Tradition is a theme that is featured strongly in wedding ceremonies. While some traditions may change, fade, and even evolve, the mainstays of every bride’s big day is that of love, family and of course style. It has been a lasting tradition for the bride to wear a gown or veil that has been passed down from grandmother to mother to daughter. While no doubt sentimental and somewhat nostalgic for lovers of vintage fashion, wearing your grandmother's wedding gown has fallen out of popularity. With a new resurgence of fashions and the strong emphasis put on personal style, grandma's gown just does not quite have the appeal it did 50 years ago.
Much like the old saying Something old, Something new, there is an upside to these vintage inspirations. These pieces embody all of the craftsmanship and detail that we try to match with current fashions of today. Brides have the option of tactfully including a stylish family heirloom with their Matthew Christopher gown.For instance, it is not at all uncommon to wear your grandmother's engagement ring, a brooch, hair ornament or another family keepsake. You could also have a headpiece or garter made out of the lace from your mother’s gown or have a piece or embellishment sewn on or into your Matthew Christopher gown. It is these rare and special additions that make your bridal presentation all the more stylish and all the more sentimental for you and your family.