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Fancy’s collection of only four dresses may seem scarce, but it’s wholesome retro vibe is absolutely stunning. I am all for taking it back to yesteryear, so this abbreviated collection has my vote. For brides looking to travel back in time with classic chic, Fancy is fabulous.

Click here to see the full collection on Martha Stewart Weddings

 

Maybe this Etsy seller caught my eye because it shares the same name as my mother.

On the other hand, it could be the lovely, vintage-inspired gowns that Love, June offers. In any case, I am impressed with the style options available to brides and bridesmaids looking for beautifully constructed, reasonably priced dresses made in a way that no piece of fabric gets thrown into the garbage. Talk about getting your money’s worth.

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Click here to shop Love, June on Etsy.

Apparently, I haven’t posted in a bit. Truth be told, a fantastic internship opportunity has come my way and, chances are, my new postings will be infrequent at best. But, not to worry. I won’t be jumping ship any time soon 🙂

In the meantime, take a look at this Anthropologie-inspired wedding on Green Wedding Shoes. Aside from the fact that Anthropologie is one of my absolute favorite stores, I’m so glad that this wedding captures simplicity, intimacy and craftiness at its best.

What's not to love? Click here to see the full wedding.

Etsy has provided yet another means to acquire wedding day accessories. Little White Dresser specializes in wedding day hair accessories, dress accessories, and jewelry for the vintage-loving bride. Among my favorite lacy pieces in the shop is their silvery belt and this lovely blush pink hair flower. Several of the necklaces made me smile as well, and the affordability will make the budget-savvy bride grin from ear to ear.

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Click here to shop Little White Dresser on Etsy.

I am so happy to see that Jenny Packham’s latest collection was kept within the vintage vein that has made her so popular. These gowns are for the ultimate retro glamourpuss that wants to take a step back into yesteryear. What I especially love is that the collection in so varied, from short, flirty cocktail numbers to demure dresses complete with sleeves that don’t look at all dowdy or frumpy. Although the hemlines vary, all of Packham’s dresses have one thing in common: a healthy dose of bling.

Click here to see the full collection.

Have I got a treat for the vintage bride!

Button Me Up Vintage Button Jewelry may sound like a slightly wacky venture. However, California jewelry designer Trish Huber launched this business at the beginning of the year to utilize vintage buttons she came across in her travels with fabulous results to boot. Huber re-purposes vintage buttons into one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry including earrings, cuff bracelets, and cocktail rings. The result are dainty accessories for a bride looking to add a touch of yesteryear to her ensemble without breaking the bank. These pieces can also serve as gifts for your bridesmaids.

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Click here to shop Button Me Up.

Modern Victorian

You may recognize one of the dresses from my latest inspiration board. Even so, I would like to expand on this retailer.

Dolly Couture is yet another online dress retailer-only this one is solely dedicated to creating tea-length, 1950s-style wedding dresses. This shop specializes in all things retro with prices starting at a mere $395 for standard designs and $595 for custom work. The designer is also willing to customize ready-made frocks with whatever you please, including adding length to your dress. If you’re looking for a retro, wholesome feel to your wedding dress, then Dolly Couture is the place to begin (and end) your search.

Click here to shop Dolly Couture.

For brides with a steampunk edge to their style, I highly recommend Nouveau Motley. Their collection of jewelry-full of ornate filigree and cameos- will add the perfect accent to your neo-Victorian aesthetic. Even your groom can get in on the trend with their collection of ornate cufflinks. Even for those who aren’t heavily influenced by this style movement, any bride or groom who wants to add a touch of Old World elegance to their look should definitely take a look at their wares.

Click here to shop Nouveau Motley.

By the way, my offer still stands. Please send your Real Weddings to chicista101@gmail.com

With fascinators still being a large trend in bridal fashion for both brides and ‘maids, it’s no wonder that Jade Rose Couture has caught my eye. With retro birdcage veils, floral pins, and funky feather hairpieces, all of the ladies of the day can add a dose of fabulous whimsy to their big day ‘do.

Click here to view the collections and shop online.