Silver Sixpence - Naomi's 1930s inspired vintage wedding dress

Now this dress is an absolute stunner (along with the gorgeous bride wearing the gown!!), and naughty me has been unintentionally sitting on these gorgeous images for quite some time.  As I’ve been so busy I lost track and only recently realised that I hadn’t shared any with all of you! Naomi was very inspired by the super glamorous designs of the 1930’s when it came to her wedding dress.  She was after something with a very “blousey” bodice, a… Read more »

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 »

1930s inspired silk and tulle vintage wedding dress

As much as I adore creating cute 50s and 60s inspired wedding dresses I also really love the classic and romantic styles of the 1930s.  It was so lovely to work with Sally recently who had her heart sent on a soft floaty gown with a 1930s feel. Sally was wanting a floor length gown that had a little bit of movement but not too much fabric at the hem and she really loved the look of lightly gathered tulle… 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 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

This absolutely gorgeous wedding just popped up in my inbox today and the dress was so beautiful I just had to share for a little gown inspiration!  I just love the first picture as the confetti shower almost looks like snow!! The Boho Wedding Blog The gown is a very 1930s inspired Valentino in a nude colour with tiny little black and white flowers hand sewn all over the fabric with a gorgeous black ribbon around the waist and black… Read more »

I have been dying to see some pictures from this wedding!  My beautifully tall bride, Jess, just dropped me a line to share all of her amazing photos from her Gold Coast wedding and I have chosen some of my favourites that show off her fabric flower bouquet and gown.  The images are all shot by the super talented Ben Lynch from Blue Tulip Imaging. Jess’s gown is made from a champagne coloured silk satin.  Her gown features a cowl… 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 »

I have a secret love-hate relationship with beaded flowers.  I absolutely love the look of them and have tried (albiet momentarily) to create some myself but have just ended up with beads all over the floor and a lot of swearing at the pieces of wire that were starting to look nothing like the gorgeous inspiration piece! For all of you who are just like me – love the look of beaded flowers and bows but don’t have the time… 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 »