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Wedding Memories: Sending Cake in the Post

These days it has become traditional to cut the cake at your wedding reception following the meal, speeches and gift giving. It is the last formal part of the wedding and marks the end of the reception – although, these days, the reception will very often carry on unbroken into the evening party.  The bride and […] 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…

Wedding Memories: Lucky horseshoe charms

Do you remember when all brides carried a silver horseshoe charm with them? Legend has it that in the 10th century the Archbishop of Canterbury (who was a former blacksmith) managed to outwit the devil. In the story the devil asked him to shoe his hoof and realising his customer was the devil he nailed the shoe on as […] 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…

Save The Date: 1950s

Here is our latest feature for Vintage Life magazine called Save The Date: the 1950s which some of our exhibitors contributed towards. A big thank you to all of them! Save the Date: 1950s Kate Beavis from the National Vintage Wedding Fair shares 3 key looks for a 1950s vintage wedding all of which are […] 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…

Vervia’s Attic: stunning vintage wedding dresses

The doors to Vervia’s Attic will be open once again on the 8th March for the sale of one ladies lifetime collection fashions through the ages. It’s a bit of an accidental collection we think as they were found packed away in suitcases in her attic. Vervia Todd loved to travel and wear pretty dresses, […] Read more…

Harrods advert, 1969

We love this advert for a vintage wedding dress from Harrods from Brides magazine 1969. The crochet chevron detailing is something we haven’t seen before and makes a change to the usual lace. Made from stub satin for Muriel Martin, they have named this “Charlotte”.  Teamed with a long veil, she looks simply stunning   […] Read more…

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