Like fine wine, good design only gets better with age and there are some canny wedding companies that know this better than most. What’s more, vintage is in, and by adding a little classic chic you can totally transform your outfit, venue and the atmosphere of your special day.
In search of a little retro inspiration ourselves, we jumped in our time machine and set off from GoHen HQ in search of the UK’s top vintage bridal companies and we’ve come up trumps. So here’s a look at the best of the best, make sure you check them out if you’re in the right area (or feel like you’re in the wrong decade).
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Vintage Dresses – To Wear Down the Aisle
Hayley Claire Neil started Glory Days when her sister struggled to find the perfect vintage wedding dress for her special day. Determined that no bride would ever walk in her siblings tortured footsteps, Hayley set about designing the stunning, couture retro dresses that would make her breath-taking boho collection simply unmissable.
Beautiful “eco-luxe” designs feature in Minna Hepburn’s stunning portfolio of dresses. These gorgeous gowns wouldn’t look out of place in The Great Gatsby but whether your tastes lean towards 1920’s decadence or the flower-child style of the swinging 60’s, Minna’s acclaimed work will surely turn heads.
House of Mooshki
However unique the bride, House of Mooshki has a gown to match. Working out of her studio in the East of England, Vikki McCarthy’s luxury designs are loved by nearly-weds all over the world with traditional, retro, contemporary styles all the way through to black, gothic dresses for a truly alternative bride-to-be.
Now this is what true romance looks like; Inspired designs using lace, silk materials and a timeless style makes Sally Lacock’s opulent collection a must see when shopping for wedding dresses. And with only 5 years of bridal experience, we get the feeling that the best is still to come.
Rock the Frock
Now these wedding dresses really do rock. Started by alt-bride Karen after she struggled to find the best vintage designers for her special day, this beautiful boutique is an exciting emporium of chic, retro gowns including tea-length bridesmaid dresses and original vintage dating all the way back to the flirty 50’s.