Unique vintage bridal-wear, headpieces and accessories.

Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Jacky Doyle


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About SixpennyBride

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On Etsy since 2014


Hello there, welcome to my shop.
My name is Jacky and I have always been an 'old head on young shoulders' (although my shoulders are fairly old now too!)
From an early age you could find me rummaging around vintage shops with my mum before they became fashionable, in search of treasure and my love affair with antiques and vintage ware has remained a constant.
I only stock items that I have fallen in love with and only make bridal accessories that I would love to wear. I hope you love them too!


Shop members

  • Hetty


    Hetty my daughter is a fashion design graduate and when she is not working helps by modelling some of my headpieces. She drinks lots of tea, has the kindest heart and loves cats, dogs and anything furry ❤️

  • Jacky

    Owner, Designer/maker

    This is me, Jacky. Cake lover. History nerd. Mum of two daughters and a big Maine Coon kitty. I design, create and photograph everything at home and love seeing your wedding photos❤️

Shop policies

Last updated on August 17, 2021
Hello and thanks for popping by!

All the items you see in my shop are antique or vintage or handmade by me.. The handmade vintage headpieces are all one off designs made with love by me in my home studio so once it's gone, it's gone!.

I also make a limited number of contemporary headpieces and hair accessories.

I use vintage and sometimes antique jewellery, buttons, vintage millinery flowers and interesting finds when making each vintage headpiece so please be aware that occasionaly they may have some minor tarnish or a little gem missing, but all the jewellery will be clean and such minor imperfections will not detract from the overall beauty and uniqueness of each piece.

All the wedding dresses and accessories you see are authentic vintage or antique - not retro/reproductions so will have some history, but are nonetheless beautiful, clean and completely wearable.

Whilst I do accept returns on vintage wedding dresses and accessories, I don’t accept returns of antique and wax tiaras, earrings and bespoke/customised orders. Returned items must be sent back in their original packaging within 7 days of receiving them. You are responsible for paying return postage. For more details please refer to information on returns and cancellations.

I appreciate that buying such an important item on line can be daunting, but I'm here to help so please ask to see more photos and ask as many questions as you feel necessary to help you make your purchase.

Dress measurements are always taken with the dress laid on a flat surface and one side only, so please double the measurements to calculate the width.
If you're unsure of your measurements I'd suggest you take a dress that fits you well (not too tight) and compare it's measurements to the dress that you are interested in purchasing.
I recommend that you are 1 inch smaller than the dress you wish to purchase as some dresses do not have any zipper or button openings - it is always easier to take a dress in than to let it out.

I do my best to photograph and describe items to clearly show any flaws, and I welcome any queries you may have. I always send more photos if required so please just shout out as I want you to be totally satisfied with your purchase.

Lastly, you won't find items like mine on the high street as they are all unique and are either made by me or at least 45 years old so you can be sure that no one else will be wearing the same dress or accessory as you ❤️

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
The majority of my handmade headpieces are made with vintage and antique jewellery, sometimes dating back to early 1900 and so may have minor tarnishing or a missing stone or two. I will note any major flaws in the condition report and/or include in the photographs.

My vintage headpieces are very dear to me as each one has it's own story to tell and are just waiting for you to add yours...Unlike new, mass produced headpieces that are very glitzy, bright and sparkly, you will find that my headpieces gently twinkle (although I do sometimes sprinkle a dusting of sparkle by way of Swarovski, Czech and vintage glass crystal!)

I really love making these beauties and have taken great care to package them so they reach you in the beautiful condition they left me so would ask that you please handle them with care being mindful not to get make up, grease, hairspray or perfume on the jewellery or the ribbon wrapped band as it may tarnish the jewellery and I don't accept returned headpieces that are dirty or damaged.

Dresses are between 110 and 45 years old so will not be brand spanking new; they have all been professionally cleaned, but will have a history. I indicate where there are issues, but most are minor flaws which don't detract from their unique beauty.

