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My Bridal Fashion Guide to Vintage Weddings

I personally love the idea of having a vintage wedding theme. I find it different and unique- and very inspiring to photograph, as a wedding photographer. Vintage dresses are usually made from exquisite fabrics and beautifully crafted. They allow brides to wear something that is totally unique and which can be worn from the day of purchase. Of course, a vintage wedding dress that is in good condition and which fits properly is not always easy to come by.

Vintage Dresses: 

Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone says about her work, “When I design a collection I strive to make a woman feel as special as the delicate creation she is wearing; take her to a enchanted time and place where women are princesses and magnificent goddesses. In today’s modern world we need to pause and indulge in beauty.”

Claire Pettibone Website – Blog

Photo by Elizabeth Messina

Maria Niforos

Maria Niforos has been selling fine antique lace, linens, textiles and fans in London and NYC since 1977. 

Maria Niforos Website

Maria Niforos, Antique Costume, Lace, Textiles
Gallery 226, Showplace Antique and Design Center
40 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 914-674-0194

Jenny Packham

Packham’s regular design presence on the red carpets of Los Angeles infuses the Hollywood crowd with the glamour they adore. Jenny Packham bridal gowns are at the cutting edge of fashion, and are often described as art deco with a real 1920′s & 1930′s feel.

Jenny Packham Website – Twitter – Facebook

 Jenny Packham 2013 Azalea

Dresses: Samuelle Couture and Jenny Packham via Chic Parisian Coral Gables // Hair: The Vintage Bride / Make Up: Jennifer Ireland //More from this shoot can also be seen on Style Me Pretty.

Photography by Jess Petrie



Website – Facebook – Twitter

Gwendolynne Burkin

Gwendolynne Burkin is a rising star of Australian fashion. She launched her own signature label Gwendolynne in 1997 and has established a reputation for beautifully executed clothing with a strong European flavour. Gwendolynne’s designs: have won Fashions on the Field at the Dubai World Cup; were exhibited at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney; appeared in Mercedes advertising campaigns; featured in international Nokia and Sony advertising campaigns; have been commissioned for the Australian Ballet; are showcased at The Salvador Dali ongoing collection in Milan and have been seen on countless celebrities at red carpet events.

Gwendolynne Burkin Website – Facebook – Twitter.

Gwendolynne Violet

Gwendolynne Sabine

Temperley London

Alice Temperley’s timeless, feminine designs combine meticulous detail and embellishments with an English eccentricity and personality drawing on everything British.

Temperley London Website – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube

Elisha from Temperley’s 2012 Collection Ophelia

Johanna Johnson

Website – Facebook – Twitter

Johanna Johnson’s Luxor Collection

The Vintage Wedding Dress Company

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Emannuelle Junqueira

Emannuelle Junqueira is a Brazilian designer who makes elegant, open-backed lace wedding dresses.

Emanuelle Junqueira Website – Facebook – Twitter


Vintage-Inspired Style from the New York Times

Vintage Accessories:

Modern Vintage Gloves

Pure Elation Lace Gloves | Modern Vintage Gloves



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Emmy is a collection of well designed, beautifully feminine and delicate wedding shoes that reflect up-to-date trends in both weddings and fashion. The collection offers a variety of shape, heel height, material and detail to allow the bride to create a unique, personalised product, with every pair being individually custom made.

Efrat Davidsohn

Facebook – Etsy


Moyna New York Website – Facebook – Twitter


Buy it from Bella Bleu


Monsoon Wedding Clutch Accessories – Facebook – Twitter – Youtube

Michal Negrin

Michal Negrin has been creating a unique lifestyle for over two decades with vintage-inspired designs that include jewelry, fashion, home décor, and accessories.

Michal Negrin Website – Blog – Facebook


Website – Facebook – Twitter


Edera Website – Edera Jewelry Blog – Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest – Etsy – Edera Shop

Twigs & Honey

Twigs and Honey Wedding Headpiece Accessories – Blog – Etsy – Facebook – Twitter – Pinterest

Yulia Kunze

Yulia Kunze Vintage Wedding Hairpieces – Facebook
One of a kind vintage headbands, tiaras and wedding hair accessories inspired and lovingly created from antique and vintage jewelry.


Website – Twitter

Emmy Hairpieces

Vintage Wedding Inspiration:

Vintage lace wedding dress on Lauren Bush-Lauren

I hope you enjoy this video of vintage 1920s wedding photos:

Al Jolson – Yoo-Hoo 1922 Yoo Hoo Vintage 1920’s Wedding Photos

Also take a look at my 1920s Style Wedding Dress Inspiration

“The Great Gatsby” Movie Inspiration

With the release of The Great Gatsby, I had to post about it on my blog. I went to see the movie and I found the setting amazing, and I loved the intricately gorgeous costumes used through out this movie. From the beaded flapper dresses to the crystal head pieces, I can’t help but think that this will definitely be the most glamorous and elegant renditions of all.

With designers including Miuccia Prada and Oscar-winner Catherine Martin responsible for dressing the stars, we are set to see outfits inspired by the archives of Prada, Miu Miu, Tiffany & Co and Brooks Brothers.

Here are a few more dresses that can be applicable as wedding dresses inspired by The Great Gatsby:

Jigsaw, sequin flapper dress £325

Johanna Johnson Luxor Collection

Johanna Johnson Store – Facebook – Twitter

via Polkadotbride


Sue Wong

Website – Facebook – Twitter


Website – One Vintage 1920s Flapper Dress – Facebook – Twitter

Blue Velvet Vintage


To find more dresses inspired by the 1920s style, check out My Bridal Fashion Guide to 1920s Style Wedding Dresses

Great Gatsby Inspiration for the Groom

Brooks Brothers

International retailer Brooks Brothers has released a limited-edition menswear collection inspired by the costumes in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The line, produced in collaboration with the film’s costume designer Catherine Martin, is comprised of Art Deco-inspired formalwear and daywear, including tuxedos, tailored suits, suiting separates, shirts, ties, shoes and accessories. Most pieces are inspired directly by looks worn by Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire). The characters’ costumes have been “modified for the collection so they are at once clearly inspired by the era but entirely wearable today,” the company said. A few significant pieces include a pinstriped pink suit made from 100 percent linen-the same fabric used for the film-and a bowtie worn by Gatsby during the film.

Brooks Brothers WebsiteFacebookTwitterYoutubePinterestBlog


Vintage Hairstyle:

Vintage Spiral Curls

Photo by Hazelwood Photo, from Ruffled Blog

Edwardian Hairstyles

To read more about vintage hairstyling check out this article from BHLDN

Below is a short video about how to create the 1920s hairstyle look:

Vintage Make Up:

Vintage Wedding ideas from ChickAdvisor

Vintage Flowers:

Photo by Jose Villa

Photo by Judy Pak Photography

Dress by Jenny Packham

from Style Me Pretty, Photo by The Nichols

Vintage Color Palette:

Rustic Vintage Grey & Peach Wedding Inspiration Board from Heart Love Weddings

via Kiss The Groom

Heart of Gold Inspiration board. Gold, Pink, Blush & Peach

Vintage Wedding Decor:

Photo by Aislinn Kate Photography

Photo by Jose Villa

If you really liked the vintage style, I recommend you have a look at these blogs. They are fantastic resources for brides looking for vintage wedding inspiration, and ideas for weddings with a vintage feel.

You can read more about bridal fashion throughout the years here:


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