This is such a gorgeous idea for wedding decorating – old fashioned looking birdcages displayed in really creative ways. It could also easily become a wedding theme as there are dozens of options for birdcage images in wedding stationery and even some cute cake designs.  Then to top it off the favours could be miniature birdcages or even gorgeous little birds nests with traditional sugar coated almonds! Hung in varying heights and tied with ribbon or twine: Ruffled Blog Ruffled… Read more »

I have a bit of an addiction with collecting patterns – mostly original vintage patterns. I have lost count of how many I own – I have so many that I have crates full of them stored at my husbands work!!  Although every now and then I purchase new commercial patterns if they are a style that I think will be popular or one that will save me having to create a bespoke pattern. I couldn’t believe my eyes when… Read more »

Rebekah, one of my gorgeous brides, has just sent me through this sneak peek of her wedding dress while still on her honeymoon!!   The gown is a strapless lace drop waist bodice with a lovely full silk satin floor length skirt and sheer tulle straps that gathered on the top of her shoulders.  Gosh it looked gorgeous on her even in my sewing room so I can’t wait to see some pictures of her all made up in it… Read more »

Today I’ve put together a collection of Art Deco inspired wedding cakes which would look fabulous at any 1920s / flapper / Art Deco / golden era of hollywood themed wedding. I Do … Inspiration I Do … Inspiration I Do … Inspiration Top Wedding Cakes Top Wedding Cakes Top Wedding Cakes (this cake is more an Art Nouveau style but so gorgeous I just had to post it) Cake Face (This is a Melbourne based wedding cake business which… Read more »

Why not go for something a little different when it comes to bridesmaid dresses?  There’s no rule to say that your girls should be all in block colours – adding a splash of pattern can be such a great touch for the more informal weddings. Celebrity Bride Guide The Best Wedding Blog Ever This style of dress is so versatile as they work so well as bridesmaid dresses but finally a style where your girls can actually wear the dress… Read more »

Offbeat Bride blog has discovered the most amazing custom wedding shoes!  Figgie Shoes was created by the artist Deborah Thomson and is one of the most unique businesses around when it comes to retro weddings.   Brides can either provide their own shoes or let her select shoes and she works with the client to come up with a one off design which she then hand paints onto the shoes.   Figgie Shoes can create designs incorporating names, dates and… Read more »

Now any of those readers who know me well know that I just love Etsy – it is such a fabulous place to buy and sell the most fabulous hand made crafts as well as some really great antique pieces (I’ll chat more about that another time!). Now today while having my morning coffee and internet surf I found the most amazing shop called BaroqueAndRoll.  Among other things, they sell the most fabulous 1920s style flapper headbands including blingy beadwork and… Read more »

With Melbourne Cup rapidly approaching I have a babysitter sorted and my partner in crime and I are busy planning the event of the year for us.  Sadly she is one step ahead of me – all organised with an outfit – but I am proud to announce I have finally made my decision and have ordered fabric.  I will be creating my Ava dress (seen below) in emerald green with black contrast inserts on the bust and either a… Read more »

Dita Von Teese just can’t go wrong when it comes to vintage inspired hairstyles.  I have put together a few of my favourite Dita hairstyles as inspiration for brides and bridesmaids.  (I also love, love, love her makeup and fashion as well – but this post is more about the hairstyles!) Profashionelle Whispered Whimsy Psychotic State Profashionelle Zimbio Zimbio Zimbio Zimbio Posh24 Posh24 Dita Von Teese Fan Site Risoy

The perfect jewellery for your big day can often be a difficult thing to find – there are very few Australian businesses who offer really great quality vintage inspired jewellery.  Stephanie Browne is one of the best I have found in a long time – their couture pieces are made from the highest of quality materials but are surprisingly affordable.   Opera Miss Brooch Diademe Earrings Stephanie Browne offers several collections which include entire sets of jewellery such as earrings,… Read more »