Vintage Chic Wedding Fair

Vintage Wedding Fairs with a modern twist

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DIY Twine Table Numbers

Recently we’ve been getting all arty crafty with some twine and some wine bottles to make some surprisingly easy table numbers which would look great at any rustic styled wedding.  They were so easy to do we thought we would share it with you.

You’ll need some empty clean wine bottles with the labels taken off, some double sided sticky tape, scissors and some twine.

Step 1. Drink wine and save bottle. Clear bottles work best. Saluté

Step 2: Ensure your bottles are clean and dry.

Step 3: Put some double sided sticky tape at the top, bottom and also curve of the bottle.

Step 4: Start the twine at the top of the bottle and wind your way down carefully paying particular care when you get to the curve of the bottle.

Et voila!


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Introducing the Something Borrowed Boutique {who love to spread vintage chic love}

Tori and Carly have been friends for nearly 20 years, meeting on the first day of secondary school and making a beeline for each other! Recently they founded The Something Borrowed Boutique and we’re thrilled that they are exhibiting with us on April 14th 2013 at The Malmaison Hotel in Birmingham.

So how did this gorgeous business start out?  We asked the girls Tori and Carly ….

Tori: Knowing each other such a long time means we know each other inside out. Carly was my Chief Bridesmaid and I’m so glad she was there in the morning when we were getting ready. She may not realise, but there was a point when the tears were close – I couldn’t put my earrings in! But she came upstairs at just the right time and sorted it. It may sound small (and make me seem like a nut-case) but its one of the special memories that I have from my wedding day. Plus she made sure I was dressed up as ‘Oops i did it again Britney’ rather than ‘Bald Britney’ on my hen party 🙂 x 

Carly:Tori keeps my head screwed on! I want everything to happen now whilst Tori makes sure that I take account of all the ‘boring’ bits, accounts etc! We are great friends with a determination to make weddings beautiful and common trait. 


The Story:

We both got married  last year and when planning we found it hard to design a day that looked as good as the magazines. We both wanted people to discover quirky, funny, pretty things throughout the day, rather than feel that they could be at absolutely anyone’s wedding. 

We set about designing our own things and whilst busily planning our own big days, decided we would also turn it into a business helping other people. 

Its so rewarding knowing how much our friends and family want to help us move our venture forward. Carly’s dad is a welder by trade and helped us design our amazing trees which we then set about buying tons of crystals for! 

A good friend helped us with our photo booth design, turning our idea into a reality. People have such fun with this at weddings and it stops your big day being to ‘stuffy’ and traditional. We cringe at gawdy weddings – the most modest of venues can be transformed with the right decoration. ALL weddings should look beautiful. 

We have lots more plans over the coming months – a vintage bike as a prop or to serve treats! 

Eric is our vintage car, a Rover 1963. Carly’s grandad had left it in an old lock up when he passed away. Some 12 years later we rescued and restored it. He has imperfections but is a true beauty.  

We just want to spread the love!! 


Come and see The Something Borrowed Boutique on 14th April 2013 at The Malmaison Hotel Birmingham. Purchase your tickets here.

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Vintage is all around us

There are some who say that vintage is on the way out. Over done. Falling out of fashion. It’s true to say that vintage inspiration has become more popular over the last 5 years and not just in the wedding industry. It’s filtered into our day to do lives in so many ways with marketeers even getting in on the vintage vibe (just take a look at all the ads on the TV and on packaging)

The term vintage it seems is applied to just about anything pre 1990 and is a broad term for inspiration that covers so many decades and eras.

You don’t have to look very far though to realise that vintage is all around us. It’s not a new fad of fashion at all as it’s always been here – and always will be.

One of the eras we love the best is the 20’s. Art deco and all that jazz. Soft curves and lines with distinctive typography that just oooozes glamour and sophistication. Just this week I was walking my little girl to school and noticed so much art deco around so I quickly captured it to make the point that vintage has always been in fashion.

Viva forever Vintage. We love you ♥