Archive of ‘Something Old’ category

Heartfelt Vintage Wedding Dresses as featured on the National Vintage Wedding Fair blog

Is it sacrilege to cut up a vintage wedding dress?

Today on the blog we are talking about something that may divide our readers. Kate from Heartfelt Vintage shared her thoughts on cutting up a vintage wedding dress. There it is, hanging in the window, all shiny and pearly and beautiful. Made in the 1930s, a thing of beauty, all bias cut satin and Hollywood […] Read more…

Beautiful vintage style wedding cakes as featured on The National Vintage Wedding Fair by Pink Cocoa

The History of the Wedding Cake

Did you know the first official task as a married couple is the cutting of the wedding cake? It is said the sharing of a piece of the cake firstly between the bride and groom before being given out was to symbolise that they promise to forever provide for each other. The cake was originally […] Read more…

Bracelet, Miriam Haskell available at Gemma Redmond Vintage

Decades of Design: Vintage Costume Jewellery

A piece of vintage costume jewellery is the perfect way to add a detailed finishing touch to a ‘big day’ totally inspired by the past; to style a dress which takes its design from another era or to accessorise a completely contemporary bridal look that requires a unique twist. Indeed, there is no doubting that […] 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Everything Etsy! Five Centrepiece candles

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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