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 »

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 »

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 »

Phew – what a week so far!!  With the recent announcement of A Very Vintage Wedding Fair coming up in only 2 months I am madly getting things ready for a fabulous stand as well as creating some samples for brand new ready to wear designs that you can all come and check out on the 24th & 25th March. I finally found a spare moment this morning to share a little something on my blog – this gorgeous wedding… Read more »

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 »

During WWII fabrics were extremely rare for dressmaking purposes, particularly fine fabrics such as silks.  Families were on rations when it came to materials for clothing as well as food. Many cotton and  wool manufacturers had converted their production to join the war effort. A common practice for fighting men who had access to parachutes was to lug the huge parachute around throughout the war effort. The parachute would be used as a pillow and blanket while on the front… Read more »

Recently I posted some happy snaps of one of my Toowoomba brides 1950s inspired dresses here.  Kristen had fallen in love with Audrey Hepburns wedding dress from the movie Funny Face, so we came up with a dress and veil that was very much inspired by this dress. Kristen was kind enough to take the time to send in some of the most spectacular pictures from her wedding day in some amazing Toowoomba locations along with the story of her… Read more »

The ever so glamorous theme for today is vintage nautical.  I have put together a wide range of pictures as inspiration for those who are planning a vintage style wedding but would love a nautical touch to it.  If you love this theme and would like any further assistance with your wedding planning / design feel free to contact me! Intertwined Events Minted Polka Dot Bride Cachic Design Cachic Design Cachic Design Chic Star The Knot Style Me Pretty Bash… Read more »

Just in are some pictures from my gorgeous bride Amanda’s wedding in Toowoomba about a month ago.  Like so many of my Toowoomba brides, Amanda was good enough to come down every week for fittings for several weeks for her beautiful wedding dress. Amanda had fallen in love with one of Clarissa Grace’s wedding dresses but unfortunately that business was closing down so Amanda and I worked together to come up with the perfect gown for her, very much inspired… Read more »