Who doesn’t love to look at vintage inspired wedding dresses? If they are female, and they don’t…they must not be human. I fell in love with designer Jenny Packham while browsing her site for the latest wedding fashion. The wedding dresses were full of glitz, glamour, and a certain sexiness that is not easy to achieve. I saw a lot of Downton Abbey wedding dresses (or could have been) in this mix. These vintage inspired wedding dresses from the 2012 Collection were my favorites…
Wedding Dresses by Jenny Packham
Willow. The sleeves really make this wedding dress.
Ormlie. This is romantic. The bodice is gorgeous and is perfect for all those skinny girls out there.
Peony. This one is romantic and whimsical. It makes me think of fairies, forests, and fields of flowers.
Iris. This is a fascinating dress. Stylish, elegant, and really perfect in a lot of ways. This one could even be worn again for another formal event. Downton Abbey meets 2012.
Anya. I have recently lost interest in strapless wedding dresses, but if I wore forced to wear one, this would be my pick. I love the almost corset top. Stunning.
All of these vintage inspired wedding dresses can make you feel as though you stepped out of Downton Abbey…and I love it. These ones are from her 2012 Collection, and perhaps a post on the 2013 collection is coming soon. Check out the Jenny Packham website for more gorgeous wedding dresses and accessories.
When deciding on your wedding dress, were you completely torn between two entirely different looks or styles? Most brides are. The idea of a one shoulder dress may have been intriguing, but in the end you went with a classic strapless? Or you went with a lace wedding dress with sleeves, but also considered the fun flirtatious nature of polka dots? To this great dress dilemma, I say… Whatever you DON’T choose for the wedding dress, choose for your rehearsal dinner dress! The rehearsal dinner is a way to show another side of your unique style, so find a rehearsal dinner dress that shows off more of your personality, grace, and beauty.
A Perfect Rehearsal Dinner Dress
CREDITS: Top left with blue shoes: Nordstrom, Top right with straps: Could not find source from Pinterest , Top right with sheer sleeves: Shop Bop, Short sheer dress with polka dots: Sarah Seven, Dress with tan belt: The Plunge Project,One shoulder dress with bow: Could not find source from Pinterest , Lace dress with sleeves: I Want Big Closet Blog. Vintage dress with bow at the waist: WeddBook.com, Polka dot dress with long sleeves: Wanelo.
Really love the blue shoes, short dresses, or the Polka dots? See some of my past posts about those!
Polka Dot Wedding Ideas
Something Blue Sunday: Blue Wedding Shoes
Short Wedding Dresses With Style
Did you find a perfect rehearsal dinner dress? We hope so! Tell us what you are wearing to your rehearsal dinner in the comments, on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!
Recently, I’ve done a post on DIY Flower Girl Wreaths. What I found appealing was the unique look you get with the wreaths instead of the cheesy, normal, flower girl dresses and looks. Now don’t get me wrong, put any little girl in a white dress and hand her flowers and it is bound to be adorable, but I think I have found some ways to make exceptionally adorable flower girls.
Exceptionally Adorable Flower Girls
Here are a few flowers girls with fashion like no other. These gave me a little hope that all flower girls do not have to look the same.
This was from the real wedding of Laura Lee and Chris in Nashville Tennessee (could you guess by the boots?). This is adorable, fits the theme, and really gives this flower girl a little more zing. From Cedar Wood Weddings.
This is a fabulous flower girl dress for this little one. Not overly complicated yet still elegant. Found on Tumblr.
Now this is great! Kid friendly (cotton top) and frilly bottom. A very functional ballerina look that I love. The link on Pinterest was broken for this one. It’s adorable all the same.
Okay, moment of truth…what did you think of these unconventional but yet adorable flower girls? Love or hate? Let us know in the comments or on Facebook.
So it all started with spotting this on Pinterest. I was allured and captivated. I wasn’t sure whether I would have the guts to do this, but I wished I would.
A few moment of surfing later I realized there are a lot of brides out there who want to juxtapose the beauty of the day with then destroying it. it must be the same satisfaction as building the best lego building ever and then ripping and kicking it apart. I am not sure I understand it, but Pinterest was chock-full of some intriguing trash the dress ideas!
More Trash The Dress Ideas
This is the “playing it safe” route for a trash the dress photo. Chances are this wedding dress can still be salvaged. From Jeremy Lawson Photography.
Trash the dress with soap. The great color and bare feet make this photo great. Found on Tara Swain Blog.
Could you go this far? Most of the trash the dress photos involved paint. I would definitely have to take the ring off first! From MSN Living.
A really cold way to trash the dress. From All Weddings Are Beautiful.
Do you and the groom have a favorite sport? This is one of my favorite ideas. Would also translate to other sports like golf, tennis, football, volleyball, or anything else you enjoy together. I could not find a photo credit for this one.
I love this idea, but be careful you don’t look dead. That is just weird. Also from MSN Living.
Make sure your toes are up to the task for this one! From Photos in Cancun.
I guess the brides in these photos have a mentality that if you are only going to wear it once, you might as well have fun it! Sure looks like they did. What do you think? Could you do it?