Thursday, July 12, 2012

UNION MADE BRIDE


 For all of you out there conscious about upcycling I wanted to share a shop I found on Etsy, the Portland based, Union Made Bride.  Owner/designer Alex Sandra specializes in making, restoring and restyling vintage dresses up to 1968 with an emphasis on union made in the USA.  For me all these dresses are a testament to true vintage elegance . . .Above: A classic bridal gown--an hourglass with nipped in waist in Chantilly lace. Below: A sheer top and sleeves over a full floor-length skirt--simply stunning . . .


This netting over taffeta gem above reminds me of something a young Judy Garland or Deanna Durbin would have worn in one of their films circa 1940s . . . .

Eyelets like the one above have always been a stylish option for summer brides and garden weddings; they're now making a comeback with the smaller, more intimate backyard wedding on the rise. Defined, eyelet is a light to medium weight cotton with cutout patterns of embroidery along the border. Pictured above, it is a classic summer time favorite for informal brides. 

14 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Love eyelets!
Gorgeous dresses!

xoxox,
CC

Ann said...

Those are really lovely!
Love the first one.

S said...

lovely!!!!
The 1st one is so prestty!
xxx
S

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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

How beautiful! The top one reminds me of my mother's wedding gown which I've been in love with since day 1 :) xoxo

MOSAMUSE said...

this looks very vintage and pretty. cute eyelets
xo
MOSAMUSE

www.mosamuse.com

Sam said...

Beautiful! Love the vintagey appeal of these dresses. Didn't realize I wasn't following you before!

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I fell in love with that first dress!!!
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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i'm a fan of eyelet too! love the first dress with the various tiers to it.
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honey my heart said...

eyelets are such a great detail!

Ashley said...

love them all!

Jessica said...

Your blog is absolutely gorgeous!!!! (((:

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Nicole said...

Love all the vintage! :)

Sara said...

love the last one :X so so nice

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