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How to decide on that perfect first dance

It’s the moment that many couples dream of, and many dread! The wedding breakfast is over, the evening starts, and all eyes are on you to present yourselves to the world in your very first dance as Mr & Mrs! The first dance has become a Moment of Truth for weddings across the globe, with […] Read more…

Vintage wedding dresses by Real Green Dress, Photo by Nikki Nicolle as featured on The National Vintage Wedding Fair blog

Tips to find your perfect vintage wedding dress

For some brides, vintage means lashings of lace and china tea cups. To others, it’s the 1930’s sleek sophistication of a Hollywood movie star. Whether your wedding will be a wonderland in the woods or the last word in city chic, you can steal some style from the past. Go to a reputable vintage gown […] Read more…

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How to keep the costs down when attending a wedding

It has been well documented that weddings can be costly things, with the average cost documented last year as being £20, 983*. However, it appears the stress of  money isn’t just reserved for the bride and groom; the guests are now feeling pressured to spend money that they don’t feel they have – on presents, […] Read more…

1960s vintage wedding by Kate Beavis, National Vintage Wedding Fair and Binky Nixon Photography

Tips for getting your wedding make up right

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day and how good their make up is plays a big role in just how glamorous she ends up looking in the photos. On her wedding day, a bride is going to be photographed from every angle in all kinds of lighting, so her skin […] Read more…

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The Four Counties Wedding Awards

We are so, so proud to be one of the judges in the first Four Counties Wedding Awards, celebrating wonderful wedding businesses who are local to me. Covering Herts, Beds, Bucks and Cambs, these new awards are the brainchild of Tracy Butterfield who is the Director of Appleby Events and also the Weddings Coordinator at […] Read more…

Unique Bride Box from the National Vintage Wedding Fair

Our Unique Bride Box Partners

Our first Unique Bride Box only went and sold out! While we are busy planning next months one (think wild flowers, jewels, note books, yummy treats and more) we thought we would share with you last month’s partners. First up was French Made who baked pretty heart biscuits. Their work is really amazing (check out […] Read more…

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Vintage Edwardian Wedding Inspiration

Today we are shooting our latest feature for Vintage Life magazine – and Edwardian Vintage Wedding no less. We have so far shot the 1940s through to the 1980s so now are rewinding to the start of the 20th century. We will of course reveal some sneaky looks later but for now, here is our […] Read more…

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10 Wedding hair pieces you will love

We have some amazing exhibitors, who design and create some jaw droppingly, beautiful things. Our accessory designers don’t disappoint – here are some of our favourites that we have seen recently. First up are these two designs by Samantha Walden. photo by Sharon Cooper photo by Emma Jane Lewis Both are really dramatic and would work […] Read more…

Kate and Adam Beavis dancing to the Swing Ninjas at their vintage wedding

Ways To Find A Great Wedding Band

(Us dancing somewhat badly to the Swing Ninjas at our wedding) Increasingly people are hiring a wedding band rather than opting for a DJ, especially at vintage weddings. Live music is always special, and if you hire a good band or singer, they will create a great atmosphere and you are guaranteed a reception that people […] Read more…

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Top Considerations when Choosing a Wedding Venue

There is a mind-numbing array of wedding venue considerations, which makes it very easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of deliberations that you need to think about.  There are so many amazing venues out there too, many booked up years in advance that is can be hard to get your head around which one […] Read more…

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The Power of Shells

Shells.  Beautiful, natural and alluring, you can’t help but be enchanted by them.  They can be used in so many ways for a vintage inspired wedding and what’s even better is they are cheap and easy to use!  So, how can you use them without creating a beach wedding? (if that’s your thing check out […] Read more…

Beautiful wedding cakes by Bake and Bloom decorated with fresh flowers as seen on the National Vintage Wedding Fair blog

Wedding cake with a difference from Bake and Bloom

We are always seeing new and wonderful creations in the wedding world but sometimes you see something that really makes you stop and stare. This happened last week when I saw the new wedding cake from Bake and Bloom…however, these cakes are a little bit special. Not only are they lovingly designed, they have been […] Read more…

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