Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Vintage Wedding Gowns

Sharing my Wedding Gown Vignette in our bedroom

I also had fun creating this vintage looking book on photofunia!
Yep, that's hubby and me on our wedding day.

Now onto sharing some beautiful WHITE
Vintage Wedding Gowns
of Yesteryear

in preparation for my
I'm hostessing on
June 10th!

Cotton Wedding Gown
circa 1864

Wedding Dress
                                                                 by L.P. Hollander & Co.
                                                                     (Mint Museum)
                              Victorian wedding dress - it was in the Victorian era that white wedding dresses became the norm rather than an oddity, thanks to Queen Victoria

                                                  Formal Wedding Gown circa 1910


French inspired Bridal Cap and Veil
made of dot and alencon lace
Retails $350.00

1920s handmade drop waist dress

Breathtaking 1920's Silk Dresses


Wedding Hat / Cloche
French, 1932
made of linen, wax, and metal

Vintage Roaring 20's Gown
Vintage 1920's Gown

Vintage 1920's Flapper's Gown


Vintage 1930's Gown

Vintage 1930's Gown

Antique handmade Belgian lace

Handmade bobbin & Pt de Gaz needle lace c. 1860-1870, possibly a veil remade into wedding gown c. 1940

1931 Bride and Groom

Bridal Bandeau

Vintage 1900's Dress

And a bit of the TORTURE brides were wearing

                                                                                    Wedding Corset
                                                                                       circa 1887

Wedding Corset
Early 1900's
Met Museum

                                                                     And oh, those garters!

Circa 1920's Beaded Drawstring Purse

This is my very favorite vintage image.
I could sooo see me wearing that gorgeous choker!

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!


Linking with:
Kathleen ~ Faded Charm White Wednesday
All Things Heart and Home ~ All Things Inspired
Very Merry Vintage Style ~ Share the Love Wednesdays
Kim ~ Savvy Southern Style WoW us Wednesdays
Handy Man, Crafty Woman ~ Wicked Awesome Wednesdays
Sherry ~ No Minimalist Here Open House Thursday
Rhonda at Blue Creek Home Treasure Hunt Thursday

Brambleberry Cottage ~ Time Travel Thursday
Suzanne ~ Colorado Lady Vintage Thingie Thursday
Debra ~ Common Ground Vintage Inspiration Friday
Cindy ~ My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday
The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home
Courtney ~ French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday
Stuff and Nonsense Fridays Unfolded
At the Picket Fence Inspiration Fridays


Gina said...

Those vintage wedding gowns are gorgeous...some are really stunning. I love your vignette! That's such a unique idea & it looks so pretty.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Just beautiful Stephanie. I really love the vintage wedding gowns and I think that many of these styles are coming back.

Thanks for such a lovely post.


Unknown said...

I favor the vintage gowns & accessories ... such romance about the gowns. You did a fabulous job in preparing this share with us, sweet Stephanie ... so enjoyed.

Have a beautiful eve ~
Hugs & love,

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

My goodness! This is an impressive and beautiful collection! I love the 1920's drop waist dress. So beautiful! Happy WW!

Victoria said...

Those are gorgeous gowns! I love the drop waisted 1920's ones!!! I was a flapper for Halloween one year:)

I love your wedding picture! I'll have to check that site out. And yes, I did know you'd love my cherub tablecloth!!! Mariette left me a comment saying it's Italian or French filet lace and is probably worth a lot...I got it for $15 on Etsy! I also got the cutest little cherub coasters for a few dollars!

Nikki said...

What beautiful gowns. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Unknown said...

Wow, I so enjoyed looking at all the photos.
It is all just so beautiful.
Good luck with your blog party.
Thanks for sharing.

Annesphamily said...

This was a magnificent post! Stephanie, you did your homework! I think of you whenever I see wedding memorabilia in thrift stores. Have a beautiful day! Hugs Anne

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Breathtaking, oh the work in those vintage gowns! makes my hands hurt just thinking about it,a loving story behind each stitch! Celeste, victoriantailor.com

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Beautiful pictures, Stephanie!
Thanks for visiting Piper--I hope you and the furkids weathered the storm. I'm waiting for repairmen. No TV but still have wireless. Glad to have a roof! XX00

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, these are the most beautiful wedding gowns I've ever seen.... I just love the vintage gowns, their absolutely gorgeous. I'm so excited about you blog party, sounds like a lot of fun. I do have a small collection of wedding dresses that I have collected over the years, it will be fun to show them off!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Karie said...

