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National Vintage Wedding Fair - Sue Kwiatkowska models wearing vintage wedding dress

Greenwich, London vintage wedding dress fashion parade

We have a vintage wedding dress fashion parade at every event across the country so that our brides-to-be can see the dresses being worn. It makes a real difference to them, so it is something we are keen to include going forward. We don’t use models however, as we want to show our exhibitor’s dresses […] Read more…

15% off beautiful jewellery from Gemma Redmond Vintage

Gemma Redmond has a great eye for finding the most exquisite vintage jewellery from the whole of the 20th century. We have featured some of her pieces in our photo shoots recently and each time, I do not want to give them back! She is kindly offering our Unique Bride Club brides 15% off her...

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NICOLA BIRDCAGE VEIL by Silver Sixpence in her shoe as featured on The National Vintage Wedding Fair blog

Is the wedding birdcage veil dead?

Nicola from Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe has written this interesting piece for us about the trend for birdcage veils. Are they alive or kicking or dead? Last week we saw a gorgeous and super stylish image on British Vogue’s Facebook page of Sienna Miller in a birdcage veil and it got us wondering- is […] Read more…

McFayden bow veil vintage 1960s inspired veil via The National Vintage Wedding Fair

Vintage Wedding Accessories for every style

You’ve chosen the man, you’ve found the perfect dress and now it’s the little things that need tying it together. As they say, the devil is in the detail and every bride wants to complement their dress perfectly with the fitting style of vintage wedding accessories. So, where to start? I’ve taken my favourite items […] Read more…

What is a vintage wedding?

I must admit, it took a lot of consideration for me to step foot into the minefield debate about vintage weddings. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE vintage. My own wedding was very vintage inspired, although it was definitely a mix of eras as we had 50s style dresses, a 60s styled groom and […] Read more…

Our Original Vintage Wedding Dresses

We had a phone call a few weeks back from a bride asking why she should come to our fair instead of any other fair. As there are so many vintage wedding fairs out there right now, she wanted to know what made ours different. What makes our fairs different is the amount of vintage […] Read more…

6 steps to choosing your vintage wedding dress

So, you want to add a bit of vintage glamour to your wedding? A dress that reflects your favorite era as well as your individuality sounds perfect, right? But where to start….. Allow us to shed some light on the subject – in just 6 steps! Step 1: Be brave! We often encourage our brides […] Read more…

Mother of the Bride: Vintage Style

Are you a mother of the bride who is wondering what to wear to the big day? If your daughter (or son) is having a vintage wedding you may be thinking “What do I wear? Should I wear vintage?” As this is just as exciting for you, you obviously want to look your best but […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Vintage adverts we love

Things have changed a lot culturally and socially since the 1950’s and 60’s.  When you see an advert from that time it reminds you just how much things really have changed – particularly for women.  In today’s wedding memories blog we look at some wonderful vintage adverts selling food and drink that illustrate those changes perfectly.  […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Lingerie

Just what is it about vintage style lingerie that is so attractive to us? Perhaps it is the idea of wearing underwear that really should be shown off. Perhaps it is the feel of soft lace and silk against our skin. Alternatively, perhaps it is the aura of ultimate femininity that it brings. So many […] Read more…

A Bright and Fun 1950’s Wedding

In our real wedding blog we get the chance to share the utterly gorgeous vintage Sheffield wedding of Michael and Stacey Teng  in September last year. NVWF:  Tell us about yourselves? How long have you know each other? When did you get engaged and when did you marry? We are Michael and Stacey and we are both Biomedical Scientists […] 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…

A Pretty Pink and Purple Wedding

Todays real wedding blog shares the very pretty vintage wedding of Catherine and Michael Storey in Harrogate last July. NVWF:   Tell us about yourselves?  When did you get engaged and when did you marry? We are Catherine and Michael Storey and we live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.  I’m a Head of Religious Studies teacher and Michael works for Sainsbury’s Online.  We […] 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…

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