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Helena at Heavenly Vintage Brides
The UK's finest collection of original vintage and vintage-inspired wedding dresses.
The UK's finest collection of original vintage and vintage-inspired wedding dresses.

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A model family of stylish brides, with wedding dresses from 1930s to 1950s, 1960s and 1980s...
Dear Reader, Here at Heavenly Towers we've been admiring a remarkable treasure trove of wedding photographs – all from the family of my lovely model, Patience...  Patience, modelling 1950s style 'Blanche' dress from my own Collection. You may have seen the ...

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A Model Family Part 2 – Victorian to Edwardian wedding style.
Dear Reader, In our last post, we started a thread of fabulous and historic wedding photographs from the family of Patience (who you can see modelling my own Heavenly Collection  of vintage–inspired wedding dresses).  125 Years of Vintage Wedding Dresses: F...

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A Model Family, Part 1 – 125 Years of Society Beauties in Vintage Wedding Dresses.
Dear Reader, You may recognise this beauty: Patience, the darling girl who regularly models my vintage wedding dresses…? Patience in original 1960s wedding dress. Well, it seems Patience comes from an illustrious line of society beauties! Aided by her lovel...

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A 1940s style wedding dress for vintage bride Sarah
Dear Reader, I'm very pleased to share these pictures from Sarah – a beautiful vintage-inspired bride, wearing an elegant and simple 1940-style wedding dress ('Bette' from my Heavenly Collection ). Sarah and Sam married in a charming and relaxed ceremony in...

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DRAFT all about the vintage wedding fair
Dear Reader, I hope 15 May is in your diary! My first vintage wedding fair of the season is only a few days away, and I'm in the middle of planning what delights to take.  Perfectly boho! Original 1970s lace wedding dress. Original French lace wedding boler...

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Old-school glamour at the Met Gala
Dear Reader, This week saw one of fashion's biggest annual events in New York: the fabulous opening night for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's   Manus x Machina  exhibition .  A Chanel wedding dress covered in silk camellias – and 700 hours in the making! A...

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The Vintage Wedding Fair Season Begins…!
Dear Reader,  In the last few weeks I've moved seventy, very delicate and precious original vintage wedding dresses to my new base: a gorgeous new studio in West London, neatly situated close to the tube station and the picturesque River Thames. And n ow th...

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Emily's Spring boho wedding in the prettiest 1930s / 40s vintage dress
Dear Reader, Who doesn't love a Spring wedding? The first glimpses of sunnier days, longer evenings and early Spring flowers are such simple pleasures. Simply boho, Emily in the prettiest 1940s wedding dress And perhaps the very best Spring weddings are the...

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Friday Inspiration: a Vogue Vintage Wedding from 1929
Dear Reader, A charming story for our inspiration today: t his beautiful bride is Francesca Braggiotti, serene and graceful in her 1929 satin and lace wedding dress...  Francesca Baggiotti in 1929 wedding dress, photo by Edward Steichen. This demure and ele...

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Gorgeous vintage bride Sophie wears one of my 1950s–style wedding dresses...
Dear Reader, Remember gorgeous vintage bride Sophie, utterly fabulous in one of my 1950s–style wedding dresses for her wedding to Jeremy…?  Well, I'm enjoying Sophie's pictures all over again – since I've found a great feature about their wedding on one of ...
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