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…

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…

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