The Ivy Retreat

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Lace and pearl wedding dress

DressRachel ChurchComment

This is such a sweet lace wedding dress.  It's most likely from the 60's or 70's but has an Edwardian feel with a high collar and long sleeves.  The tiny pearl buttons on the neckline and wrists add some nice detail along with the lace ruffles placed at the top and bottom of the dress.  Check this and more wedding dresses out in the shop

1960's Cotton wedding dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

I'm in love with this wedding dress I found recently.  The style is a bit hard to explain though!  To me, it's like a mix between bohemian and earthy meets a prairie and pioneer wedding dress.  It is fully lined and the sleeves are not, so the sheer material helps to break up all of the white fabric.  It's made of a soft sheer cotton linen material, so it's not too heavy or stiff.  The top displays some amazing detail.  From the floral embroidery to the covered buttons and fabric loops to the tiny lace border, it's really a stunning piece.  It would be an ideal wedding dress for a simple outdoor forest or garden celebration! Head over to the shop and check it out today! 

1950's Lavender and lace wedding dress

VintageRachel ChurchComment

When I think of a fairy tale wedding, this dress comes to mind.  Imagine this 1950's handmade lace gown floating across a dance floor at an enchanted garden evening wedding.  It's very "fairy princess" to me, but could easily fit into many wedding styles and themes.  It has a lace top that has a side seam zipper and a full and puffy floor length skirt.  The top layer of material has a linen-like quality to it and is a slightly gray/off-white color.  It's gathered very heavily at the waist to produce some really great volume.  The dress is lined in a silky lavender fabric that gives the perfect purple hue and tiniest amount of iridescence.  So, it would be great for the nontraditional bride who doesn't want an ivory or white gown!  Check it out in the shop today!