Tuesday, 22 December 2009

50s Style Wedding Hair and Make Up

From personal experience, I would highly recommend calling in the professionals when it comes to hair and make up for your 50s style wedding (if only to keep stress levels down!) I've put together some inspiration from the best in the business that I hope will give you some ideas.

1950s style wedding hair

1&2 by Lipstick and Curls. Lipstick and Curls are retro hair and make up specialists Amanda and Natasha who are available for weddings and hen parties amongst other occasions.

3&4 by Beauty Call - a fab team of hair and make up artists on call for retro weddings, receptions and hen parties in England and Wales.

5&6 by Nina's Hair Parlour. Nina's (pictured below) is the UK's first specialist vintage hair and make up parlour and is situated in London. Nina's also welcomes hen parties as well as wedding bookings.

1950s wedding make up

Monday, 14 December 2009

50s Style Wedding Dresses by Once Upon a Time

1950s style wedding dress

When Dana from Once Upon a Time sent me pictures of her gorgeous dresses I just knew I had to share them with you!

Dana has many years experience designing and making wedding dresses and offers a personal, bespoke service specialising in vintage and 50s designs. She is currently working on creating gorgeous new vintage prom styles with soft fabrics and cute detailing. For more information visit the Once Upon a Time website.

1950s wedding dress

Sunday, 6 December 2009

50s Style Wedding Cakes

Researching for this post made my mouth water, there are so many scrumptious looking cakes out there to compliment a 50s wedding theme. The fab polkadot wedding cake below was made by Caketasia, I just love the big bow on top!

50s style wedding cakes

For something a bit more quirky, how about a cupcake tower especially made to match your scheme? If you don't fancy decorating them yourself (as I did), then Crumbs and Doilies can make them for you in an array of gorgeous designs!

And if you love cupcakes, you will love the giant cupcake that our featured couple Debbie and Rob had made for their 50s style wedding. You can buy a giant cupcake tin online from Amazon.

Presenting your cake on a vintage style stand is another way to give your cake the 50s factor. Check out Clara French for some of the most beautiful cake stands you're ever likely to see.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Afternoon tea for vintage brides to be

Miss Polly, one of our vintage loving readers, has come up with a fantastic idea to bring together vintage style brides to be in the East London area! Please read on for more details . . .

Afternoon tea for vintage brides to be invitation

Hello lovely ladies,

I am hosting a fantastic vintage style afternoon tea for brides to be who have a love of all things vintage. This will be held at my marvellous retro home in East London and will be a great chance to meet other like minded ladies and share ideas, contacts and get some great vintage inspiration for your big day. There shall be champagne, cakes, tea and scones with clotted cream, all served the proper old fashioned way! No men folk allowed! Hoping this could become a regular event and have pencilled in the provisional date of Sunday 17th January.

If you would like to come please email me on pollypoppet@live.co.uk

Look forward to hearing from you,
Miss Polly x