Apr 30, 2013

Front row fashion show - grab a seat!

A Vintage Affair was delighted to launch their one-of-a-kind bridal fashions ranging from the 1940s to the 1970s at the Vintage Wedding Showcase. Paired with vintage jewelry from their shop and headpieces from Boutique JuJu, the White Carpet fashion show was a highlight of the event. Thank you to Sarah Mayerson Design for providing the gorgeous bouquets carried by our brides. Our dapper grooms were outfitted in formals by Cameo & Cufflinks and the sparkling, bridal footwear is from our sponsor, Nine West. Tara Watts of Inglewood Beauty Bar, was our Hair Stylist, perfectly blending looks both old and new. That final touch of glam was added by Make-up Artist Shea Brown, of The Hair Studio, Okotoks.

1940s Glamour! Soft and flowing with a gathered bodice and soutache details.

With its Katherine Hepburn qualities, this 1940s dress is entirely handmade from open-work embroidery fabric.

1950s Vintage Hollywood Glam with a sequined bodice, full tulle skirt and attached shoulder scarf.

Sweet and sassy, this off the shoulder 1950s dress is perfect for a casual or day-time wedding.

This 1950s dress has it all for the girly-girl! Layers of tulle & lace and a pretty neckline…this is known as the “Cupcake Dress”.

An inconic 1950s strapless style with matching bolero. Superb details with beaded stand-up collar on the jacket.

A 1950s dress that is ready for a party! Flattering v-neckline and full layered skirt with embroidered fabric, if you love to hit the dance floor and twirl at your reception, this is the dress for you!

This dramatic gown was dubbed the Marie Antoinette dress! In true French style, this 1950s dress is traditional and elegant with the use of lace and rows of tulle in the split skirt.

This 1950s dress has been reworked from its original state by removing the sleeves. By doing this, this dress is instantly transformed into a more wearable and modern vintage look. The elegant simplicity of this gown make it a wonderful option for a classic bride

An ivory 1950s strapless tea length dress is terrific for a destination wedding, amped up with a lipstick red bolero jacket, designed by A Vintage Affair.

Another 1950s classic! Lovely scooped neckline and a full skirt accented by bows at the waist make this gown super-sophisticated and chic.

Casual, Vegas or destination wedding?? The 1950s bombshell dress in white lace is easy going with loads of attitude. The chiffon fly-away panels at each side of the waist simply unhook for a totally different look for the reception.

Bridesmaid dresses in the same era, but in slightly different styles are a great choice for your girls. This 1950s coral dress has a darling peplum and outstanding color.

A blushing 1950s bride wore this lovely full-skirted gown. There are so many details that make this dress truly feminine. The netted neckline is accented with iridescent sequins as is the skirt, which give it some gorgeous glimmer.

Moving into the 1960’s, this chic ivory brocade sheath dress is paired with a vintage mink stole. Fur is an ever popular accent for Canadian brides!

The white velvet bodice accented with tiny pearls and rhinestones makes this 1960s sheath dress winter-bride-ready and full of Audrey Hepburn class.

Who knew that 1970s bridal fashions could be so wonderful? Can’t you just picture this bohemian white eyelet halter dress with daisy back for a sunny beach ceremony?

Gunne Sax was a very sought after 1970s label with their feminine, “hippie princess” looks. Another wonderful alternative for a casual wedding or after elopement party, this off shoulder dress is made from white cotton gauze, and is flowing and easy to wear.

All of these dresses are authentic vintage and range in price from $250 to $850. Bridal gown shopping is by appointment only, so please call A Vintage Affair at 587-351-7363 to arrange a time to go in and find your dream, vintage dress.

Images courtesy of RWPhoto

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