The Tea Length Wedding Dress

The Tea Length Wedding Dress

The bride steps onto the platform with ease. The gentle turn of her head, the soft flow of her tea length wedding dress leads to a curved and sweet turn of her ankle. If you want a wedding dress that allows for grace and movement with a formal length, tea length is a great choice. While there are many floor-length bridal gowns, there’s something fun and whimsical about a tea length that keeps us coming back for more. Check out some of our favorites here.

The Venetian has an asymmetrical hem that gives new life to a tea length wedding dress. With vintage embroidery and drop sleeves, you will have formality and comfort with a decided vintage allure. This dress is a prime example of fine lace and Victorian elements made into a modern fit for the bohemian bride.

The Tea Length Wedding Dress

The Tea Length Wedding Dress

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Vintage Wedding Dress Designs

Vintage Wedding Dress Designs

The best wedding dress designs will always be unique. A bride walking through the forest, barefoot, with her head spread with a crown of roses, must have just the right dress details. As the bohemian-chic and vintage bride becomes more popular, the styles expand. For the barefoot bride, for the lady in lavender, for the romantic in us all. The angel, we believe, is in the details.

Embroidery: An intricately embroidered wedding dress was ideal in the Victorian and Edwardian age. Wedding dress designs since have shied away from this antique design. We, however, have found it again. Vintage couture blended this lovely alternative amethyst with an iconic embroidery. Clean and high at the neck. Made with Victorian and Edwardian elements without the cumbersome corset. Look for seamless embroidery to get this look for yourself.

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Wedding Lookbook: Vintage Gowns

Wedding Lookbook: Vintage Gowns

A bride in supreme lace is a wonder to behold. Facing her aisle, she stands with conviction and pride. Sometimes her head is bare, as are her feet. Sometimes she’s jeweled in Victorian embroidery and decadent pearls. The vintage bride is an increasingly popular style and it comes with its own very unique design. This version of our wedding lookbook examines the vintage bride: gowns and veils made to fit an iconic era.
The Victorian age was one of the most delicately extravagant. When you picture this era, lace and embroidery, tea and proper etiquette, gentle strolls through the promenade should come to mind. High neck lace, long sleeves and delicate lace make the Victorian look at the top of our wedding lookbook.

Wedding Lookbook: Vintage Gowns

Wedding Lookbook: Vintage Gowns

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Alternative Wedding Dresses

Alternative Wedding Dresses

A bride’s day is her own. If she wants to have a Halloween dress-up wedding, let her. If she wants to wear a hot pink ball gown, go for it. If she wants to fulfill an entire era theme on the beach, all the power to her! The alternative bride is making a killing in the modern wedding. In previous eras, current trends were the only answer for a bride’s style, the DIY and nontraditional weddings are becoming popular beyond belief and alternative wedding dresses are in high demand. Take a walk down the vintage side with these examples of wearable vintage dresses that take alternative wedding dresses to the next level.

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Asymmetrical Hem Wedding Dresses

Asymmetrical Hem Wedding Dresses

Soft folds of delicate lace and beading cover the bride’s skirt. Gathered slightly at the knee, the skirt allows the most delicate peek of wedding slipper as she cascades down the aisle. With ease and poise, asymmetrical hem wedding dresses are faithful in comfort and elegance. A lovely bride in a floor-length gown is one thing. A bride in a dramatically-lengthened asymmetrical hem wedding dress is another thing entirely. These lovely vintage-inspired romantic blends are some of the best asymmetrical hem wedding dresses we’ve found. Lovely, lacy, and oh-so-deliciously vintage.

Asymmetrical Hem Wedding Dresses

Asymmetrical Hem Wedding Dresses

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Mother’s Bridal Dresses: What to Look for

Mother’s Bridal Dresses: What to Look for

Your child’s day has finally come. As you walk down the aisle, nothing keeps you back from holding your head high. You have reached the point in your life where you will enjoy the fruits of your children’s lives and bask in glory. Your dress? Perfectly ordained with delicate champagne neutral colors and flowing elegantly. You knew the dress would be important. If you haven’t quite found the right dress for your child’s event, there’s still time. We give you a few time-tested rules behind searching for the most splendid mother’s bridal dresses.

#1: Find the Fit that Suits You: Imagine yourself in something smoothing and slimming that doesn’t detract from the bride and her elegant portrayal. Look for a forgiving sheath waistline and sleeves. Sheer sleeves are a great way to showcase a summer or spring style while still allowing for coverage and attractive fit. The Morning Gown in beige is a fine and fancy example of this open, free style that is both formal and unassuming for mother’s bridal dresses.