Oh, what beautiful wedding gowns. Love them all. I can hardly wait for the June Wedding party. Thanks for sharing the beauty and loveliness. Karie

Richard Cottrell said...

I love the 1800's one you featured. Wish it was for sale. I have 1845 ho
use and give tours. my nieces wear vintage and reproduction dresses and guide the tours. I might see if my dear sister could make something simular. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic house

GardenOfDaisies said...

They are all amazing. But the one with the lily of the valley hanging down is really pretty!

Shelia said...

Hi Stephanie! What a beautiful wedding post and I loved seeing all of the sweet wedding dresses through the years! Your wedding picture is so sweet!
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blue Creek Home said...

You made my heart race with all of these incredibly romantic wedding gowns. They knew how to do the wedding dress back then for sure. The laces they used are exquisite.
Thanks for sharing these beauties at Treasure Hunt Thursday.

viridian said...

My goodness thank you for the beautiful eye candy!

Shirl said...

Hello Steph, I'm getting out to my blog visits late this week, I've been in the garden! These gowns are so pretty, my favorite is the second one. Your bedroom vignette is just stunning! Your last few posts have been beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment.
Love ya, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

The Charm of Home said...

What a gorgeous post! Proof positive that lily of the valley is the most romantic wedding flower ever, sewn into the trim of that dress. What an amazing bunch of fashions. Thanks for linking it up!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie.
I finally got through, but still cannot sign in my blog and looks like the followers is lost. I see yours is gone too. Maybe a glitch on that too.

LOVE LOVE LOVE your wedding post and all the gorgeous gowns and accessories. So much detail and romantic elegance. My favorite is your very own wedding vignette in your bedroom. So gorgeous and full of nostalgia.

Your blog look is beautiful. I love your background and accents.
Looking forward to your wedding party.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comments today.
Talk to you soon.
Celestina Marie

Unknown said...

Oh My Goodness! SOOOOO much beautifulness! :)


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hey Steph, my header is from MFR. I didn't see that pillow. I guess I overlooked it. It's such a pretty shop. Lots of pretty dresses in this post too. Happy early Memorial Day, T

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

wow, I loved looking at these gowns! I'd love for you to come over and link up to our wicked awesome wednesday blog party.

off to look at more of your blog!

Lydia said...

Lovely. Stunning. Makes me want to give up my jeans to go back to wearing dresses.

Olivia said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous post! I just adore anything wedding...vintage is even better! Love it.

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

I love seeing the trends ... I especially love the 20's. So fun!

Unknown said...

Wow Miss Steph, your photos of the vintage gowns are stunning! I like them all! I'm joining your wedding
hugs, Vickie

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh, the details on those dresses are just exquisite! And what a fun idea for a party. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!

Alison Agnew said...

sigh...i could just look at wedding frippery all day long...and you have some lovely images here...i agree...that last gibson girl bride is a delight to behold...thank you for sharing the bridal bliss at fridays unfolded!

stuff and nonsense

mo said...

Oh my, what a wonderful post.

The pink cakes are my favorite (of course).

You have exquisite taste.

Thanks for taking me away for awhile.



very merry vintage style said...

Beautiful dresses! What a pretty dressing table too. Thanks for linking to my Share the Love link party!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

thanks for coming back over to link up. I'm going to feature you next week on our blog party! I just love this post and these dresses.

Monica said...

Just one word: FABULOUS!!!!!!!
Monica x

Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh...that dress with the lily of the valley...it is just gorgeous...as is the vignette in your room with your dress...I don't think I've seen that before.
I'm not sure if I'll be able to make your party...only if I use last year's pics...things are getting really busy around here!

Debra@CommonGround said...

What an amazing post, such beautiful gowns! Thanks for linking up all the inspiration at VIF! xoxo Debra

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Such gorgeous gowns, Stephanie! Your wedding vignette is also beautiful. Thank you for linking to my Open House party and I'll see you at your wedding party.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I so much enjoyed your post. I haven't seen ditted swiss in years and it looked like one of the gowns had used it. You mentioned handmade bobbin lace. Have you ever seen it made? Some of the historical places in these parts have an older woman who still does the bobbin lace. I am always amazed by it and as a kid when we attended local events and there was a woman making lace I was mesmerized. .and still am. How in the world do they know which way to throw each bobbin? Thanks for the post.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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