October 2014 archive

Share The Honest Love

I woke up this morning to a blog post by Annabel from Love My Dress sharing the beautiful yet heart breaking story of Laura Caudery. Beautiful because she had experienced real love, beautiful wedding photos, beautiful writing and most of all, beautiful honesty. She is calling for everyone to focus on what really matters for […] Read more…

Wedding Cake by Pink Cocoa as shown at the National Vintage Wedding Fair

How to preserve the top of your wedding cake

Do you fancy saving part of your wedding cake to use as a 1st anniversary cake or even a Christening cake?  We love this age old tradition at National Vintage Wedding fair and in todays blog we show you a few tips that can help you do it successfully: Firstly, it may sound obvious bit […] Read more…

6 steps to choosing your vintage wedding dress

So, you want to add a bit of vintage glamour to your wedding? A dress that reflects your favorite era as well as your individuality sounds perfect, right? But where to start….. Allow us to shed some light on the subject – in just 6 steps! Step 1: Be brave! We often encourage our brides […] Read more…

The Gift of Wine

Weddings are the ultimate celebrations. Few other events on a social calendar conjure such excitement, sophistication and thoughtfulness which is why selecting the perfect gift for each new bride and groom is of the utmost importance.   Sure there’s the registry route with its predictable salad spinners and china place settings, but for a truly […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: The receiving line

The purpose of a receiving line is to allow the hosts and other members of your bridal party to officially welcome and be introduced to all your guests. It is a wedding tradition that has been at weddings from Victorian times onwards.  At that time, with manners so important, it was the only way to guarantee that […] Read more…

Save The Date: 1960s

We recently have had our 1960s vintage wedding photos featured in Vintage Life magazine and on Love My Dress blog. Here is the article and photos.   The 1960s brought about a shift in attitude towards fashion which included wedding dresses. Designers recognised that a bride wanted a dress that was fitting for a church […] Read more…

Everything Etsy! Five ‘save the date’ cards you’ll love

If you are currently planning a vintage wedding, or looking for wedding inspiration we suspect you will be quite familiar with handmade and vintage marketplace Etsy. Selling products from around the world it is a wonderful collection of bespoke items you just won’t find anywhere else, the hardest part is making a choice! Todays Etsy […] Read more…

The history of fruit cake wedding cakes

The wedding cake is an ancient tradition dating back to Roman and Medieval times. Back then a stack of buns would be used instead of a tiered cake but the symbolism was still the same. Over the centuries there have been many traditions created surrounding the cake and it still remains an important aspect of any wedding. But would […] Read more…

Mother of the Bride: Vintage Style

Are you a mother of the bride who is wondering what to wear to the big day? If your daughter (or son) is having a vintage wedding you may be thinking “What do I wear? Should I wear vintage?” As this is just as exciting for you, you obviously want to look your best but […] Read more…

Beautiful Millinery by Holly Young Headwear

We at National Vintage Wedding Fair love to share with you companies we love and think you will too.  Today is the turn of one of our sponsors, Holly Young Headwear.  We took time to ask designer Holly a few questions about her fabulous millinery business… NVWF:  Tell us about yourselves: who you are, where do you […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Honor and Obey

The oldest traditional wedding vows can be traced back to the middle ages to the ‘Book of Common Prayer,’ published in 1549. Upon agreement to marry, the Church of England usually offered couples a choice of the vows they recited. They could both promise each other to ‘love and cherish’ or alternatively, the groom could […] Read more…

Everything Etsy! Five irresistible cupcakes

If you are currently planning a vintage wedding, or looking for wedding inspiration we suspect you will be quite familiar with handmade and vintage marketplace Etsy. Selling products from around the world it is a wonderful collection of bespoke items you just won’t find anywhere else, the hardest part is making a choice! Todays Etsy […] Read more…

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