Love Vintage Fair

Images by Marion Jonkers Photography


The Love Vintage Fair was back and bigger than ever last weekend.  This was the second time the fair has come to Brisbane and there was something for everyone who loves vintage.  Just to really tickle my (and all of your) fancy, this year the fair also dedicated an area entirely to wedding related businesses.

The talented Marion Jonkers was one of the many who enjoyed the event thoroughly and she has kindly captured some images from the day so that we can share them with you all.  Although there were vendors for all manner of vintage fans, as we are all about weddings I’m sharing some of my favourite images with a wedding focus.

This year the fair featured an amazing display of stunning vintage gowns to show the changes in fashion over the decades.  So many exquisite examples of workmanship that have stood the test of time.  It’s always so lovely to see a pair of delicate bridal shoes such as these and the stunning orange blossom hairpiece to match!

A gorgeous example of a 1920s flapper wedding dress.  This was when bridal fashions became a bit “risque” and hemlines started to rise.  Designs were simple yet sleek and mostly with a dropped waist.  A long strand of pearls was a must have accessory and an arm sheath of calla lillies was a common choice for bouquets.

Ahh.. the 1940s wartime gown.  Fabrics along with everything else were rationed and brides had to become clever with their bridal gown options.  Luxurious laces and silks were not commonplace, even with the upper class.  Fabrics such as brocades that had the floral designs embossed in the fabric became an alternative to fine laces.  The sweetheart neckline and basque waist along with short to long sleeves was a common design.

Despite the popularity of tea length 50s inspired gowns among brides today, in the 1950s bridal gowns generally remained either floor length or ballerina (ankle length).  The overall design of a 1950s bridal gown is absolutely timeless.  This gown is an incredible example of this with the fabric covered buttons that would have been all made by hand, the gorgeous lace and the large collar.

This is another personal favourite of mine, another gorgeous 1940s gown…. ahhh…. maybe it’s time to renew my vows!!!  The pop up fashion parade was styled by Bonnie Rose Curating & Styling

A fabulous example of a tea length 50s inspired dress…. so cute with all of the layers of frothy tulle and the cocktail hat just tops it all off… I’m a huge fan of stunning hats as a veil alternative!

50s Bridesmaid fashions… ooh la la!… again, what a fabulous hat!  This is a gorgeous colour and one that seems to be overlooked a bit.  Look how fabulous it is on a red head!  BTW – gorgeous hair and makeup as usual by The Lindy Charm School for Girls!!  Chrissy and her team always do an amazing job and keep it authentic!

Model: Dannielle Sloane

Vintage styled areas by Moments in Vintage who have the most incredible pieces for hire within Brisbane and surrounding areas!

Models: Dannielle Sloane & Suzanne Dang

Model: Dannielle Sloane