If you’re planning your vintage wedding theme, or even thinking ahead for the future, you know that finding all the perfect elements is a daunting task.
Need some help and inspiration for your bridal bouquet?
Here are 15 of our favourite styles that spring from traditional vintage floral arrangements, from our new Vintage Wedding Bouquets Pinterest board.
Sweet, sophisticated, earthy and rich, each of these vintage bouquets have a different significance and will help add another layer to your story and big day.
- The Sweatpea’s history can be traced back to 17th century Italy. It has a softly pastoral feel. Small and delicate these flowers signify blissful pleasure.
2. Rich reds and berry tones in this opulent arrangement are lent a slightly less formal structure by mixing both delicate and strong foliage in wild sprays.
3. Giant seed pods, white roses, glossy winter green leaves, succulents and wild boronia come together in the perfect mix of modern meets traditional.
4. Muted peach tones and the wide spread of blue and purple hued foliage give this bunch a soft romance. The perfect compliment to a softly draped gown.
5. Peonies, ferns and ranunculi add their blousy faces to this pretty posy. The deep rich raspberry colours against the navy suits, anchors this mid-century wedding ensemble.
6. Lilly of the Valley and Star Jasmine make the ideal vintage bridal bouquet. A hugely popular wedding motif in both the 1930s and 1950s, these flowers often carried over into the headpieces and wedding dress embroidery.
7. Luscious red cherries add a delicious touch to this rich berry toned posy of peonies and roses. A wonderful choice for the alternative vintage wedding and quite possibly the perfect bouquet for the Rockabilly bride.
8. Wild and free, daisies, pussy willows and thistles are the ideal flowerchild bouquet for our 1970s inspired bride.
9. Again, Star Jasmine and Lilly of the Valley with trailing strands of green ivy have been seen gracing the arms of the Edwardian and Victorian bride.
10. Giant tree peonies nestled in maidenhair ferns make a brilliant bouquet.
11. Jasmine, peony roses and orange blossom make a fragrant collection.
12. 1960s pastel shades to echo the perfectly sweet bridesmaid dresses of the time, can be found in a fluffy bouquet of hydrangea, roses and babies breath.
13. Bright yellows and lime greens in these fresh roses and daisies, call to mind the poppy tones of the 1970s bride.
14. Peonies and lilacs in shades of purple are an elegant, classic style.
15. Cascading Ivy, Baby’s Breath and other delicate blooms are reminiscent of Victorian era bridal bouquets.
Which of these bouquets do you like most? Would you choose any of them for your big day? Share your thoughts in the comments!
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It’s one of the biggest days of your life. You’ve found the dress, now all you need is the perfect pair of vintage wedding shoes to go with it.
Each bride who comes through our door has tales of shoe sourcing woes. Finding the right pair to dance in, to match her 1950s wedding dress, to show her personality and to keep her walking on air … you get the picture.
As a certified shoeaholic, I have ever-growing pages of inspiration, ranging from the simple to the sublime.
Here’s my list of the 20 vintage wedding shoes I love most (right now*) …
1. The Manolo Blahnik “Swan” pump with a 4 inch heel.
2. The Francesca bridal sandal from Emmy of London.
3. These stunning Louboton bridal shoes (pictured below) remind me of 1950s Springolators with their clear plastic vamps.
