By the time you read this Valentine’s day will have passed for another year and those of us who missed this craze as youths will shake our heads and wonder at the nonsense of it all. As Joan Rivers said “Don’t talk to me about Valentine’s day. At my age an affair of the heart is a bypass!”
However this year I cannot be quite so sanctimonious as we are embarking on wedding planning for our daughters’ upcoming wedding, which makes Valentine’s day look like a modest affair.
I am now immersed in the world of “favours” (apparently it is no longer enough for guests to come along and eat and drink copious amounts, they now have to get a gift as well). My daughter wants a vintage theme and no doubt this also means ‘Shabby’ and ‘Chic’. There are flowers and bows, bunting, tags and cute little signs galore. Then there is THE DRESS!
Luckily for her I’m a bit of a dab hand with a needle and thread, (excluding aforementioned wedding dress), so the bunting is cut and ready to be sewn, and there is even talk of doilies….crocheted for goodness sake, and candles in pretty cups. Secretly I’m rather enjoying the whole thing (apart from the expense) but hopefully with my skill at op-shopping we should be able to keep costs down with an eager eye for vintage cups, lace and whatever fills the definition of Vintage Chic.
The library has also come to the rescue with some great titles:
- The Complete Vintage Wedding Guide
- Vintage wedding style
- Weddings An Inspirational Guide to Styling the Perfect Vintage Wedding
- Vintage Weddings One Hundred Years of Bridal Fashion and Style
- Mollie makes weddings
- Rustic chic wedding
- Wedding cakes