Vintage Classic Wedding Dresses

This Blog will focus on a special vintage photo-shooting that took place in the most romantic city of all – Venice. A city where the only means of transportation is the Gondola.
Last summer we were asked to collaborate with the exclusive and famous wedding blog, “The Knot in Italy”, in a special shooting day that was held in the legendary Ca’Sagredo Hotel in Venice. This unique building from the 19th century, abundant with renaissance celling paintings, was turned into a world-wide known and prestigious hotel where lots of famous movies were filmed.
In addition to its fancy history and breath-taking inner design, it is ideally located by the Grand Canal, close to the well-known Rialto Bridge. The magnificent wall paintings by Tiepolo and the gorgeous furniture of the hotel, contributed to the magic vintage atmosphere. This was the perfect set for a production, aimed at the vintage-style wedding dresses photo-shoot.

In order to complete the production, we were asked to send two vintage-romantic-style bridal gowns. This style is characterized by its soft colors and by the use of light and falling fabrics which create a nostalgic and delicate look for the vintage wedding dress.
The dominant colors of the production were the shades of blush powder pink and ivory and in order to complete the vintage look for the gowns, we added to the décor gentle touches of deep green with hints of ivory.
Two vintage style wedding dresses were chosen for the model to wear at the photo-shoot in Venice. The first is the ‘Naama’ gown from Zahavit Tshuba’s bridal collection of 2014. This is a two-piece bridal gown in the shade of blush powder pink. It has a deep V neck cleavage in the front, made of handmade pleated tulle and shoulders’ decorations that are completed with soft tulle and handmade ornaments of pearls and Swarovski crystals. All these, along with Rene Caovilla’s crystal shoes and a golden belt from Zahavit Tshuba’s collection, enriched the wedding dresses’ look with a vintage, glamorous, romantic, soft and elegant touch.

The second dress that was chosen for the photo-shoot was the ‘Keren’ gown from Zahavit Tshuba’s bridal collection of 2015. The ‘Keren’ bridal dress is in shades of ivory and powder and has a ‘sweetheart’ neckline. It is a combination of an antique Victorian look lace fabric with an ivory silk organza ruffles work. A wedding dress with a classic vintage look.

Befitting the prestigious ‘The Knot’ bridal magazine, the production team put a lot of efforts in planning and designing the set. Gentle hand paintings were made in advance, marvelous glass balls were brought. There were beautiful flower arrangements along with a dessert table loaded with golden macaroons. Those elements, in addition to Gondola-sailing photo-shoots and breathtaking photographs of the old building’s celling paintings, made it possible for the shooting production to create a perfect and special view for the classic vintage-style bridal gowns.

Needless to say that it would have been impossible to reach such a high level of production without the excellent work of Jo Lewis, the photographer. The projects was impeccably conducted by the fashion journalist and wedding planner, Irene Recupero, from ‘The Knot’ bridal magazine.