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The National Vintage Wedding Fair

The National Vintage Wedding Fair plans to get creative for Vintage Loving Brides 
18th May, 
Chiswick Town Hall, London

You may or may not know that we passed on the reigns of the Award Winning National Vintage Wedding Fair to Your Vintage Life earlier this year! 


New owners, means some vibrant new plans for the show as well as exciting new venues, blogs and workshops! We caught up with Kate Beavis from Your Vintage Life to find out her plans for the NVWF in 2014 and beyond

What changes have you made to the NVWF since you took over the event?

Kate says: 
Our events have lots of exciting and beautiful things to see, hair styling and make up, live bands and DJ’s to enjoy as well as a vintage tea room filled with pretty china and yummy cakes. This year we wanted to add extra attractions to the event so we have introduced creative workshops which are free of charge. On top of that there will be “inspiration stations” dotted around to inspire and share some of the great knowledge our exhibitors have such as how to care for your wedding dress or how to get the 1920s look



Photography: Binky Nixon Photography

What kind of things can you make at workshops?

Kate says: 
There is a chance to make Garlands and Tissue paper pom-poms.  Brides and their friends will have the opportunity to learn to make their own decorations to create that pretty DIY look. The workshops are Free of Charge but we recommend you book in advance as space is limited. The workshops will be run by Ruth Tilley from Festoon and will be at 1pm


How many stalls will there be at the London Fair?

Kate Says:
There are over 45 specially selected exhibitors showcasing fabulous vintage including the largest collection of original vintage wedding gowns under one roof,

Why a Vintage Wedding?

Kate says:
The average wedding now costs over £18,000 so many modern brides are embracing vintage as it is not only affordable but also unique and personal to the couple’s taste and style

                                                             

Photography: Binky Nixon Photography

We wish Kate & Adam from Your Vintage Life a successful first fair at the helm and hope that all you vintage loving brides have a fantastic and inspirational day!




The next event is on May 18 at Chiswick Town Hall, London from 11-4pm. The places on the workshops are limited and are already nearly booked. 

Entry is £6 for more information on the event itself visit www.vintageweddingfair.co.uk  and email yourvintagelife@hotmail.com to book your place.

Twitter @vtgweddingfair Facebook www.facebook.com/vintageweddingfair

The National Vintage Wedding Fair will return in the autumn with events in Cambridge, London, and Harrogate with more locations still to be announced.

National Vintage Awards

More Nominations for Discover Vintage!
 
We are Nominated for Two Awards "Best Vintage Fair" For the Festival of Vintage & "Best Vintage Wedding Fair" for the Discover Vintage Wedding Fair
 
It you want to show your support, please VOTE for us.
Voting Closes 31st May 2013
 
Best Vintage Fair, VOTE HERE
Best Vintage Wedding Fair, VOTE HERE

Vintage Home Show & Our 2013 Dates

WELL!!! 

This has been such an eventful year for Discover Vintage - we can't believe how fast it has gone! We even introduced the Vintage Home Show, our brand new event, to the world this year and my-oh-my what a success it has been! People are seriously loving their Homes and we don't blame them - your home does deserve to look spectacular too you know! 

We recently had the Vintage Home Show in Manchester and would love to share some snaps with you - it makes us even more excited for our Birmingham one this weekend (Sunday 18th)! 

Honestly had such an incredible time - we EVEN got a little video made that is now on YouTube! Watch below:

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The Vintage Home Show
A short film promoting the The Vintage Home Show, organised by Discover Vintage. These shows are run all over the UK including London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol. Keeley Harris of Discover...

SO, if this has tickled your fancy than watch out for our Birmingham Vintage Home Show - Sunday 18th November, 11am-4pm, Entry £3 and we will be at Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE - see you there!

In the meantime check out our events for 2013 - can you believe how fast it is creeping up on us?! 

We have some really great events going on next year so here's the list so far so you can add them to your not-yet-purchased 2013 Diary:

February

24 February 
The Vintage Wedding Fair 
11-4pm Entry £6 Chiswick Town Hall, London, W4 4JN   

March   

3rd March 
The Vintage Home Show - London 
11-4pm Entry £4, (Trade 10.30am, £6) Chiswick Town Hall, London, W4 4JN   

17 March 
The Vintage Home Show - Manchester 
11-4pm Entry £3, (Trade 10.30am, £5) Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0FE  

April

7th April 
Discover Vintage Fair - Manchester 
Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0FE   

14th April 
The Vintage Home Show - Birmingham 
11am-4pm Entry £3, (Trade 10.30m, £5) The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5SE

27th & 28th April 2013 
The Festival of Vintage - York
10am-5pm Both Days York Racecourse, The Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1EX   

