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My new vintage dress at a wedding

powder blue vintage dress at a wedding

On friday we were at a wedding reception in the Yorkshire dales (not the Lake District as I had somehow got into my head and proceeded to tell everyone). It was really lovely and sunny, a perfect day for it! The reception was in a country hotel, which looked amazing, there was a ceilidh and fireworks!

The dress I wore is the one I bought on a whim from Penny Dreadful Vintage and was considering as my reception dress – I posted about that before. It’s from the 1940s or 1950s, a very delicate brokade thing, and handmade. When I first got it, it had that old clothes smell about it, so I washed it in the machine. It needed to be done! It ripped a bit around the neckline, and the zip broke, but that’s all fixed now and I won’t need to machine wash again. It’s so beautiful and the pattern is so unusual, the shorter length at the front with the gathered bits at the side (which would have been even more dramatic on a slightly larger person/if the dress was slightly smaller), its very regal, isn’t it!

hand made 1940s/1950s dress – penny dreadful vintage * bag – gift * shawl – cheap import shop * bracelet – gift * shoes – clarks *

powder blue vintage dress at a wedding


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powder blue vintage dress at a wedding


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  • judith.geier 9 June 2011, 8:49 am

    That dress and the bag are pretty and suit you very well. 🙂

  • Mojca_stefanic 9 June 2011, 10:12 am

    It's a truly beautiful dress. You look lovely!

  • Penny Dreadful 9 June 2011, 10:25 am

    The photo of you and Dave is really cute, you look like you should be on the cover of an album x

  • Vix 9 June 2011, 11:03 am

    Margaret's right, you and Dave look so happy together. That's such a gorgeous picture. xxx

  • SACRAMENTO 9 June 2011, 11:09 am

    What a fabulous dress ans accessories, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. You lovely couple.
    We will be spending a week with our daughters in the Dales, and 3 weeks on our own in Northumberlan
    From July to August.

  • Citizen Rosebud 9 June 2011, 4:09 pm

    Yay! What great pictures! that dress is incredible- flattering and dreamy. What a lovely bride you are going to make.

  • Rebecca 9 June 2011, 5:39 pm

    I like the new dress.   It's perfect for a wedding!

  • Melissa 9 June 2011, 7:25 pm

    That dress is beautiful on you! The photos are lovely, I hope you had a wonderful time!

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  • Ceri 9 June 2011, 8:27 pm

    I love the dress, such a beautiful fabric, glad it survived the washing machine

  • WendyB 9 June 2011, 10:09 pm

    Gorgeous! Of course anything from Penny would have to be great!

  • Terri 10 June 2011, 3:10 am

    The dress fits you beautifully.  I'm admiring, too, the way you've done your hair.  And I love the expression on your faces in the photo of the two of you.

  • Renée 10 June 2011, 5:44 am

    beautiful photos! The dress' color is lovely!


  • Mrs. J 11 June 2011, 1:36 am

    Very Beautiful dress and I love your accessory shots! 

  • Comtessedeferveur 11 June 2011, 6:22 am

    Beautiful dress, great buy m'dear! You both look exceedingly lovely! xxx

  • chantele cross-jones 11 June 2011, 12:55 pm

    Wow pretty dress, I bet you were the best dressed (minus the bride!) You look stunning
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  • Danielle O'B 13 June 2011, 7:35 am

    That colour is just lovely on you!