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We specialise in creating beautiful items full of charm and nostalgia for weddings, tea parties, showers and other celebrations.

Whether you're planning a special event or just taking a look around, I hope you enjoy reading our blog and find it of great use and inspiration. We hope to be able to provide an insight into the interesting ideas behind the items we create, post information on our new creations fresh from the studio and inform you of any news we may have to share!

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Sunday, 24 October 2010

Will you be my bridesmaid?

Dearest brides-to be,

I hope this postcard finds you well! I am writing to share some wonderful news with you which I thought you would love to hear!
Vintage Twee has been busy creating a new (or old...) range of vintage postcards with a difference...designed especially for you to send out to your nearest and dearest ladies as a special invitation to your day. Step back in time to the old fashioned days of correspondence with these lovely vintage postcards from the early 1900s, reproduced as beautiful invitations for the bride to send out to her chosen bridesmaids and Maid of Honour. The postcards feature different images of classic vintage beauties and have been printed with the words 'Will you be my bridesmaid?' and 'Will you be my maid of honour?'.

They are available in two designs – with this text printed either on the front of the postcard or on the reverse in the space of your own personal message. The back of the card also reads: 'Postcard' and has a space for your stamp and of course the address of your lovely ladies!

These postcards are truly elegant and are the perfect touch if you are planning a vintage or traditionally English themed wedding. They will be available to purchase from Vintage Twee's website and Etsy shop from next week for a mere £1 3s 12d each (that's £1.75 to me and you...). Or correspond with me through joanne@vintagetwee.com if you have any enquiries!

I shall sign off until next time but will be sure to write again soon!

    Yours truly, Joanne xxx

Sunday, 17 October 2010

My True English Beauty...

This week the blog entry comes from my good self as my sister and co-blogger Emma Louise 'Gregory' (as from last Sunday!) is currently sunning herself in Hawaii on her honeymoon with her lovely new husband! It was a fantastic day and Emma looked stunning, I was extremely proud and I had to show you all how beautiul she was!

She wore a vintage style ivory wedding dress and gorgeous jewellery by Yarwood White and held a lovely trailing bouquet of roses in dusky pinks and cream. Us bridemaids were donned in 50s style halterneck satin dresses with full underskirts from London boutique Viviens of Holloway and beautiful ivory heels (that I kept on for a miraculous 14 hours!!!) She really was a true English beauty and I would like to say congratulations again to Emma and my new brother in law Lee!

So, at times like these some would say it's very useful (and economical!) to have a sister who can take care of your table decor and favours! Of course, it was my pleasure to have Vintage Twee provide this service as my gift to the happy couple and I had been working with them for the past few months to come up with the perfect arrangement for their day. The theme of the wedding was vintage, with beautiful birdcages as the centrepieces on each table at the reception and so we worked this into the design of their table plan. The wedding also had a travel theme (this being something pertinent to both the bride and groom) and I created vintage style luggage tags as place settings for each guests. The favour boxes were taken from the design of my Simply Vintage range and adorned with a string of pearls and burgundy satin ribbon to match the bridesmaids dresses and the table names were edged in lace for a truly classic look. Everything looked beautiful and we had some lovely compliments on the decor during the course of the day.

All in all, it was a roaring success and I'm so proud to have been able to add an extra special touch to my sisters wedding day. And I managed to leave the business cards and Blackberry in the hotel room all night. Lots of love and congratulations to Emma and Lee!