Will you be wearing a wedding veil?

In the world of bridal styling decisions don’t end once you have chosen your wedding dress. You will want to consider your shoes, maybe a pretty bridal headpiece. You will be thinking about whether you need a bag, or if your dress needs a neckl

Come and visit us at the National Vintage Wedding Fair in Chiswick

Lace wedding blouse by Sally lacock
We will be exhibiting at the National Vintage Wedding Fair at Chiswick town hall on Sunday 13th November. We will have gorgeous wedding dresses, bridal separates and lots of veils and bridal accessories for you to try on. But here is the good bit! Mo

Press: Sally Lacock Bride Elena on Love my Dress

We were so excited to see our bride Elena’s beautiful Dublin wedding featured on top wedding blog Love My Dress last week. There’s so much to love about this wedding and the relaxed happy couple who were married in Dublin City Hall on a

Vintage Vehicle inspiration for your wedding

Are you considering the transport options for your wedding? From the bride arriving in a vintage Bentley or leaving as a newly married couple on a vintage motorcycle and sidecar, the choices are endless. Some of the more unusual ways our brides at Sa

Press: Bridal inspiration with Flora and Esme on Love My Dress

We were delighted to see our Flora and Esme dresses giving some bridal inspiration on the Love My Dress blog this week as part of a styled shoot by photographer Zosia Zacharia. The look was soft and whimsical embodying the romantic feel of the Geor

Make an entrance: Vintage vehicle ideas for your wedding

Travelling via motorbike and sidecar can deliver a nostalgic and romantic first ride together as newlyweds.
One of the more traditional components of any wedding day is the arrival of the bride and the subsequent departure of the newlyweds after the ceremony. If you want to make a stylish entrance and equally memorable getaway it is important to put some t

Come Rain or Shine! Wedding inspiration for rainy days.

A little rain should never spoil anyone’s wedding. With a bit of planning ahead, you can ensure your wedding is ready for any weather. And why not make the weather work for you? Blustery days can make for great photos and delicate, lacy umbrell

Three ideas for winter wedding flowers

  If you are getting married during winter, take inspiration from the cool tones of season when you put your bouquet together: think pure snow whites and muted greens or warm greys and intense berry reds. Because many spring flowers are hard to

How to throw a Great Gatsby inspired wedding

In the 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, legendary writer F. Scott Fitzgerald aimed, among other things, to portray the decadence and excess of the Roaring Twenties. The novel has become synonymous with the extravagant parties thrown by the protagonist Ja

Autumn Wedding Inspiration

It’s not the romantic poet’s favourite season for nothing. With falling leaves and spicy hot drinks and log fires, autumn has everyone wistful with nostalgia. Autumn is a time to slow down and snuggle up. It’s a time for refocusing

Bridal styling for a winter wedding

Can there be anything quite as romantic as a winter wedding? The promise of bright crisp days, moody candlelit rooms, twinkly fairy lights and the perfect excuse to wrap up in fur or a luxurious silk shawl, adding a whole new glamorous dimension to y

Historic wedding inspiration for a Georgian London Venue

If you are looking for a bit of historic wedding inspiration you will love the elegant Georgian styling of this divinely pretty photo shoot by Zosia Zacharia in which our vintage style wedding dresses, Esme and Flora featured.   Parkstead house,

Lace musings for the Boho Bride

Jasmine Kimono Style Wedding Dress by Sally Lacock
Whether you are planning a vintage style wedding, a laid back country barn affair or you’re to be a boho bride on a beach it is likely you will have thought quite a bit about lace.  Delicate, vintage lace defines the style of the free-spirited boh

The History of the Wedding Veil

The wedding veil, the fun frivolous and ultimate bridal accessory is weighted with some serious symbolic origins which can be traced back centuries and which don’t all sit comfortably with modern independent women, leading sometimes, quite unde

