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  • Womens Pisarro Nights Beaded Illusion Mesh Gown


  • Art-Deco Sequin Gown


  • Phase Eight Louise Beaded Wedding Dress Yellow Wedding


  • Wedding dress 1920s vintage inspired white with crystal beadwork sequins flutter skirt flapper gown retroWedding dress 1920s vintage inspired white with crystal beadwork sequins flutter skirt flapper gown retro


  • Bridal Gloves Lace Wedding Party Evening Short Gloves


  • BHLDN Odalis Gown

  • Making Vintage Wedding Dresses: Inspiring Timeless Style


  • Vogue Patterns Misses Bridal – V8374


  • Galina Gown in White


  • Cape May Beaded Maxi Dress in 22 – Short Sleeve Long by ModCloth


  • Showcase White Danni Bridal Maxi Dress


  • Phase Eight Milly Beaded Wedding Dress White Wedding


  • Lace Wedding Dress Simple Wedding Dress Wedding Gown


  • Siren Gown in White


  • Vogue Patterns Misses Bridal – V2965


  • Retro Flapper Dress Lace Wedding Dress Flapper Wedding Dress


  • MUXXN Womens 30s Brief Elegant Mermaid Evening Dress


  • Phase Eight Layla Lace Wedding Dress Cream Wedding


  • Sachin & Babi Avila Gown

  • Womens Tadashi Shoji Lace Applique V-Neck Tulle Wedding Dress


  • Daughters of Simone Gema Gown

  • R M Richards Sleeveless Beaded V-Neck Dress and Jacket


  • 1930s Wedding Dress ASTRID1930s Wedding Dress ASTRID


  • This I Promise You White and Nude Beaded Sequin Maxi Dress – Lulus


  • Calvin Klein Popover Cape Gown w Embellished Neck Cream Womens Dress


  • 1930s Wedding Dress DAHLIA1930s Wedding Dress DAHLIA


  • Cape May Beaded Maxi Dress in 22 – Short Sleeve Long by ModCloth


  • Amsale Arcady Dress

  • Hope Ivy Dotty Mesh Maxi Bridal Dress With Embroidery And High Neck Detail – White


  • R&M Richards RM Richards Womens Plus Size Ruffled Trim Lace Jacket Mother Of The Bride Dress


  • Plus Size Womens Kiyonna Amour Lace Gown


  • Adley White Lace Three-Quarter Backless Maxi Dress – Lulus


  • Scalloped Lace Neck And Train Bridal Dress – Ivory 32


  • Illusion floral lace sheath dress


  • 1920s Inspired Wedding Maxi Dress in Off White


  • Womens Wayf The Vlora Floral Double Strap Gown


  • Giovanna Signature Short Sleeve Evening Gown Womens Size 18 White


  • Kate Flapper Dress in White


  • Flynn White Lace Maxi Dress – Lulus


  • Phase Eight Leonora Sequin Embroidered Bridal Dress Neutral Maxi


  • Love You Tonight White Lace Midi Dress – Lulus


The 1930s was the golden age for women’s fashion as we saw Hollywood starlets in glamorous gowns on screen and walking down the red carpet.

It was also a time where women’s fashion was shifting to focus more on the natural waistline as a way to move away from the shapeless look of the 1920s. The women were now excited to accentuate their waist and wear flattering silhouettes. And for brides looking to recreate a 1930s glamour on their wedding day, the Lillian West 2016 collection is the ultimate match.

The plunging neckline and revealing back on Style 6374 takes elements from Hollywood glamour. This gown is sure to leave your fiancé speechless as he sees you walking down the aisle in this charmeuse fit and flare wedding dress.

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Style 6375 from the new Lillian West collection offers two looks with one dress. The first is an ethereal bridal look with a tulle and horsehair flowly skirt. The second look is created by removing the overlay tulle skirt and revealing the full lace fit and flare silhouette. This small modification creates two completely different looks brides can switch to for their ceremony and reception.

