Friday, May 20, 2011

Retro Wedding Gowns

Sorry that I do not know who to give credit for this graphic

                                                   In preparation for my annual
                                             WEDDING BLOG PARTY

                                                            on June 10th
I'm sharing one of my favorite wedding graphics
for Pink Saturday

I'm also sharing vintage/retro wedding gown photos.....

Styles of the 1950's - early 1970's

Birdcage Veil with Rhinestones

Vintage Crocheted Gloves

Grace Kelly weds Prince Rainier of Monoco, 1956

The taffeta and Val lace confection was a wedding gift from MGM Studios, designed by Helen Rose. Imagine this: 25 yards of silk taffeta, 100 yards of silk net, and vintage Belgian rose point lace. Her headpiece was classic : a bandeau cap covered in tiny seed pearls under an intricate lace mantilla.

                                      Many similarities of Princess Grace's gown to that of
                                        Catherine Middleton, bride of Prince William, 2011

A-Line/Princess Strapless Tea-length organza wedding dress (BST0033)
Retails @ $119.98

Vintage Style White Sleeveless Satin Organza Wedding Dress
Retails @ $105.98

 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy weds Sen. John F. Kennedy, 1953

Gown designed by Ann Lowe, a very talented African-American dressmaker.  There were 50 yards of silk taffeta, with a very full circular skirt tucked and pleated (Lowe's specialty). On Jackie's head was her grandmother's rose point lace veil hanging from a circular lace cap festooned with orange blossoms. She pulled her look together with short, white kid gloves.


1950's Tea Length Gown

Justin Alexander, Style 8465
Retails @ $1,000.00

House of Dior Wedding Dress @ 1964

@ 1950's Classic Designer Tea Length Gown

Typical 1960's mod wedding attire
All about the mini skirts, pantyhose, buckled shoes, flower power

                                                                                                   House of Dior  Chambord Ball Gown
                                                             @ 1954-1955


                                        I would like to invite all my friends and followers
                                                  to my party and giveaway!

                                            Click HERE to read all about it!

                                        Grab my button and help spread the word!
                                                  Everyone loves a wedding!

Have a wonderful PINK SATURDAY and please stop by and say hi to my dear friend
Beverly of How Sweet the Sound and see the list of todays PINK SATURDAY participants!

Be sure and return here next time as I'll be featuring vintage wedding gowns of the late 1800's and early 1900's!

Big Hugs,


Holly said...

Hi Stephanie~
Such gorgeous gowns! The last one was a little interesting. =0) I like how similar Grace Kelly's and Kate's dresses were....elegant!
Happy pink Saturday. said...

Hi Stepanie:) All I can say is WOW!!!!! They are all so beautiful and elegant, amazing:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Atelier de Charo said...

Wow! Dreaming dresses!
Happy Pink Saturday!


Gabriela Delworth said...


Love this post, Grace is my favorite!

~ Gabriela ~

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love a wedding dress, but my most fave is Grace Kelly's in your post.
Never saw Jackie O's dress before. That was interesting!
Can't wait for your clever party Stephanie@

Grace said...

I am speachless what beautiful gowns. Every dress is so unique and beautiful. Grace xoox

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

wow...there are some beautiful gowns...and what girl doesnt like pretty gowns.

Honey at 2805 said...

Lovely post on these gorgeous gowns. Grace and Kate's are my favs, Jackie O - not so much.

Genie said...

This was a wonderful post. I loved looking at all of th dresses. They were all stunning and beautiful. Thanks for getting all of the photos for us to enjoy.

Tami said...

Stephanie..I am just swooning over the dresses! You are my favorite post today!!
That Grace I am not sure anyone could ever top that.
Loved everything!! Thank you for sharing..xoxo Tami
ps..Happy Pink Saturday

rustandruffles said...

Oh my...what gorgeousness! I had never seen Jackie K's dress...stunning!

Marydon said...

Stephanie, you share the most elegant gowns ever! I love the 1960s formal floor length gowns best ...

Beautiful share, sweet friend.

Have a fabulous PS weekend,

Denise@alloverroses said...

