fab find #10: VWDC {The White Gallery}

A couple of weeks ago I ventured up to Battersea Park to The White Gallery.  If you read a lot of wedding blogs, and follow twitter, you will have seen a lot of chatter and opinions about this event!  The White Gallery is ultimately a place for luxury designers to showcase their new collections to the buyers for some of the best boutiques in the country, so it was a great opportunity to see the new bridal collections and emerging trends, sip some champagne and chat to some of the lovely exhibitors too!

One very noticable trend was vintage.  From 1950’s prom style skirts, to slinky silk and lace numbers inspired by the 1920’s, to beautiful original vintage accessories, this is a trend that has been around for a while and I don’t think it’s going anywhere soon!

If you are planning a vintage wedding, and are looking for an original or vintage inspired dress, then the best place to start is The Vintage Wedding Dress Company.

Renowned Stylist Charlie Brear has brought together her years of experience in fashion to create The Vintage Wedding Dress Company, showcasing to her customers a unique and enviable collection of wedding dresses and accessories.  In its central London showroom, The Vintage Wedding Dress Company was created for brides who would love to wear something completely original but don’t have the time, the energy or the faintest idea where to start.

It is so hard when searching for a vintage dress to know whether you can restore something to its former glory. Charlie buys individual pieces that she loves and as a company they provide a service that does just that.

“We hold a rare and diverse selection of gorgeous gowns and accessories from the Victorian era right through to the early 1970s, which are all beautifully cleaned and restored and can be tailored for you to a couture finish”

To complement the original vintage pieces VWDC has recently launched its Decades Collection. Comprising six new vintage-inspired dresses, one from each era from the 1920s through to the 1970s. With an unrivalled knowledge of vintage dresses Charlie has created a beautiful capsule collection of gowns each elegantly designed using the details and accents of decades gone by.

1920’s Dramatic and striking with plunging necklines and dropped-waists.

1930’s Sleek silhouettes reminiscent of the golden age of glamour.

1940’s A simple,  fluid shape with cowl neck or back create a real show-stopping dress

1950’s Nipped in waists with fuller skirt, give a softer more feminine look

1960’s Elegant and chic with a playful twist

1970’s Soft and billowing skirts with a bohemian look

To see more of The Vintage Wedding Dress Company’s beautiful vintage inspired collection and their original dresses and accessories, head on over to their website


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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