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Our Chiswick Vintage Fashion Parade

We love showing our wedding dresses to you all at our Show and Tell Fashion Parades. And we love our models too…..here are the latest photos by Meghan Lorna of our Chiswick show last month!   We aren’t back until November but are coming to Greenwich instead on April 2nd. See you there! (VIP Tickets […] Read more…

Our Manchester Vintage Wedding Fashion Parade vintage wedding dress

Our Manchester Vintage Wedding Fashion Parade

Wondering whether to come to our fair this Sunday in Manchester? Here are some highlights from our last event at Victoria Baths and our fashion parade. Thanks to Amber Marie Photography for the images. Our fashion parade starts at 1.30 and is alongside Folk In The Air who are a trapeze and silks act that […] Read more…

6 reason to have a picnic for your wedding breakfast

6 reason to have a picnic wedding breakfast

Whether you are having a 50’s rock and roll inspired wedding or a roaring 20’s wedding party, it’s a great idea to have a picnic wedding breakfast as it suits any budget, theme and flavour palate. Today we catch up with Sarah from Taste The Love to find out why. “Many of my clients have […] Read more…

A Marie Antoinette Wedding Shoot To Let Brides Eat Cake

We love to celebrate British designers here at The National Vintage Wedding Fair, so when this Marie Antoinette wedding styled shoot arrived in our inbox, I couldn’t wait to share it. A group of leading wedding suppliers have come together to create a unique shoot inspired by Marie Antoinette, named ‘Let Them Eat Cake’. The […] Read more…

50 years of vintage wedding dresses photos by Claire Macintyre 1950s

50 years of vintage wedding dresses

We happen to be huge fans of original vintage wedding dresses here at The National Vintage Wedding Fair. We know you are too, but which is your favourite era? 1930s The 1930s wedding dress was often bias cut in silks and lace, which sat delicately over their curves, revealing a sensuous look in contrast to […] Read more…

How to have a colourful wedding with Flipside Bride bouquets

Colourful wedding ideas by Flipside Bride

Every girl dreams of a big white wedding, right? Err….no, wrong. Not everyone wants a traditional, pastel hued celebration with many wanting a colourful wedding. The wedding world is a cookie cutter industry. But what if you don’t want cookies? What if you want pizza? Or jelly? Or salted caramel chocolate cake? …Ok, now I’m […] Read more…

Vintage lace for your wedding dress

Today we catch up with Sally Lacock who will be exhibiting with us in London on February 12th at Chiswick Town Hall to answer your questions about vintage lace. Whether you are planning a vintage style wedding, a laid back country barn affair or you’re to be a boho bride on a beach it is […] Read more…

Flowers by Waterbaby Flowers, photo by Sally Forder for Binky Nixon

Romantic Flowers For A Perfect Wedding Bouquet

Just got engaged? Congratulations! But, once you have updated your relationship status on Facebook and finished popping celebratory bottles of fizz with friends and family it is time to get to work planning your big day! A wedding, unfortunately, won’t plan itself and to ensure the day is everything you want and more you must […] Read more…

Do you need to order a photo album of your wedding photos by Amber Marie Photography

Do you need to order a wedding photo album?

Today’s blog comes to us from Amber Marie Photography, who are with us in London on February 12th as well as Bristol on April 2nd. She shares her thoughts on whether you need to order a wedding photo album. Your wedding photography is one of the biggest investments you’ll make when it comes to your […] Read more…

Chiswick London National Vintage Wedding Fair photos by Matilda Delves featuring vintage wedding dresses

Vintage wedding dresses at our London, Chiswick fair

We will soon be back at Chiswick on February 12th, but let’s have a look back at the last fair there, back in November. As always we had a fashion parade featuring truly amazing vintage wedding dresses as well as designs influenced by dresses from the past, such as Belle and Bunty, Hazaar of London […] Read more…

Make Your Wedding Look Like a Vintage Fairy-Tale

Make Your Wedding Look Like a Vintage Fairy Tale (+ a Competiton + Giveaway)

Weddings by their very definition are beautiful events, the rare occasion when the power of somebody else’s love can actually make even the most thick-skinned of attendees wholeheartedly sob.  To capture the mystique of the day, custom printing expert My-Picture.co.uk proposes photographing your wedding to make it look like a legitimate vintage fairy tale with […] Read more…

Vintage wedding dresses at Harrogate taken by Lucille Loves at The National Vintage Wedding Fair

Our Harrogate Vintage Wedding Fair

Finally, we returned to North Yorkshire for our Harrogate Vintage Wedding Fair after a year and half break last season to the Cedar Court Hotel. It was a lovely day so I thought I would share some photos of the fashion parade to give you a feel of what we do at our fairs and the […] Read more…

How to theme a vintage wedding in an authentic way

Vintage weddings are wonderful because they bring with them a touch of tradition that most brides really cherish. While some want a modern theme, many brides want that fairy-tale wedding of days gone by and the only real way to capture that is by going retro. From medieval times to the Roaring 1920s, nothing captures a […] Read more…

A Vintage New Romantic 1980s wedding

A Vintage New Romantic 1980s wedding

I loved the 1980s, especially the New Romantic era where everyone, both male and female dressed up as outlandish pirates and dandy highway men influenced by the romantic past; with large hair, creative makeup and stunning fashion. Now this isn’t a look that many embrace for their big day, but when I saw this styled […] Read more…

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