The designer - Astral Sundholm
Astral Sundholm-Hayes is the designer behind Circa Vintage Brides and the collection of Vintage-inspired Wedding Dresses. Her childhood was spent dressing up in Antique clothes as her mother ran Vintage shops in London in the 1970’s & 80’s whilst her father toured with his band.
Years of hands on experience with Antique clothes led her to take her love of fashion and textiles to the next level, studying Fashion at Chelsea school of Art and Winchester School of Art.
She freelanced within the fashion industries and worked on costumes for music artists, fine tuning her cutting and design skills alongside running the famous Vintage designer boutique Circa Vintage in London frequented by designers, stylists and celebrities. Astral has spent the past 14 years sourcing 'Vintage' for the world's leading designers, design houses and for the vintage enthusiast with a passion for fashion.
The idea to create Circa Vintage Brides came to her when her boutique saw a huge number of brides looking for vintage wedding dresses who were often disappointed with the real thing due to the fit and condition.
Circa Vintage Brides was launched in 2006 and combines all the designers vast knowledge of antique clothes, textiles and high end cutting to produce a collection of silk gowns made in England exuding all the Glamour and silhouettes of past decades and fine tuned into what today’s women are looking for in their ideal gown.
"Astral understands the female form and how to make a woman look and feel special in a dress" - Julien MacDonald