The straight silhouette on Style 6376 is very reminiscent on the 1930s popular fashion silhouette. The chic shape makes the eyes emphasize on the ruching on the bodice and really shows off the intricate beading on the illusion back. You will be a memorable bride in this figure-flattering wedding dress.

For a throwback to this classic fashion period Style 6378 is the perfect option. From the refined silhouette and neckline to the stunning lace, this gown screams 1930s! The Venice lace is delicately placed over the shoulders, cuffs, and back to create an ultra feminine wedding day look.

The 1930s was a return to a more fashionable and ladylike appearance in which Style 6383 embodies this perfectly with its soft lace illusion neckline and ethereal lace chapel length train. The subtle embroidered lace offers just enough pop without overwhelming the effortless wedding dress.

To view more of the dreamy, romantic and ultra feminine wedding dresses, head to the Lillian West gallery.

One of the very greatest pleasures of being in the position I am as blogger, is that I get to use Love My Dress® as a platform to showcase amazing, British talent. Today I am so excited to be sharing details of a beautiful new collection with you, created by a lady who has been with me every step of the way throughout my past five years of my adventures in the land of weddings.

Vicky Rowe first came to my attention in 2008, as I was researching for my own wedding. I used to spend an unhealthy amount of time in online wedding forums, gaining inspiration and supplier details from other brides. To me, Vicky was this mesmerising character from the start – she had amazing stories to tell about how her Grandma used to perform for the Folies Bergère in the 20’s, and how her Grandma’s style had influenced her own love for the fashions and aesthetics of that period. She was also amongst those that helped the vintage scene explode a few years back – she was running a vintage china hire company, the first of it’s kind in the UK. She also had a fondness for fashioning 1920s style cloche hats and would wax lyrical aver her love of beaded flapper style frocks. It’s a look that heavily influenced her own wedding which features both on Love My Dress, and in my book, Style Me Vintage Weddings.

Needless to say, we connected pretty much instantly and have remained friends every since. Five years on, Vicky has harnessed her true life passions and talent in design to produce an exquisite collection full of beautifully beaded and intricately hand embellished dresses and headpieces, evocative of the 1920s and 30s, but with a with an updated, contemporary feel for today’s modern bride. And I think you’re going to love it.

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“My dresses aren’t your traditional wedding gown – and this originates from my obsession with the 1920’s and 30’s and that female rebellious streak of the era. I love the intricate bead and sequin embellishment from the 20s which abruptly stopped during the Great Depression. I see my designs as more heirloom pieces than your average wedding dress.”

Photography Copyright (c) 2014, by Ria Mishaal for Vicky Rowe

“Prior to becoming a designer, I trained as a surveyor and went on to be a successful project manager – an experience which has provided me with skills in planning, time management, organisation and of course, working under pressure. I have however always been creative and during my years in the corporate world, I felt that part of me was left missing and unfulfilled.

During this period, I studied Millinery with ‘Rose Cory’ in London during the evenings and at weekends, and before long, I started to take private commissions – moving on to running successful hen party millinery workshops for Hen parties all over the country.”

“I had also set up Vintage Tea Sets, a china hire company, after collecting so much antique and vintage china for my own own wedding. I was one of the first people to do this in the UK and had the likes of Fortnum and Mason and The Sanderson Hotel as my clients.

In 2010 I left my job in surveying and pursued my cloche hat making and vintage teat set businesses full time which I sold a year ago, meaning I was free to pursue my one true passion of designing dresses.”

“When I got engaged myself, and had to find a wedding dress, I suddenly found myself thrust into this big white world that I didn’t really connect with. I have a bit of a rebellious streak, and I’d already been seriously questioning what ‘traditional’ wedding dresses were in the first place. Why does everyone consider a big white dress to be essential, just because Queen Victoria wore white when she married Albert? The whole tradition is actually less than 200 years old; prior to this, most women would just have simply worn a special dress.”

