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Vintage Veil: Posts tagged “veil” on Art Deco Weddings. Vintage wedding veils and 20s style hairpieces and headdresses. Featuring Juliet caps, Juliet cap veils, 20s and 30s inspired veils. Photos, descriptions, vintage sketches and more.

1920s Style San Francisco Wedding || Maureen + Steve

We didn’t even realize it, but we’ve got back-to-back NorCal weddings this week with today’s beautiful 1920s style San Francisco wedding, courtesy of photographer Chrissy Lynn.

1920s Style San Francisco Wedding

That dress! That hair! That handsome couple! Add together the great 1920s style details, the gorgeous church and beautiful venue (Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park) and you’ve got one seriously lovely day…

Event Coordination: Sadie Waddington, One Big Fish Events
Ceremony Venue: St. Agnes Church
Reception Venue: Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
Caterer: Chef Stephanie
Dessert: Beaux Gateaux
Florist: Flora Grubb Gardens
Photographer:Chrissy Lynn
Hartmann Studios

Art Deco Wedding Dresses || Temperley London

It’s impossible to understand why on Earth we haven’t done a post featuring one of our favorite art deco-inspired wedding dress designers, Alice Temperley and Temperley London, but it seems that we have not. But it’s always wow all around when we spot an art deco Temperley London gown…

Art Deco Temperley London

(image via Brides.com)

So how could we not have posted their designs before? Well we are rectifying that now, with this collection of some of our favorite vintage-inspired and deco-fabulous gowns from Temperley London. Click the images for more details!

Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Love this Great Gatsby wedding inspiration shoot, sent to us from Carla Ten Eyck Photography.  We meant to put this up months ago and it slipped through the cracks somehow which is basically a DISASTER because… well, because just look:

Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration


We dropped the ball, and it was such a beautiful, deco-perfect ball. Gorgeous Great Gatsby wedding inspiration-perfection. Click the images below for more details, and to see the whole gallery!

Photographer:  Carla Ten Eyck Photography//Cake Designer: Ana Parzych Custom Cakes//Invitation Designer: Coral Pheasant//Makeup Artist: d.d.Nickel makeup studio//Professional: Dave Noonan of Carla Ten Eyck Photography//Cinema and Video:Fairfax Films//Floral Designer: hana floral design//Dress Designer: Ivy and Aster//Hair Stylist: Jennie Kay//Event Planner: Jubilee Events//Jewelry:Maria Elena Headpieces//Equipment Rentals: New England Country Rentals//Linens and Coverings: nuage designs//Dress Designer: Rivini//Reception Venue: The Branford House//Dress Store: The White Dress by the shore//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Valentino Tailors//
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Mary Astor || 1920s Hollywood

Mary Astor, discovered at age 14, was one of the few silent stars who successfully made the transition to talkies. Perhaps best known now for her role in “The Maltese Falcon”, she appeared in over 120 films over the course of her career.

Mary Astor 1920s

She was smart and witty (she once said, “There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who’s Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor Type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who’s Mary Astor?”), she was talented, and of course, she was beautiful. A fabulous style icon for the 20s and 30s! (click the images for larger sizes and links)

Chicago Art Deco Wedding || Styled 1920s Wedding Shoot

Up today, a beautiful Chicago art deco wedding shoot from Spark + Tumble Photography. One of my favorite American cities, Chicago boasts incredible architecture around every corner, including the gorgeous buildings featured in this styled 1920s wedding shoot: the Madonna della Strada Chapel at Loyola University and The Powhatan Apartments.


The details are amazing, the interiors are perfection and the moody spring weather in the outdoor shots only adds to the beauty. I absolutely adore them! Take a look! (click on images to see larger sizes.)

Photographer:  Spark + Tumble Photography//Hair Stylist: Debra Petrielli Freelance Hairstylist + Makeup artist//Caterer: FIG Catering//Event Venue:Madonna della Strada Chapel//Dress Designer: Mignonette Bridal//Floral Designer:Pollen Floral Design//Invitation Designer: Spilled Ink Press // Equipment Rentals: Vintage Plate Rental, LLC // Heirlooms and extras: Nimble Well//

Deco Winter Wedding || Laura + Justin

Well spring has sprung (for most of us…apologies to those of you getting the late snow!), but thought I’d sneak in at least one more gorgeous winter wedding for those of you looking for inspiration for next year….

This one is truly lovely, sent to us from andres valenzuela photography, and chock full of elegant vintage details. And that dress… good lord. Perfection. Click through for the full size images!

