08 AprThe Designer Vintage Bridal Show 2013

It has been 7 weeks since the Designer Vintage Bridal Show 2012, since then I’ve moved house, been on holiday and fitted 3 dresses to beautiful brides. Finally I have the chance to sit down and write about the extravaganza that took place at Hagley Hall at the end of September.

Arriving at Hagley Hall after a long journey crammed into the car with a small baby, a husband, 2 mannequins (my ladies) and piles of petticoats, I was completely blown away by the room in which we’d been allocated space. This venue is incredible!

The thing that I love about the DVB show is the buzz that is in the room the entire weekend, it starts before the brides even arrive. The exhibitors are all small business owners who absolutely love what they do. This isn’t the place for the mass production wedding industry, this is the place for handmade, for vintage inspiration, for something that’s a little bit different.
The fantastic show photographer, Chris Barber (www.chrisbarberphotography.co.uk) was in attendance to capture the weekend – and what a fantastic job he did. I was lucky enough to have my entire collection on the catwalk and afterwards he took the dresses out for a rather fabulous photo shoot.
Fantastic weekend – I can’t wait until next Autumn!

31 MarOh,Vintage Wedding Dress Company Youre So Fine

I’ve had a slight bee in my bonnet in the past few years over wedding dress designers photographing their gowns with accessories that (in my humble opinion) make the dresses even more delicious than they might be otherwise, but not actually selling the aforementioned accessories.  So that frothy lacy affair the model had draped around her shoulders?  Nope.  Sorry, that doesn’t come with this dress.  But… that’s the REASON I loved that dress SO MUCH.  Wah!

Also, I’ve always fancied the idea of buying a fairly plain (cheap) wedding gown and zuzhing it up with bits and bobs, thus transforming it into giddy couture-esque heights whilst back-patting myself on my thrifty creativity.

SO.  I was beyond delighted to discover that Charlie Brear from The Vintage Wedding Dress Company has (cleverly) released a series of accessories that will add sizzle to any wedding dress, and allow a bride to change up her look without having to splurge on a second wedding dress.

Here are some dazzling beauties – see the VWDC website for more

30 MarOne great dress

So honored to have my prom dress uk featured over on the dressgirl  this week! I love the stylish details they chose to accompany the dress, especially the fresh-right-this-minute yellow and pistachio palette. See the whole inspiring feature here.

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