Posts Tagged: Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress

Belle And Bunty 2016 Collection – Bohemian Luxe

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Wedding Dresses By Belle & Bunty

The latest Belle and Bunty bridal collection ‘A Piece of My Heart’ encapsulates a 1970s inspired boho vibe perfect for the cool, contemporary bride. 

Joni Dress - Belle & Bunty 2016 Collection A Piece Of My Heart

Having recently attended London Bridal Fashion Week (yes, it’s a thing!) I spent some time hanging out with the fabulous and talented ladies behind Belle & Bunty Bridal. Their stand was was styled to perfection (all about the jungle vibes) but really their wedding dresses from their latest bridal collection ‘A Piece of My Heart’ were the big showcase.

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Modern Vintage Romantic Wedding Shoot – Chosen Wedding Fair

INSPIRATION, Design & Decor, DIY, Florals, Food & Drink, PLANNING, Events Calendar

Modern Vintage Styled Romantic Inspired Wedding Shoot by Paola De Paola

Whilst we’re used to seeing lots of ‘vintage’ inspired wedding shoots, I love the fun fresh style to this shoot that puts a more modern spin on the whole styling. This shoot was the brain child of photographer Paola de Paola and Lauren of French Made with Curious Fair and Chosen Wedding stepping on board to bring things together further.

The project was a collaboration with talented friends and suppliers who are exhibitors at the upcoming Chosen Wedding Fair which will take place on Sunday 27th April at Islington Assembly Hall. 

“With the idea of showcasing a contemporary styled vintage wedding – the style of Chosen Wedding Fairs – we hope that the images show the unique, bespoke and fresh ideas that are on offer from these and more talented suppliers who are part of the Chosen family, as well as the fun, freedom and exhilaration that two people share on their wedding day.” 

The shoot that took place at alternative wedding venue, a Victorian warehouse Brixton East showcases a modern vintage romantic ‘secret wedding’ which offers a fresh approach just like the Chosen Wedding Fair aims to do. “We really wanted to show how contemporary styling could bring a different look or edge to a vintage styled wedding, offering an alternative fresh look to what is already lovely, but may have been done before. Finding Brixton East was a fantastic part of the journey in planning the shoot, the brickwork walls, wooden flooring and rustic feel set the perfect backdrop for the playful ‘secret wedding’ shoot bursting with colour, excitement and a lot of tiny details to bring the wow factor to life.”

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Curious Fair who also style the Chosen Wedding Fair’s event interior design – set chose a very romantic pink and pastel colour palette interspersed with glitter and sequins giving it a contemporary Art Deco vibe – something that the venue for our April fair encapsulates at the Deco built Assembly Hall in Islington. They also created geometric shape decorations placed throughout the sequinned tablescape. They created a couple of Art Deco inspired headdresses made from upcycled jewellery.

French Made owner Lauren combines her French background and love for fantastic tasting and high quality food with her now London based eclectic, rustic and vintage inspired style, they will be exhibiting with Chosen Wedding Fair in October.

Paola is a London based photographer who’s style of work encapsulates Chosen Wedding Fair’s vision – bringing to life contemporary but with a vintage style twist, you van meet Paola on April 27th and October 19th.

The Chosen Wedding Fair was created in 2012 by a frustrated bride-to-be, and has steadily been growing as it aims for a fresh and fun way to discover and design your own unique personalised wedding. Chosen work very hard to handpick each exhibitor and they are fortunate enough to showcase excellent talent from bespoke designer makers and vintage aficionados in the surrounding area. 

Their upcoming London event is held at Islington Assembly Hall on Sunday April 27th and also later in the year on October 19th 2014. To find out more information or to book tickets visit their website: www.chosenwedding.com

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Film-makers Lovestorage also captured the shoot on this fun film, enjoy!

It’s a pleasure to feature this shoot that showcases so many fabulous London wedding suppliers so do check out the credits below of all those involved!

Location: Brixton East/ Photographer: Paola de Paola / Designer + Stylist: Curious Fair /Headpieces: Curious Fair / Cake Designer: French Made / China + Props: Mrs Terrence / Hair + make up: Cristina Pala Hair Make up / Decor : The Sweet Hostess / Promoter: Chosen Wedding Fair / Flowers:  Ladybird Flowers  / Veil: Kelly Spence Bridal Design / Suit: Tweed Addict / Dresses: Days of Grace Vintage / Videographer: Love Storage  /Models: Adeline & Scott

* Entry closes Wednesday 23rd, winners will be contacted by email on Thursday 24th April

Ellie + Liam – Vintage Hackney Wedding at The Roost

WEDDINGS, Informal, Vintage Inspired

Winter Hackney Wedding at The Roost by Christine Wehrmeier

Although it’s just turned into Spring, here’s a wonderful winter’s wedding to share with you today. Ellie and Liam had an intimate vintage inspired Hackney wedding at the very cool venue The Roost. I love how their style translates through their day beautifully, even the stunning ceremony backdrop of the Town Hall Hotel is in keeping with their glamorous Old  Hollywood style.

