2014 Wedding and Bridal Trends

Gatsby Glamour

Many 2014 weddings will be transformed in true Gatsby style into decadent Deco affairs! Cue a big comeback for wedding forehead bands and feather flourishes. Expect to see fab Art Deco style accessories to complete the ‘Daisy’ look!

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Back to Front

As more designers create fabulously embellished back panels on dresses, expect brides to look as good from behind as from the front. We are seeing increasing demand for back jewellery and striking wedding hair accessories that beautifully frame vintage style chignons.

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50 Shades of Non-ivory

Soft tonal pastel shades of taupe, gold and palest pink continue to gather favour on the international bridal catwalks. Gilt or gold accessories will complement the warmth in these shades beautifully.

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Downton Delights

No doubt influenced in some small part by Downton Abbey, designers have introduced many Edwardian inspired touches in their wedding gown styling. Team with simple ribbon headbands and add more intricate flourishes through your choice of wedding jewellery and accessories (don’t forget the all important brooches and cocktail bags for this look).

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Time for Tea

Tealength (or ballerina length) dresses heark back to a glamorous 1950s matinee look. These elegant gowns were everywhere on the 2014 catwalks and are just made for pearls – team with pearl earrings, pearl necklaces, pearl hair accessories and pearl bracelets for sophisticated vintage elegance.

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Flirty 30s 

Forget demure 30s dresses – welcome clingy, sensual satin bias cut gowns to showcase the female form as brides shimmy down the aisle. Choose sultry, sassy, minimalist bridal accessories to complement the clean lines of this look.

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All accessories featured are available for purchase at http://www.vintagebridalaccessories.co.uk

 

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Bridal Accessories with Vintage Flair

The 1930s was the golden era of the Hollywood screen goddesses exuding sultry elegance and true vintage style. For fabulous real vintage and vintage inspired wedding accessories from this decade, check out our fabulous range of wedding jewellery, bridal hair accessories and vintage handbags at www.vintagebridalaccessories.co.uk

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A heart for your sweetheart….a Valentine’s gift with meaning

Is there anything that conveys traditional romance more than a heart shaped locket? Yes! How about a vintage one………..one that hints of past loves and mystery. See our range of gorgeous original vintage/antique gold lockets for your bride-to-be or your true Vintage Valentine.

Or if hearts aren’t really her thing, what about some fab original vintage one-off pieces just to let her know how special and unique she really is………….

   

    

See our full range at www.vintagebridalaccessories.co.uk

 

 

Bridal and Wedding Trends 2012

So the question has been popped, the venue booked and now for the most important part – shopping! Where to begin? What’s in, what’s out, what are the hot trends on the bridal scene? We’ve put together a fab synopsis of ideas influenced by the leading bridal designers on the international catwalks and suggestions of some of our beautiful bridal accessories…………

TRENDS BY VINTAGE ERA

VICTORIANA

Underwear becomes outerwear – Victorian corsets (and high necklines, more of which later) have made their way from the fashion runways to bridal runways. Chokers are key to achieving the elegance of this look, teamed up with crystal teardrops on all accessories.

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ART DECO

Art Deco influences continue to delight – think geometric patterns, long pearls and lots of fringes!

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1930s

Greta Garbo and Jean Harlow style reinvented through dropped waist, swishy gowns – team with hints of Deco style and a flourish of feathers……

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1940s

The ‘Golden Age’ of Hollywood – add a dash of Katherine Hepburn glamour with our fab vintage inspired hair accessories and check out our REAL vintage jewellery and brooches to complete your look.

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1970s

Boho chic, gypsy feel (but less ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’ and more of a sassy ethnic twist) – go for gold to achieve that sun-kissed St Tropez touch of magic!

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TRENDS BY DRESS STYLE

BALLERINA

Black Swan when she was still White! Ethereal, romantic , sweet- add delicate accessories with the lightest of touches.

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LACE

All hail Princess Kate for allowing us to rediscover the fabulousness of lace – regal, understated beauty.  Pearls with lace – strawberries with cream – can’t have one without the other…….

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OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR

Grace Kelly drama with a sophisticated sense of style – check out our multistrand pearl necklaces and classic style earrings which work a treat with this look.

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RUFFLES

Did they ever go away? Anyway they’re back and bigger than ever! Delightful, frothy girly – team with our fabulous spray pins and organza cuff for that light-as-air feel.

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HALTERNECKS

Developing the Victoriana theme, designers are buttoning us up at the neck – but don’t panic, with their sheer overlays, these halternecks are anything but prudish – team with chandelier earrings and a fabulous multi-layered bracelet for a statement look.

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SCULPTURAL

For the modernista, city chic bride, clean simple lines which work great with Deco geometrics or can be softened with the addition of a structured flower (orchids are great).

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SHORT

1960s influences creeping through here, capturing the trend for a second bridal ‘dance’ dress (one where your legs are unemcumbered with a ton of organza!) – bigger, bolder accessories suit this look – go for noticeable, dramatic statement pieces.

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And FINALLY don’t forget to check out our fab range of authentic vintage and vintage inspired handbags for that final touch! Visit us at http://www.vintagebridalaccessories.co.uk

Botanic Beauties

Vintage botanical prints have not only seen a re-emergence on the homewares front but have been recently translated into high fashion on the global catwalks (see Miu Miu and Pucci).

Leaves, branches, plants, fern prints – nature takes a step back to basics – design inspiration from time immemorial is revisited once more.

                                   
We are delighted to see this trend filter through to the bridal market in the form of the most delicate filigree botanical features on dresses and accessories.
                           
In keeping with this trend (fab one for Spring/Summer 2012 brides) we have introduced fabulous hints of foliage in our latest designs.
    
Layering original vintage components ensure impactful centrepieces (replicating foliate patterns on many antique pieces)….while keeping the design simple and pared back lends the ultimate touch of delicacy and femininity to your perfect bridal accessories!
Check out our full range of bridal jewellery, handbags and wedding hair accessories at http://www.vintagebridalaccessories.co.uk
   

Royal Wedding – a vintage princess!

OMG how fabulous was Kate Middleton’s wedding dress and bridal jewellery? She opted for a stunning timeless, elegant feel with more than a hint of vintage glamour (very Grace Kelly-esque).

Her stunning tiara, her ‘something borrowed’ was surely made for a princess! See similar ones at our website http://www.vintagebridalaccessories.co.uk

   

Her diamond earrings, a present from her mum and dad, complimented her tiara beautifully with their classic diadem drop, reflecting vintage trends in our range.
                  
To complete your vintage regal look see also our fab range of repurposed bracelets and necklaces (made from original vintage components), everything you need for your inner princess!
     
In the meantime, happy wedding planning and our very best wishes from all at VBJ to the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

You and Your Wedding shoot

We are thrilled to have pieces from our collection featured again in the recent edition (Feb/Mar 2011) of You and Your Wedding (at a fabulous shoot in Oman) – a big thanks to Peta and her wonderful team. Visit us at http://www.vintagebridalaccessories.co.uk