The cookie-cutter wedding is a thing of the past. If you’ve been on Pinterest at all you’ve seen that in its place has emerged the rustic barn wedding, the DIY wedding, the vintage inspired wedding or sometimes a combination of the three. Why not get ahead of the trend and do something a little more daring and original? I call this post a holiday inspired, rock-star vintage wedding. It incorporates one of my favorite white lace, late 1970’s, vintage Gunne Sax by Jessica McClintock wedding dresses from the shop. The dress is tea length, long sleeve, covered in lace flowers, and has a really great cut-out back with a bow at the bottom. It’s very reminiscent of the early 80’s which is what led me to incorporate the adorable strapless red corset dress with tiny bows up the front, by Mon Desir Vintage, as a potential bridesmaids dress. I’m also a huge fan of non-traditional engagement and wedding rings, particularly vintage styles. This budget friendly yellow-gold tone ring by Nicos Nostalgia is only $19!! Who says you have to fork over thousands of dollars for a diamond when Etsy offers so many gorgeous, affordable, alternatives? I would seriously walk down the aisle in this outfit tomorrow (hint, hint boyfriend), and by aisle I mean fab cocktail party at a hip and trendy bar in downtown DC. In addition to being really fun, the best thing about this outfit is its cold weather AND budget friendly. The entire thing only costs $463.
Vintage 1970’s Gunne Sax by Jessica McClintock Lace Wedding Dress by Beulah Louise Vintage – $129
Black Chenille Dot Birdcage Veil by Vintage Box 1947 – $18
Red Rose Bridal Bouquet by Timeless Wedding – $130
Vintage 1980’s Strapless Red Silk Corset Cocktail Dress by Mon Desir Vintage – $38
Vintage Gold Tone Wedding Band by Nicos Nostalgia – $19
Vintage 1980’s Spiked Heel Platform Boots by Retro Vintage 123 – $59
Vintage 1940’s Black Mink Collar by Purl 1 Vintage Too – $22
The Alexis Clutch by A03 Designs – $48
I stand by the fact that spending thousands of dollars on a dress you’re only going to wear for a few hours is utterly ridiculous, not to mention boring and overdone. Etsy has a multitude of options for the offbeat bride, to include many handmade options or replicas of designer dresses. And as a side note, these “Real Touch” silk roses by Timeless Wedding Impressions are a great alternative to real flowers and will certainly last longer. From what I’ve come across, and given the recent surge in DIY weddings, fake flowers no longer have of the stigma of being “cheap.” So go ahead and try something different!
Since they’re so fun to create, I will definitely be bringing you more wedding posts in the future. Let me know if there is anything in particular you’d like to see.
Many thanks for reading!
Robin – Owner