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  1. We had the most fantastic day on Sunday - we took part in The Royal Vintage Wedding Fayre, at The Royal Hotel in Sutton Coldfield. We were greeted at the door by the lovely organizers Rebecca and Chloe of James Jones Events and took our spot in the grand Assembly Room. From the moment the fayre opened its doors we were surrounded by all you gorgeous brides waiting patiently to try on the dresses we had taken with us.

    Beth our fabulous model wore The Kelly Silk & Chantilly for the day, teamed with some wonderful diamante pumps for an alternative look - they certainly made a talking point and I was surprised at how many brides said they were also planning on wearing Converse with their dresses (much to one brides mums horror!!)

    We also launched our new range of bridesmaids dresses at the fayre, the cotton version (as shown in the black with red spots dress) is priced at a reasonable £89, with a duchess satin version at £129. We can make this dress as a strapless version if preferred, and will be expanding the range to include other styles over the coming weeks!

    We will be exhibiting at The Middleton Hall Wedding Fayre in Tamworth (also run by James Jones Events) on the 23rd March 2014, 11am-3pm for all you loveley brides who want to pop in and say hello!

    1950s wedding dress


    Halter neck bridesmaid dress, prom dress


  2. A lady contacted me a couple of weeks ago with a very specific request. She was to be a guest a t a 50's themed wedding, and wanted to know if I could make her a dress very similar to the one worn by Audrey Hepburn in the modern Galaxy chocolate advert.

    In her words "It has to be in keeping with the brides quirky style, laid back and nothing that doesn't scream 50's". The bride was also keen to incorporate sage green in the colour scheme. The dress should also have wrist length sleeves and a very long skirt for the religious ceremony, which afterwards the sleeves needed to be rolled back up to the more traditional 1950s 3/4 length.

    We decided on a shirtwaist dress style with kimono sleeves and a button front, with a full lining as the wedding was to take place in February. The colours chosen were Dusty green polkadot cotton, ivory lining and satin trim and a 2 layer Alice petticoat in ivory.

    1950s custom shirtwaist dress




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  3. It's wedding fayre season!!

    We will be exhibiting at The Royal Vintage Wedding Fayre,  The Royal Hotel, Sutton Coldfield on Sunday 23rd February, 11-3pm.

    Pop in and say hello - we'll be taking our range of dresses and accessories, why not come and try some on!!


    For all our lovely blog readers we will be giving a 10% discount for any dress orders placed on the day of the fayre, just mention our blog to claim your discount!