Vintage Indie Weddings: Carousel Fashion

It's is countdown time! My little sister will say I do, to her soul mate in just three short days. I'm honored to be her matron of honor and thrilled beyond words for her. Needless to say, we've both got weddings on our mind. I thought I would bring to you a new to me, gorgeous wedding dress designer, Carousel Fashion. 






Shop for all of these gorgeous handmade dresses  at CarouselFashion

All images copyright of  © CarouselFashion

Indie Weddings Month 2014 Spring Wedding Trends with Special Guest Heidi Markgraf of Truly Engaging

There is a great deal of charm and beauty found in past eras and it’s inspiring to see how every bride and groom puts a  modern spin on their vintage style aesthetic. MagnetStreet recently released their spring wedding color trends and so using the hottest hues from the season’s prettiest pairings, here are three different inspirations of how color and design can be married to create a vintage feel with wedding stationery. 

Isn’t this bride gorgeous? Her vintage style is beautifully rendered through her attire and delicate lace parasol. No doubt we’d find chic and playful vintage touches throughout the décor and venue site, too. To mimic the style and set the tone for this fashionable outdoor affair, we chose For You With Love, a design suite that reflects a stylish grace with modern whimsy. Its fresh yet understated color scheme balances fanciful design elements for a look that feels vintage and contemporary at the same time.

For You With Love Design Suite + Celadon Green, Tea Green, Ivory, Ashwood




So fun! Reminiscent of the 1920’s, here is inspiration for a quirky and charming, vintage-inspired wedding where the guys are wearing seersucker suits, oversized bow ties, and billy ball boutonnieres. Yellow is such a vibrant color and when steadied with brown and tan, lends an earthier feel—perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Give guests a sneak peek at the fun to come with a photo Save the Date like Patterned Bill Ball—personalized in a classic font!

Patterned Billy Ball Save the Date Postcard + Marigold Yellow, Butter Yellow, Gold, Brown


 Festive bunting and heirloom flowers are traditional trimmings in vintage-inspired events. With a vivacious color scheme of coral, peach, ivory and celery green as an accent color, your vintage vibe will take on a spirited and playful look.  Complete your look by carrying your colors and style across your stationery, attire, florals and décor.

Vintage Bunting Pocket Wedding Invitation + Coral, Peach, Ivory, Celery Green



Heidi Markgraf, writer for

Truly Engaging

MagnetStreet Weddings 

Thank you so much Heidi for these gorgeous looks at spring wedding color trends! 

Indie Weddings Month 2014: Vintage Wedding Gowns from simplicityisbliss




best fit: extra small

bust: 30-32"
waist: 23/24"
hips: free
shoulders: 15"
arms: 23"
total length: 43"

condition: excellent


best fit: extra small

bust: 32-33"
waist: 24"
hips: open fit 
shoulders: 13.5"
arms: 25.5"
total length: 50"


best fit: m-l

bust: 38-40"
waist: 29-32"-elastic stretch at the waist
hips: open/free
shoulders: 15"
arms: 23"
total length: 56.5"

condition: excellent


best fit: xs

bust: 33"
waist: 24"
hips: free
shoulders: 15"
arms: 23"
total length: 47"

Indie Weddings Month 2014: Vintage Wedding Dresses from BreanneFaouzi



20s Wedding Dress 

Shoulders: 13"
Sleeve: n/a
Chest: 37"
Waist: 31"
Hips: free
Length: 37" in front, 41" in back



70s Wedding Dress

Shoulders: n/a
Sleeves: n/a
Chest: 32"
Waist: 26"
Hips: free
Length: 57"


Size: xs

Shoulders: n/a
Sleeves: n/a
Chest: 32"
Waist: 24-25"
Hips: free
Length: 42"


Indie Weddings Month 2014: vintage 1950s ivory wedding dress / cap sleeves scallop neckline silk lace / Lily of the Valley Wedding Gown




fits like: small-medium
bust: 33"
waist: 27"
hips: free
length: 51" at front, 61" in back
brand/maker: n/a
material: heavy silk (feels and looks like doupioni silk), cotton lace, tulle underlayers
condition: Great with the exception of a few small spots (one faint spot on waist, two spots near the hem of the skirt, and one on the back), as shown in the last photo. A good dry cleaner may be able to lighten or remove the discoloration. 

