Monday, 10 June 2013

Sunderland Daisy Green Vintage and Retro Market

On Saturday 1st June I went along to the Sunderland Wintergarden's Retro and Vintage Market with my husband. I had been invited to go along to display my Love is Vintage Bouquets to the lovely people of Sunderland and surrounding North East areas. 

We had a brilliant day and people showed up in the thousands including many brides to be! I got a very warm reception for everybody and a lot of praise for the bouquets I had been carefully hand crafting over the last few months. 

I will definitely be interested in going back and I thoroughly enjoyed myself along my husband. I was also very lucky to have my bouquets used in the fashion show. 

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Black and Bling Hen Party Bouquet

For today's post I am going to tell you about my friend's bouquet I designed for her Hen Party, the theme being black and bling. She recently got married and had a beautiful wedding at Slaley Hall. I also designed her bridal bouquet which I will blog about soon.

I was asked my by sister in law to design the bouquet to surprise the bride to be at her hen party. I also designed a bride to be matching Black and Bling lace rosette badge!

I incorporated nude fabric flowers with black lace roses and many sparkly brooches. To complete the bouquet I used nude lace to wrap around the handle and nude satin ribbon as the bouquet collar. Below is the final piece.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Love is Vintage

Hello and welcome to Love is Vintage,

My name is Aylsa and I have recently launched I design and handcraft vintage inspired, fabric, jewel encrusted bridal and bridesmaid bouquets.

On 29th December 2012 I got married to my husband at Beamish Hall, Co Durham. I had a vintage/ glamorous themed wedding. I loved the planning process and the day itself was spectacular.

When it came to choosing my bridal bouquet I was never really blown away by real flowers. My bridesmaids had roses and looked gorgeous but I knew I wanted something different and something which I could keep and treasure after my big day. After researching bouquets I found myself lusting after a jewel encrusted design but I wanted to incorporate fabric flowers. From these thoughts I designed my bridal bouquet and my daughter's bouquet who was a flower girl. I designed it exactly how I wanted it to look. You can see my bouquet shown below.

I have since set up Love Is Vintage to make other brides as happy as I was by designing one off vintage inspired fabric and jewel bridal bouquets. I also design bridesmaids and flower girls bouquets along with button holes. Whether you want simple and elegant or full blown glamour I will design your bouquet to meet your specifications.

I design bouquets depending on what colour scheme and style of wedding you are having. I am open to any ideas, any colours, any fabrics, any jewels, you name it. It's your day. I am happy to incorporate your own brooches or jewellery which may be personal to you for example a late grandmother's brooch. This will all add to your own personal feel to your bouquet. ​
Read my blog to watch my journey and my life as I design bouquets for beautiful brides.

Aylsa x