Vintage 1920s Aquamarine Pendant

We’ve got a tag on Deco Weddings called my preciousss, and it’s just for pieces like this: an incredible vintage 1920s aquamarine pendant, sparkling and glittering and glamouring its way into our hearts like…

Vintage 1920s Aquamarine Pendant

Vintage 1920s aquamarine pendant, from King David’s Treasures.


Platinum Art Deco Aquamarine Necklace

Platinum art deco aquamarine necklace, from King David’s Treasures.

That’s a 25 carat emerald cut aquamarine (March’s birthstone!) in a dazzling platinum and diamond setting, and it is… perfection.

Art Deco Aquamarine Necklace

Art Deco aquamarine necklace, from King David’s Treasures.

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Vintage Wedding Dresses on a Budget

Today we’re going to talk about finding that perfect vintage style wedding dress on a budget. Unless you are some variety of many-multi-millionaire (and if so: CONGRATS!), figuring out where to splurge and where to tighten your wedding-budget-belt is a constant dance. It’s also very personal, with a lot of individual factors weighing in (total budget, location, personal preferences, etc). The wedding dress alone can be thousands of dollars (many thousands, even. Many MANY thousands. You can spend a lot.)


Cheap Vintage Wedding DressesSo when it comes to the wedding gown, there are all kinds of ways to bring down the cost of that particular line item: renting, buying pre-owned, buying from one of those knock-off sites all over the web…actually, no, definitely DON’T DO THAT last one… Exhibit A:

Knock Off Wedding Dress

Image via Brides Beware”.

OK so renting, buying pre-owned, and one option we’ve talked about here before: wearing a “formal” gown not necessarily marketed as a “wedding” gown. There are deals to be had on dresses that are simply lovely, elegant and will look gorgeous in photos but aren’t billed as “wedding gowns”.

We’ve featured some before, from designers like Mignon and outlets like Modcloth; today we’re going to take a look at a few neutral, white and ivory vintage style dresses from formal-wear favorites Terani, Adrianna Papell and MacDuggal that could make fabulous wedding gowns. They range in price from just under $300, up to about $700. Click the images below for details and pricing!

Also be sure to check out our curated collection of vintage inspired wedding gowns in the shop section: we’re always updating with a selection of 1910s-1950s styled gowns at various price points, all available online.

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1920s Wedding Inspiration | Durham, North Carolina

Greetings! Ever had one of those terrible, no-good, very bad days where every single thing just seems to go wrong? Well, welcome to our day today when we realized that this adorable 1920s wedding inspiration shoot from Big Star Studios somehow was never published due to a technical glitch and has languished, unseen for far too long… mea culpa!

Art Deco Wedding Inspiration | Jenny Packham Dress

Here it is in all it’s loveliness (like… the neckline on that Jenny Packham gown alone, omg) so please enjoy (better late than never, right? RIGHT!). Click the images for more details.

Photographer: Big Star Studios // Linens and Coverings: Connie Duglin Linens // Reception Venue: The King’s Daughters Inn // Dress Store: Tre Bella Bridal // Flowers: Tre Bella Florist // Styling and Design: Gather Together // Gown: Jenny Packham Dalia

(p.s.  due to the technical glitch that delayed this post so long, several of the vendors no longer have active websites linked to the original URL: if you are one of them, please contact us and let us know so we can credit you ASAP!)