“Needless to say, I didn’t really enjoy the bridal dress shopping experience. I found the whole thing very daunting and was supremely reluctant to even step foot in a bridal shop. In a shop in Bath I bought the first white beaded dress I tried on, knowing that what I really wanted did not exist.

Now, when I look back at my wedding pictures, I can’t help thinking that the look I ended up with was not entirely me, but if I had found the dress of my dreams I wouldn’t be here today writing this feature for Love My Dress®.”

Just so beautiful – the attention to detail on Vicky’s designs is outstanding, but then with an office located in such inspiring surroundings, it’s no wonder that Vicky’s mind is allowed to wander to places that allow her to create these exquisite pieces.

“I live in mid-Wales in a 16th Century Farmhouse on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, surrounded by countryside. We moved here two years ago. I have converted part of one of the buildings into my studio, and the tranquillity and scenes of astonishing natural beauty all around inspire me. I’m still at the start of my career as a designer and I’m just really enjoying exploring and experimenting with different designs and materials right now, but I am also very proud indeed of my debut collection and hope that it will resonate with readers of Love My Dress®”

I love how Vicky talks about her journey of inspiration – this is what makes her and her brand so authentic for me.

“So many things inspire me; silent movies from the 20s with Louise Brookes, Pandoras Box for example and Clara Bow in ‘It’ – original couture pieces from the 20s and 30s, my surroundings in Mid-Wales where nature is so abundant, and of course books like ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald and ‘The Sun Also Rises’, by Ernest Hemmingway – they all have a big influence.

As a very young girl, I vividly remember my mother wearing gorgeous floor-length embellished dresses for functions and parties, and I think that’s when my love of glamorous dresses started.”

“When I was in my 20s I spent a few years travelling around Asia, and during that time I became really interested in the crafts and embellishments from those countries and the artisans who made them.

These were the skills that had been used in the past on 1920s dresses and which still exist in the couture fashion houses. I love the one off dresses that grace the runways at the London and Paris fashion weeks, with their jaw-dropping designs and exquisite embellishment.”

“The embellishment work on my gowns really is exquisite. When ordered through my website, each dress is made to order using a fresh pattern created to my client’s exact measurements, and I can accommodate individual requests to customise.

My dresses can also be worn again and so I offer a service to either purchase a new under slip in another colour or have a silk slip hand dyed – this alters the look of the dress completely and makes them far more versatile. I have one bride who’s planning on wearing her gown for her 1st year anniversary – but I love the idea of them being worn again for a special occasion, perhaps a party or romantic celebration.”

Vicky Rowe gowns start at £2,500 and can be purchased directly through the Vicky Rowe website, or at one of Vicky’s exclusive stockists in London, Dublin and Madrid. Vicky currently ships her designs all over the world, with clients in New York, San Francisco, Denmark, Spain, Ireland, Quatar the Middle East- so it doesn’t matter where you are located, if you adore the style of these gowns, one of them could be yours.

You can also find Vicky Rowe on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

I hope you have loved looking through these exquisite gowns as much as I have.

Love Annabel xx

Photography – Ria Mishaa
Dresses & Accessories/Headpieces – Vicky Rowe
Hair & Make-up – Michelle Sisson

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. She is passionate about photography, supporting women in business and in life, and is in her element being surrounded by nature and the countryside.

17 Beautiful Vintage-Inspired Wedding Dresses

Whether you want to add some relaxed boho vibes or a bit of Gatsby-glam, a vintage wedding dress could be the perfect timeless look for you. We have rounded up some of our favourite vintage-inspired wedding dresses to help you on your way to finding your dream wedding day look.


Style 908 – Jesus Peiro

This elegant vintage-style wedding dress from Jesus Peiro features long sleeves with a fluted edge that we adore! The lace detailing and fabric covered buttons add the perfect vintage style to this gown and it would be ideal for a winter wedding day.

