Sometimes all a bride really wants is to celebrate her family’s past and celebrate her love for elements of old-age. She wants pretty, flirty and feminine. And she wants everyone to understand that vintage is very much an artistic means. If you’re inspired by Aubrey Hepburn, French lace or cameos hanging from the nape of your neck … then you just might be a Vintage Bride.
With all the right vintage accessories, your pick of the best vintage hair and makeup and the perfect vintage wedding dress … there is absolutely no doubt that your dream of walking down the aisle as a vintage bride won’t be realised. From your shoes to your headpiece we’ve shown you some great inspiration to get your ensemble shopping started and we wish you the best of luck in discovering your best decade and best look for your big day. If you’re still on the hunt for vintage wedding invitations and a vintage / antique engagement ring, we’ve found some great inspiration.
Now let’s take a final look at all of our favourite decades using some real brides and vintage -inspired photo shoots… starting in the 20’s working our way to the 80’s.
1920’s inspired bridal look from greenweddingshoes.com
Sophisticated sexiness and bold pieces here and there, this 1920’s real bride is the quintessential vintage-flapper inspired wife-to-be. The headpiece, bold eyes and lips, slinky gown and finger-waved hair all come together to create the perfect memorial of the lively ways of the past. She’s a beautiful rendition of the fun-loving women of the 20’s.
1940’s inspired bridal look from rocknrollbride.com
The cap sleeves and satin buttons scream Victorian princess (notice the tiara?). But the pin-curled, perfectly smoothed hair with the beautifully, vibrant makeup screams pin-up doll. Basically, the sass from the 20’s is still in motion paired with a hint of antique-inspired touches …. like the peek-a-boo lacey neckline.
1950’s inspired bridal look from hitched.co.uk
The pearls and bows, the simple up-do, the tea-length, childlike dress and the pink cheeks all say, “She’s a 1950’s lady.” With an innocent look in her eye and an elegant pose for the camera, this bride is paying perfect homage to her decade of choice.
1960’s inspired bridal look from ruffledblog.com
Basically a blonde Aubrey Hepburn, this bride is mod and has new-age prep appeal down to her core. The square neckline, flat-bow and minimal accessories is definitely chic. And the sleek lines of her gown and hair make her the perfect candidate for the perfect 1960’s inspired bride.
1970’s inspired bridal look from joyeusephotography.com
There is no denying the natural beauty of this boho bridal babe. Her loose wavy hair, less-is-more makeup and floral inspired veil all work together to enhance her organic spirit. And do you see that beautiful dress? Perfect for an outdoor, relaxed wedding; it’s still a pretty piece that moves with the breeze.
1980’s inspired bridal look from rocknrollbride.com
Be daring. Be bold. Think outside the box and with a whole lot of colour. Each of these 80’s inspired bridal shoots knows what the retro bride needs for the ultimate, final look. A 1980’s bride needs pops of colour and accessories that make a statement. Both looks are complete for a bride wanting to pay homage to her 1980’s roots.