I have a hand picked selection of beautiful, authentic vintage wedding dresses.
The dresses date from 1910 to 1970s.

At present the studio is closed to the public so I’m unable to accommodate appointments.

Due to their uniqueness and sometimes delicate nature, these old ladies need to be treated with respect so please be extra careful when trying them on prior to your Big Day as I do not accept returns that are marked or damaged.
Please do not wear make up, freshly applied anti perspirant/body sprays or sharp jewellery when trying them on and please don’t force the zip/fasteners.

Important to note:

Due to the age of the dresses, the majority will not be flame retardant so please be careful around naked flames, candles etc.

I accept returns and exchanges on wedding/occasion dresses and accessories, but not earrings, antique and wax tiaras and bespoke (made to order) accessories so please study photos carefully and ask as many questions as you like and for as many photographs as you like.

Ideally you should be at least 1 inch smaller than the measurements of the dress for it to be a comfortable fit.

Antique and wax tiaras, bespoke and custom orders are non returnable.
Cancellation of bespoke orders carry a 15% restocking fee

Last of all, in the unlikely event you are unhappy with anything you buy from my shop then do please contact me via email or convo within 2 days of receipt or I will assume you are happy with your order.
Goods must be posted/shipped back to me unworn and in the original packaging within 7 days of receipt.
No returns are accepted after this period.


I ask that goods over £50 are returned by Special Delivery in the UK which is the only delivery method to provide insurance on these items as I cannot be responsible for items lost or damaged in transit upon their return.
If the item is damaged or lost during transit the buyer will be responsible for claiming through their postage insurance.


International returns must also be fully inured for your protection and sent via Priority Mail/Express Shipping only to ensure a timely return.

** International customers please note that if you are returning goods you must complete and attach a customs form to the parcel stating that the package contains "Returned Goods". Please also write clearly on all sides of the parcel "RETURNED GOODS" **

Should this not be done, a customs fee will be levied on re-entry to the UK and this will be deducted from your refund. Please do contact me if you have any questions about this.

If the item is lost or damaged during transit then the buyer is responsible for the loss and for claiming on their postal insurance.

Please address all returns to:

J Doyle
Sixpenny Bride
5 Bennison Drive
United Kingdom UK


All returns will be refunded within 14 days of receipt of the goods, usually within 48 hours.

Please note that a refund will not be given if goods are returned marked or damaged in any way or are returned in a condition unsuitable for re-sale. Please ensure all tags, gift boxes and gift packaging are returned in the same condition as was sent.

Returns are not accepted on bespoke or customised items. Deposits on bespoke/custom orders are non-refundable.


Items purchased and then cancelled prior to the items being shipped will incur a 15% re-stocking fee.

**Important, please note: As I am a small business, you are responsible for paying for returned items if you change your mind and you must let me know if you wish to return within 2 days of receipt. I only refund returns postage if the item is not as described/photographed.
I keep archive photographs of each item and photograph each item prior to posting.
With the exception of 'made to order' items I post out within 3-5 days once payment has cleared unless otherwise noted. Please get in touch if you need a Rush Order

I accept payment via Paypal and Etsy direct checkout. Also by direct bank transfer upon request (UK only)
I post out within 3-5 business days once payment has cleared.



* The majority of Bridal and occasion hair accessories, tiaras and veils are posted via Royal Mail Special Delivery Tracked and signed for and are insured up to the value of £500
* Bags and vintage jewellery with a value of over £50 will also be posted by this method.
*Bags and vintage jewellery with a value of less than £50 or where they are small enough to be posted as a large letter will be posted via First Class Royal Mail with proof of postage.
* Smaller hair accessories (hair pins, vines and mini combs) will be posted by First Class Royal Mail with proof of postage.

* Wedding and occasion Dresses.
If they are small enough to be classed as a medium parcel and are valued at £500 or less they will be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery Tracked and signed and are again insured up to the value of £500.

