Shining A Light: Chic Vintage Brides


We like to inspire brides-to-be all around, but we get inspired too! We’re shining a light some of the spots we look to for ideas and advice. From local favorites around the country to popular sites brides dive into all around the world, we’ve sharing the best of the best in a whole new way. We’ve chatted with some of the bloggers, creators and founders of some wonderful wedding blogs and got the inside scoop! 

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Over at Chic Vintage Brides you’ll find tons of old-age spirit, feminine quality and vibrant wedding inspiration. We want behind-the-scenes with head honcho, Amy Elsworth, as she gave us a bit of the inside scoop on herself and the blog!

“I am a 30-something wife, blogger and chocoholic. I love vintage fashion, bird song (the English dawn chorus is one of the things I miss most about home), wrapped-up winter walks with my dog, Jane Austen, happy endings and I hate planes! (which is funny because we live on the flight path of our local airport).

Chic Vintage Brides is a wedding blog for the modern, vintage bride. The bride who looks for timelessly elegant and romantic wedding inspiration. The bride who doesn’t conform to the norm, who wants their wedding to be a unique reflection of their love, loves and personal style.

I started Chic Vintage Brides as a hobby! After becoming somewhat wedding blog obsessed planning my own NYE 2010 wedding, starting my own blog was the obvious thing to do when my husband and I moved to New Zealand a few months later and I was without a job. It helped me to while away the hours whilst he was at work, and gave me a good excuse to continue swooning over wedding dresses without scaring my husband! J It quickly became a passion and is now by business and my baby. It is hard it has been 3 years since I wrote my first blog post, and even harder to believe how far my blog and I have come in that time – from my first weeks where I celebrated double digit page views, to having a following of over 4million on Pinterest, a mention in Vogue Paris and making the Top 100 Wedding Websites!

Why vintage? I have always loved old movies and the timeless glamour of past eras – in fact I have long held the belief that I was born in the wrong era!”

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Your favorite aspect about blogging and your favorite aspect about your blog specifically: I love what I do! Every morning I wake up feeling lucky that I spend my day doing something I enjoy, that inspires, excites and challenges me – and that allows me to stay home with my 18month old Cockerpoo Bodie. Best of all though are the brides I’ve helped, people I’ve met and friends I have made over the last 3 years. Weddings are such joyful occasions, and every day my life is infused with the same joy by helping brides-to-be bring their wedding dreams to life, by sharing in their big day and by inspiring future brides-to-be. It isn’t just the brides and weddings that make my job though, it’s the other bloggers and businesses. I don’t believe there is another industry in the world that is more friendly, collaborative and well, quite frankly, wonderful!