1930s inspired vintage lace wedding dress - The Gehrmanns

I know I bang on and on about how great a job I have and how amazing my brides are but sometimes I have a bride whose style and personality just work with my own and it is beyond fabulous to work with them. I must send out a huge thank you to the most incredible Brisbane based wedding photographers, The Gehrmann‘s for suggesting to Marama to contact me to discuss creating her wedding dress.  As a busy couple Marama… Read more »

McCalls M7154 vintage 1930s evening dress pattern

Well I almost died and went to heaven when I flicked through the new pattern images at McCalls recently.  Even though I create my own patterns, from time to time the big pattern companies have some cracking designs that are a dream come true for some of my unique brides. As everything old is so fabulous and new the big pattern companies frequently roll out multisize patterns that are reprints of an original vintage pattern.  This is a godsend for… Read more »

This week we go back to the roaring 20s with this gorgeous flapper style pattern: This pattern would look stunning made up in a lovely crepe backed silk satin or a double sided silk satin with the belt made from the same fabric and then a gorgeous vintage style diamante clasp at the front to add a little splash of bling. The bow details on the shoulder could be from ribbon or pieces of silk chiffon (or completely left off… Read more »

I have just received a small order of really cute (and really affordable!!) beaded motifs in very art deco styles.  I plan to find some time to hand sew these onto wide ribbons to be worn as a 1920s style headband for brides and bridesmaids…. fingers crossed I can find the time so that I will have them on display at the upcoming A Very Vintage Wedding Fair.  In keeping with this gorgeous 1920s styling I thought I would put… Read more »

Fingerwave hairstyles are just the epitome of vintage styling.   My New Hair Lea Ann Belter If you are having a 1920s jazz era wedding then tight fingerwaves are the perfect look with lots of shine on your hair.   Glamour Love Notes by Lauren For brides with shorter hairstyles this is one style that looks fantastic so don’t feel the pressure to grow your hair long like so many brides do!!   Tres Chic Style Wish Special Events The… Read more »

While eagerly anticipating the remake of the classic Great Gatsby I thought I would put together a few inspiration images for those planning a Gatsby / Summers Afternoon themed wedding…  Intimate Weddings Intimate Weddings Bits & Bobs 100 Layer Cake Dandyism Dandyism Art Deco Society of California Art Deco Society of California Vintage Vixen Snippet & Ink

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 »

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 »

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 »