Style 80045 – Kelsey Rose

We love how this pretty lace wedding gown from Kelsey Rose is a traditional shape with a vintage twist. The flattering sweetheart style and spaghetti straps give an elegant neckline which leads to a fitted bodice and a beautifully vintage tiered skirt. The draped cold-shoulder lace sleeves are then the perfect finishing touch to this vintage-style wedding gown.

Style MS251192 – David’s Bridal

How stunning is this high-neck halter gown from David’s Bridal? The dress is filled with vintage-inspired details such as the linear lace paired with soutache appliqué ribbon and the glittering waist belt.

SEE MORE: Halter Neck Wedding Dresses and Bridal Gowns

Peoria – BHLDN

If you are looking for a unique wedding dress with some added vintage style then this lace wedding gown from BHLDN would be perfect. A stretch-lining and stylish medallion lace give a gorgeous silhouette and then it leads to a bold sweeping train.

Valentina – Grace Loves Lace

You can’t really talk vintage wedding gowns without looking at Grace Loves Lace! This Australian design house has a gorgeous collection of boho and vintage-inspired gowns. The Valentina dress has a flattering empire line and added lace details make it extra special.

SEE MORE: Empire-line Wedding Dresses and Bridal Gowns

Style 919 – Jesus Peiro

This vintage-style wedding dress from Jesus Peiro is a pretty summer take on a vintage wedding gown. An illusion bateau neckline leads to a fitted bodice and a beautiful A-line skirt covered in lace florals with a scalloped tiered hem.

Deirdre Marie – Maggie Sottero

We think this gorgeous vintage-style wedding dress from Maggie Sottero is perfect for vintage brides looking for an elegant and more formal wedding gown. The long sleeves and high neckline give this dress its unique style and the cascading A-line skirt is beautiful.

Sophie Lace Bardot Wedding Dress – Monsoon

This off-the-shoulder lace wedding dress from Monsoon is a gorgeous choice if you are looking for a vintage bridal gown with a more relaxed style. The bardot neckline is finished with eyelash lace and we think this would be perfect for a summer wedding.

SEE MORE: Off-the-shoulder Wedding Dresses and Bridal Gowns

Jean – Badgley Mischka

If you are looking for a vintage wedding dress that will add some 1920’s glam to your wedding day then this cap sleeve wedding dress from Badgley Mischka would be beautiful. Pretty beading on the neckline and the shoulders give this wedding dress its unique style.

Style 99013 – Justin Alexander

For a wedding dress with some daring style, this beautiful embroidered wedding gown from Justin Alexander has cut out details at the waist and illusion detail on the spaghetti straps. Keep your jewellery simple with this wedding gown and let the intricate details of the dress take centrestage.

Mia – Pronovias

We love how the Mia gown from Pronovias is effortlessly chic and adds a relax boho vibe to the vintage look. The high neckline and cap sleeves are then beautifully contrasted with a backless style and we love the flowing A-line skirt with an eyelash lace hem.

Style 6804 – Mori Lee

Style 6804 from Mori Lee offers a traditional bridal silhouette in a less traditional fabric. This patterned lace is perfectly fitted to a fishtail silhouette and your waist is further enhanced with a glittering belt.

Caroline – Maggie Sottero

The Caroline dress from Maggie Sottero uses traditional floral lace to create a modern bridal silhouette. The plunging v-neckline and scoop back make this a stylish and daring choice for brides who want something a little different.

Candice – So Sassi

If you are looking for a vintage wedding dress with some 1950’s style then this tea-length wedding dress from So Sassi is for you. We love the checked detail on the illusion neckline and it’s a unique take on bridal style.

SEE MORE: 1950’s Inspired Wedding Dresses

Mimosa – Pronovias

The Mimosa wedding dress from Pronovias is filled with gorgeous vintage details – like the long lace sleeves with scalloped edging and the elegant high neckline. Team with a simple veil and accessories so you don’t distract from the beautiful detail of the dress.

