Top Vintage Bridal Trends for 2016

There has been an indisputable rise in vintage bridal inspiration, with bridal magazines, websites, blogs and even social media websites such as Pinterest becoming full of stunning vintage gown designs, whimsical and rustic venues and classic flower arrangements.

In collaboration with Bride: The Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse, 12th-13th March 2016, we asked three amazing exhibitors to give us their expert thoughts on upcoming vintage bridal trends that we can expect to see in 2016, as well as what we can look forward to seeing at the show.

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1 . Your wedding stationery

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Your wedding invite gives your guests a little taste of what’s to come with the style of your wedding day. With this in mind it’s especially important that it reflects your theme, style, colour pallette and of course, personality.

“This year we’ve noticed vintage designs breaking off into two distinct trends. The first is traditional vintage - think delicate lacing and intricate detailing paired with elegant diamantes,  pearl embellishment and simple satin ribbon. Pearlescent card is popular at the moment, in an ivory or white, often with a hint of dusky or muted colour” explains Diane O’Hara, Dilightful Weddings Ltd.

“The second is a more rustic variation, again using pearl and lace, but with more earthy and neutral tones. Kraft, recycled card, handmade enveloping and the introduction of burlap and twine help to give the vintage style a rustic twist, which  is becoming highly requested by couples. Pewter and pearl embellishments work exceptionally well with this theme.”

Find Dilightful Weddings Ltd. displaying a range of traditional, elegant, handcrafted invitations and on the day stationery, as well as their message in a bottle range. They will also be launching this season’s exclusive and never-before-seen rustic/vintage stationery.

2 . Your wedding cake

Traditionally a white cake with fondant icing, fondant roses and several tiers, the wedding cake and cake cutting ritual  is one of the most classic elements to a wedding.

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Sammi-Jo Gascoyne, owner of Blushing Cook and established chef has identified some stunning new vintage trends that are set to be big for 2016. “I’ve had a lot of requests recently for edible flowers, both fresh and dried. These are becoming hugely popular, and I have many  dried flower designs for people to get inspiration from.

Shimmers and dusting on fruits and decoration is another trend I’ve seen. Sometimes I add a touch of gold to something simple like popcorn, for a beautifully golden embellishment for your cake. Pearly shimmers are also great for adding a vintage feel. I sometimes dip cherries in white chocolate and shimmer them with some pearl, these always add a beautiful touch to a cake.

In terms of flavours for vintage cakes, if it is a naked cake, the good old British Victoria sponge is always a favourite - lemon is also popular.”

Blushing Cook will be showcasing some delicious, fresh, floral, fruity and as natural as possible cakes with a touch of elegance at the event. Remember to ask Sammi about her about her natural recipes!

3 . Your wedding dress

White, ivory, cream,  mermaid, ballgown or A-line - how do you know where to start? One thing we know for sure is that vintage inspired wedding dresses are set to be huge for 2016, and Kirsty Griffiths of Lily Bella and Lily Lou Lou Bridal Studio tells us why.

“Brides are loving vintage inspired t-length and 50s length dresses right now. As well as being extremely

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flattering, it means your can wear some amazing shoes and dance the night away! 50s length dresses in particular are a hot seller for 2016. We’ve found our best seller to be the Posy, by LouLou, which is a fabulous and fun strapless lace 50s length dress. Brides are loving this dress as you can transform it from a day to night look with a gorgeous shrug or bridal belt.

To complete the vintage inspired bridal outfit, we’re loving birdcage veils. Since we launched our first birdcage veil collection in 2009, we’ve sold over 10,000 veils to brides across the globe. They are fun, lightweight, and give a truly vintage look.”

You can find Lily Lou Lou exhibiting a fabulous collection of bridal gowns by Enzoani , Las Sposa, LouLou, Ian Stuart, Charlotte Balbier, Lusan Mandongus and Lily Bella. The will also having an amazing offer at the show for all brides to be.

With almost 100 exhibitors, Bride: The Wedding Show is the perfect event for brides-to-be to take a look at some of the finest local bridal suppliers such as florists, caterers, photographers, cake-makers, travel experts and more, all under one roof. Visitors should expect phenomenal catwalk shows, a luxurious champagne bar, freebies and exclusive offers. Be prepared to see some of 2016s biggest bridal trends.

Tickets are £5 each in advance, or £15 for a group of four. Tickets are £7.50 on the door and children under 16 are free. Click here to purchase.

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