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I never really put much thought into how my hair would look at my wedding, but I’m wishing I’d done a bit more research after seeing these lovely old images of Edwardian hairstyles.

Unless your wedding is aspiring to be completely Edwardian themed, I think images like this are a great means of inspiration for you to pick and choose certain elements.  I often think that the best wedding inspiration is found in places that aren’t at all about weddings.

So taking ideas from those beautiful Edwardian hairstyles with their plaits, soft curls, buns and ribbons, here is some modern inspiration for wedding hairstyles…

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Big Tree Stationery, one of the eco-conscious wedding stationery companies listed on the directory, is having a fantastic sale on ‘Save the Date’ cards and wedding invitations.

For a limited time only you can get 10% off these products, so why not check out some of their fab designs like these country fete bunting inspired invites…

Or these letterpress designs that come in a range of funky colours…

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I have found some time to search my own directory for delightful bits for my own wedding.  I am on the hunt for a pair of pretty (and hopefully ethical) knickers to wear under my wedding dress.  I came across these from LuvaHuva

LuvaHuva creator and designer Joanna makes sustainable lingerie that celebrates an “elegant feminine style.”  Her inspiration comes from her childhood home in the Suffolk countryside  – I’m in love!  Gorgeous, ethical, country-inspired lingerie.

If you’re looking for more ethical lingerie have a look at the ‘Accessories’ page on the directory – and let me know if you’ve found any other others.

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I may only be having one bridesmaid at my wedding, but if I was having more I would go for these lovely colourful tea dresses.  Handmade by Etsy seller sohomode the dresses are inspired by vintage designs.  I also love that this bride had each dress in a different fabric for each bridesmaid, and added pretty umbrellas.

You can order these pretty tea dresses for your bridesmaids here.

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The second part of this fabulous feature on The Vintage Wedding Dress Company’s new ‘Decades Lace’ collection features dresses inspired by the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Decades Lace 1950s

Their 1950s style lace dress has a corseted draped bodice with a dramatic and fun full-length skirt.  This dress is ideal for customising and styling with your favourite original vintage pieces.

Decades Lace 1960s

Their 1960s style lace dress has a timeless boat neckline and empire wasitline to create an effortlessly classic and chic look.  It also has a sophisticated low scoop back and can be customised with long silk chiffon sleeves or a unique vintage hairpiece.

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The fabulous London-based business The Vintage Wedding Dress Company has recently created a new collection of vintage-inspired wedding dresses.

As well as stocking a unique collection of stunning original vintage wedding dresses from the 1900s all the way up to the 70s, they have a new collection called ‘Decades Lace’.  There are six dresses each created in a different French lace to reflect the era that inspired it.

Decades Lace 1920s

Their 1920s style lace dress has a plunging neckline and low-slung waist, with an additional front panel available in a number of bespoke variations.

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Oria Jewellery, one of the businesses listed in the directory, has just released their latest symbolic collection to their stunning range of ethical jewellery.

Their Gold Star collection – including necklaces, rings and earrings – is now available on their website.

Oria Jewellery also create wedding jewellery, from ethical wedding and engagement rings to beautiful bridesmaid gifts.

Coming soon are their new silver collections featuring Bees and playful Jumping Hares – ideal for romantic gifts (get them on your Christmas wish list!).

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