* Dresses with a value of over £500 which are small enough to be classed as a medium parcel will also be sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery Tracked and signed. Additional insurance cover up to £1000 can be purchased separately so please let me know prior to placing your order.

* Dresses that are too large to fit inside a medium parcel will be posted via Royal Mail Parcelforce Worldwide express AM. The maximum insurance for this service is £200, so please get in touch with me prior to ordering if the value of your dress is over £200 as I recommend that you purchase additional insurance in the unlikely event of loss or damage.

To keep postage costs down I aim to package the majority of wedding and occasion dresses so they will fit inside a medium parcel. However because of this they will no doubt require professional steaming or ironing upon receipt.

* Vintage costume jewellery and bags with a value of £50 and under will be sent 1st Class via Royal Mail Signed For service.

Please get in touch prior to ordering if you need any of the above in a hurry and I'll do my utmost to get your goods to you.


* The majority of Bridal hair accessories, tiaras, veils, bags and vintage costume jewellery are all sent via Royal Mail International shipping and are fully tracked. Insurance up to £50 is included.

If your order is valued over £50 and you would like additional insurance, please contact me prior to ordering to discuss.

Smaller hair accessories (mini combs, pins, hair vines ) with a value of less than £50 are sent First Class via Royal Mail with proof of posting. This also applies to jewellery and bags with a value of less than £50. Should you require your item to be posted via Royal Mail International Shipping please let me know before placing an order and I will adjust postage accordingly.

* Wedding and occasion dresses
Depending on the size and weight dresses will either be sent via:

1. Royal Mail International shipping and are tracked and insured up to £50. If the value of your dress exceeds £50 then you may wish to consider purchasing additional insurance as I cannot be held responsible for loss or damage in transit. Please contact me prior to placing an order.

2. Royal Mail International Global Value - I use this service for large, heavy dresses. Dresses are only insured up to £100 for loss or damage and so you may wish to purchase additional insurance if your dress is valued in excess of £100.

I aim to post most dresses as a 'Medium Parcel' category using the tracked Royal Mail International Shipping so please be aware that your dress may require professional steaming or ironing upon receipt.


Customs or import duties may be levied on international orders by the recipient country. I have no control over these charges or how long customs clearance may take. Customs policies vary widely from country to country ; you may wish to contact your local customs office for further information.

I am not liable for any import charges. I also cannot be held responsible for items delayed, lost or damaged in transit, but insurance is obtained for all bridal headpieces, antique tiaras and wedding/occasion dresses, up to the limits mentioned above.


Bridal hair accessories, veils and vintage/antique tiaras are carefully bubble wrapped, tissue wrapped and placed inside a presentation keepsake box inside a plastic postal sac or padded envelope.

Small bridal and occasion hair pins, combs and hair accessories are tissue wrapped, boxed and posted inside a plastic postal sac. In some instances and to keep costs down, hair accessories, jewellery and bags with no fragile components or special finishes may be posted inside a mail lite padded envelope .

Dresses are carefully wrapped in lots of acid free tissue paper and posted inside a large plastic postal sac or box. Any corsages, diamanté attachments etc are covered in bubble wrap to avoid catching on the dress material.

Rings are boxed and posted inside a mail lite bubble envelope.

Vintage bags are wrapped in bubble wrap, tissue paper and posted inside a plastic mail sac. or padded envelope depending on size.

Jewellery is either bubble wrapped and tissue wrapped inside a padded envelope or inside an organza gift bag/padded mail lite envelope .

Please Note: If buying from overseas, please check your country's tax and custom fees as these are not included in my postal charges.

Please do not ask me to mark packages at a lower price as it is unlawful and will also negate any insurance.

Thank you
Additional policies and FAQs
Layaway terms are offered on certain items.
A 20% deposit of the total cost is required to reserve an item and the balance must be paid in full within 30 days.