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If you’ve had enough of ordering Christmas presents for other people online why not make your next click the Charlotte Casadejus Vintage online shop and buy something gorgeous for yourself instead.

There are so many beautiful things to choose from whether vintage or vintage styled. Here’s a collection of some of our favourites available now from the Kent based bridal designer. As with all original vintage pieces though once there gone there gone forever!

1. Vintage inspired white feather Cape, £275

2. 1970’s Frank Usher Vintage Wedding Dress, £350

3. 1950’s tiara, £95

4. Alisa Sample Wedding Dress, £300

5. 1930’s Ivory and Bronze clutch bag, £60

6. Audrey – vintage inspired ready to wear dress, £2,200

 

For more on Charlotte and her wedding dress collection take a look at our previous post.

All images from Charlotte Casadejus

Get excited. Get very excited. As Charlotte Casadejus now offers a sample service.  This means you can get your hands on one of her fabulous wedding dresses at 30% off the retail price (sample prices range from £500 to £2,800). The dresses vary in size from 8 – 12 and are not made to measure, but any adjustments needed can be made using her alterations service.

We caught up this week with Charlotte who says “the sample service is a perfect opportunity to own the dress of your dreams within your price range. Our alteration packages range from £100 – £180 and we usually work to a 8 week turnaround period, however we can reduce this to a couple of weeks if necessary”.

Charlotte launched her designs in 2003, whilst in the south of france where she lived for many years with her son. She designed and created cushions, bolsters and other home accessories using fabulous antique french textiles and embroidery. In 2009 Charlotte fulfilled her long time ambition and created her debut dress collection, inspired by the vintage dresses, lace and beading she had collected over the years.

Charlotte now lives in Tunbridge Wells and runs her company from her London showroom.  Visit her website to see more fabulous dresses and for information on how to make an appointment to view the sample range.

All images courtesy of Charlotte Casadejus.

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Off we went to the luxury wedding show this weekend which was held at the Saatchi Gallery on London’s Kings Road.

The venue was fabulous for a wedding show as it’s white walls and calming influence made the show feel serene and plush and not at all overwhelming. The suppliers were a really friendly and welcoming bunch and ready to help with an array of answers to any wedding question you could ask.

Tickets were £50 a pop (and then theres the train fare to factor in) but if you needed high-end inspiration you had come to the right place.

The ticket price included the all important goody bag (Opi Nail Polish, 3 Elemis Anti-Wrinkle Creams, Cleansing Oil, Gui Flapjack bar, 3 perfume samples and Pearl Drops toothpaste) and entrance into the catwalk show with complimentary glass of Pommery.

The catwalk show was one of the slickest we had seen all year with a great collection of dresses from Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood, David Fielden, Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa, Temperley London, Delphine Manivet, Carolina Herrera, Peter Langner, Charlotte Casadejus, Luella’s Boudoir, Candy Anthony, Kula Tsurdiu, Angelina Colarusso and The State of Grace – we’d have dared you not to find your perfect dress amongst them!

Even if you don’t have a huge budget the show is perfect for taking inspiration from some of the biggest names in the wedding industry.

Our verdict? Save your money on other wedding show entrance fees and come here – you won’t be disappointed!

The pics are a selection of our favourites from the catwalk show by Christoper Dadey (with thanks to Smith & Monger)