Archive of ‘Inspiration’ category

How to choose your wedding ring as featured on National Vintage Wedding Fair blog

How to wear your engagement ring and wedding band

Your engagement ring and wedding band symbolises your love, trust and eternal bond. It also indicates to others that you have made a lifelong commitment to your prince charming. Essentially, your engagement and wedding are two significant milestones in your life. However, a lot of women are unsure of how to wear their engagement ring […] Read more…

1970s vintage wedding dress and VW camper vanby the National Vintage Wedding Fair

Save the Date: A 1970s Vintage Wedding

The 1970s wedding dress continued where the 1960s finished; with long, floaty gowns and wide romantic sleeves. The mood of the day was bohemian which continues to be a key trend today. Dresses were designed with layers of polyester chiffon, creating large capes and handkerchief edged details. They were generally high necked with front bibs, […] Read more…

Vintage autumnal 1970s wedding from the National Vintage Wedding Fair

An Autumn Equinox 1970s Vintage Wedding Photo Shoot

Hayley, the lady behind York’s vintage wedding boutique, Glory Days Vintage has recently styled a beautiful, moody styled photo shoot. It’s a mixture of beautiful countryside, autumnal flowers, boho hair and 1970s boho vintage wedding dresses. And it’s a great reminder that autumnal brides have a great opportunity to embrace the season with a great […] Read more…

10 vintage inspired hen do ideas

Welcome to my very first post here on the National Vintage Wedding Fair and today, it’s all about finding that perfect hen do destination or activity. When trying to decide where to go and what to do prior to my hen do 2 years ago, there seemed to be a distinct lack of options unless […] Read more…

What is a vintage wedding?

I must admit, it took a lot of consideration for me to step foot into the minefield debate about vintage weddings. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE vintage. My own wedding was very vintage inspired, although it was definitely a mix of eras as we had 50s style dresses, a 60s styled groom and […] Read more…

How to make confetti

One of my most distinctly dream like memories is of standing on a small hillside at a festival years ago, when the bass line of the headlining act kicked in, a small plane was flying low over head. It suddenly dropped a load of beautiful, paper confetti over our perambulating bodies. It flowed over us […] 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…

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…

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…

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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