Chic Vintage Bride is full of nostalgic and timeless wedding inspiration. Whether you’re looking for something off the pages of a Jane Austen novel or an F. Scott Fitzgerald piece, this New Zealand-based blog is stocked with timeless inspiration.
Name: Amy Elsworth
Blog: Chic Vintage Brides
Based: Napier, New Zealand (but most of my readers are from the U.S.)
How did you get into bridal blogging? I’ve always had an obsession with weddings and wedding dresses, which only got worse after my own wedding on NYE in 2010. So, starting a blog was really just a way for me to get my daily wedding fix—without concerning my husband or spending a fortune on wedding magazines. From there though, Chic Vintage Brides has grown to be in the Top 50 most followed profiles on Pinterest, and the number one International Wedding Blog for Vintage loving brides.
What do you love most about weddings? I truly love everything about weddings! I am a firm believer that there is no right or wrong when it comes to weddings, and that there
What’s the most underrated aspect of any ceremony? Oh every aspect of a wedding ceremony is so special, it's almost always the couples favorite part of the day!
Your secret to staying calm under pressure? When the day comes, just let everything go and soak up the love. Things may not be quite how you planned, and some things will almost certainly go wrong, but nothing can ruin your day unless you let it!
Most unique wedding you’ve ever featured? In terms of styling, this one has to be one of my all time favorites I just love everything about it, from the bride's blush dress, to the mismatched ceremony chairs and the outdoor reception behind those fabulous red velvet curtains and beneath all of those chandeliers it is just magical!
Your number one piece of advice for any blushing bride? Relax and enjoy every second because it's all over far too quickly! It’s a cliché, but it is so true. Make sure you have the wedding you want, not the wedding you feel you should have, or that tradition dictates you have, because when you infuse your day with everything and everyone you love, it's impossible not to enjoy it (it’s the trying to make your day fit other people’s ideas of what a wedding should be that all too often causes the stress).