Friday, 26 November 2010

Zoe & Chris' 50's Style Wedding

50s style wedding

Zoe and Chris really injected some fun into their 50's style wedding with their candy colour scheme! Zoe's dreamy dress was made by Dana at Once Upon a Time (I have fallen in love the beautiful butterfly detail on the back), and the bridesmaids were each in a different coloured Honeypie Boutique dress.

The couple completed their retro theme with a quirky wedding cake and a fab white convertible Beetle!

50s wedding dress

Thanks to Hedgehog Photographic who did a fantastic job capturing Zoe and Chris' special day on camera!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Michelle & Craig's 50s Style Wedding

1950s wedding

When Michelle and Craig tied the knot earlier this year they went all out 50s from the dress to the car, table decorations and even the food!

Michelle wore a fabulous Dolly Couture Beverlywood and did a bit of clever customisation on her Miss Selfridge bridesmaids dresses with with Honeypie Boutique bows and sashes.

50s wedding photos

The reception was done in true diner style with decorations and menus by and Michelle herself. Food included giant hotdogs, burgers, waffles and ice cream sundaes - yum! Michelle even put together a sweet shop with jars she had collected from pound shops. 50s covers band 'Brothel Creepers' provided 50s style entertainment into the night.

Thanks to Al-overdrive for the lovely photos!

Friday, 27 August 2010

Wedding Anniversary Shoot

50s wedding

It's hard to believe it's been well over a year now since my own 50s style wedding! When the lovely Leanne from Without Equal Photography contacted us to arrange an anniversary shoot how could we refuse!

All those wedding day memories came flooding back as we dressed in our 50s finest and headed to the spot where we had our orignal wedding shoot. I wore the Betsey from Honeypie Boutique and chose to add a splash of red as this colour had been banned on our actual wedding day due to football allegiances!!

50s wedding dress

Leanne and Ricahrd did a fab job of capturing our vintage theme and had even managed to get hold of an original 50s picnic set, radio and newspaper for the shoot. You can check out their website by visiting

50s style wedding

To buy the dress worn in the shoot at a discounted price click here!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Sarah and Jason's 50s Style Wedding

50s wedding

Sarah and Jason held their fab 50s style wedding beside Lake Ullswater last summer. Sarah had her beautiful dress made by Whirlingturban and complemented it with summery Vivien of Holloway bridesmaids dresses.

Sons Barney and George did the couple proud as page boys while niece Holly and goddaughter Molly made for seroisly cute flower girls!

Thank you to Rachel Notman for the lovely photographs.

50s Style Pinup Shoots

50s bowling wedding shoot

I wish I knew about this when deciding what to buy my husband for a wedding gift! Kate Donovon, pinup photographer extraordinaire, offers makeover and photo packages from her studio in Manchester. I think any man would be very pleased to receive a sexy pinup style boudoir photo of their lovely wife to be! This would also be a fab idea for a 50s themed hen night activity.

Check out the 21st Century Goddess website for more details.

Elegant Vocals

50s bowling wedding shoot

If you're looking for entertainment that fits in with your 50s theme check out vintage style vocalist Simon Partridge. Simon provides vintage jazz and swing entertainment from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s to set the perfect tone at your wedding reception!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Highball 50s Style Wedding Shoot

50s bowling wedding shoot

Check out this fabulously scrummy 50s style wedding photoshoot by Jessica Monnich Photography. Shot in a Texas bowling alley, the shoot really captures the retro theme in style!

50s bowling wedding shoot

You can see more of this fab shoot on Jessica Monnich's blog.

50s bowling wedding shoot

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

The London Vintage Wedding Fair

London vintage wedding fair logo

For those of you too far south to make the fair in Harrogate, London will see its first vintage wedding fair on Sunday 11th April at The 20th Century Theatre. Admission is £5 on the door and tickets are also available to book. Visit the website for more information.

vintage wedding fair

Images courtesy of The London Vintage Wedding Fair and from left to right; Emmy Shoes, Elizabeth Havey and Vintage Flair.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Lee-Ann and David's 50s Style Wedding

50s wedding

Lee-Ann and David held their fab 50s style wedding in Glasgow last year. Lee-Ann wore one of the cutest 50s style dresses I have ever seen, which was made especially for her, and teamed with a perfectly matched birdcage veil. The couple chose a stunning blue Pontiac for wedding transport in true 50s style!

50s style wedding dress

Thank you to Paula Veverka Photography for the lovely photographs.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Sweet Candy Buffets

A candy buffet is the perfect addition to a 50s style wedding reception. We had a candy buffet at our own wedding instead of favours, and it was a huge hit with kids and big kids alike!

Candy Buffet
Image credit: Gemma Comas/Amy Atlas Events

By their very nature, candy buffets have a retro feel and bring back childhood memories of visiting the sweet shop for a quarter of Rhubarb & Custards. Consider giving your buffet a retro sweet shop feel with glass jars, scoops and paper bags, or choosing colours to match your scheme.

Candy Buffet
Image credit: Gemma Comas/Amy Atlas Events

The fabulous candy buffets featured in this post where designed by Amy Atlas Events. The New York based events company create the most amazing customised tables for weddings and events, you can see more eye candy on their website.

If you want to have a go at creating your own candy buffet here's what you'll need (click on the links for examples):
1. A table and some boxes to create different levels
2. Table cloth or fabric to match your colour scheme
3. Glass jars, bon bon jars, vases and cake stands
4. Metal sweet scoops
5. Small paper bags
6. Bunting to match your theme
7. Sweet jar labels
8. And lots of sweets of course!

You can also find some of the things you will need in the candy buffet category in our blog shop!

