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Something Blue

You know the rhyme – Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.  Blue has long been considered a lucky colour and who doesn’t want good luck on their wedding day?  The colour has traditionally represented purity, love and fidelity and can look beautiful for a wedding colour theme.  In todays blog we show you […] Read more…

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Union Jacks

Union Jacks and vintage weddings go together like Fish and Chips, Astaire & Rodgers, Netflix and snacks or anything else perfectly matched you can think of! Bold to look at, patriotic, striking and full of tradition they work with pretty much any vintage theme you can think of.  The key is how you use them…and […] Read more…

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Things to consider when choosing a wedding photographer

This is a question that most brides ask when starting to plan their wedding so we caught up with Emma from Bloomwood Photography to get her thoughts on the topic. She has written a blog post for us. When planning a wedding there are so many things to consider and do.  Most couples start with […] Read more…

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I do like to be beside the seaside

As we go into Summer, nostalgic memories of the British seaside fill our minds. The glory days of journeys to bed & breakfast hotels or retro holiday villages, trips to the pier and looking for crabs on the beach.  If you’re planning a high summer wedding how about a retro seaside theme? Go grab your ‘kiss me quick’ […] Read more…

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Babies & young children at weddings

Now, we know that some couples prefer to have a child free wedding and we at National Wedding Fair believe everyone should have the wedding that they want but what if you are happy to have a wedding day full of all ages?   It is also important to remember that these days children of the bride and […] Read more…

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How to create Vintage Victory Rolls

Today’s blog is a guest blog from Catriona Kelly, the lady behind The Victory Salon who is taking us through how to create victory rolls in your hair – perfect for a vintage 1940s wedding! http://vintageweddingfair.co.uk/wp-admin/post.php?post=6748&action=editWhenever we ask people what vintage beauty they need help with the resounding answer is always victory rolls. Here at […] Read more…

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1930’s Elegance

As decades go, the 1930s is one of the less defined eras. It was a time of extremes – the First World Wars shadow was still affecting the era but the golden age of Hollywood, ensured that glamour and movie stars created a glamorous alternative.  Often wedding dresses were hand made or borrowed and weddings simple and intimate.  […] Read more…

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The Colour Purple

Concentrating on a single colour theme can be one of the easiest ways to create a strong look for your wedding day.  Today we look at some fabulous ways to use the colour purple… Purple looks fantastic when split into its shades for a very pretty look  – use lilac, mauve and violet together – […] Read more…

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A Game of Thrones inspired wedding

So have you been watching Games of Thrones?  Its back for a new series and if you are a fan this is big news!  It is a visually sumptuous fantasy full of drama (and some *ahem* adult themes) with a medieval style vibe to it.  The characters wear the most amazing costumes and its full […] Read more…

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Lets Rock!!!

If you are the kind of couple who like to be different, live on the wild side and love your music how about channelling your inner rock god and having a rock inspired wedding? Turn traditional style on its head by going for a black dress while your bridesmaids wear white.  Super cool looking and […] Read more…

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Eastern themed weddings

As westeners we have a fascination with the East and its mysteries.  Whether you draw inspiration from India, China, Japan or Morocco, adding elements will make your wedding day feel exotic, colourful and that bit different.  Here’s some of our favourite ways to create the look. Beautiful invites using eastern script, gilt details and ethnic patterns – […] Read more…

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London Vintage Wedding Fair is this Sunday!

We are so excited about this Sunday’s vintage wedding fair as we return to London for one last time this season. We won’t be back until November so that’s quite a break! We realise there are a lot of wedding fairs out there so we wanted to take a moment to let you know about […] Read more…

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The futures bright…

Vintage weddings…muted colours, pastels and pretty saccharine theming, right?  Wrong!  Well wrong if bright colour is your thing.  Are you the kind of person who loves a flash of orange or bright red, adores a bright pattern or just can’t get enough of fluro?  Well, in todays styling tips blog we show you some exciting ways to make […] Read more…

Vintage wedding styling by Nina Marika at the National Vintage Wedding Fair

Manchester Vintage Wedding Fair at Victoria Baths

This Sunday we are in Manchester for the first time and to say we are excited is an understatement! We have been on the look out for an amazing venue for ages for a Manchester Vintage Wedding Fair, one that is the right size but also steeped in history. And boy did we strike lucky […] Read more…

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Yellow Fever

One of the colours we see used most in Spring weddings is the colour yellow.  Bright, fun, it makes you feel happy and will brighten up any wedding theme.  Here’s some sunny ideas to make your wedding day shine! If you don’t want to over do it flashes of yellow can work beautifully.  A sock, […] Read more…

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10 ways to use candles in wedding styling

Candles add an extra element to any setting they are used in.  As part of wedding set up they can add light, class, décor and even warmth if necessary.  Have a look at 10 ways to make your venue glow as much as you will… 1)  Start things on the right note by sending your […] Read more…

1940s vintage wedding dress shot by Sally Forder for Binky Nixon for the National Vintage Wedding Fair

Save the Date: 1940’s

The 1940s wedding dress came in many forms during this decade. With the backdrop of war, austerity and of course rationing, a bride had to make do and mend for her big day, be it by borrowing, creating or by not wearing a wedding gown at all. Often brides would borrow a dress that had […] Read more…

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Easter Weddings

Easter is a fantastic time of the year to have a wedding. Just as Spring flowers are blooming and the fields are full of baby animals, so your marriage signifies the start of a new life together, the start of a blossoming future! An Easter wedding is a time to embrace a sugary sweet colour palette – image the candy shells […] Read more…

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