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The 1920s is always a popular era for vintage weddings.  The Fabulous flapper dresses and glamorous flowers make for an elegant look that you can still have fun with.

The items in my montage are all inspired by the 1920s.  I’ve based them on a black, white and silver theme with a splash of sparkle.  If you want more colour in your 1920s theme, try a strong pastel shade, reminiscent of art deco colours.

This theme adds a bit of life to a white colour scheme, with pearls, feathers and sparkle.  Headdresses were very popular in the 20s, there are lots of fabulous handmade creations on etsy and folksy, with intricately beaded designs.

The dresses featured are from LeLuxe, who make amazing reproduction 1920s dresses.  The shimmering designs are encrusted with beads and crystals, perfect for a vintage style wedding dress and your bridesmaids if your budget will allow.

The 20s was a time of prohibition, you can play on this with flower cocktails for table arrangements.  You can use groups of normal martini glasses with a couple of flowers, or large martini vases with bigger floral arrangements.

Crystal bouquets are perfect for this theme, with vintage brooches, pearls and diamantes.  You can also include lots of vintage touches in your fresh flower designs, like strings of pearls or crystals hanging from your vases. To complete a roaring 20s theme hire an authentic jazz or charleston band.

Image montage (clockwise):

Ostrich feather centrepieces –

Phalaenopsis orchid vase and candelabra – by Darin Fong

Bridal headband – Erica Elizabeth Design on Etsy

Crystal floral candelabra – y Darin Fong

Invitations – StellaJenn on Etsy

Crystal brooch bouquet – by Jo Barnes Vintage

White beaded dress – LeLuxe Clothing

Ostrich Feathers –

Black and silver beaded dress – LeLuxe clothing



White phalaenopis orchids – Flower Council of Holland

Flower cocktail design –

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Every few weeks I’ll  show you a wedding dress and suggest a bridal flowers that would complement it.  The wedding dress is often the starting point for bridal flowers and your bridal bouquet.  Your dress shows a lot of about your style and personality and your wedding flowers will also reflect this.  The shape, style, colour and fabric determine which bouquets would be suitable.

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This week I’ve have picked a beautiful Sharon Bowen dress. Sharon is well known designer based at studios in Congleton, Cheshire.  Her collections are available in bridal shops throughout the UK.  This dress Pink Champagne is from her Romantics collection.

The flowing line of the skirt suits a teardrop shaped bouquet. The delicate layers of sheer fabric are ruched at the waist and give a vintage feel to the dress.  I have chosen a simple teardrop bouquet in creams and peachy pink which are fairly traditional colours. Although the flowers are grouped in a contemporary design with modern touches such as the calla lilies circled round the bouquet.  The roses, calla lilies and anemones are in warm colours which enhance the romantic champagne tones of the dress.

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Staying with the theme of vintage romance.  For the other wedding flowers I would suggest simple arrangements using shades of apricots and pale pink and peach roses with cream callas lilies.  Perhaps elegant bridesmaid’s bouquets using a few large callas lilies kept long and bound with organza down the stems. For the ceremony and reception tables, candelabras flowing with loose arrangements of roses and ivy. In the other designs such pedestal arrangements and the top table arrangement, other flowers could be incorporated in soft muted tones.

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