Hailey Marie – Maggie Sottero

The Hailey Marie dress from Maggie Sottero is a unique style fit and flare gown – the lace crosshatch and tulle give this gown its one of a kind style and the plunging neckline is a gorgeous finishing touch.

Gia – Grace Loves Lace

For a vintage wedding gown with a glamorous touch, the Gia wedding dress from Grace Loves Lace would be perfect. Beaded detail at the neckline make this dress feel extra special and we love the split at the front of the dress.


If you are still searching for your perfect dress then browse our full collection of vintage wedding dresses and find your local stockists.

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  • Simple Bohemian Long Sleeves Deep V Neck Hippie Beach Wedding Gown 5 reviews(6)
  • Plus Size Off-Shoulder A-Line Vintage Lace Floor Length Wedding Gown With Sash
  • A-Line Floor-Length V-Neck Sleeveless Chiffon Court Train Ruching Dress 5 reviews(2)
  • Bohemian Lace Long Sleeves Floor Length A Line Applique Chiffon Boho Bridal Gowns 4.5 reviews(12)
  • A-Line Short Scoop Bell Beading Flower Zipper Lace Sequins Dress 4.86 reviews(14)
  • Plus Size Blush Long Sleeves Bling Sequins V Neck A Line Tulle Lace Bridal Gown 10.67 reviews(6)
  • V-Neck Graceful Button Side Dress With Butterfly Sleeves 4.77 reviews(13)
  • V-Neck Long Cap-Sleeve Appliqued Lace&Tulle Wedding Dress 4.79 reviews(14)
  • Off-shoulder All Lace A-line Gown With Long Sleeves 4.75 reviews(4)
  • Bohemian Forest Modest V Neck Half Sleeves Lace Chiffon Bridal Gown 4.56 reviews(9)
  • Knee-Length Half Sleeve Keyhole Tulle Lace Dress 4.88 reviews(8)
  • Button Back Sheath Chiffon Wedding Dress With Lace And Pleats 4.5 reviews(6)
  • Sheath Long Off-The-Shoulder Long-Sleeve Illusion Lace Dress With Appliques 4.67 reviews(3)
  • A-Line Mini Jewel V-Neck Bell Cap Appliques Zipper Lace-Up Back Lace Dress 4.89 reviews(9)
  • Scoop-Neck Cap-Sleeve Chiffon Dress With Ruching And Appliques 4.8 reviews(5)
  • V-neck Illusion 3 4 Length Sleeve Brush Train Lace A-Line Sheath Wedding Dress 4.67 reviews(6)
  • Florence Full Lace Overlay Infinity Convertible Wedding Gown Dress 5 reviews(6)
  • Lovely Simple Beach Lace Appliqued Cap Sleeves Chiffon Wedding Dress 4.5 reviews(6)
  • High Low U Neck Cap Sleeves Modest Elegant Lace Wedding Dress 4.6 reviews(5)
  • V-Neck Illusion Long Sleeve A-Line Satin Appliqued Plus Size Wedding Dress
  • Romantic Bohemian Long Sleeves Sexy Deep V Neck Backless Lace Wedding Dress 5 reviews(5)
  • Sheath With Illusion Butterfly Sleeves V Back Goldline Embroidery Brush Train Dress
  • Country Style Vintage Modest Bohemian Lace Chiffon Wedding Gown With Long Sleeves 5 reviews(6)
  • Sleeveless V Neck A-line Long Tulle Dress With Lace Top
  • Plus Size Tea Length Lace and Organza Wedding Dresses with 3-4 Long Sleeves 4.5 reviews(4)
  • Cap Sleeves V Neck Allover Lace Long Dress With Back Keyhole 4.79 reviews(19)
  • High Quality V-neck Sleeveless Floor-length Wedding Dress with Lace 5 reviews(6)
  • Midi V-Neck Appliqued Lace Wedding Dress With V Back 4.8 reviews(5)
  • A-Line Floor-Length Off-The-Shoulder Cap-Sleeve Illusion Lace Dress With Appliques And Waist Jewellery 4.8 reviews(5)
  • A-Line Sheath Mini Sweetheart Sleeveless Bell Cap Illusion Beading Appliques Illusion Court Train Illusion Lace-Up Back Lace Dress
  • A-Line Crisscross Neckline Lace Gown With Bow 5 reviews(6)
  • Flowing Long-Sleeved Dress With Bow And Decoratived Buttons 5 reviews(4)
  • Mermaid Mini Spaghetti Straps Sleeveless Bell Ruffles Court Train Backless Zipper Lace-Up Back Straps Lace Dress 4.67 reviews(3)
  • A-Line Empire Short V-Neck Bell Cap Empire Dropped Sweep Train Button Lace Dress 4.8 reviews(5)
  • Floor-Length Ball Gown Appliqued Scoop Neck 3-4 Sleeve Satin Wedding Dress
  • Sheath Long-Sleeve High Neck Tulle&Lace Wedding Dress With Sweep Train 4.67 reviews(6)
  • Bohemian Plus Size Lace Short Sleeves Scoop Open Back Wedding Dress
  • Bohemian V Neck Cleavage Lace Sleeves Wedding Dress
  • A-Line Floor-Length Scoop Cap-Sleeve Empire Illusion Lace Dress With Beading And Appliques 4.67 reviews(3)
  • A-Line Long Sweetheart Sleeveless Lace Dress With Cape And Appliques 4.67 reviews(3)
  • Ball Gown Long Bateau Half-Sleeve Illusion Satin Dress With Lace
  • Long Sleeve Vintage Tea-length Lace Wedding Dress With Scoop Neck And V-back
  • A-Line Long Sleeve Bell Beading Appliques Zipper Keyhole Tulle Lace Dress
  • Jewel T-shirt Short Sleeve Ankle-length Lace A-Line Sheath Wedding Dress 4.67 reviews(3)
  • A-Line Sleeveless Tea-Length Bateau-Neck Satin Wedding Dress With Broach
  • Enchanting Long Sleeves Bohemian Deep-V Back Cathedral Train Wedding Dress
  • Demure Illusion Neckline Tea Length Dress With Floral Detail 4.59 reviews(17)
  • A-Line Empire Short V-Neck Bell Cap Empire Draping Beading Appliques Button Lace Dress 4.65 reviews(20)

