Real Wedding – Ashleigh and Craig’s Scottish Wedding

Have you ever dreamt of a fairy tale wedding? A wedding in a castle, a dress fit for a princess and all your family and friends there to celebrate with you. Well, for one lucky bride, this dream wedding became a reality. Hard working bridal makeup artist and mum of two Ashleigh married the man […]

Iconic wedding dresses of the ’70s

Iconic wedding dresses of the ’70s ’70s fashion encompassed various different styles, the era was host to an array of trends, some of which are making it to the catwalks today. Whether that’s flares, over-the-knee suede boots, folk-inspired printed dresses, turtle neck jumpers or denim dresses – we all probably have a few sat in […]

Iconic wedding dresses of the ’60s

Iconic wedding dresses of the ’60s Instead of producing one singular style, the ’60s much like the ’70s brought with it a range of new trends. It wasn’t the fashion houses setting the trends but rather the ‘it girls’ and their unique styles – we’re talking the likes of Bridgette Bardot, Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy. […]

Iconic wedding dresses of the ’50s

Iconic wedding dresses of the ’50s Celebrating the end of WWII and the much-anticipated lift in rationing, the 1950s saw a significant new era of experimental and soon-to-be iconic bridal fashion. This age is still a source of inspiration for dressmakers today. Hooped skirts and corsets were popularised, creating exaggerated feminine waistlines and silhouettes. The […]

Iconic wedding dresses of the ’40s

Iconic wedding dresses of the ’40s Women’s fashion in the 1940s, focused on creating an hourglass silhouette, whilst incorporating masculine details. A big favourite of the time, was of course, shoulder padding. Women were most notably seen in tailored high waist tops and A-line skirts that came down to the knee. Accessories consisted of hats, […]

Iconic wedding dresses of the ’30s

Iconic wedding dresses of the ’30s 1930’s Context: The 1930’s was an era of both austerity and uncertainty, the Wall Street Crash in 1929 culminated in the Great Depression which generated widespread fear over economics and finance. This arguably led to the rise in favour for strict right wing politics and ultimately the Second World […]

A Look Back At Wartime Brides : WW1

A Look Back At Wartime Brides : WW1 Due to the high level of interest and anticipation surrounding the forthcoming wedding in ITV’s Downton Abbey (which takes place during the First World War), we thought we’d take a look back at the popular bridal fashions of that era. Fashion and dress in World War I […]