By hopeandgraceweddings, 02-Jul-2012 13:27:00
We thought we would start this weeks blog off with something utterly beautiful. When we came across the new Silhouette collection from Circa Vintage Bridal we just fell in love! We are always suckers for amazing fabrics and elegant lines and this collection has it in abundance. If you are a bride-to-be looking for a vintage inspired dress that is more old-school hollywood glamour than cream tea vintage then look no further. The collection takes reference from many different decades but designs are brought unashamedly up-to-date with contemporary cutting and details. We just love love love them!
Astral Sundholm-Hayes is the designer behind Circa Vintage Brides. Her childhood was spent dressing up in antique clothes as her mother ran vintage shops in London in the 1970’s & 80’s whilst her father toured with his band. Years of hands on experience with antique clothes led her to take her love of fashion and textiles to the next level and so Circa Vintage brides was launched in 2006. Combining all of her vast knowledge of antique clothes, textiles and high end cutting, Astral produces silk gowns that are all made in England. Prices start from £1850.
So without further ado let's introduce a selection of our favourite pieces...
Ava: 1940’s Vintage inspired silk crepe wedding gown featuring an ‘all-in-one’ Kimono cape style top covering the shoulders and arms. Ava has an open back set into a beautiful quilted waist band.
Bianca: 1970’s Bianca Jagger vintage inspired all-in-one halter neck trouser suit. Made from silk crepe with contrasting silk satin buttoned waistband with a set in silk georgette open backed transparent cape revealing the back and shoulders.
Honey: 1940’s Vintage inspired silk crepe short cap sleeve wedding dress with high scoop neck line slashed open down the front to the quilted triangle waistband with bust pleats set further down the band.
Isla long sleeve bolero: 1930’s vintage inspired long sleeve bolero with a ruched neckline and deco rhinestone clasp. The long sleeves are split all the way down the inside and gathered at the wrists where the sleeves can be pushed up the arm to create a more cape like effect.
Lilly: 1970’s Vintage Inspired ethereal full length empire line wedding dress in silk georgette edged with silk satin, the bust is constructed from georgette triangles with fine double spaghetti straps which open as they pass the shoulders to the back.
Lizzie: 1960’s Vintage silk georgette double layer gown. The top of the gown is all-in-one crossover bust and straps adorned with Swarovski crystal elements, the skirt is set into to the empire line with a double bias cut layer of silk georgette, short at the front to above the knees leading to a train set into the back of the gown which cascades and floats out as you walk, perfect to take into an evening dancing.
Rebecca: 1940’s Vintage inspired crepe wedding gown with quilted wide band and flattering crossover front top half with covered shoulders and open back detail held in place with a Swarovski crystal button, the gown has a full bias cut skirt which drapes across the floor as you walk with slight extended train behind to elongate the silhouette.
Sri: 1930’s Vintage inspired Greek Goddesses silhouette bias cut wedding gown, made in silk crepe with a circle set with crystal rhinestone motif at the left front shoulder with long scarf drapes set within which drape over the shoulders and trail behind.
Don't you just love them! Our favourites are the very chic Bianca trouser suit and the super elegant Rebecca. Let us know your favourites...
If you can't wait to get your hands on one of these pieces, the collection is available via appointment only at the recently opened boutique in Richmond. For more information and to see the complete range of dresses visit www.circabrides.com
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