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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

Wow what a week! We hope you all had as much fun as we did with all the Jubilee celebrations going on in Kent. We had a brilliant time at a Jubilee ball but incase you were wondering we’ve still managed to get a bit of work in….

We’ve been busy finalising our new website and getting ready for another wedding in two weeks. How quickly the wedding season seems to be going! We started the week with our homage to the Queen looking at wedding dresses throughout her reign. From the 50’s right through to 2012 wedding gowns have come full circle and back again. If you missed it and want some vintage inspiration see what your favourite era was right here.

 

There was also little whistle stop tour of quirky Kent venue, Finchcocks in Goudhurst. If you’ve never been then go for a very English Cream tea and enjoy, if you’re looking for for something that little bit different you won’t be disappointed.

We then shared with you the wedding of Marika and James, who got married back in May at the Marquis of Alkham. With fun races, gorgeous outfits, stunning food and fantastic views this wedding has something for everyone to take inspiration from. We also gave you a little peek at some of their photobooth pictures from their evening celebrations. We love a photo booth at The Wedding Dolls and it was great to round off this busy week with lots of fun and giggles to share.

 

See you next week where we will be sharing another Kent wedding at Turkey Mill in Maidstone, as well as taking a little look at the new Bridal range from Topshop, sharing a fabulous find and five of the best First Dance tunes. It’s also countdown to our new website launch. Beyond. Excited.

Happy Sunday x

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Welcome to the final part of our planning a vintage wedding special and what a way to finish – it’s the all important dress!

You have a big decision to make here as you can go one of two ways. Real vintage or well…sort of…. modern vintage i.e. brand spanking new but with a vintage style. You are literally spoilt for choice.

First let’s start on preloved (wedding speak darhhhling for second-hand). A true vintage wedding dress isn’t as easy to find as you’d think. Firstly it depends on what era you are going for, even now the 80’s gets the vintage label in some circles, so you will need to be selective. If you are going way back it’s always going to get more difficult, so unless you have Granny’s dress waiting in the wings prepare yourself for a lot of leg work.

One of the best places to start is dedicated online website Preloved Wedding Dresses. They have over 10,000 new sample and used wedding gowns, some of which are truly vintage. You might also find a hidden gem of a vintage style dress that fits nicely into your not so vintage budget. You can also try The Vintage Wedding Dress Company, although they haven’t got a stockist in Kent their flagship store is in Central London. Run by renowned stylist, Charlie Brear, it’s well worth the trip into the big smoke to join its growing number of celebrity fans.

vintage wedding dress company

 

Vintage Wedding Dress Company

The Vintage Wedding Dress Company

 

The Vintage Wedding Dress Company

 

There’s also some vintage boutiques to try closer to home including Bridesdressrevisited in the little Kent village of Otford, where you can make an appointment to view their full collection of preloved dresses.

If second-hand just isn’t you then there are some brilliant designers who offer vintage style dresses. Here are just some of our absolute favourite dresses available now from Charlotte BalbierCandy AnthonyClaire PettiboneCharlotte Casadejus and Johanna Hehir.

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charlotte casadejus

Charlotte Balbier

Charlotte Balbier

 

Johanna Hehir

 

Johanna Hehir

 

Candy Anthony

 

Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone

 

For more inspiration on planning vintage weddings in Kent then take a look at Vintage Kent Directory where you will find lots of suppliers to help you in your quest.

In case you ‘ve missed them check out the rest of the post in our vintage wedding series here:

Part 1: Vintage Music

Part 2: Hair & Make Up

Part 3: Vintage Shoes

Part 4: Tea Time

And if you are planning a vintage wedding don’t forget to share your experience with us here!

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