Friday, 16 May 2014

Our Real Vintage Brides

The best part of working in the wedding industry is without a doubt getting to meet all of the lovely bride-to-be's that come into our boutique. It's such a joyful occasion when a bride comes along ready to find her perfect dress, and we love sharing the experience with them and getting to know each bride along with the selected family or friends they bring with them...

Kate was one of the first brides who booked in when we opened our boutique and we were privileged to have her travel all the way from Nottingham to come and see us! After trying only a few dresses on, she found THE dress in our ivory and nude lace trim pleated detail 1930's dress - very reminiscent of the dress that Lady Mary Crawley wore in Downton Abbey!

Laura broke tradition when she came to see us because she brought her fiancée Dieter along with her! Laura is originally from Paris and Dieter from Germany, and they were tying the knot in the Lake District with just close family and friends. After trying on a selection of dresses, she chose a beautiful vanilla toned late 1970's dress with lace top and sleeves and a full floaty skirt, with Dieters loving approval! Who says you have to stick with tradition when searching for your wedding dress?!

Kelly came to see us one November afternoon and was getting married only the following month just before Christmas, and even though some brides would be terrified at the thought of not having a dress yet, Kelly was calm and enjoyed the trying on process. She picked a beautiful heavily beaded 1960's scalloped hem dress complete with a big bow at the back! With it being Christmas time, Kelly accessorised with a fur stole and bright red heels after trying on the red shoes we have in our dressing room! Soon after the wedding she and her new husband Matt were getting away from the winter cold and relocating to sunny San Francisco! We're not jealous at all!

Cassie had got married in fabulous Las Vegas but she came to us looking for a dress for her wedding party back at home in Liverpool. She had seen a silver beaded chiffon 1970's dress on our website and was hoping it was still there when she came for her appointment! Luckily it was, and she fell in love with it as soon as she tried it on! Cassie also bought a stunning silver diamanté side tiara from us that just finished the look off perfectly.

Those are just some of the Real Vintage Lane Brides we have had the pleasure of meeting. We have plenty more brides with upcoming weddings and will share those with you as soon as we can. If you are looking for a beautiful vintage wedding dress and want to book a fun, friendly and relaxed appointment please give us a call on 01204 301208 or email us at 

Sunday, 11 May 2014


We are very lucky here at Vintage Lane Bridal Boutique to be asked on many occasions for our vintage wedding dresses to be part of some real creative styled shoots, so from a vintage cocktail bar in Warrington to a privately owned manor house in Garstang here's just a few of the ones we have fond memories of...

The Vintage Cocktail Bar Shoot

Our very first shoot came out of nowhere, it was planned to advertise a vintage wedding fayre at The Palmyra Bar in Warrington's Cultural Quarter and that's where the shoot took place, a beautiful bar with its oak beams and antique furniture was the perfect setting.
We met the very talented Louise and Michelle of The Makeup Studio who specialise in hair, make-up and photoshoots combined.

The Rustic Farm Wedding Shoot

We remember the day that Heidi from Glorious Tiaras and Janet from J Broughton Photography popped into our boutique and asked if we wanted to be part of a rustic style photoshoot they were organising at The Wellbeing Farm in Bolton, it seemed perfect for our vintage wedding dresses to be part of so we quickly agreed!

Meeting the beautiful model Madeleine who was at the start of her modelling career and at only 16 years old had obviously never tried on a wedding dress before, but she loved dressing up like a princess for the day and loved it even more when she could kick off her heels and slip on her converse to add a quirky touch to the photos!

Hair & Makeup was done by Jaki Ann, props were provided by Love My Trike and Pearlie Queen Collectables.

The Vintage With A Modern Twist Shoot

For the setting of this particular shoot we wanted an Autumnal feel to it and to show that vintage weddings are perfect for the modern girl!

I was lucky to meet the lovely make-up and hair stylist Alison McMath of Kitty Wink Vintage at a wedding fayre and she suggested getting together for a styled shoot. Alison found a bevy of beauties, perfect for modelling our vintage wedding dresses and along with her colleague Sarah Hayes, they preened and beautified the young ladies and the wonderful shoot commenced.

The very talented Cat and Suze from CT Images were the photographers of the day and they are certainly one our favourites in the photographic world.

Kerry from Happily Events set about creating the most magical table setting under the apple orchard giving our shoot a real vintage fairytale feel. We were lucky enough thanks to Alisons hard work to have this photoshoot featured in the February 2014 issue of Lancashire Life Magazine!

The Tulle & Candyfloss Shoot

Again we were working together with Alison McMath who styled the hair and make-up and CT Images who took the photos in their studio, but this time it was all about the unique headwear designed by Karen Casper of Tulle and Candyfloss. There were two different looks to this photoshoot; one very classic and glamorous, and the other very Avant Garde. We loved both looks on this shoot, which one is your favourite?

We hope you enjoyed looking through some of our past photoshoots, if you are ever interested in collaborating on a shoot please get in touch at