Charlie Brear had been a stylist for 10 years when she was required to source a plethora of vintage wedding dresses for a shoot. On selling the dresses afterwards, she was surprised at how popular they were — and that light bulb moment inspired her to found The Vintage Wedding Dress Company in 2005.

Spurred on by the growing interest in these original vintage pieces, Brear designed a capsule collection of made-to-order gowns under her own name. This collection used the details and accents of decades gone by to offer a contemporary take on vintage glamour.

Charlie Brear’s eponymous wedding collection has gained a worldwide following with stylish brides looking for the kind of gown that reflects their timelessly elegant style, all with a vintage twist.