Timeless & Romantic Wedding Inspiration

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Cranberry Christmas – Inspiration for a Cranberry Red Wedding

I am feeling festive following a jolly fab, first Kiwi Christmas! And for me, Christmas will always be about deep, rich, warm colours, my favourite being Cranberry Red……

Vintage Cranberry Christmas Wedding Inspiration Board

Cranberry Embroidery, Cranberry Table Setting, Get Your Cranberry On, Vintage Christmas Card, Red Trees, Glamourous Dress + 40s Hair, Hat & Lipstick Image, Love is Patient
(embracing my new Summer Christmas, I am working on a more seasonal inspiration board as well)

This shade is dramatic, sultry, passionate and glamorous all rolled in to one and mixed with neutral shades of winter white (or ivory), natural hessian, burnished brown or slate grey makes for a strikingly unforgettable wedding!

Cranberry Wedding Inspiration Board

Cranberry Red Dress – Elie SaabRed Velvet Cake, Cranberry Blocks – Etsy, Cranberry Shoes – found on Elizabeth Messina, Vintage Glass Beads – Etsy, Ruby Earrings, Ruby Ring – The Natural Sapphire Company, Bouquet – Style Me Pretty via Pinterest, Cranberry Fabric – Etsy, Cranberry Wedding Stationery – Paper Marc,  Cranberry Pomegranate Margarita – Pinterest, Makeup – Pinterest

Whilst deep red lippie may always be reminiscent of the roaring forties, this colour is timeless, suiting any and all eras – from the 1920s to the 1950s (I would sway towards a more poppy red for the swinging 60s)

Johanna Johnson has just released her 2012 Collection (more on ‘The Luxor’ to follow!) and oh my, as always, she hasn’t disappointed. I have selected the Odetta with its bias cut satin, stylish embellishments and drop waist it takes me straight back to the 1920s……

Johanna Johnson The Odetta 1920s inspired Wedding Dress - Front

Johanna Johnson 2012 Collection The Odetta 1920s inspired satin Wedding Dress - Back

This fishtail dress with sweetheart neckline, tulle overlay and ruched bodice with detachable precious stone and Swarovski crystals halter strap with razor back is reminiscent of the 1930s (the decade halternecks became fashionable) but with a definite modern twist……

Blue by Enzoani Halterneck Wedding Dress - Dayton

Blue by Enzoani Wedding Dress - Dayton (back)

For a look straight out of the 1940s this Jesus Peiro bias cut, long sleeved bridal gown with its lace cuffs and incredible back detail would just be perfection……

Jesus Peiro Long Sleeved Wedding Dress 3052

Jesus Peiro Long Sleeved Wedding Dress 3052

 Or this oh so Grace Kelly-esque, 1950s inspired bridal gown from La Sposa with its bateau neckline and full skirt……

La Sposa 1950s inspired Bridal Gown Simbolo

La Sposa 1950s inspired Bridal Gown Simbolo - Back

I always feel a dramatic colour requires a dramatic dress, so if you want to shy away from a particular era, then this Alfred Angelo fishtail bridal gown is traditional with its luxurious lace and exquisite embroidery, yet contemporary with elements such as the beautiful and sophisticated illusion bateau neckline……

Alfred Angelo 2302 Wedding Dress with Illusion neckline

Or this Justin Alexander strapless sweetheart bridal gown, with a bodice adorned with stunning beaded, pleated organza fans, a pleated silk dupion waist band and a  full tulle skirt with a chapel length train……

Justin Alexander 8591 Strapless Bridal Gown with Tulle Skirt

Justin Alexander 8591 Bridal Gown Bodice Fan Detail

Festive farewells!