Posts Tagged ‘1960’s’

McFayden bow veil vintage 1960s inspired veil via The National Vintage Wedding Fair

Vintage Wedding Accessories for every style

You’ve chosen the man, you’ve found the perfect dress and now it’s the little things that need tying it together. As they say, the devil is in the detail and every bride wants to complement their dress perfectly with the fitting style of vintage wedding accessories. So, where to start? I’ve taken my favourite items […] 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…

Our Original Vintage Wedding Dresses

We had a phone call a few weeks back from a bride asking why she should come to our fair instead of any other fair. As there are so many vintage wedding fairs out there right now, she wanted to know what made ours different. What makes our fairs different is the amount of vintage […] 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: 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: Reading Telegrams

Telegrams.  STOP.  Always used to be read at weddings.  STOP.  Better than a ‘With Regret’ card.  STOP.  Were a great, fun part of the speeches.  STOP.  Could be quite cheeky.  STOP.  Looked beautiful.  STOP.  Sort of miss them.  STOP. source Telegrams were common forms of correspondence for various special occasions right from the time the first message […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Wedding cake pillars

In todays wedding memories we remember when all wedding cakes were separated by columns.  Its is surprising how quickly things fall out of favour and in the last 10 years it has become quite rare to see cakes separated in the way.  Replaced by stacked cakes and wedding cake stands that make the tiers ‘float’ […] Read more…

1960s Wedding Lingerie

We just love this 1969 advert from Brides and Home for Aristoc lingerie. The styling is cute and sexy but not by today’s standards. Her hair is pretty fab too. Here are some other great adverts from the decade. First up is from Vanity Fair magazine: This Christian Dior advert  is as stylish as ever!   […] Read more…

Glory Days Vintage

Today we catch up with Hayley from Glory Days Vintage who we met recently while at the Festival of Vintage at York Racecourse. She along with the photographer Ryan Learoyd, they took an amazing photo shoot showcasing some stunning vintage wedding dresses. Following an epiphany which struck whilst shopping for wedding dresses with her sister, […] Read more…

1969 Pronuptia vintage wedding dresses

These vintage wedding dresses were styled in 1969 Brides magazine. From Pronuptia de Paris, Oxford Street, they are classic of their time. Column shaped, empire lined with flowers formed within the lace they scream the late 1960s. The bride on the right has  what almost looks like ear muffs with petunias and pansies on the side. […] Read more…

A Vintage Dinosaur Wedding in Brighton

Today’s blog shares with you Timmy and Anna Grainger’s amazing Brighton vintage wedding.  There’s not many weddings that can mix the grandeur of the Grand Pavilion, a ghost-walk, dinosaurs, VW’s and Burlesque in such a wonderful and quirky way as this bride and groom did. The June wedding itself was in three distinct parts – a ceremony conducted […] Read more…

Our 1950s DIY wedding

In today’s blog we share with you a wedding that’s is very personal to us here at the National Vintage Wedding fair – our owners (and founders of vintage website Your Vintage Life), Kate and Adam Beavis’ wedding. The August wedding took place at the beautiful Bromham Mill in Bedfordshire. The ceremony itself was a humanist service conducted in middle of […] Read more…

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