Indie Weddings Month 2014: Vintage Lace Tulle Off White 1950's Wedding Dress




Bust: 32" 
Waist: 26"
Hip: up to 34"
Bodice Length (from top of bust to waist): 11.5"
Length (includes straps): 41.5"
Fabrication: lace and tulle
Color: white/off-white
Closure: zipper on left side with hook and eye at top
Lining: yes
Brand: unknown
Label Size: none
Approximate Size: xsmall
Era: 1950's
Condition: excellent vintage

Indie Weddings Month 2014: ManyMoonsVintage


1960s 70s bohemian beaded wedding gown 


measurements all taken in inches. 

neckline to hem {front} | 57"

neckline to hem {back} | 75"

bodice length | 13.5"

bust | 17"

empire waist | 14.25"

hips | free 

waist seam to hem {front} | 46"

waist seam to hem {back} | 60"

sleeve length | 23"

sleeve width | 7"

VI Headliner: Special Sponsor Offer from MagnetStreet

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Happy shopping! 


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Vintage Indie Weddings Fall 2013: Details

Top Left: Raw Honey Favors from EcohausProject. Top Right: Fall Jewels Brooch Boquet from Rusticcreek. Bottom Left: Deer Wedding Cake Topper from afoxwedding. Bottom Right: Hair Accessories from thehoneycomb

Vintage Indie Weddings: <<< Arrows >>>

I bet you never thought you could plan a wedding aroud arrows! 
Wedding Reception Signs from WillowandLarkSupply
Arrow stamps, invitations, cards and more from nativebear
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Arrow Monogram Wedding Straws from angieheartsjared 
Love Arrows Save the Date Magnets from RedCloudBoutique

Vintage Indie Weddings: Wedding Party Gifts for her.

Did you know that contrary to popular belief September is actually one of the biggest wedding month's out of them all? In preparing for all those September weddings, I thought it would be fun to highlight some wedding goodies this week. 


Today's VI Wedding Feature is from mamableudesigns

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Handmade and personalized wedding party clutches. 

Be sure to visit mamableudesigns to see what else she has to offer. These would make great gifts for anyone! 

Vintage Indie Weddings: Vintage Style Tabe Numbers

Weddings these days are so much fun! So many quirky details like these vintage table numbers can truly make your wedding one of a kind and special. 
If this is your style visit DessineAToi for more information on how you can get these vintage knobs and plate table numbers for your wedding. 

Celebrate! My little sister is getting married!

I'm so excited, my little sister is tying the knot! She is going to be the most beautiful bride. I can't hardly stand it! Today I'm celebrating her, and her engagement with my future brother-in-law with these lovely handmade  goodies from Parris Chic Boutique. 


Let the wedding planning begin! 

xoxo Love you sister! 






Indie Weddings Month 2013: 1920s Flapper Wedding Dress

Could you pull this dress off? The simplicity but attention to detail make this dress dreamy. I would love to be whisked back for a short period of time to wear clothes from this era. 



Purchase this dress from circa1955vintage


Bust: 38"
Waist: 37"
Hips: 42"
Length: 41 1/2"

Indie Weddings Month 2013: Chantilly Lace and Silk Crepe Bias Wedding Gown

If I could do it all over again, it would be something like this. Sophisticated classy is my style. 
Purchase this custom dress from Rebecca Schoneveld Cheek 
Photography by Anneke Schoneveld (,
Makeup by Stacey Owen ([email protected])
Hair by Hoshalah Misodi ([email protected])
Cosmetics courtesy of Sweet Pea and Fay (
Please do not use photos without permission
All designs are original and property of Schone Design

Indie Weddings Month 2013: Will You Be My Bridesmaid?

I absolutely love today's find. What a sweet way to ask one of your friends to be your bridesmaid! 




OK, so I couldn't just stop with those adorable bridemaid cards, look at these adorable signs! 



Oh, and these cake toppers too! 


Don't take my word for it though, head over to firstsnowfall, I think you'll love everything! 



Indie Weddings Month 2013: A Wedding Gift for the Vintage Style Couple

Do you know of a vintage style loving bride and groom? Why not get them a set of beautiful vintage dishes to treasure. Let's face it, some of us don't have dishes passed down from generation to generation, but what a fun thought to start this tradition in a new family? 
Early Whieldon Ware Antique Pattern Dishes, F. Winkle & Co. from RushCreekVintage
Keyston Canonsburg Pottery Co. from LocustTree
Homer Laughlin Georgian from TheHumbleCottage

Indie Weddings Month 2013: Vintage Lace Tiered Wedding Dress

Shop for this beautiful dress at  LaceAndYarn
Size XS. Measurements (laying flat):
sleeve opening -- 5"
chest -- 16.5"
waist -- 12.5"
hips -- free
approximate length front (without train) -- 57.5"
approximate length back (with train) -- 80"