Snow White Wedding Inspiration

Just a few images today from a winter wedding inspiration shoot that struck my fancy…

Outdoor Winter Wedding

Admittedly not really art deco themed, but it has a vintage flair, and this Snow White inspired shoot has plenty to love: the bride’s hair and makeup (love that dark lip! As always, 1920s makeup FTW), those bright reds against the winter landscape, cascading wedding dress in the snow… lovely photos, all. Take a look!

Photographer: Fototails – Jeanine Thurston Photography
Equipment Rentals: A Vintage Affair Rentals
Dress Store: Blushing Bride
Cake Designer: Intricate Icings Cake Design
Floral Designer: Isabelle Kline Design
Hair Stylist: Swank Salon
Venue: Colorado Golf Club

Art Deco Gowns + Jewelry || Sponsor Roundup

Today we’re introducing a new post-type to the site, the good old-fashioned Sponsor Roundup! Yeehaw! So about once a month we’ll be showing you new sponsors of the site, and featuring some of their products so you can see exactly why they were selected as vendor sponsors (hint: because they are awesome).

First up, you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about when you lay eyes on  the gorgeous custom made gowns and veils of Katherine Feiel.

1920s Wedding Gowns

That’s the Wild Calla gown and Meadowsweet Veil on the left and the Attea gown on the right.

All of her gowns are bespoke, using your exact measurements, and can be shipped worldwide. One of the most unique and wonderful things about Katherine Feiel (for deco loving ladies) is that she collects vintage fabrics (beaded silks and wools, tapestries, handmade laces, vintage wedding gowns) and incorporates them into new pieces (i.e. your dream gown!). You have to agree that her collection of vintage fabrics and beading is kinda sorta definitely… amazing:

Art Deco Pattern || 1920s Beading

You can get info on all her lovely dresses, veils and fabrics by visiting KatherineFeiel.com.

Next up, the truly, painfully, gorgeously perfect vintage and estate jewelry at Eragem. We’ve featured pieces of theirs before (like this earlier post with their incredible sapphire art deco bracelet) and we’re delighted to give you some more deco eye candy courtesy of the EraGem collection. Like, say, these incredible emerald art deco pieces….

Emerald Art Deco Jewelry

OMG. That’s a 1.5 carat art deco diamond, platinum and emerald ring on the left, and why yes, I would like to have it, thanks! On the right is a 1930s art deco Gruen watch with emerald accents, and it is also (of course) to die for.   Oh, what’s that? You need a matching emerald deco brooch? Well, it’s EraGem’s pleasure! Take a look at this beauty:

Deco Emerald Brooch

Simply gorgeous art deco emerald brooch, circa 1920s. PERFECTION! Visit them at EraGem.com to see more.

And that wraps up our very first edition of the ADW Sponsor Roundup! You can read more about our advertising/sponsorship policies here, but the main thing to know is this: we will only be featuring vendors and artists we genuinely love. Small businesses, designers and creators who we’d want to showcase even if they weren’t helping support the site. (but they are! So do click through and take a look. It helps us, it helps them, and honestly… look at those beautiful pieces… it will help you!)

Rustic Art Deco Wedding || Isabel + Carlos

Today I have an absolutely gorgeous and singular wedding to show to you. I just loved so many images, I had a hard time even narrowing them down! This wedding has a sort of a rustic art deco feel and I adore it.

Ahh! Too beautiful! I am such a fan of the aesthetic of this wedding, the outdoors-y elements just offset the glam elegance of this couple to perfection. And the photos (courtesy of the amazing Cheryl McEwan Photography) are absolutely stunning. Can you tell I love it all? I love it all! Take a look (click on the thumbnails to see the full photos.)

Venue: Castle of Good Hope
Dress: Bridal Designs
Groom Attire: Wedding and Suit
Photographer’s Assistant: Heather Steyn
Videographer: White Lines
Decor: designed by bride, supplied by Kleine Marie

Roaring Twenties Wedding || Jen + Matt

Today’s post features an absolutely stunning, roaring twenties inspired wedding practically overflowing with style. Flapper bridesmaids, feathers, pearls and prettiness all around!

This lovely couple and their perfectly stylish roaring twenties wedding were captured in these gorgeous images by Sarah Rhoads Photography. Take a look!

Gown: Sue Wong
Bridesmaids Dresses: Unique Vintage
Invitations: Dear Emma Etsy Shop
Men’s boutonnieres: Scattered Stardust Etsy Shop
Brides hair piece: Batcakes Etsty Shop
Bridesmaids hair pieces: Baroque & Roll Etsy Shop

1920s Wedding Dresses || Johanna Johnson Trousseau Bridal

Not sure why we haven’t featured these incredible 1920s style wedding dresses by Johanna Johnson before, but today’s post will rectify that situation immediately! We’ve shown you some of this brilliant Australian designer’s work before (these gorgeous 1920s headbands), but this post contains even more beauty.

