4 reasons to go vintage … and a bridal photoshoot!

Have you thought about “going vintage” with your wedding? From the decor to the photography and everywhere in between, there are so many options and there is no way I could fit everything about vintage weddings in one blog post. So I’ll focus on vintage wedding gowns!

Why buy a vintage dress?

1. Rachel, owner of the Peacock Room, alerted me to the environmental impact of purchasing new clothing. Did you know that by reusing one pound of clothing, you can save 10,000 pounds of water, a half pound of fertilizers, four ounces of pesticides, and six pounds of carbon emissions? All that water is used  for milling fabric. Gallons and gallons of chemicals are put in into the water supply and those pesticides are, of course, used on crops that are used to create fabric. [Source]

2. Chances are, you probably won’t see your wedding gown on another bride! Why not go for something unique and one-of-a-kind — something vintage? Vintage styles and vintage cuts will make you stand out.

3. Save some money. Buying a vintage wedding gown could save you some serious cash.

4. Quality. Multiple sources indicate that vintage wedding gowns often have high quality construction.

There are several places to find vintage apparel in Detroit, and the Peacock Room is one of them. LoveintheD recently brought some Detroit women of color into the shop to try on some of the vintage and vintage inspired pieces that would be perfect as wedding dresses and accessories. I am excited to share this fabulous vintage wedding inspired bridal photoshoot by bella moon PhotographyEthereal Beauty did an amazing job with the make-up!

Lauren in a vintage dress. What do you think of that lace?



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Lan tried on (and purchased!) this vintage-inspired dress. Also, check out the awesome necklace!




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Okay. I will admit that I was skeptical about this blue vintage dress as a wedding dress but, as Tim Gunn would say, Marcia totally makes it work!



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Lastly,  how amazing is this vintage bridal headpiece?

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Come back next week to check out the vintage bridesmaids looks, also courtesy of the Peacock Room, bella moon Photography, and Ethereal Beauty.

13 thoughts on “4 reasons to go vintage … and a bridal photoshoot!

    • Thanks for the comment, Nancy! The Peacock Room does such an amazing job finding beautiful dresses. That store is dangerous for the pocketbook! :)

  1. What a great idea to think of ways to reuse and be more creative with wedding dresses. I can’t believe that much material and water goes into one pound of clothing. Definitely even more of an incentive to go vintage. Thanks for sharing!

    • Always learning about ways to be environmentally friendly during the wedding planning process! Can’t wait to learn more creative methods and share on the blog.

    • Isn’t it fabulous? So to clarify, Lauren is the model in the first photos. Lan is the model in the second set of photos and purchased that vintage-inspired dress. So the dress that you’re in love with in the first photo might still be available – you’d have to go check in with the Peacock Room to see! Keep us posted!!!

  2. the bag in picture 3 – where to purchase (is it vintage as well?)??? love it to pieces… better than a bouquet IMO.

    • Hi L! I don’t think that purse is vintage but it is definitely amazing! All the pieces were borrowed from the Peacock Room. (See link in the blog post) Great idea to use the purse in place of a bouquet!!

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  4. I LOVE vintage! I’ve made it very clear to my boyfriend that when it is our time to tie the knot that there will be many vintage aspects. These dresses are gorgeous and I can’t wait to visit the Peacock Room (and Emerald) for all my vintage needs!

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