Pretty Vintage Wedding Styling for an East London pub

One of the things I love about working in the wedding world is getting to meet interesting like-minded people running small creative businesses with integrity and passion. So when I was asked to join the fab purveyors of party paraphanelia, Pea Green

Choosing Flowers for a vintage style wedding dress

One of the most joyful parts of wedding planning surely has to be choosing the flowers. Everybody loves flowers, the memories they evoke and happiness they bring, make them such an important part of creating your wedding day look. Talking to our bri

Nature’s Diadem: Beautiful bridal accessories

There is something very beautiful happening in the world of bridal accessories that we have been longing to share with you, not only because it is a style that so perfectly complements our lace wedding dresses but also because we have huge admiration

Altering a vintage lace wedding dress

Authentic vintage wedding dresses are a very rare find. If they are made of lace, they are even less likely to have withstood nearly a century of ageing.                            

A bride’s guide to Boho styling

The Boho look is the perfect wedding style for those who prefer a comfortable, laid-back ceremony and want to look and feel effortlessly elegant. Here are four ways to achieve a boho wedding look.

Twelve steps to perfecting vintage bridal makeup

When we recently photographed our new Sally Lacock separates collection, bridal makeup artist Catherine Bailey shared some of her tips for creating a radiant bridal look that pairs beautifully with vintage-inspired lace.

A bride’s guide to vintage lace

There are so many reasons to fall in love with vintage lace - and to declare your love whilst wearing it. No fabric is better suited for a wedding dress. Here we give an overview of the kinds of lace most often used to make wedding dresses.

Vintage Wedding Fair Stoke Newington Town Hall

Come and see us at the National Vintage Wedding Fair at the beautiful Stoke Newington Town Hall this this Sunday. We will have lots of lovely samples for sale with special fair prices including some of these shown below:

Wedding dresses 1775-2014 at the V&A

If you are going to this fabulous exhibition pick up a copy of Love my Dress writer, Annabel Beeforth’s Style me Vintage Weddings on the way out. Our much photographed Isadora style features in the 1920s section.

Wedding Dresses 1775 -2014 at the V&A Museum

Excitement is mounting for the wedding dress exhibition opening next week at the V&A museum in London. Covering the last two centuries we will treated to the most glamorous and extravagent wedding dresses from the V&A’s vast collection.

The Story of Leavers Lace

NOTE: Leavers lace has been introduced to a wider audience since it featured in one of the tasks on The Apprentice recently. Since then a huge number of people googled Leavers lace to find out what it is and many have found our post on it. So apart

Wedding Transport

We’ve noticed a lot of our brides are shunning the traditional wedding car for more down to earth transport including tractors, vintage motorbikes, camper vans and canal boats. Jenny wore our French lace Cate dress and a vintage lace veil and t

paradise photoshoot

Earlier this year I was contacted by Helena Talbot of HT Headwear asking if I would join her with some of my dresses for a promotional photoshoot to showcase some of her latest designs. It was a real pleasure to work with Helena and photographer Kath

bohemian vintage bride

Last month I showed my collection of vintage inspired and some of my vintage wedding dresses at the Wedding Project which was held at Sutton House. There I was visited by Emily parr who tried on my Cate lace dress and rose veil for an article she was

Antoinette meets austen shoot

Back in August Josie Hendrick of Savoir Weddings got in touch with me to ask if I would like to be involved in an inspirational bridal fashion shoot. Josie has that rare quality of not only having a head full of creative ideas but also being an incre

Cate in Conde Nast Brides

Cate dress was featured as part of the inspirational ‘Wild Angel’ story in the May / June edition of Brides magazine. Beautifully styled by Bryony Toogood the subtle tones and soft but edgy atmosphere she created perfectly marry with the

ROSIE IN COSMOPOLITAN BRIDE

Rosie dress was featured as part of the gorgeous ‘Summer Breeze’ story in the June/ July issue of Cosmopolitan Bride. Serenely styled by Sally Dixon and shot on a beach in the Bahamas, the cool soft femininity of this dreamy dress was per