Always The Bridesmaid - 15 Vintage Inspired Bridesmaids Dresses You'll Swoon Over

So, your wedding gown is booked in, and now you're thinking about bridesmaids dresses. You want something flattering yet nothing that is going to overshadow your bridal splendour. Like your wedding gown, it is important to think carefully about the dresses you choose for your maids, remember! you’ll be looking at them for years to come in wedding portraits and photo albums.

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Style Spotlight - Jardin de Luxembourg Tea Length Wedding Gown

A quintessential style that epitomises the couture styling of the mid-late 1950’s. With a strong Parisian influence, this tea-length wedding dress was inspired by a 1956 Cristobal Balenciaga evening gown, and the splendour and colour of the Jardin de Luxembourg - Luxembourg Gardens in Paris.

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Be Inspired - 14 Inspirational 1950's Wedding Gowns By Jacques Fath

Jacques Fath was considered one of the three top couturiers of the post-war era, aligning himself with the likes of Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain. Jacques designed for elegance and celebrity, his gowns were created to seduce.

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Style Spotlight - The' Au Ritz Wedding Tea Dress

An elegantly dressed woman strolls down the Place Vendome on her way to a lavish affair at the Ritz, Paris. Her designer kitten heels clattering on the cobbles, her pillbox chapeaux delicately adorned with an assortment of gems, glittering as they catch the afternoon light - and her feather-trimmed tea dress wafting in her stride.

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Style Spotlight - Ile de Fleurs Tea Suit

The Ile de Fleurs - Island of Flowers - is a simple and elegant two-piece suit. A cottage garden full of colourful blooms surrounded by a lake of soft, fluid fabric. This two piece tea suit features a high-waisted fully corseted bodice panel with an attached box pleated flared skirt, and a cropped box jacket with ¾ length sleeve. The jacket is cut from a single piece of fabric, giving it a clean and minimalist aesthetic. A style used by one of fashions all time greats, Cristobal Balenciaga.

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Couture and Craftsmanship

We hear people dropping the “couture” word quite often when it comes to buying a wedding or event gown, but what does it really mean? Couture is high fashion – a piece of custom-fitted clothing, made from high-quality fabrics, using hand-executed techniques.

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Vintage Bride - Vintage Wedding Fair, Sydney 2018

We’re busy working day and night, putting the finishing touches on our new Tea Dress collection that we will be showing at the Vintage Bride - Vintage Wedding Fair on June 3rd in Sydney.

We’ll be exhibiting a bespoke, couture range of mid-century (the 1950s and 1960s) inspired tea length dresses, each with their own personality and retro pizzazz!

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Be Inspired – A Bouquet of Pearls And Thread

Our series of Be Inspired blog posts have been created to provide you with a range of inspirational elements to help you create your one of kind, bespoke wedding gown. 

Today we’re delving into the world of couture embroideries, and those specifically of a botanical nature. Floral accents are synonymous with weddings – a bride usually carries a bouquet of flowers as do her bridesmaids. A groom generally has a floral accented button hole. Flowers also feature as decorative elements at ceremonies, receptions, and on wedding gowns.

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Daydreaming of Vintage Dior - Bringing A Design Vision To Life

We like to encourage our brides to look beyond the usual online vintage dress shop offerings, and use the design process to experiment and have some fun with their creative ideas. We don’t think a bespoke gown should be worn just the once and then hidden from view, preserved in a box for all eternity.

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