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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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An Autumn Equinox 1970s Vintage Wedding Photo Shoot

Hayley, the lady behind York’s vintage wedding boutique, Glory Days Vintage has recently styled a beautiful, moody styled photo shoot. It’s a mixture of beautiful countryside, autumnal flowers, boho hair and 1970s boho vintage wedding dresses. And it’s a great reminder that autumnal brides have a great opportunity to embrace the season with a great […] Read more…

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25 Wedding Favours your guests will love

What are the things you remember from a great wedding?  The actual days celebration and all the love and joy of course, but what about the finishing touches, the things that make it different, make it special? Wedding favours are a great way to thank your guests and give them something to remember your special day with.  […] Read more…

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Pets at Weddings

Organising the guest list for your wedding is one of the most important and crucial parts of the planning. As you are deciding on who will make the list and who wont, for any couple whose pet plays a huge part in their lives, an emotional question needs to be asked: “Is he/she invited?”.  Pets these […] Read more…

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Weddings we wish we’d been at: John F Kennedy & Jackie Bouvier

Jacqueline Bouvier and John F. Kennedy’s wedding was celebrated in Newport, Rhode Island, on the 12th September, 1953. The wedding was held at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on a crisp, sunny day with crowds of well wishers gathered outside. The bride was twenty-four and the groom, United States Senator John F. Kennedy, was thirty-six.  The […] Read more…

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How to Make Winter Wedding Table Decorations

Winter weddings require that little extra imagination. Flowers are often very expensive in the winter so I’m always especially keen to work with simple ideas. Foraged, seasonal arrangements put together into original creations really get me going; so when thinking about a winter wedding, my mind immediately goes into white and green floral overdrive. I’m […] Read more…

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Beautiful bridal accessories from Glass Oyster

Finishing touches such as hair accessories and jewellery can really make the difference in the look you choose as a bride.  Today we showcase Glass Oyster and the gorgeous hair accessories that designer Gail Jones makes from vintage pieces. NVWF:  Tell us about yourselves: who you are, where you live, your background? I’m Gail Jones, […] Read more…

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25 Something blues…

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something… BLUE!  Navy blue, cobalt blue, royal blue, baby blue, aqua marine – there are so many ways to bring blue (and good luck) into your special day and today we share 25 we just love.  Use the images below for inspiration, to make mood boards or to […] Read more…

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Magnificent Monochrome

Monochrome.  Black and white.  Ebony and Ivory.  One of the most elegant mixes of colour is the use of black and white as a wedding theme.  It is striking, bold and effortlessly elegant and in todays blog we show some magnificent ways to use it. Create dramatic impact using swags of black and white fabric […] Read more…

How to make the perfect toast

Whether or not you are a best man or chief bridesmaid, weddings are an occasion when you may want to say a few words to commemorate the event, but you don’t want to give a full speech.  Often if food and drink are being served and the main speeches have been done, another drawn-out, formal speech will be […] Read more…

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25 Bridal Head Crowns we love

The bridal head crown has seen a real revival in the few past years as an alternative to the traditional veil and tiara.  What is a head crown?  Well, its any head dress that sits on and round the head rather than as a piece of jewellery such as a hair comb or tiara.  Its can be big […] Read more…

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Mirror, Mirror on the wall…

Mirrors are amazing things to use in styling.  They reflect light, create the illusion of space and have a beauty to them that’s other surfaces just don’t have.  Need convincing?  Have a look at the examples below… Do a wall of mirrors the stylish way by sourcing different vintage mirrors and writing quotes, messages of […] Read more…

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Weddings we wish we’d been at: Will Smith & Jada Pinkett

A New Years Eve wedding – the most party type wedding you can have? Will and Jada first met in 1995 when she auditioned for the role of Smith’s girlfriend on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” show. She was turned down because petite 5′ Jada was considered to be too short for the part. Will and Jada were married on the […] Read more…

20 New Years Wedding Resolutions

…we wish we’d made! Don’t let planning a wedding take over your life.  There’s no law that says your wedding has to take over every second of your life.  yes its important but so are other things too. Start early.  Whether its making 200 favours, losing that final half stone, finding the perfect DJ – the […] Read more…

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