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Manchester wedding fair is this weekend!

He has proposed. You have accepted! You’re getting married, it’s the biggest day of your life, so how are you going to create your perfect wedding? Where do you possibly start? Help is at hand. The North West Wedding Fair, taking place at EventCity from 26-28 September, is the ultimate day out for wedding inspiration. […] Read more…

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Spring Wedding Style

Its March!  Easter is coming, the weather is warmer and the days longer.  Having a wedding in the Spring sets the scene for a certain type of day.  The weather is mild although not hot, flowers such as Daffodils, Tulips, Hyacinths and Crocus’ are in bloom and colour palettes such as yellows, greens and pastels work beautifully. So where […] Read more…

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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…

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Pretty in Pink

Pink is a very common colour used at weddings.  There is a reason for this – it’s lovely! Whether you go for a pretty pastel shade, a fun bubblegum colour or a dramatic fuchsia you can make it work for you.  In today’s blog we share some ideas to make pink your favourite colour forever. […] Read more…

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10 ways to sparkle on your wedding day

Sparkle and weddings go hand in hand – whether its gold, silver, sequins or glitter, a sparkly look gives a magical and glamorous look to any wedding.  Whether you want a dramatic, magical, over the top look or a elegant, glittery, subtle look the choice is yours. Here are 10 ways to make your day sparkle… 1)  Add […] Read more…

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…

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A 1930s vintage wedding styled shoot

We love this styled shoot, shot at Pinewood Studios  by the talented Claire Macintrye, for its 1930s glamourous feel. We caught up with Claire to find more about the inspiration for the day. Heatherden Hall at Pinewood Studios is the most amazing venue. Its dark panelled dining room, high ceilings with twinkling chandeliers and its […] Read more…

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We heart Valentines Day Weddings

The 14th of February is supposed to be THE most romantic day of the year.  It’s a time to celebrate love in all its forms and lots of people get engaged on Valentines day but would you get married on Valentines Day or a date in February near it?  In today’s blog we embrace red, […] Read more…

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Weddings we wish we’d been at: Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

This wedding was everything you’d exect from the power couple of Kim and Kanye.  A week long European wedding extravaganza full of glamour, designer outfits and OTT wedding design. Starting in Paris family and friends all met up, visiting the Eiffel Tower amongst other things.  In the Thursday evening, all the girls hit the town […] Read more…

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How to include guests missing from your special day

No matter where and when you decide to get married there will always be a few important family or friends who sadly wont be able to attend. These days modern technology has made it possible to share your wedding in real time via Skype or FaceTime or you can have a great wedding video made to share with […] Read more…

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Our Something New Award Winner: Paper Tree Design

Last year we launched the Something New Award to celebrate new vintage wedding businesses in the UK.  We really wanted to give someone the opportunity to showcase their work on our site as well as at our fairs. We were overwhelmed with entries but managed to shortlist it down for our judging panel: Annabel from […] Read more…

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Dealing with rain on your wedding day

So, what if the worst happens – its rains on your wedding day?  Well firstly it is said that a rainy wedding day means good luck.  Furthermore, rain is often considered a symbol of fertility as water helps things grow.  Rain also is symbolic of a new start and a marriage is a new start for […] Read more…

10 bridesmaids ideas - amazing dresses via National Vintage Wedding Fair blog

Ten great ideas for your bridesmaids

Whether you are having one bridesmaid or ten, a more mature Matron of Honour or a baby sized flower-girl, your bridesmaids play a special part in any brides wedding.   Little touches can make them not just look amazing but feel amazing too.  Read todays blog to find out how… 1)  Firstly get the dresses right […] Read more…

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Write the perfect wedding invitation

You’ve found the perfect invitation. Now, what should it say?  When writing the wording for your invite, it is important to make sure you include everything you need your guests to know or do.  This can be quite difficult on a small piece of paper! source First things first, include all the key details, such as your names, […] Read more…

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Chairs with style

The chairs you use at your wedding aren’t that important, right?  Do you remember the Beckham wedding when they sat on thrones?  Or the Missoni garden wedding where everyone lounged on amazing silk cushions?   Yes, the type of wedding chairs you use can help make a simple wedding day look amazing! Often the venue will provide simple […] Read more…

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How to clean vintage silverware

When my mum and dad got married they had a simple white wedding cake with a beautiful Art Nouveau silver bud vase with fresh flowers in on the top of their cake.  It looked elegant, stylish and very pretty.  My mum wanted me to have the vase and maybe use it the same way but all these years later […] Read more…

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