Vintage wedding accessories - ideas to inspire your unique bridal style

Posted on November 19, 2015 by Debbie Carlisle

If you're searching for inspiration for a vintage-style wedding look then it's always worth seeing what the professionals think! 

Lots of bridal style experts work together in different ways, from inspirational photo shoots to live catwalk shows which can help brides to see the many different ways you can build a vintage-inspired look.

I've been very lucky to have been involved in a number of inspiring shoots and catwalk shows - and I thought I would share a few of the looks that have been created to help those of you looking for ideas for their own wedding!

big vintage teardrop cascade wedding bouquet

This stunning bridal look photographed by Jess Petrie combines the softness and romance of a beach setting with the vintage styling of a 1940s bride thanks to the huge teardrop cascade bouquet by Emma Weddings and Events which brings new meaning to the idea of a big bouquet! The soft lace of this Badgley Mischka gown works beautifully with the unstructured braided up-do created by Jenn Edwards which has been teamed with my Isabella gold crystal floral wedding hair vine to create a soft and delicate modern vintage wedding look.

vintage crystal traditional wedding veil hair accessory

There's something about beach weddings that really makes for a romantic wedding setting - and this was the second seaside wedding photo shoot I was involved in this year. Shot by Emma Pilkington Weddings this beautiful image combines the quite traditional choice of a lace-edged bridal veil with the soft vintage romance of this beautiful lace wedding dress by Kate Beaumont. Teamed with a beautiful unstructured wedding bouquet and my Anna simple crystal deco wedding comb and with quite soft and natural make-up, this look combines traditional vintage style with a modern editorial edge.

gold vintage brooch bouquet teardrop design by Debbie CarlisleThis bridal style is perfect for a bride who wants to inject some 1940s or 1950s vintage glamour into their wedding day look. Perfectly-formed victory rolls combine with soft romantic waves to create a vintage look with a modern edge, while a quite structured gown combined with a loose bow at the waist and soft draping beaded sleeves mirrors the mix of glamour and romance in the hair style. The bride carries a vintage gold brooch bouquet in my trademark teardrop style which also echoes the soft romantic beading with a very definite shape and also reflects the mix of vintage and modern styles of this look which was created by suppliers at the National Vintage Wedding Fair in London for their catwalk show earlier this month.

statement vintage wedding fascinator hat

This simple 1930s style gown can take quite a statement headpiece and so we teamed it with my Lavish Olivia statement vintage wedding fascinator. It nestles perfectly amongst the bride's vintage curls and creates a real vintage Hollywood screen star wedding day look.

vintage crystal deco wedding headband

For the last image from the National Vintage Wedding Fair, all of which were taken by Amber Marie Photography, here you can see my Arabella crystal deco vintage wedding headband teamed with a beautiful lace dress to create a soft and romantic take on the 1920s bridal style. 

Hopefully these images have given you a few ideas of ways to create your own vintage wedding style. For more inspiration do take a look through my own wedding hair accessories online shop where you can see all my pieces styled in many different ways to help you come up with other vintage wedding styling options.

I also wrote a full guide to choosing your vintage wedding accessories which should prove helpful too!

vintage wedding hair accessory with Juliet cap veil

 

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