ethereal and bohemian London based design house showcased their latest beautiful collection….. The Temperley Bridal Spring 2014 Titania Collection conveys an elegance and sophistication with a selection of exquisite silhouettes that celebrate the female form; combining meticulous detail and embellishments…

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Jenny Packham’s Age of Elegance Inspired 2014 Bridal Collection

No designer creates outfits for the modern-day goddess quite like Jenny Packham and her recently unveiled Spring 2014 Collection, inspired by the Belle Epoque, contained everything we have come to expect from this deco-divine designer – vintage-inspired dresses that simply ooze glamour and luxury, sleek sheaths and stunning gowns with plunging necklines, shimmering with embroidery and embellishments….. From the great lady…

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Monique Lhuillier’s Luxurious 2014 Collection

Oooh it was going to be pretty tough to top yesterday’s post for gown gorgeousness – Karen Willis Holme’s 2013 Collection really is breathtaking….. but if any designer can be trusted to create a collection that exudes luxury and is packed full of wow, it is Monique Lhuillier! Monique’s innate sense of style and understanding of…

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Vera Wang’s Monochrome 2014 Bridal Collection

Vera Wang‘s latest collection is ever the much anticipated event. You can always trust VW to push the bridal boundaries, and to create a collection of bridal gowns to make you gasp (who could forget this time last year, her beautifully bold exploration of red!) And her 2014 Collection unveiled this week at NY Bridal Market is no exception………

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Dramatically Romantic Gwendolynne Inspiration Shoot

Be prepared to be wowed! Chic Vintage Brides has shared a fair number of inspiration shoots but never one so breathtakingly beautiful! These photos are like pre-raphaelite works of art, as dramatic and romantic as a John William Waterhouse painting; collectively creating a shoot that is like a walk through the Louvre….. It may look a little…

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Gwendolynne’s 2013 Collection from Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Through her beautiful bridal collections Gwendolynne Burkin long established herself as one of Australia’s top bridal designers. A fashion purist who avoids fashion trends and remains true to her own sense of style Gwendolynne‘s gowns are Art Deco infused, exquisitely embellished pieces of art…… Created from the most beautifully delicate, floaty fabrics of champagne, silver, gold and…

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An Alluring Fall 2013 Bridal Collection from Monique Lhuillier

Today I have even more pretty from the recent New York Bridal Fashion Week! This time it comes from couture bridal designer and celebrity favorite Monique Lhuillier, who presented a stunning Fall 2013 collection….. Monique Lhuillier is the designer of choice for the fashion forward bride who wants to look elegant, but with an edge. Monique’s designs have always captured…

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In Love with Claire Pettibone’s Fall 2013 Bridal Collection

After yesterday’s classic ivory bridal Fall 2013 collection from Vera Wang, I have something a little different, but equally dreamy, from New York Bridal Fashion Week for you today….. Claire Pettibone sent her nymph-like models, dancing barefoot down a romantic runway blanketed in pretty pink and red rose petals. Adorned with silk flower crowns, corsages and necklaces; in gowns of gossamer fit…

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Vera Wang’s Classic Fall 2013 Bridal Collection

Oh it’s my favourite time of year again, it’s New York Bridal Fashion Week!! And I have been glued to my laptop screen all weekend soaking up the sneak peeks – and they haven’t disappointed! Vera Wang‘s Fall 2013 Collection was everything we have come to expect and love – glamorous, multidimensional designs, with cascading, sumptuous…

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Gorgeous Gwendolynne Gowns

I am a little ashamed it has taken me so long to post about ‘Gwendolynne’, particuarly as I fell in love with her designs the moment I saw them. It is no surprise that through her beautiful bridal gowns Gwendolynne Burkin has established herself as one of Australia’s fashion purists; she works with intuition, avoids…

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Marchesa’s Marvellous Spring 2013 Collection

Continuing the unveiling of the new 2013 Collections from this year’s Bridal Market, today I have Marchesa for you – and this collection has everything we have come to expect from this red carpet favourite! Full of incredible modern design, fused with good old fashioned romance, design duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have done…

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Enchanting Bridal Gowns from Collette Dinnigan

I stumbled across this beautiful Blush Bridal Gown (already featured once on CVB in my Utterly Gorgeous Coloured Gowns for the Unconventional Bride post) on the fabulous Magnolia Rouge blog  and fell in love with it all over again…… I should have known that it was (of course) created by one of my favourite designers, Collette Dinnigan. (Photographer Kate…

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Claire Pettibone’s 2012 Beautiful Beau Monde Collection

Previously, I have refrained from sharing the glorious creations of the Wedding dress designer of today’s post, because sadly she is currently not stocked in Australia or New Zealand – it would be cruel to tease you with such beauteous bridal gowns as these, if they are not available here…..  However, with her simply breathtaking 2012 collection,…

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Bridal Accessories

Deliciously Downton Vera

I am so SO excited by my latest find! One of my biggest loves (at the moment) is the fashion of ‘La Belle Epoque’ – that golden age at the end of the 19th century and before World War I, when women still wore the lavish tightly corseted bodices and long skirts of the Edwardian era.

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Designer Jenny Packham – Queen of Deco

I think it only right that the first designer I feature on my blog should be the designer I chose for my own wedding! Jenny Packham is the award-winning British designer (International Couture Bridal Designer of the Year in 2007 and British Bridal Dress Designer in 2008) now world-renowned for her stunning, vintage inspired bridal dresses – she…

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