“We didn’t set out to have a theme as such – we both love to travel and it was while backpacking throughout Central America for 6 months that Liam proposed, so we decided to incorporate this into our day. Small and intimate and fun for all was our vision so we invited just our close family and friends and ‘relaxed’ on the formalities.”

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Got to love how Ellie went from her cute onesie into glamorous starlet! Ellie wore the Lalique Lace 1920.1 dress by Charlie Brear which was the catlayst for her beautifully original vintage inspired bridal style “It was all a bit by accident really. I had a very different look in mind and after trying many dresses I was persuaded to try on a different style and was completely surprised by how much I loved it and from there a 1930’s theme fell into place. I really enjoyed the search for original vintage pieces though I’m particularly fond of my shoes! I gave the bridesmaids free reign to choose their own dresses for the day and they chose the same one!”  

Ellie accessorised the dress with a number of original 1930s items that she sourced such herself, such as the Ermine fur cape, the rhinestone bracelethair comb and dress clips. She then teamed the dress with the most perfectly matched ‘Francesca’ shoes by Emmy London.

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Liam’s pocket handkerchief was a token gift from the bride on the morning of the ceremony… Ellie had it made for him out of the spare material left from her wedding dress. And Liam surprised Ellie with a custom made pair of ‘just married’ converse shoes! How sweet and thoughtful are those gifts!

“Since we had decided upon a winter wedding we simply chose a colour to complement the season – a nice rich berry red for the bridesmaids dresses and matching ties for the groomsmen. We also chose this colour for the brides bouquet of Amaryllis and Roses. We chose simple Gypsophelia bouquets for the bridesmaids – such a delicate flower that looks like a whispery ball of lace!”

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“We used to live next door to the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green and would regularly pop in to the bar for our favourite night cap – the best Old Fashioned cocktail in town! We wanted a small London wedding with just our closest friends and family, and after discussing our search for a suitable venue that day, the bar tender suggested we take a look at the stunning Council Chamber which was not only perfect in size but stood apart from any other we had seen and the decision was made!”

The ceremony was such a meaningful, poignant part of the day for the couple, “After I said my vows my husband said ‘thank you’. I still get teary when I think of that moment!” Liam says “When my beautiful wife walked in, seeing her in the dress – it was a very powerful moment. Although he also recalls another of his favourite moments of the day, “When she went wrong during the first dance and I didn’t!”. 

The couple had some beautiful live acoustic music sung during the ceremony by Charlotte Kao and Spencer Taylor from Him and Her which added to the intimacy of the day.

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“Our photographer Christine Wehrmeier is a very close friend and we had the privilege of having our photos taken by her a year or so before we became engaged and loved the results so it was very easy to make that choice!

As is popular with London weddings, the couple had a routemaster bus to transport their guests to their venue reception, but this is a beautiful special vintage one complete with old adverts, how fun!

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“We found The Roost and we just loved the quirky-ness of it with it’s fabulously eclectic decor and being just a short bus ride from the Ceremony it was the perfect location and size for our reception. The venue spoke for itself so there was very little required in terms of decor on the day – just fairy lighting in the windows of our reception dining room” 

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“We wanted good quality hearty food for a winter day. Bangers and mash is our favourite meal so we decided this would be the menu for our wedding. We didn’t want a cake as neither of us particularly eat it so we decided to do something different… we made our own Wedding Jelly! We recreated the moment Liam proposed whilst Scuba diving with an underwater scene using lego parts complete with a scuba diving bride & groom!” That’s definitely an original wedding cake if ever I saw it! Love how they incorporated their engagement proposal into the day and who doesn’t like jelly right?

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“We came across Paddy playing the Disco Shed at Bestival and when we found he did Disco Wed to we booked him straight away – EVERYONE was on the dance floor ALL night! For entertainment we made up our own DIY photo booth with silly wigs and hats and a Polaroid camera – such fun and so easy!”

Don’t stress about the details and how it will all ‘look’ – Weddings are about commitment and celebrating love. Weddings are about people. Weddings are about you. Build on that and everything else will follow. Choose the right photographer for you and your style, not because of the price! That’s the biggest investment you will make of your day as those pictures will be the memories that last. If you find the right one for you they will find the details that matter.

