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A Yorkshire vintage wedding with a 1950s dress photographed by Tim Simpson

A Yorkshire vintage wedding with a 1950s dress

I love a wedding especially one with a genuine vintage gown, so this month I am excited to share the wedding of Sara and Christopher Pateman, from Halifax, UK. They got married in Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Bretton with Sara wearing a full length 1950s dress. The Proposal They met at Huddersfield New College when they […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How to pack for your Honeymoon like a pro

Once you’ve picked a destination and booked the honeymoon suite, there’s one big to-do left on your honeymoon list – to pack. Here are some tips for packing well and travelling smoothly to keep you feeling as happy as when you said your vows. Start early – Start to plan early (especially if you’re leaving at the […] Read more…

How to write a great speech

Wedding speeches.  Sometimes the best bit of a wedding.  Sometimes…not so much.  How do you create a speech that is just what’s needed?  In todays blog we give you some pointers to do just that.  What to say, when to say it, and how to get rid of any nervous butterflies. Take It Seriously – In […] Read more…

Stunning hair accessories by La Belle Epoque

Finishing touches such as hair accessories can really make the difference in the look you choose as a bride.  Today we showcase La Belle Epoque and the gorgeous combs, tiaras and hairbands that designer Miriam Davies-Cole makes from vintage pieces. NVWF:  Tell us about yourselves: who you are, where you live, your background? I’m Miriam and […] Read more…

Create the perfect top table

It is traditional for there to be a ‘top table’ at the wedding reception with the bride and groom seated with their closest friends and family looking onto their guests.  Guest get a good view of the bride and groom and the speech-makers and the bride and groom get to see everyone either beside them or in […] Read more…

Things to consider when planning your reception

Receptions are THE fun bit of the wedding – after all, there aren’t wedding crashers for nothing!  Like every part of your wedding they take thinking about and careful planning.  Here are 25 things we think you should consider when planning your reception – One of the first things to think about is how much you […] Read more…

Perfect songs for your first dance…

Ah, the first dance.  It is a truly magical part of any wedding.  Its the point where the newly married couple dance together for the first time and hopefully share something of themselves in the process.  Whether you chose a song that means something important to you as a couple, pick a perfect romantic ballad […] Read more…

Make your wedding bouquet last forever

Have you thought of preserving your bouquet for display after your wedding?  In today’s blog we show you 5 different ways that can help you make your wedding flowers into a beautiful keepsake:    Drying flowers in a vase is effortless. Just place the stalks in a few inches of water and forget about them. […] Read more…

Wedding Cake by Pink Cocoa as shown at the National Vintage Wedding Fair

How to preserve the top of your wedding cake

Do you fancy saving part of your wedding cake to use as a 1st anniversary cake or even a Christening cake?  We love this age old tradition at National Vintage Wedding fair and in todays blog we show you a few tips that can help you do it successfully: Firstly, it may sound obvious bit […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: The receiving line

The purpose of a receiving line is to allow the hosts and other members of your bridal party to officially welcome and be introduced to all your guests. It is a wedding tradition that has been at weddings from Victorian times onwards.  At that time, with manners so important, it was the only way to guarantee that […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Fruit cake wedding cakes

The wedding cake is an ancient tradition dating back to Roman and Medieval times. Back then a stack of buns would be used instead of a tiered cake but the symbolism was still the same. Over the centuries there have been many traditions created surrounding the cake and it still remains an important aspect of any wedding. The tradition […] Read more…

Beautiful Millinery by Holly Young Headwear

We at National Vintage Wedding Fair love to share with you companies we love and think you will too.  Today is the turn of one of our sponsors, Holly Young Headwear.  We took time to ask designer Holly a few questions about her fabulous millinery business… NVWF:  Tell us about yourselves: who you are, where do you […] Read more…

Wedding Memories: Honor and Obey

The oldest traditional wedding vows can be traced back to the middle ages to the ‘Book of Common Prayer,’ published in 1549. Upon agreement to marry, the Church of England usually offered couples a choice of the vows they recited. They could both promise each other to ‘love and cherish’ or alternatively, the groom could […] Read more…

Everything Etsy! Five irresistible cupcakes

If you are currently planning a vintage wedding, or looking for wedding inspiration we suspect you will be quite familiar with handmade and vintage marketplace Etsy. Selling products from around the world it is a wonderful collection of bespoke items you just won’t find anywhere else, the hardest part is making a choice! Todays Etsy […] Read more…

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