1940s Inspired Wedding Gowns

WellWed Magazine shared with us their latest photo shoot and we thought you might want to take a peek at it.

They were inspired by the military trend that has hit runways this year, as well as a few close family members who have had strong ties to the war. They wanted glam, pinup, World War II beauty, so they set their sights on a real aircraft carrier berthed all the way in Charleston, SC. It was packed with some great dress designers, including Melissa Sweet, Fancy NY, Claire Pettibone, Cymbeline, Amy Kuschel, and Vineyard Collection. They also feature dresses from J. Crew’s new bridal line, which of course we love.

The above dress is a mermaid silhouette by Melissa Sweet adorned with flower appliques and accompanied by a vintage sailor’s cap to evoke all the romance and excitement of adventures on the high sea. The classic peep-toe pump accented with dainty bows are by Flippa Scott. They are the perfect wedding shoes. Feminine and Fun.

The below hat by Lo Boheme is layered with dupioni silk, vintage veiling and velvet and accented with taffeta leaves, petals and flowers for a look that is sophisticated and glamorous. The dress is actually a tulle gown by J.Crew and proves that classic and demure never go out of style. The peep toes are by Flippa Scott.

I love the dress below! This dress was designed by Claire Pettibone with a silk ribbon that ties on the English lace bodice. So romantic and sweet… perfect for a backyard garden wedding.

The first dress is a sultry strapless cotton lace mermaid silhouette gown by Claire Pettibone. The organza and silk headpiece is by Boutique de Voile. Secondly we have an Amy Kuschel dress that keeps things short and sweet. Memorable details like the sweetheart neckline and flounced hemline make this lace dress a show stopper.

Below we have a delicately embroidered gown by Melissa Sweet with a punch of understated panache. Love the bow–reminds me of a present.

It is a tad small, but we have a satin faced organza strapless ball gown with a corset seamed bodice by Vineyard Collection. You can actually see a better view of the dress by clicking here. It is really quite lovely. You should definitely check it out. To see more wonderful wedding ideas and more amazing dresses visit WellWed Magazine.

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  1. -100. Miss Pete says:

    the first dress is mine! & it looks gorgeous done up for these photos! <3

  2. -100. Ted says:

    Whoa.. these are some crazy dresses! I like them!!

  3. -100. Brandi Thompson says:

    Really pretty photos, love the location, models did a great job, but honestly, these are not 40’s style. 50s, 30s, 60s, yes, maybe, but not 40s. :D

  4. -100. WeddingXpert says:

    Adorableness! I’m obsessed with the minis.

  5. -100. Marissa Ciaravella says:

    These dresses are beautiful! I must admit, I’m a little biased since my fiance is in the military. I love the props! :)

  6. -100. Laura Brooks says:

    Much Love! <3

  7. -100. Jessica Lewis says:

    omg so in love!!

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