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Whether an intimate destination wedding sounds good, you will have a lot of great choices. In case the bride is brown-eyed you have to include things like this classic from Van Morrison. In addition, you can’t have to be worried about any other brides copying your look.

Wearing a corset will help it become easier and more comfortable to fit into dresses that are cut to a specific shape. While sequined dresses could have been worn for exciting evening appears back in the’80s, today that could also make a distinctive and eye-catching daytime appearance. You’ll discover gently used clothing at quite inexpensive prices. When it has to do with fashion, minimalism has become the go-to style for quite a while now, but there’s now a change in the air. Our 1980s-style fashion will earn a retro statement! Vintage Underground If you are searching for quality vintage jewelry this is where to go. Of course, when you need to coincide with your statement earring with different’80s pieces, you should don’t hesitate to achieve that.

The owners not just have a wonderful eye for detail and higher degree of taste, they’re also very nice, helpful and knowledgeable. The shop also supplies alterations, custom made design and garment restoration. Thrift shopping for vintage treasures is simple when you know the best place to locate them.

While buying a vintage dress, customers wish to have exactly the same comfort as they’d expect on the high street. For customers, the major price of a retro t-shirt when compared with a designer t-shirt, can be quite minimal. Prices vary from $123 to $385, which means you definitely won’t need to break the bank to acquire the dress of your dreams.

All you have to do is locate the ideal pair for you. There’s no such thing as the generation gap in regards to wearing girdles. Because your primary purpose in life ought to be to pay homage to Father of the Bride in any way times.


