on 7 June 2011
This is just what I was looking for when my best friend decided to make me her bridesmaid and wanted help with organising her vintage themed wedding. It has some brilliant ideas about how to theme your wedding according to the period - so if you want to know how to have a Great Gatsby style wedding you'll know exactly what sort of canapes, drinks and table decorations to have, not to mention the beautiful range of dresses to drool over! I'd recommend this book to anyone who is planning a wedding for the practical aspects, but I would also recommend it to people who just love looking at gorgeous wedding dresses! All of you who were fascinated by Catherine Middleton's dress should find this book equally fascinating. Oh, and it also talks about the meaning behind lots of wedding rituals and traditions - great for entertaining your dinner companion with at the wedding breakfast!!
on 5 October 2012
Vintage Weddings was logically and attractively set out. It covered the most part of the 20th century and avoided the pitfall of focusing too much on just top designers. One very emotional picture of a bride leaving her bombed out home with her father during ww2 was not detracted from by mawkish captions.
In addition to the changing style of the wedding dress the author also included floral arrangements, reception foods and even musical tastes.
I bought this book as a gift for a friend. She was delighted with it and I know she will use it as an inspiration for her own work.