It's usually after the wedding that we wish to go back in time (just kidding, Honey!), however, with the stunning vintage options available to us now we're looking to the past before the nuptials for that most important piece - THE DRESS.
I came across London-based The Vintage Wedding Dress Company who specialise in dresses from the 1930s to the early 70s as well as the essential matching accessories to perfect that authentic look. Their collection can only be viewed in person at their boutique but the gallery photos on the website (see left) are good for getting a feel for whether the vintage look is for you .
Also showcasing some truly special finds is Posh Girl Vintage, who sell online. I'm not sure you'd want to order for your Big Day unseen and untried (uh, was this supposed to have a pee stain? NO! Of course they would never sell that to you but you get the point), so do so well in advance, they take returns. And they offer many lovely styles of dresses that would do wonderfully as a one-off bridesmaid or guest look. Here are my Posh Girl Vintage favourites from the 1940s and 50s:
Want to keep the vintage vibe going beyond the ceremony? Take along this original 1960s Pucci box purse on your sunny honeymoon for fabulous and fun designer arm candy: