Vintage Flora, Silk and Lace ~ Victoria Mary Vintage Wedding Accessories…

Good morning 🙂 It's always great to see a group of creatives in this industry collaborating together on something to inspire my blog readers.  This beautiful collection of images are the result of when accessories designer Victoria Mallinson of Victoria Mary Vintage got together with Photographer Claire Penn to style and shoot two of Victoria's new accessories collections; the Vintage Flora Collection and the Silk and Lace Collection.

The Vintage Flora Collection is a beautiful collection of delicate, floral inspired headdresses, tiaras and jewellery. The pieces are composed of vintage marcasite and rhinestone jewellery hand wired with hundreds of tiny freshwater pearls, glass pearls, gemstones and seed beads set in delicate floral sprays. These beautiful pieces give the overall effect of tiny flowers in your hair – a beautiful alternative to a floral garland or tiara.  The Silk and Lace Collection brings together beautiful handmade raw silk flowers in feminine pale colours like ivory, champagne, oyster and blush with delicate beadwork including glass and freshwater pearls, along with vintage brooches and vintage glass pearls.

Scroll down to view and read more on each of these collections and wonderful Victoria Mary Vintage creations…

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The Vintage Flora Collection…

Let's look in more detail at the Vintage Flora Collection for a little while. I just love the rustic styling on this part of the shoot – all those beautiful autumnal colours too… 

"The Vintage Flora Collection is a delicate, sparkly collection of heavily beaded headdresses and jewellery.  The sprays of crystals, pearls and seed beads, often set with sparkly vintage rhinestone necklaces and brooches, have an ethereal quality to them that makes them the perfect accessory to the beaded, flowy vintage-style gowns like Claire Pettibone and Jenny Packham that are so popular today…"

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"We wanted the first shoot – showcasing the Vintage Flora Headdresses – to really bring out the ethereal side of this collection. We decided to style this shoot as a vintage, ephemeral forest shoot, with a magical woodland tablescape of moss, terariums, candles and draping ivy, along with two stunning autumn woodland bouquets.

We styled model Kit with slightly wild, crimped and curled hair and shimmery, silvery makeup. We had quite a challenge on location, trying our hardest to keep the beautiful dresses spotlessly clean in the midsts of the forest!"

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The Silk and Lace Collection…

"The Silk and Lace Collection is designed with beautiful vintage french lace and faded, frayed raw silk roses in pale creams and golds. Bird cage veils and touches of tulle, along with scatterings of crystals and pearls finish this collection of frayed vintage bridal accessories.

The idea behind the shoot for the Silk and Lace Collection was frayed vintage boudoir (I was actually thinking Miss Haversham, minus the creepiness and cobwebs!). Mandy's styling was fabulous – the vintage dressing table setting in the late autumn gardens was beautiful and Claire's gorgeous antique camera finished it off perfectly.The fading gold sunlight was stunning against Kit's golden make-up and messy up-do. As the light started to disappear behind the Cheshire hills, we decided to follow it through Abbeywood's beautiful gardens and got some gorgeous shots of Kit bathed in deep golden sunlight.

The Silk and Lace Collection is also available through my website (or will be very shortly!) and can be customised as required…."

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I'd just like to congratulate the ladies behind this inspirational photoshoot – it is ethereal, elegant and really really beautiful, well done to you all.

Both the Vintage Flora and Silk and Lace Collectionsn are available to purchase via the Victoria Mary Vintage website.  Each piece can be modified to suit your own personal preferences – just ask.   Expect to pay between £135 and £200 for a headdress and £80 for a cuff design.

For further information, please visit the Victoria Mary Vintage website. Victoria also has a blog and you can follow her on Facebook and Twitter too.  Contact Victoria via email on [email protected].

I adore the Autumnal style of these photographs – inspiration for all you Autumn Brides or those ladies who prefer to err towards the ethereal and vintage style? I'd love your feedback on these images…

You can see more bridal accessories, inspiraitonal photoshoots and gorgeous woodland wedding inspiration here.

Much love all,

Annabel xXx

 

Photography: Claire Penn Photography
Props & Styling: Saddleworth Shindigs
Dresses: Vintage Rose Bridal
Accessories: Victoria Mary Vintage
Bouquets (floral and brooch): Redfloral Architecture
Hair and Makeup: Victoria Thomas
Model: Kit Williams

Annabel

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She has a passion for photography, walking, yoga, nature, and loves to support talented artists and creative businesses. In 2013, she became a published author. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters Eska and Leanora and menagerie of furry hounds. Annabel supports Philip in the running of the family flower farm at at Moonwind Flowers. She is also co-founder of What About Weddings.

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