Find the fit that Suits You

Find the fit that Suits You

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Casual Wedding Dresses: Vintage Inspiration

Casual Wedding Dresses: Vintage Inspiration

She knows it exists. She has the exact measurements in her head, the exact allure of creamy delicate lace, romantic elements, sweet yet seductive feminine accents. Most of all, however, she doesn’t want to be sweating behind a corseted bustier and extravagant train. She doesn’t want her bridesmaids to spend twenty minutes tying up her bustle. She wants the exact dress of her dreams. The casual bride doesn’t want to compromise on delicacy, intricacy, or allure yet she wants her wedding dress fit for anything the night may become. Casual wedding dresses incorporate a multitude of layering, effect, and delicious chiffon and lace while keeping an easygoing, gentle and absolutely comfortable air. Here are a few categories to muse through with definite attention to the modern, vintage, and casual bride.

Hued Vintage Wedding: One fantastic way to make a statement with casual wedding dresses is with a hue other than white or off-white. A fine response to any tired wedding attire and a worthwhile addition for a second wedding or elopement. While they are made for comfort in length and fit, vintage embroidery and chiffon overlay keep each of these dresses formal enough for casual wedding dresses. You could choose a floating fairy dress, a Victorian-inspired amethyst dream or a fantastically layered 1910-style dress. Interestingly enough, our research has found that casual wedding dresses such as these are great for any body type and include alluring sleeves which are popular for smoothing and creating an attractive figure.

Casual Wedding Dresses: Vintage Inspiration

Casual Wedding Dresses: Vintage Inspiration

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Unique Wedding Dresses: Vintage Couture at its Best

Unique Wedding Dresses: Vintage Couture at its Best

Dressed in a gown no one has seen compare, the bride greets her guests as they leave the church pews. Draped shoulder-to-toe in embroidered silk, pearl buttons and translucent chiffon, she is every bit the modern bride; sophisticated, demure and dreamy. Finding unique wedding dresses may seem like a chore in the world of strapless, corseted bustier styles. For all those ladies out there who have a fantastic love for the vintage and unique, whether you’re looking for a more comfortable and age-old classic or trying for that perfect second wedding dress, we have compiled a few examples that will show you what to look for with truly vintage wedding gowns.

The Victorian Gem: Many of our favorite styles includes a simple addition of color. For Spring and Summer 2014, we have watched alternate color unique wedding dresses pop up in everything from popular wedding magazines to celebrity choices. The Sultry Elizabeth is one of our favorite blends of antique Victorian embroidery and a glorious amethyst hue. Delicately embellished at the bodice, incredibly forgiving to any waistline while creating an effortless romance, this is a prime example of chic and unique.

The Victorian Gem

The Victorian Gem

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Sleeved Wedding Gowns with a Vintage Flair

Sleeved Wedding Gowns with a Vintage Flair

There is something incredible about sleeves on a wedding dress. In a world of sleeveless modern dresses, many of us gravitate toward the sleeved wedding gowns that include glorious vintage flair and delicate designs. You can have sheer sleeves, with an added seductive allure or choose a dress with lace or embroidered sleeves to your wrists, encompassing the true vintage style. A wedding dress with sleeves means coverage, detail and a unique spin on the age-old wedding. In love with the romantic and the whimsical, here are just a few different kinds of sleeves you can choose for that big and beautiful day.

Long and Sheer: With this style, a sweet and quietly suggesting sleeved wedding gown is lengthened to the wrist with sheer chiffon. With this type of sleeves, your upper arms are suddenly seductive with a translucent peekaboo effect. The Nataya Inga Siren, whether you choose the depth of beige or the crisp white, elongates the arms and still allows for an effortlessly delicious allure. Coupled with a soft sheath and delicate embroidery, this lovely vintage dress is a dream for every type of bride.

Sleeved Wedding Gowns with a Vintage Flair

Sleeved Wedding Gowns with a Vintage Flair

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Best Destination Weddings for the Vintage Bride

Best Destination Weddings for the Vintage Bride

With the crashing of waves in the background, the bride and groom, together with their closest families, celebrate their union. The scent of cold saltwater sprays through the air. The ribbons on the wedding trellis flutter like flags. The bride is wearing a colonial-inspired vintage lace which sends visions of Wuthering Heights. There is nothing more romantic than a destination wedding. The location, bathed in its own essence and appeal, is unabashedly true to the romantic nature of the bride and groom. Whether a hot beach is calling or a cool melancholy cliff, our vintage couture bridal gowns are an ideal fit for the unconventional and ever-romantic destination wedding. Here are some of the best destination weddings for this year and a splendid Inga Nataya dress to match.

Hawaiian Tropics: If you haven’t been to Hawaii, your wedding would be the perfect opportunity. Bathed in the blue of the ocean, walking along the white sand beaches, and enjoying the local culture has never been so blissful. One of the most popular vacation spots, it also tops the list of best destination weddings. For a comfortable and beach-blown bride, the Venetian White will more than suffice. Complete with three different blends of embroidery and topped with off-shoulder sleeves, this dress would fit the mold for that barefoot bride.

Best Destination Weddings for the Vintage Bride

Best Destination Weddings for the Vintage Bride

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