I don’t often pop up images of my dupion silk fabric flower bouquets but this is part of my most recent order of bouquets for one of my brides, Tracy. She chose the traditional creams for her brides bouquet (magnolia, pearl & antique) and then went for some slightly darker shades for her bridesmaids as their gowns are in more of a latte colour.  The bridesmaids bouquets are in magonlia, antique and mocha ice. There were also buttonholes and pin… Read more »

I recently had the pleasure of recreating an extremely rare (and very expensive if you were ever to get your hands on an original pattern which I just can’t justify for such a straight forward design) McCalls Givenchy pattern that was modelled by none other than Audrey Hepburn. Add caption Eve has chosen this timeless style to be her formal dress which I absolutely loooooove…. here’s to young people who appreciate classic styling and steer away from the same old… Read more »

Phew… what a busy time it is…. my maternity leave is fast approaching and I’m busy, busy, busy with the final custom bridal gown orders before then as well as planning a really exciting new event – The Vintage and Handmade Bridal Showcase along with Hermia’s Wishes.   For more information on this event pop on over to www.thevintageandhandmadebride.com. So this is what’s going on in my work room at the moment… I’m just about to put the hem on… Read more »

So many brides today are steering away from the generic reception venue centrepieces and designing their very own look to tie in with their over all theme for the day.  This could be done by hiring a decorator / props person but some enjoy the “hunt” of sourcing their own special pieces to put together their very own look for their tables. Scouring vintage and second hand stores including online sellers has become increasingly popular but often finding the perfect… Read more »

Last year I was fortunate enough to get in contact with the super talented Kelly from Kelly Adams Photography through a previous bride of mine.  Some of you may have seen the cute images of Elley and James wedding on the QLD Brides blog (if not you can find it here). Kelly loves working with couples who are after that little something different for their wedding – whether it be an authentic vintage styled day or a fabulous handmade wedding… Read more »

Phew… what a busy weekend it has been getting all of my new designs photographed and listed on my online store! Pop over to www.silversixpence.bigcartel.com to see the full listings including further details and prices but here are some sneak peeks to tempt you….. 1954 Oscars Billie Lily Lola Rose Simple Bolero Short 60s Swing Coat Long 60s Coat www.silversixpence.com.au

Today I am sharing the gorgeous story and pictures of Shiona and Chris’s vintage inspired wedding.  Unfortunately I wasn’t available to create Shionas gown but we kept in touch throughout her wedding planning and she has kindly shared her day for everyone to have a little inspiration. Shiona and Chris’s Story: “Chris and I have been together for nearly 6 years when we married. We met during our university years and become solid friends. Over time, we realised how we… Read more »

I’m feeling rather inspired by this up and coming grooms look – the cotton patterned tie.  Recently I discovered a wonderful (and can you believe it – Brisbane based!!!) etsy business that sews nothing but cotton ties and bow ties in the most gorgeous patterns – Marcello Neckwear.  Unfortunately they couldn’t make it to the fair but I’m keen to show off their wares!! As some of you know I dabble in making men’s ties but I get so darn… Read more »

Aahhhh… I can finally put up my feet and relax… (well momentarily before I get back into the world of custom bridal gowns!).  We had an absolutely awesome weekend at A Very Vintage Wedding Fair which was a huge success and hopefully we see more of them! It was so inspiring to meet with other vendors who share my passion for vintage / handmade / eclectic weddings – I have made so many fantastic industry friends who I plan to… Read more »

Here it is… the last new item that I can squeeze in before A Very Vintage Wedding Fair this weekend…. This is a short 60s inspired swing coat which is fully lined and made from a cream wool blend that has the most gorgeous texture to it.  There is only very limited amounts of this fabric available so with the winter weddings coming up soon don’t miss out on this fabulous accessory.  It also looks gorgeous with a plain skirt… Read more »