4. Jewel encrusted ballet flats are the perfect solution for outdoor weddings.
5. Low heeled, golden glitter t-bar heels make a sensibly glamorous choice.
6. We’ve got your 1930s style wedding covered with these beautiful t-bar numbers (pictured below).
7. Blush Pink is a wonderful choice for a 30s or 40s wedding.
8. Ivory lace Mary Jane pumps with a low heel are incredibly versatile.
9. An authentically styled 1920s wedding calls for something a little different.
10. Stunning soft pink shoes with art deco detailing (pictured below).
11. Are they sage or Robin’s egg blue? Either way these vintage peep toes are perfection.
12. Perhaps you’d prefer them in a champagne pink?
13. Simply elegant, these deco style peep toes shoes work with all kinds of vintage looks.
14. Teal velveteen heels are a wonderful way to include your “something blue”.
15. Emmy Shoes do a stunning bejewelled peep toe.
16. Perfect for a 1950s cocktail wedding, this pair is uber-glamorous and starlet-ready (pictured below).
17. Golden girl glamour perfection.
18. Chanel Audrey Hepburn in these pearly bridal flats perfect for the chic 60s bride.
19. For 1940s red carpet worthy glamour, these Badgley Mischka champagne heels are ideal.
20. The ultimate in 1950s style stiletto glamour. Christian Louboton creations in a sheer mesh with crystal embellishments (pictured below).
* Here’s how we handle the “right now” part …
Who knows, by the time you’re reading this, we may have found 10 or 20 new favorites. And no matter what, we’ll keep adding to our collection of dazzling, divine shoe styles for brides and their parties.
Want to keep up with us? Let us know what you think of our picks?
Follow our new Bridal Shoes Board on Pinterest here — and build your own virtual dream shoes rack!
Relaxing, glamorous and elegant our new vintage hair and makeup space in Melbourne is all a girl could dream of.
Looking for the perfect space for our vintage hair and makeup salon in Melbourne was no easy task.
We wanted something intimate and warm with a truly vintage heart. Simple shop fronts felt to cold, or too busy, we needed to find a place where you can truly relax and enjoy the whole experience of a vintage styling day.
Years of collecting skills, stories and vintage beauty ephemera, meant I had a wonderful stash of pieces that needed to be both showcased and shared. Now we can.
With wedding season in full swing and holidays just around the corner, our salon is a hive of glamorous activity. The sounds of Billie Holiday and Nat King Cole accompany the golden bubbles of Proseco and the sparkles of special occasion bling. There is a wonderful sense of memory making as we go about our work.
If you’ve been meaning to book in for your holiday looks or treat someone special to a vintage makeover gift voucher, now is the time to catch me before we head off for our Thanksgiving jaunt. Simply pop me an email and we’ll make some magic together!
I realised the other day that I’ve not shared my vintage styling work with you all in quite a while, and as it has been keeping me so very busy, it was overdue!
Valentines Day weekend was one of our busiest in a long time. The team and I rocked up to Ballarat in country Victoria to run a mini beauty salon for the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival. I’ve learnt (the hard way) that these festivals are not something where you can combine business with pleasure. After eight or more solid hours on your feet, transforming ladies into visions of retro loveliness, what you really need is a cup of tea and a good lie down!
What I find particularly rewarding about these events is the diversity of women who come to see us. Women of all ages and very different backgrounds. Those who love makeup and getting dressed up on a regular basis, as well as those who haven’t touched a makeup brush in decades! Seeing the looks of delight as we reveal the transformations and the warm, heartfelt letters of thanks we received in the following week, is a reward beyond measure.
Seeing our work appear in bridal blogs and magazines is an honour I don’t think I’ll ever get used to. I had the pleasure of working with It’s Beautiful Here for an editorial shoot in Hello May. With beautiful gowns by Neveka, the ladies created a Jayne Eyre inspired bridal feel; complete with overgrown woodlands and wild flowers.
Working on Weddings and other special occasions is such an immense honour and privilege. Being invited in to someone’s personal space and helping them to create a perfect memory of their day, is nothing short of marvellous. Seeing the excitement, nerves and joy all bundled together in a room full of happy women as they prepare to make the big leap. Best friends tell stories of their years together and anxious family members potter about the kitchen making tea and sandwiches to keep themselves busy and focused.
While I’m often not there to see the final walk down the aisle, the pure joy and emotion that comes back from these talented photographers is something I’ll always treasure. My team and I travel all over the countryside (indeed all over Australia), bringing our brushes to bear on bridal parties of all backgrounds and ages.
This beautiful wedding was shot by Eric Ronald and featured in Rock N Roll Bride.
Now, as I look toward the rest of 2015, I’m planning out dates for our full day hair and makeup workshops for cities all around Australia. So if you would like to come and play with me one day, drop me a line!