This post comes to us courtesy of LoveintheD, Detroit's blog for socially conscious local weddings in the city.
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 Photography. Ethereal Beauty did an amazing job with the make-up!
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!
For more stunning vintage and vintage-inspired wedding dresses, see LoveintheD. Ad that's not all: this week, LoveintheD also shares vintage style ideas for bridesmaids from the Peacock Room:
Go here for more bridesmaids looks.