For this next addition of Get the Vintage Look, I am highlighting one of the most famous wedding dresses of all time, Grace Kelly’s stunning lace gown. Obviously, I couldn’t do a vintage gown series without bringing this beauty up!
The lace sleeve gown Grace Kelly wore to her wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 is nothing short of iconic. Designed by MGM costume designer Helen Rose, it represents the epitome of classic bridal style. Her look is a popular one of emulate, most recently (and notoriously) Kate Middleton’s wedding gown which was said to be inspired by it.
The closest look alike to the Grace Kelly wedding classic I could find was the Katrina gown from Rosa Clara. It has the high rounded collar, long sleeves and lots of lace, just like the original.
If what you love most about the gown is the long lace sleeves, here are a few of my favorites. This is perfect if you are having a winter wedding or a more religious ceremony and need to cover up.
Another favorite feature of Grace Kelly’s gown is the wide cumber bun-like waist band. It is great if you are wanting to flatter your mid-section.
One of my favorite parts about Grace Kelly’s gown is the billowy satin silk skirt. It is such an elegant look.
If you are a fan of Grace’s lacey high neckline, here are two fabulous choices. This high neck look is not very common, but is totally sophisticated and chic.
Instead of a tiara (which was expected for a royal wedding), Grace chose a juliet style veil that was popular for the day. Below are a few of my picks that capture the lace trimmed vintage look.
What do you think? Are you loving Grace Kelly’s iconic look too? Is there a vintage bride who’s look you’d love to see modernized? Be sure to check out the first edition of Get the Vintage Look with Jackie O here.
If you’re on the hunt for a unique location inspiration, I’m loving this cute train station wedding from Sara Bee. The station provided a fun backdrop to this relaxed rustic wedding. Filled to the brim with handmade details, this fete super sweet!
We wanted our wedding to have “Lauren and Benjamin” written all over it. We made almost everything ourselves to give it a very personal touch. It was important for us to have a wedding that felt like a big party. Nothing too formal or traditional. We are both actors, so we are used to being creative and doing things on a budget. We knew from the beginning that we wanted to do everything ourselves, from the invitations, to the bouquets, to the party favors. We wanted our hands in it all!
We tried to plan the day around the train schedule, but there is a freight train that goes by about every 45 minutes, but there was no way to actually track it. Due to some sort of miscommunication, the girls thought they were waiting for the train to pass before starting and the boys went out before the train and the music started. Well here we go! As soon as we were both there together and the music was done, the train came through. It was the exact wrong but exactly right moment. We all shared a laugh (even though we couldn’t hear a thing) and it gave us all a moment to breathe and enjoy the moment.
Our photographer Sara was fantastic. She captured every one of our details and captured our style perfectly. She was never in the way, in fact we rarely ever even saw her, but she got every single moment beautifully. We couldn’t have picked a better photographer.
Our beer selection was local beer from all of the places that we have lived for a while. Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, and Pennsylvania. Sol Fusion is the name of the band, and they are the BEST wedding band we have ever heard. Everyone was dancing and having a great time. They saved the best for last. They played a version of Shout that lasted about 10 minutes, the singer was in the crowd, everyone was elated. Towards the end they handed us a tambourine to join in with them and dance. All our friends and family couldn’t have been happier and we were in heaven celebrating some of our first hours as a married couple.
The wedding was absolutely perfect. We couldn’t have imagined it any better. It was magical. Everyone came together and helped us set up and bring our creative planning to life. We got married at the historic Salisbury Train Station in Salisbury, NC. It gave our wedding a unique and vintage touch that we loved!
Photography | Sara Bee Photography | Venue | Salisbury Train Station | Coordinator | Allison Jones | Caterer | The Family Table | Hair | Megan Howe from Lunatic Fringe | Band | Sol Fusion | Decor & Bouquets | He Cooks, She Creates
Gold is always a favorite for me. Lately, midnight blue paired with gold has had me falling in love with gold all over again. You will love it too in this romantic wedding inspiration from Roots Of Life Photography. How perfect are the simple, but glam details?
Photography | Roots Of Life Photography | Venue | Beehive Chicago | Design & Decor | Marthette Vintage | Florist | Fleur du Jour Chicago | Cake | Luscious Layers Bakery | Paper Goods | Wedding Paper Divas | Gown | Palazzo Bridal by Jane White | Veil | BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses | Sahar Dada | Hair | Claire Latronica Hair & Makeup | Make Up | Joanna B Artistry | Pennants, Flutes, and Straws | BHLDN | Jewelry | Glenview Jewelers