Stepping Back In Time…

Two weeks ago, myself and my bride, Marie, who I am currently working with had the pleasure of visiting Abigail from ‘Abigail’s Vintage Bridal’, an avid collector and lover of an eclectic mix of original vintage bridal gowns.  Being a lover of all things vintage myself, I  was so excited to be visiting this vintage bridal business, which I discovered whilst tapping away on my laptop and I was elated, as you can imagine when I realised the business was only half an hour drive away!

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Abigail’s passion for the history of fashion started in her youth, most of which was spent watching black and white movies whilst her mum did the ironing; her formative influences were very much more in the vein of Myrna Loy than Madonna: vintage wedding dresses were already on the horizon.

After college, a number of years were spent in film, theatre and television. Abigail turned to fashion and worked for a top ladies evening and bridal wear designer in London. Abigail’s Vintage Bridal was formed in 2009 to perfectly encapsulate her love of history and fashion, offering one of the UK’s largest collections of original vintage wedding dresses.

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Abigail has created the perfect stage setting for her splendid dress studio, set in the heart of Rutland. When entering the ‘The Atelier’,  you are transported back in time.  Her amazing collection ranges from the 1800’s through to the 1970’s so caters for all tastes and genres.

We spent a couple of hours trying various styles and dresses from the era’s and Abigail was most patient and happy for us to take some snaps, so the bride was able to see herself in a photograph modelling each dress afterwards over a cup of tea, served may I add in a bone china cup in keeping with the atmosphere!

It is clear to see, she is extremely passionate about great design and devoted to providing reassurance, guidance and advice to create your vintage bridal dream.

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Vintage accessories complete the look

If you have your own ideas or if there is anything she is able to improve or you would like see more or less of to make you feel even more like a million dollars on your special day, she is more than happy to accommodate your every need.  As well as the dresses, she has some fabulous accessories to compliment the vintage look.

Myself and Marie were truly in awe of the stunning collection of dresses and you would be hard pushed not to find anything suitable which would make the perfect asset for your amazing and magical and nostalgic day.

If you’re in the midst of planning a ‘Vintage’ or themed wedding, then swing by and take a look at Abigail’s website http://www.abigailsvintagebridal.co.uk.  Alternatively, if you require assistance with your wedding planning and finding the perfect bridal gown, ‘The Alternative PA’ is on hand to help http://www.thealternativepa.com.