Friday, 19 February 2010

The Vintage Wedding Fair

The Vintage Wedding Fair

As many of you already know, the UK's first vintage wedding fair was held in Harrogate last weekend. I thought you might like to see some snaps taken from the day. There was plenty to see and do ranging from vintage wedding dresses to retro transport!

Claire lennon (pictured), vintage hair and make-up artist was on hand for demonstrations to make sure visitors to the fair looked the part! And for those in need of a vintage style mid-shop refreshment, The marvellous Tea Dance Company was at their service with tea and cakes!

Vintage and Cake

Pictured above: Vintage & Cake hires out beautiful vintage china and makes bespoke cakes for all occasions.

Wedding Camper Van

Pictured above: Dubtrips hire out their fab VW Camper Vans for weddings and breaks.

Honeypie Boutique

Pictured above: Our very own Honeypie Boutique, purveyors of fine 50s style wedding dresses and accessories.

Monday, 15 February 2010

The Big 50s Style Wedding Shoe Post!

I must admit I think I have deveoped a serious shoe fetish researching for this post. I found it hard to narrow my choices down, which is why I have shown rather a large selection!

50s wedding shoes

When choosing shoes to go with your 50s style wedding dress there are a few paths to consider taking. Think Mary Janes, peep toe styles, bows and polkadots to take that retro styling right from head to toe.

You can add a bit of personality with detailing such as vintage style bling or rockabilly style skull print. You may also consider matching your shoe colour with your sash and petticoat for a stunning contrast to your dress.

Retro wedding shoes

1 BananaShoes Limited, 2 Love Your Shoes, 3 Love Your Shoes, 4 Schuh, 5 John Lewis, 6,7 & 8 Schuh, 9 Love Your Shoes, 10 BananaShoes Limited, 11 BananaShoes Limited, 12 John Lewis, 13 Barratts, 14 Schuh, 15 Office Shoes, 16 Office Shoes, 17 Office Shoes

For spend savvy brides, you can get 10% discount at BananaShoes and Love Your Shoes until 31st March 2010. Just type in the code banana10 on checkout at BananaShoes, or enter the code LYOURSTEN at Love Your Shoes!

And for the ultimate in 50s 'stay on' innovation, check out the modern day Spring-O-Later at Bernardo Footwear!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

A Most Curious Valentine?

Vintage valentine's

Vintage crockery and prop hire company A Most Curious Party has created a simple, romantic and very en-trend Valentines Day package, the perfect treat for your vinatge loving fiancé!

If you think that special someone would fancy an old fashioned picnic (perhaps indoor for the February factor) that you can have in your own home or your chosen destination but you’re running out of time this could be the answer.

Your wicker hamper will include
2 vintage champagne glasses
2 vintage teacups
Vintage teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug
2 vintage cake plates
A cake stand of beautiful cupcakes and cucumber sandwiches
Picnic blanket
Posy of flowers in a vintage vase

Available for those in the London area for £30.

Can you hear the brownie points being scored right now, for thoughtfulness, cute-ness and being in vogue?!

For more information, contact

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Vintage Style Headpiece Inspiration

Birdcage veils

If you need a bit of vintage style 'what to wear in your hair' inspiration, head over to the Jane Taylor Millinery website. She has loads of vintage inspired treats for you to feast your eyes on, including birdcage veils and pillbox hats!

Monday, 18 January 2010

Win a Retro Photo Shoot!

Retro photo shoot

Honeypie Boutique, purveyors of fine 50s style wedding dresses have teamed up with the fabulous McDonald Photography to offer one lucky winner a fab retro styled photo shoot in Manchester! If you're planning a wedding in 2010/11 then all you have to do to be in with the chance of winning is sign up to the joint mailing list.

Visit the website for more details, terms and conditions.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Lisa and Geoff's DIY 50s Style Wedding

DIY 50s style wedding

Lisa and Geoff wanted their wedding, in Lisa's own words "not to be very wedding-y and just to be a really fun party!" They used a summer carnival theme as their inspiration and made pretty much everything themselves (Lisa is a designer and photographer so has the creative eye), including Lisa's fab 50s style wedding dress! You can see more details on the items the couple made including the dress, veil and invitations on Lisa's blog.

DIY 50s style wedding

The reception sounds like it was so much fun, the guests could play retro games such as Operation and Hungry Hippos at their tables while enjoying treats from the candy floss and snowcone machines! The couple then carried on the carnival theme the next day with a photo shoot at the California State Fair (see photo below).

DIY 50s style wedding

Thank you to Sarah Maren Photography for the fab photographs. You can see more photos of this wedding at Sarah's blog and at Lisa's blog: pre ceremony, the ceremony and the details.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

The 50s Style Wedding Blog Shop!

50s wedding shop image

I have teamed up with Amazon to create the 50's Style Wedding Blog Shop! This will be a place where you can browse around for inspiration and get your hands on some of those items essential to completing your 50s theme.

Admittedly the shop is still a work in progress and I will be adding lots more lovely items over the coming weeks. If you head over to the shop now you can check out 50s style wedding decorations, cake stands and favours, and you can even get you hands on the giant cupcake tin mentioned in our recent post!

To visit the shop click here!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The UK’s First Vintage Wedding Fair

Vintage wedding Fair

I am very excited to report that the UK's first Vintage Wedding Fair will be held on 14th February 2010 in Harrogate, and about time too I say!

This event is not just about that perfect dress, headdress & accessories, those who really want a totally Vintage Day can get ideas for entertainment, themes, vintage wedding cars and even what your guests could wear and buy you as a gift.

The event will be open from 10am-4pm on Sunday 14th February 2010 at the White Hart Hotel in Harrogate and will be FREE Entry. For more information and to register your interest in visiting this event visit or call 0788 0910361