Wedding Jewelry

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Wedding Jewelry

Monday, August 31, 2015

Workspace of the Day

Here's my desk right now. It looks messy, I know, but it's actually very organized! As you can see, I'm working on the colors of the lotus necklace.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

THE HEAVENLY COLLECTION: Behind-the-scenes photographs.

On Monday 27th August 2012, Heavenly Vintage Brides shot the photo shoot for their first ever, vintage style reproduction line of dresses. Before the full photo shoot is released, here is a sneak peek with a selection of behind-the-scenes photographs.  


Beautiful Hair accessories: Cherished Vintage 

Vintage style makeup: Lorraine at

Necklaces + Earrings: Stylist's own

Feeling very Autumnal!

I've been a busy little bee these past weeks. This is, by far, the largest grouping of work I've ever done at one time. But it's been very enjoyable. I'm trying to decide if I should push the larger pieces (the dragon and the lotus necklace) all the way to completion first, because then I could get them photographed in time for the Autumn shows. I'll decide today if that's the way to go or not.

Yes, a Lilly pad! It's a fairly large piece, and it's going to be a pin. I've got some great new pinks and creamy whites, and I'll contrast it with a green background. Which will sparkle over that gold leaf!

These are the wires for the Lotus Necklace. They are all fired in place and ready for color. It's going to be very vibrantly hued, I promise.

I'm just started the best part of the whole process- the painting of the enamels. I'm doing the dragon in shades of blues and greens.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Real bride Lucie, in glamorous 1940s lace wedding dress

Dear Reader,
I'm definitely having a 1940s moment. So here, as promised, are some delightful pictures of Lucie in her gorgeous 1940s lace wedding dress. 
From the darling flower girls in their delicate hair wreaths, to the beautiful bride herself, everything about Lucie's wedding is so pretty...
Lucie first looked at simpler styles of gowns, but with a little encouragement she chose this stunning full-length 1940s lace wedding dress. With its high neck, fluted sleeves and long, long train, the dress was movie-star glamorous. (It was originally made in New York by a store that Marilyn Monroe frequented!)
 And as you can see, Lucie carries it off perfectly...
Lucie teamed the dress with elegant gold peep-toe pumps from Nine West sourced from Shoeaholics (adding the original vintage 1920s shoe clips herself), and beautiful bright blooms.
We've already heard Lucie's own words about the day (see the link to my earlier post, below). So now I'll let the photos of this amazing event speak for themselves...
Thanks to Mark Tattersall for the photos. If you'd like to see more, there's a full feature on Lucie's day on Love My Dress
Thanks, reader, for dropping by today. And most of all, thanks and huge congratulations to our happy couple... Cheers Lucie and Joe!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Heavenly Collection

Heavenly Vintage Brides' first reproduction line of Vintage style dresses is almost here! After over a year of designing, tweaks and finishing touches, the new collection will come together for our photo shoot on Monday 27th August.  From breathtaking Chantilly lace, to alluring silk... we can't wait to show you! Watch this space and our Twitter for behind-the-scenes shots and sneak peaks.

Heavenly Vintage Brides

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Real bride Lisa, lovely in 1940s-style 'Bette' wedding dress

Dear Reader,
Some lovely photos today of real bride Lisa, in her 1940s inspired wedding dress...
Lisa married in Summer and looks so elegant and poised in the dress. She really wears it beautifully. You may recognise the gown as 'Bette' from my Heavenly Collection.
I'm always happy to personalise a dress for an individual client, by adding different finishes. For Lisa, we decided on an original vintage trim of silver bugle beads for the neckline. And we added a belt with the same vintage beads. We were all delighted with the result and in Lisa's words, 
"Many thanks again for creating such a beautiful dress, I had so many wonderful comments on the day."
These beautiful original trims are becoming very rare now, and I spend a great deal of time sourcing them for our vintage-inspired wedding dresses. So it's a delight when they add the perfect finishing touch to a perfect bride! Our thanks to Lisa, for sharing her gorgeous pictures.

Heavenly Vintage Brides

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