Toni's vintage inspired maternity wedding dress

No that’s not a typo!  My super sweet bride Toni was in her second trimester on her wedding day and can you even tell!! When Toni first contacted me to start chatting about her custom design she had just found out they were expecting their first bub and she had her heart set on a 50s/60s inspired tea length wedding dress.  It can always be a challenge when your dream dress is a fitted vintage style and you also need… Read more »

I love a bride who opts for a dress that is more their personality and doesnt want to confirm with the traditional concept of a wedding dress.  It’s always exciting for me when I meet a bride who is after a short, chic dress for their wedding day! I recently heard from one of my previous brides who was one of these girl who chose a short wedding dress and just loved getting to see the pictures of her all… Read more »

There has been a flurry of paper patterns, thread and fabrics recently as I put together a very exciting new line for Silver Sixpence.  Skirts!!!  Yes I know the idea of separates for a bride is nothing new, although in the past it’s still been an overall gown, just with a separate corset bodice generally over a skirt. Now this is something really different…. just plain and simple skirts that as you can see can be teamed up with cute… 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

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 »

Well this morning Green Wedding Shoes has done it again!! I have wedding envy!!! I have always dreamt of having an event in an old airplane hanger filled with vintage aircraft and this Oakland wedding just takes the cake.  I love absolutely everything about it! The stationery was an absolutely perfect choice: And the little extra retro details: What an amazing fur coat!! This is just a snippet of the fabulous wedding – for all of the details and many… Read more »

Recently I received these lovely images from a bride whose bridal gown and bridesmaid dress I made a little while back (pre baby days!).  Shona chose a lovely short wedding dress that had a full organza overlay with cute little capped sleeves.  Underneath the organza was a layer of dupion silk which was made as a strapless bodice underlay and the skirt had lovely box pleats to give the perfect amount of fullness without being too bulky.  Then to add… 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 »

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 »

I have been in love with this dress from the first moment that I saw pics of this wedding months ago and I just have to share it with you all. 100 Layer Cake The bride made the green dress underneath herself based on an original vintage dress and she then crocheted all of the vintage inspired doilies over three weeks to create a really fun contrast.  On the day she was literally sewn into her gown to give the… Read more »