Huge thanks to the lovely Ellie and Liam and to their photographer Christine for sharing their wedding day, so charming and such fun!

Photography: Christine Wehrmeier / Ceremony: Town Hall Hotel / Reception Venue: The Roost / Bride’s Dress: Charlie Brear / Bride’s Shoe: Emmy London  / Bridesmaids: Biba at House of Fraser / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Paul Smith / Hair: Brett at Tommy Guns / Make Up: Samantha Pasinee Fach / Florist: Birksen / Catering: Easy Gourmet / DJ: Discowed / Vintage Routemaster Bus: Ensign Bus Company

House of Mooshki – Vintage Inspired Wedding Dresses

AISLE STYLE, Bridal Style

Mooshki Bridal - Holly Wedding Dress

The love for vintage inspired wedding dresses is going nowhere it would appear. The romance of peek-a-boo lace, the swish of the 50s tulle skirt, the candy colours and big satin bows…they all make for perfect lady-like details on a wedding dress and House of Mooshki has these in spades.

House of Mooshki are bespoke wedding dress designers, and with their own collection brides are able to customise each dress to make it truly unique. Not only do they offer a great service in terms of timeframe [they welcome last minute brides and generally turn dresses around in a month!] but also their very reasonable price tag with the collection ranging from £1350-1950. They offer a crazy 80 shades of colour so if you are looking for an unusual wedding dress from blush pink, emerald green or even black then these are your go-to ladies.

“All of our dresses are made to measure and finished to a very high standard. They all come with inbuilt corsets/bra’s to offer the best possible structure and support. Each of our gowns is created with pride, from the very first sketches right through to the finished dress.

We source some of the best fabrics from around the world, from satins and silks, to chiffons, taffeta and organza’s. Recently, we have noticed a huge increase in brides turning their back on the traditional white wedding gown in favour of a more modern dress that can be worn time and time again. Vintage wedding dresses are also in huge demand with us at the moment taking inspiration from classic eras and characters in history.”

Particular highlights from their collection for me are Mae, the Dior inspired off the shoulder calf length dress in heavy lace is incredibly stylish and classic and Audrey, a tea-length dress with scalloped edge neckline, cap sleeves and the prettiest spot tulle and floral appliqué. Cute as a button! As a lover of stripes I couldn’t not mention the Holly too!

Mooshki Bridal - Rhian Wedding DressRHIAN // Spot tulle tea length dress with elbow length sleeves and daisy lace trim 

Mooshki Bridal - Zara Wedding DressZARA // Tea length tulle skirt with beaded open necked bodice with long fitted sleeves

Mooshki Bridal - Sarah Wedding DressSARAH // Tea Length full lace wedding dress with cap sleeves

Mooshki Bridal - Kathryn Wedding DressKATHRYN // Calf length tulle and lace wedding dress with lace bodice and key hole back and cap sleeves

Mooshki Bridal - Vera Wedding DressVERA // Full tulle gown with delicate lace bodice and short sleeves

Mooshki Bridal - Mae Wedding DressMAE // Classic in design from a bi-gone era where Dior ruled the catwalks.

Mooshki Bridal - Lou Lou Wedding DressLOU LOU // Strapless A-line Tulle and Lace Gown

Mooshki Bridal - Audrey Wedding DressAUDREY // Short Swiss Dot Tulle and Lace 1950’s Wedding Dress

Mooshki Bridal - Deborah Wedding DressDEBORAH // A beautiful full A-Line full tulle skirt with delicate heavy lace falling from the waist

Mooshki Bridal - Mae Wedding DressMAE

Mooshki Bridal - Grace Wedding DressGRACE // Lace tea length full circle skirt gown with long lace sleeves key hole back and mandarin scallop edge collar

Mooshki Bridal - Tiffany Wedding DressTIFFANY // Column satin 2 in 1 wedding gown with detachable skirt and train

Mooshki Bridal - Elle & Abbie Wedding DressELLE // Tea length circle skirt sleeveless gown in duck egg blue overlaid in damask devore silk

ABBIE // Strapless blush pink vintage tea length tulle and french corded lace gown

Mooshki Bridal - Holly Wedding DressHOLLY // Tea length full circle skirt of satin and organza striped sleeveless wedding dress

Mooshki Bridal - Darla Wedding DressDARLA // Tulle and lace vintage inspired calf length gown with elbow length fitted sleeves.

With branches in London [Havering] and the North East, they also welcome brides from further afield and have a number of UK stockists which you can see here. House of Mooshki also specialise in custom made bespoke wedding dresses, so to get in touch about commissioning a design please visit their website here.

So much pretty for a Monday morning! Would love to know which ones you are coveting…