Like the greatest love story that keeps coming back, weddings have held our hearts since the dawn of time. While the modern bride is made with sugar and spice and everything nice, the vintage bride is all the rage. Take some time to address what kind of gown you see yourself in for vintage weddings. Taking something old, something new… to the next level, here are our “somethings” that will fill that romantic needs in all our hearts.
A little bit of lace goes a long way. Or make that lace the center of attention with a full-fledged bridal gown decked with vintage appeal. The Titanic dress has been in vogue since the onslaught of the PBS show Downton Abbey. This style is perfect with tophats, pinstripe suits and elegant tea service weddings.
The elopement has been taking the world by storm. While wedding prices are soaring through the roof, you’ll get a hefty chunk of change saved just by eloping. A small service with friends or a courtyard announcement will do for the delicious vintage wedding dress that’s got a sexy cut in front and back. Woud YOU dare?
Another popular new vintage wedding trend, the Victorian wedding goes right along with the Titanic with a great deal more attention to detail. Three-piece suits and a green lawn full of jewel-bedecked guests. Long flowing lace Victorian layers and antique jewelry. A style like this is packed with Victorian air without the heavy corset, too!
The vibrance of youth cannot be compared. Even in a vintage style affair, that vintage can be attained. Choose from girlish elements like the tea-length dress, the Peter Pan collar, or a romantic sheath that is both modern and vintage. Once the dress is arranged, the details behind the dress can begin to formulate.
The chic vintage bride is often referred to as “bohemian” but this is not always true. A genuine vintage chic is something sleek and refined. The seventies flower child bride seems more bohemian. Experiment with varied elements that make the dress yours and vintage and chic.
Many vintage eras have been portrayed differently than they were in reality. The truth of everyday vintage was that it was EVERYDAY. It was something ladies went to work wearing. They were dresses they wore to take the train, to shop in, to dance in. If you want the simple vintage dress, it can still have the romantic and fancy elements appropriate for a wedding. Choose an era and research what those ladies did, what they wore everyday, and your dress will be that much more authentic.
Our featured color this month, the blue dress is one that is often forgotten in the closet. It brings life and light to any skintone and smoothes in a similar way to black. In honor of our “something” theme, we couldn’t resist. A blue wedding dress should be the next best trend. A vintage wedding is the perfect unconventional and yet classic venue for a dress like this.
Ah we love a vintage wedding. Weddings are, in themselves, tremendous events. Bring a touch of the antique or make it the theme of the day and you’ll be sure to find your true wedding style.