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Not to worry, there’s vintage inspiration for those who don’t wish to wear second hand clothing. With the huge number of wedding gowns available on the market, it may seem close to impossible to come across The One that perfectly matches your personal style. This all-in-one part of retro underwear is intended to create a shapely figure and offer medium to high support to the bust. The clips are created in every color you may imagine, so there’s something to fit every bride or bridesmaid’s ensemble. If you would like to discover which song was number one on a specific date then you ought to be on this page. Everybody knows this song! Your tunes are basically taken care of.

There were fantastic toys for children. There’s also a great choice of bags, shoes and jewelry, in addition to some housewares and furniture. Sleeves were the huge characteristic of seventies dresses. The fabric proved to be a creamy satin, with no trimming whatsoever. The colour of the gown proved to be a popular supply of luck. The divorce papers are served. The fantastic news is that a few of the flowers which are easily available during the winter season come from the tropics or have a tropical feeling.

Vintage Wedding Inspiration: Ideas of the Key Wedding Elements

Have you ever thought about organizing a vintage wedding? A wedding in vintage style is a great way to organize a stylish and elegant ceremony regardless of the place you are going to held it at. Nowadays, vintage weddings are pretty popular and so, you will find dozens of variants for any element of the wedding.

So, let’s have a look at some inspiring ideas of bride’s and groom’s outfits, wedding decor and accessories, wedding rings, bouquets and invitations.

Vintage Wedding Dresses

Good news: there are hundreds of different designs of a vintage wedding dress. You can seek for a genuinely antique gown or buy the one, which is brand new, but is designed in retro style. There are many variants of vintage lace wedding dresses as well as simpler ones.

Lace vintage wedding dress

Tea-length vintage wedding dress

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Short lace wedding dress

Wedding Bouquet and Bridal Accessories

Of course, the bridal bouquet and accessories are also very important for a vintage style wedding. The bridal look can be complemented by retro veils, flower wreaths, antique jewelry. The bouquet may feature not only flowers but also some vintage decorations, for instance, a brooch.

Vintage brooch bouquet

Vintage wedding flowers

Vintage bridal necklace

Vintage inspired wedding hat with veil

Vintage wedding hair accessory

Vintage Wedding Look of a Groom

The groom may wear a simple tux or a waist coat, but complement the look by a vintage bow tie and a boutonniere. A cool idea for a groom’s vintage wedding style is to wear a cutaway coat tuxedo with a butterfly collar.

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Vintage Wedding Rings

In truth, it’s not obligatory to buy vintage wedding rings. As you will wear the rings for the whole life and not just on your wedding day, you need to have something more traditional. However, if you want to have the vintage ones, you can find some cute vintage wedding ideas of rings. By the way, don’t forget to ask your photographer to make a close-up photo of the wedding rings. It will look very cute in the wedding album. The wedding photos will help to recollect the special day many years after. So, choosing a good photographer, for example like Edmonton Wedding Photographers, is one of the key issues in the wedding preparation.

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Vintage Wedding Invitations

The invitations for a vintage wedding party must correspond to the style of the wedding. By getting a stylized wedding invitation, your guests will immediately understand what to prepare for.

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Vintage Wedding Decor

Clearly, it’s impossible to follow the vintage classic wedding theme without corresponding decor. You can choose a certain color palette for a wedding or just choose the accessories, which look harmonically together.

Vintage table centerpieces

Vintage wedding arch

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Vintage wedding arch

So, you see that a vintage wedding is a very beautiful and romantic way to celebrate your special day. We hope you like the vintage weddings ideas we have shown and they will inspire you for creating a really cool wedding reception.

Very few things can get a woman’s blood pumping quite like a beautiful wedding dress. So to see how the wedding dress has evolved over the past century is a real treat.

#1. 1840.

The Royal Forums

Surprisingly enough, brides didn’t always wear white to their weddings. It was Queen Victoria who started the trend, inadvertently spawning the tradition.

#2. 1850.

