I love to share different ideas for dressing your bridesmaids.  This is one of the biggest stresses in planning a wedding as traditional bridesmaid dresses really just aren’t practical for bridesmaids to ever wear again, yet many bridesmaids are asked to pay for their own outfit. Another of my great solutions for this battle is the two piece bridesmaid outfit – bridesmaids in skirts and cute tops that can be worn again together or separately and in some cases can… Read more »

I was fortunate enough to get to create my unique fabric flower bouquets and buttonholes for Jessica last year for her vintage inspired wedding.  It’s always wonderful seeing pictures from my bouquet brides as I rarely have the opportunity to meet with them when I am working with them.  To finally see a face to the emails and such a gorgeous face is just lovely! Jessica describes her wedding as “handmade budget” but it most certainly was vintage inspired as… Read more »

Wow, what a fabulous idea!… so creative and so delicate!  This supplier popped up in my inbox today in a blog that I subscribe to and I just had to share! Avie Designs Avie designs has created these gorgeous laser cut invitations that look almost lace like and would be perfect for an old world inspired wedding where perhaps the bride was wearing a lovely all over lace gown. Avie Designs Avie Designs While having a peek through their website… Read more »

I just stumbled across this gorgeous idea…. bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses made from seersucker!! What a gorgeous look for a simple rustic style wedding.  For those of you scratching your head asking “what is seersucker?” – seersucker is a cotton fabric, traditionally with either a stripe or checkered pattern that is lovely and lightweight for summer clothing and has a slight pucker in it. The Blushing Blog Thread Bridesmaid Wedding Bee When it comes to bridal gowns, I think… Read more »

The 1930s inspired wedding dress with detachable over dress is such a lovely idea for brides who are wanting to have quite a modest/formal style gown for their reception but something fun for the reception.  Antique Dress Instead of having two completely different dresses these gowns are worn together at the ceremony, often with a button up closure at the front of the bodice, and underneath is a slinky bias cut gown which is used as a slip during the… Read more »

Finally I have found some time to take pictures of my Melbourne Cup dress.  I was madly putting this together the weekend before the big day along with a cute black felt pillbox hat with a large felt flower at the back (sorry I haven’t taken pictures of that yet).  Excuse the crumpled skirt – I took these pictures post celebrations while awaiting a visit to the dry cleaners! As you may have read from my previous post, I decided… Read more »

Recently there has been a big shift towards fun alternatives to fresh floral bouquets for brides and their bridal party.  Sure there is always something special about having a lovely fresh posy of flowers to hold but they can be quite costly, a lot of flowers are seasonal and you can’t keep it forever. Among other ideas such as button bouquets, brooch bouquets, fabric flower bouquets (like the style that I create via Silver Sixpence), one of the cute alternatives… Read more »

Shannon came to me seeking a really fun 50s style dress and it was an absolute must for her to have a matching bolero.  During the initial consultation she fell in love with the “cherry blossom” colour on one of my other samples so we created a custom design together incorporating a lovely fitted waist, a full gathered skirt with a soft sheer overlay and a matching bolero all in the soft cherry blossom shade. The Proposal: I was lucky… Read more »

Bella Stationery Studio is a small business set up by one of my previous brides so I just love being able to share her gorgeous work.  Her designs aren’t strictly vintage style but they would work really well with a vintage / rustic inspired wedding.   On her big day, she used the two birds stationery and it looked absolutely gorgeous (stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for my feature of her wedding including the gorgeous bouquets I created for… Read more »

Now this is a hairstyle dear to my heart – I just think the fabulous look of victory rolls completely sums up old world glamour. This hairstyle was insanely popular in the 1940s – women’s fashion was very simple due to rationing during the war so creative women started to add flair to their hairstyle to compensate for their simple clothing.  Generally I wouldn’t add a traditional veil to this style, but perhaps more of a short birdcage veil or… Read more »