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…

Wedding Memories: Vintage adverts we love

Things have changed a lot culturally and socially since the 1950’s and 60’s.  When you see an advert from that time it reminds you just how much things really have changed – particularly for women.  In today’s wedding memories blog we look at some wonderful vintage adverts selling food and drink that illustrate those changes perfectly.  […] Read more…

Perfect vintage wedding gifts

Whilst many couples have that convenient Gift List ready to go, there is something rather impersonal about the formality of it all; ticking off the boring salt and pepper shakers before you have one too many, white bedding and even whiter cushions you know are going to get a lovely red wine spillage down them […] Read more…

Everything Etsy! Five Perfect Place Cards

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…

Wedding memories: Having a bride and a grooms side

At a church wedding, as guests walk in, the ushers will often ask, “Bride’s side or groom’s side?”  Etiquette tells us that in Christian ceremonies, the bride’s guests and family sit on the left, while the groom’s family and guests sit on the right.  But why is this? Tradition tells us that hundreds of years […] Read more…

Meet our Sponsors: Magikal Moments

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, Magikal Moments.  We took time to ask founder Gary a few questions about the business… NVWT:  Tell us about yourselves and your business. My name is Gary Williams, […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Wedding Videos

Back in the 1980’s and early 1990’s EVERYBODY had a wedding video.  The videographer with a huge camera blocking everyone’s view and slowing down the proceedings.  Weddings had got bigger and more OTT and people wanted to record them with the newest technology…technology that at the time was big, heavy and needed its own big microphone! Home […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Lingerie

Just what is it about vintage style lingerie that is so attractive to us? Perhaps it is the idea of wearing underwear that really should be shown off. Perhaps it is the feel of soft lace and silk against our skin. Alternatively, perhaps it is the aura of ultimate femininity that it brings. So many […] Read more…

A 1920’s Vintage Wedding

The Roaring Twenties was all about glitz, glamour and opulence, and its elegant, vintage style has seen it return to vogue this year, especially as a wedding theme. Thanks largely to the cult status attained by the dramatic 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby, and the stunning success of ITV’s pop culture classic period drama […] Read more…

Planning an extended honeymoon

After celebrating your wedding day surrounded by family and friends, your honeymoon is the time to get away in the company of the person you love. The traditional honeymoon often consists of a romantic couple of weeks in the sun, though it is becoming increasingly popular to extend the honeymoon, whether it is by weeks […] Read more…

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