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I kept wondering what it would be like for our model, Sarah, to be trying on all these gorgeous gowns. In my fantasy she would wear blue jeans to her own wedding. But when I asked her, she said she planned to get married in either a red dress or a black dress! Another thing that made the process fun was having our neighbor, Olivia (who's almost 10) be a flower girl. But from a practical perspective, she could also help Sarah with the train of the gown being modeled. She was a little trooper, carrying some of those really heavy trains up and down the stairs from the changing room. Sarah said it made the whole experience more fun, modeling and interacting with her.
Olivia in a dreamy vintage 1950's Cream Lace 'New Look' Dress with rhinestone matching belt. 24 inch waste and we clipped bodice to fit her. It would make a great vintage junior bridesmaid dress with alterations or a petite swing dress. Soon to be listed on Etsy
Retro 80s does 50s White Sparkly Lace Flounce Wedding Gown
Exquisite 70s Belle Epoque White Satin Fancy Lace Beaded Bridal Gown
The gown may be sublime, but the flower girl in the candid snap above is getting a bit tired!
Detail of gown in above photo.
Chic 70s Edwardian Style Chiffon and Lace Bridal Gown and Matching Veil
80s Retro Southern Belle White Satin Beaded Bridal Gown. This ruched & beaded dress, shown in another view below, had an amazing amount of material, but the proportions were gorgeous, a Cinderella princess fantasy.
Gorgeous 80s Belle Epoch White Satin Gown with Pearls, Sequins and Chapel Train. And the open lace work in the center of this Retro Belle Epoch gown's train was a surprise when I spread it out to photograph it.
Gorgeous 80s "Gone with the Wind" Ivory Satin Gown with Lace and Chapel Train. I loved the 40's lacy straw hat that we styled with this dress. It seemed sort of "southern belle" to me and really complimented the gown's retro look.
Chic Vintage 90s Jessica McClintok White Lace Sheath Bridal Gown. SOLD
Medieval Look 70s White Chiffon and Lace Bridal Gown with Matching Veil.The matching veil that comes with this dress deserved to be shown off. There will be some stunning pictures with the veil in the Etsy store LuminousLadyVintage.com bride & wedding boutique, so be sure to visit it.
After photographing so much fluff & flirty volumes of material, the next two wedding dresses stood out for their 60's simplicity and 90's Jessica McClintok bride or prom dress clean lines.
60s Simplicity Vintage White Linen Sheath Bridal Gown with Ecru Cotton Lace and Detachable Train, as shown below.
Chic 90s Jessica McClintok Lace Wedding or Prom Gown
And for the bride who wants an alternative to satin, crinolines and long trains, a "peachy keen" vintage 50s Midi Lacy Peach Dress & Coat Set.