Save the Date: 1930s…
Today the very lovely Kate Beavis from the National Vintage Wedding Fair shares with us key looks for a 1930s wedding.
After the Wall Street crash in 1929, the following decade proved to be a financial struggle for all, with many brides-to-be opting to use their own best dress rather than to go out and buy one. One thing is for sure, the brides did not want to leave out on the glamour! Biased cut dresses hung beautifully from their hips in colours of ivory, cream and even pastel tones.. Stunning! What an incredible era!
These key styles below are available at the National Vintage Wedding Fair events across the country in November and early spring, so make sure you save the date!
Wedding Fairs: London November 8th and February 21st, Manchester March 20th
Kate from the National Vintage Wedding Fair…
As part of the National Vintage Wedding Fair, we have photographed a series of styled wedding shoots from every era in the 20th century. I wanted the shoot (as with all the others) to concentrate on the dress primarily as well as evoking the mood of the time.
The 1930s is often featured as the dresses were so elegant as well as popular for brides today, but I wanted to create a more moody feel to this era, somewhat bohemian.
There is a story to the photos. The bride is ready to marry her groom but seems pensive, like she doesn’t want to go through with the day. Her look is like she is somewhere else. The rest of the photos take us through a journey which ends up in a gypsy caravan wearing a yellow wedding dress and veil! Maybe she has run off with someone else, or maybe joined the circus: who knows!
All the dresses in the shoot are genuine 1930s which include two coloured one, which were popular after Wallace Simpson chose to marry Edward in a blue dress.
The shoot was at Milton Keynes Museum which showcases rooms from the Victorian era – these are quite dark which matched the feel of the shoot. The car garage featured is a 1930s replica featuring original rusty cars and pumps.
We used the same team that has worked together before, all who have embraced vintage into their lives and work. Even Ophelia, the model wears 1930s and 1940s fashion all the time, so it felt right that we all came together to create such a great shoot.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us! The National Vintage Wedding Fair has hundreds of original wedding gowns available to buy on the day, and see on the catwalk as well as everything else you need for your big day. For more information visit www.vintageweddingfair.co.uk
Photography: Claire Macintyre Photography
Model: Ophelia Anne Wollny
Styling: Kate Beavis
Hair and Makeup: Aurora Loves
Location: Milton Keynes Museum
Flowers: Water Baby Flowers
Shoes: Love Art, Wear Art
Jewellery: Your Vintage Life