Take a look at these absolutely stunning art deco / 1920s inspired wedding dresses from her “Trousseau Bridal” collection, and get ready to swoon (and to order online, if you find yourself so moved. LOVE that option!)

Vintage 1920s Wedding Photos

We’re back! Sorry for the delay in posting, it has been a crazy few weeks. But here we are. And tonight we’ve got a lovely set of vintage wedding photos courtesy of Michelle McMurray, founder of Wedding Story Writer. These images are scans of actual wedding photos from the 1920s and 30s, and there are so many fascinating details to be inspired by!

First up, this elegant lady, resplendent in pearls, white opera gloves and a to-die-for jeweled art nouveau / art deco headband.

1920s Wedding Gown

Can’t you just feel how luxe those fabrics are, even through the sepia? Amazing.

Now for some bridal party inspiration… check out these dapper fellows and their dates.

1920s Wedding Party

Gorgeous! All of it. Love the tuxes, the short dresses (even on the bride!), the hair, the cap veil, and those huge 20s style overflowing, draped bouquets (note to self: need to do a “huge 20s bouquet” post soon.) And speaking of fabulous florals…

1920s Bridesmaid

Simply lovely (and perfect hair!). Also lovely? Our next bride, smiling and stunning on her wedding day.

1930s Bride

And finally: this beaded cap-veiled beauty. Check out those metallic flapper t-strap shoes (and the edgy deco backdrop for this photo, dated May 17th, 1930.)

1930s Bride Cap Veil

Art Nouveau Wedding || Inspiration Shoot

Received this gorgeous submission from Gideon Photography, and what a pretty inspirational shoot this was. Nothing art deco here, but some beautifully art nouveau / turn of the century design elements and inspiration pieces. It doesn’t hurt to have a couple who looks like this showing it all off…

So yes! We love. Beautiful and specifically art nouveau inspired styling in the invites, the unbelievable stained glass cake, a fabulous 192os juliet cap veil on the bride… all around loveliness in each and every detail!


Event Designer: Forevermore Events
Floral Designer: Bloomers
Invitation Designer: Kortney Eggertz Design
Cinema and Video: NP Films
Cake Designer: Sweet Cakes by Karen
Event Venue: Seven Wives Inn

Vintage Advertising || Holeproof Hosiery

The soft luster of white satin is exquisitely set off by pearl trimming in this Lucile-Paris wedding gown. Lucile suggests a striking innovation in bridal hosiery- Fanchon, faintest, most delicate flesh-pink, rather than white. Perhaps the most unusual of the new hosiery shades sent from Paris by Lucile is Fleur de Lis, the creamy ivory color which was created for use with nacre shoe leathers – but which is equally smart worn with beige and black footwear.”

1920s Stocking Ad

Hosiery, the all-important link in ensemble, must conform closely to the mode. Its duty is to blend the colors found in dress and shoes. Perhaps, to harmonize with one, contrast the other.

Whenever a new trend is seen, stockings must at once be color-styled to suit. Now fashion’s whim is new. This time it turns to composé in color and in fabric. This means soft blending of a single color’s tone, or harmonious union of the shades of two.

Thus new colors are required not found before. That’s why Lucile of Paris sends new colors and new shades so hurriedly. With them you rest assured of Paris chic.

Paris Lives in Color

The finest stockings in the world are made at home… flawless, cobweb chiffons, incomparable! But for the superlative in color we must go abroad. And so, Holeproof, world-famous maker of America, joins with the master artist of le beau monde… Lucile.

Now comes a keener sense of color-style — of correct shades and how to choose them. For Lucile now offers you new Holeproof shades to meet the mode.

You see innumerable hosiery colors, but Lucile warns few are actually correct. Perhaps in twenty “nudes” one alone is right. That’s why there is one Lucile Petale; one Lucile Yvonee.

And in Lucile you find a color guide, Holeproof, alone, can offer you.

See The New Holeproof Stocking

Here is a special stocking that has proved immensely popular. It comes in transparent, sheer chiffon as well as heavier service weights. Free from imperfections. Free from streaks or shadows, as are all Holeproof styles. Dyed in new shades by a non-fading process. Invisibly reinforced at toe and heel. Full-fashioned — slenderizing.

See this number at your Holeproof store. Other styles range from $1.00 to $2.95. All are of the same flawless texture. All give the same long wear.