The vintage trend still seems to be set in 2011 for brides seeking something a little different for their special occasion.
With blogs such as Love My dress, hosted by the wonderful Annabel Beeforth, with whom I've been fortunate enough to have been a guest blogger writing, How to find your ideal dressmaker and without forgetting the ever awesome, Kat Williams aka Rock 'n' Roll Bride where again I was mentioned when Kat featured the smashing Emma Case after she shot one of my clients Helene after her Vintage inspired wedding, couples can expect to find something exctitingly different and feed their vintage/retro inspired wedding ideas until bursting point.
As I seem to be working with many clients this year who have opted for the trend, I am very excited to announce that I shall be putting together a small collection, to start with, of vintage/retro wedding gowns.
Speaking to a few of my clients who have come as far north as County Durham and Glasgow, it seems there is little in the offering in the north for Vintage inspired bridal gowns to try and try something that will fit.
Brides seeking authenticity will find that sizes are much smaller than they are now. During the war, the 1940's, food was rationed and ladies were much thinner especially around the waist! By the 50's, ladies were a little more curvaceous.
Of course there are boutiques/designers such as the legendary Candy Anthony and very popular, Fur Coat no Knickers who stock or make your wedding gown to order, but both are based in the London area.
A short while ago Mr D and I were approached by a young lady oozing amounts of talent and experience in fashion design looking to fulfill her own passion and dream of working solely in the bridal industry. So, we've teamed up to provide the bride looking for something a little different yet still holding onto our ethos that brides do not have to pay a fortune to have the dress of their dreams.
Clients will have the opportunity to come and try one of our samples or simply opt for our made to measure service where measurements will be sent and we shall supply their dream wedding gown.
And of course, this means we get to go out on location to photograh the designs with fabby photographers.
If you require further information then please do contact us. However, do watch this space in the New Year for a brief glimpse of our designs followed by our exciting samples.