What an incredibly beautiful post Stephanie! The graphic is beautiful and so are all the gowns. Looking forward to the bridal party next month.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

How fun - your delightful pictures are gorgeous and I bet they're full of sweet family memories for so many of us. I can't wait to see the rest. I'm hoping you'll have one similar to my grandmother's dress, which I remember - a bit of a flapper dress. Thanks for a fun Pink Saturday. said...

they are all so gorgeous, Stephanie! What a divine collection you put together. :O)

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Stephanie, love love love the fun for you to post all these beautiful excited about the wedding party!

Have a wonderful P.S. and weekend!


Anonymous said...

Hello Stephanie
wOw these gowns are gorgeous
nothing compares to GRACE
doesn't her name just suit her?
KATE does come in a VERY close 2nd

By The Way....
you're the winner of my
Gooseberry Patch giveaway :D
send me your address so i can get it off to you :D
~victoria~ said...

Wow...gorgeous dresses! I am just starting my flower girl dress line...the first one is in my post today! Serendipity! Come by and say hi! This was inspiring! HPS Kathi

DoanLegacy said...

So many gorgeous wedding gowns to see! Princess Grace Kelly is absolutely beautiful.

Gina said...

Ahhh...Grace Kelly...her name says it all, she is the epitome of grace. Thanks for sharing all those gorgeous gowns. Have a great weekend!

JudyBug said...

I so love looking at lovely gowns. As an aging Baby Boomer, I miss the days of ladies "dressing". My mother always wore heels, a hat, gloves...truly a "lady". I wear flip flops and dream of other days. ;-)

Cottage Touch said...

Lovely post..Happy Pink Saturday...

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Stephanie Sweetie...

You shared the most elegant gowns ever today! I so enjoyed browsing through them. Some even have some unbelievable prices. How helpful for the brides to be with choices yet to make.

I love the 1960s formal floor length gowns best. Weren't they exquisite?

Beautiful share sweetie. Have a glorious weekend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Victoria said...

Oh I love those tea length dresses! Grace Kelly was such a stunning bride:)

Annesphamily said...

What a beautiful array of wedding gowns! My daughter Noelle is at a bridal shower today. She had to wear a hat. Her friend is marrying a medical school graduate and they were at the Kentucky Derby so...
Noelle is in the wedding. I will get those pictures when the wedding is over! Fun times!
You are a lucky lady winning at Rebecca's place. Woot Hoot! Anne

Judy Keefe said...

Wow! Loved all the gowns and the hiistory. Princess Grace sure was a beauty. it all ended.
Thank you for sharing.

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Stephanie,
What an incredible post. I love it and just about every pic has something that is my favorite. My very favorites are Grace and Kate's dress as it reminds me of my own with lots of lace.
Your party will be fantastic and I am looking forward to it again this year.

Hope you are having a nice weekend. We are bracing for storms tonight and Miss B is a mess.
Under a tornado warning right now.
Getting ready to turn off the puter and wait it out.
Hope you are not having the same thing tonight, if so, be careful.
Have a great week ahead.

Celestina Marie

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

This was a gorgeous post! I love looking at wedding gowns. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

Oh I so loved your post! I had forgotten how beautiful Grace Kelly was. I adored Jacqueline Kennedy's wedding gown. That was so gorgeous. The tea length one's remind me of my mother's wedding dress and I had wished I'd been small enough to wear her's but alas my mother is 4'11" and I'm 5'6". I adore dresses, especially wedding dresses.

Hugs, LisaKay

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

My bridesmaids carried white daisies. Can you guess when I got married? Can't wait for this very special party Stephanie. xo

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Stephanie.

I love all of these gorgeous brides, and I adore wedding gowns.

Be sure to add my name. I will be there.♥

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Stephanie,
Oh wow, I've been seeing your wedding blog button on a lot of blogs--so your party will be AWESOME!!! I LOVE all these wedding pictures...they're gorgeous!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wow, Stephanie! Your photos are spectacular! Gorgeous laces and gowns!


All Bliss Be Thine said...

Stephanie this post was wonderful with the gorgeous gowns. My favorites have always been Grace Kelly & Jackie O. Such beautiful women in such gorgeous gowns. Love Love Love it!
Pink hugs,

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