May   

19th May 
The Vintage Home Show - Bristol 
11am-4pm Entry £3, (Trade 10.30m, £5) The Paintworks, Bath Road  Bristol BS4 3EH  

June   

9th June 
The Vintage Home Show - Manchester 
 11-4pm Entry £3, (Trade 10.30am, £5) Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0FE        

September   

15th September 
The Vintage Home Show - Birmingham 
11am-4pm Entry £3, (Trade 10.30m, £5) The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5SE

29th September 
The Vintage Home Show - London 
11-4pm Entry £4, (Trade 10.30am, £6) Chiswick Town Hall, London, W4 4JN  

October   

6th October 
Discover Vintage Fair - Manchester 
Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0FE   

27th October 
The Vintage Home Show - Manchester 
11-4pm Entry £3, (Trade 10.30am, £5) Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 0FE   

November   

3rd November 
The Vintage Home Show - Bristol 
11am-4pm Entry £3, (Trade 10.30m, £5) The Paintworks, Bath Road  Bristol BS4 3EH    

10th November 
The Vintage Wedding Fair - London
11-4pm Entry £6 Chiswick Town Hall, London, W4 4JN


We hope you have enjoyed our event season and we look forward to seeing many more vintage lovers at our events next year - we hope you will join us in celebrating all things vintage!

DV x

When Two become One....

We have some EXCITING news about our Newcastle event!
 
2 have become 1......
 
Discover Vintage and The Vintage Wedding Fair are joining forces so you can experience TWO amazing events rolled into one!
 
It's going to be one rather large vintage extravaganza! We can hardly wait!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are the details:
 
Newcastle Racecourse
High Gosforth Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE3 5HP
11am-4pm
Entry £2.50
 
PLUS we are offering you 2 for 1 on the door!
 
Prepare to see a wide variety of vintage fashion, furniture, home items, wedding attire, bridal accessories, vintage workshops and much, much more!!
 
For a day of nostalgia come along and see us!
 
DV x

The Beauty of Vintage Dresses...

Ahhh vintage dresses, you just can't beat them! The swishing fabric, the prints, the colour, the charm... 

How could anybody possibly resist? 

For the savvy shopper, vintage dresses have now become a wardrobe essential and with various methods of buying these precious gems cropping up, it is just so easy to find the dress of your dreams - one, I might add, that nobody else will own! 

The need for fashion uniqueness and personal expression is now more in demand than ever before. The question of 'Will I see anybody else in this?' is now just as much a deciding factor when making a purchase as questions on fit, quality and price. As a result, oodles of women now turn to good old vintage dresses for the ultimate fashion fix and we really can't blame them! 

Vintage dresses (and generally most vintage clothing) can fulfil this desire, this absolute need for one-of-a-kind pieces - something the high street, despite churning out various copies, can ever truly achieve and it is now easier than ever before! If you can't fit raking through sky-high piles of clothing into your schedule (although it can be very therapeutic) there are some really fab online options to explore. 

A fantastic and very stylish alternative to the likes of E-Bay is ASOS Marketplace - they bring together a great range of vintage clothing from specialist vintage sellers and not a bidding war in sight! Their collection of vintage dresses is exceptional with all eras covered, so if you're a 1950s goddess or a 1970s hippy you will be in your element! 

You see, the beauty of vintage dresses lies in their versatility. You can either go all out and dedicate your look to a specific era orrrrr you can quirk things up a bit and tailor your dress to reflect your own personal style. The possibilities are endless so click here to get shopping!

Meanwhile, here's some inspiration to get you daydreaming about your next purchase!


This 1950s dress is a fab example of diversity! Add some lippy, vintage shoes, clip on earrings and a gorgeous box bag to achieve the ultimate vintage 1950s look. For a more individual and relaxed look just add a leather biker gilet or an over-sized denim jacket, some Converse, a coloured belt and a statement ring - then you're good to go! This particular dress is by Its Vintage Darling, so if it takes your fancy just click here and shop the rest of their collection via ASOS Marketplace.  

Next we have this cute 1960s micro-mini dress (below). This would either have been worn with Mary Jane shoes or knee-high, patent leather Go-Go boots, some groovy earrings and extravagant Twiggy-like eye make up! For a smarter take, add some chunky heels, a blazer, some tights and a portfolio sized clutch bag.


This vintage dress is by We Love To Boogie Vintage and is such a fab print so click here to get shopping!

We also love this rare Adele Simpson red 1960s tunic dress by Rock My Vintage (below). It would look great with some black ankle boots, feathered earrings and a chunky cuff bracelet. 


SEE! 

What did we tell you? 

The possibilities are endless! Whatever your style, vintage dresses are an absolute must-have. With so many ways to wear them and with no possibility of copy-cat situations, investing in vintage dresses is both purse friendly and a great way to be expressive so have fun, be creative and get shopping!

DV x