George Eastman House Collection

An early daguerreotype photo of an unidentified bride posing on her wedding day.

#3. 1878.

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A typical Victorian wedding dress featured a bustle, which was usually adorned with flowers.

#4. 1900.

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Actress Dorothea Baird’s wedding portrait.

#5. 1905.

History Today

Eleanor Roosevelt in her wedding dress, photographed in New York City.

#6. 1910.

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The Ernstein newlyweds.

#7. 1912.

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Miss Ruby Ray in bridal attire, featuring a long train and a feather headdress and veil.

#8. 1915.

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Flight Commander Sipper with his new bride Miss D’Arcy in her fur-trimmed wedding dress.

#9. 1918.

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Lieutenant Wissler looks on as his bride, Miss Annie Hodge, cuts their wedding cake with a sword.

#10. 1920.

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Canadian-American film actress Mary Pickford is pure radiance in her wedding dress.

#11. 1922.


A young African-American couple sit for their wedding portrait.

#12. 1922.


Princess Mary’s wedding dress was designed by William Wallace Terry, London’s leading court dressmaker.

#13. 1924.

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A newlywed couple’s wedding portrait, featuring a parrot.

#14. 1925.

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Mademoiselle Loewenstein in a white wedding dress with a very long veil.

#15. 1926.

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A wedding dress from the Solosign fashion house.

#16. 1927.

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The new Mrs Hampton in a wedding dress with an embroidered headdress and long lace train.

#17. 1928.

Nantucket Historical Association

“Before the dress was given to the NHA in 1987, it was altered and worn by four other young women in the family.” This was written about the dress that Arline Wilma Preston wore when she wed Clark Wallace Bishop.

#18. 1929.

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A bride in the late 1920s.

#19. 1930.

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Mr and Mrs Lewis Johnson cutting their wedding cake together. She wore a simple wedding dress with gloves.

#20. 1931.

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Society bride Inez McNamara after her wedding to William McNamara in London. The cross she is wearing on her chest is made of diamonds.

#21. 1933.

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Actress Ann Todd models her own wedding gown, which was designed and made by Helene Galin. It includes a long train edged with lace that belonged to her great-great-grandmother.

#22. 1937.

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor at the Chateau de Conde in France after their wedding.

#23. 1938.

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A wedding gown made of forty-eight yards of satin and twenty yards of tulle, modeled at London’s Grosvenor House.

#24. 1942.


Official wedding portrait of Gov. William Scranton’s bride, Mary L. Chamberlin.

#25. 1944.


Actress Elyse Knox had a wedding gown fashioned with the fabric from the bullet-riddled parachute that saved her fiance’s life when he was shot down over China.

#26. 1945.

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Hazel Scott on her way to wed Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

#27. 1946.

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Actress Martha Vickers’s portrait in her wedding gown.

#28. 1947.


Dancer Josephine Baker married orchestra leader Jo Bouillon in a simple suit.

#29. 1950.

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A bride posing in her dress with a bouquet in hand.

#30. 1951.

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A flowing wedding dress with lace sleeves designed by Mercia.

#31. 1952.

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A satin wedding dress with a long veil, also by Mercia.

#32. 1955.

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A model posing in a typical 1950s wedding dress.

#33. 1957.

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A model posing in a wedding dress and veil in the late 50s.

#34. 1960.

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British actress Jackie Collins in her wedding dress.

#35. 1962.


A young Colin Powell with his bride, Alma.

#36. 1964.


A gown from French designer Yves Saint Laurent’s spring collection in 1964. Made of white damask cotton, the dress is accessorized with white elbow gloves and a long tress trimmed with flowers.

#37. 1966.


A white silk wedding dress from the winter collection of French designer Hubert de Givenchy. It features a matching cape, a white mink tail hat, and white gloves.

#38. 1969.


A very daring wedding dress that was well ahead of its time (and still is). It was made of white rose petals and had a large tulle veil in the shape of a cape.