How to achieve a vintage shabby chic style at your wedding

vintage cup with flowers wedding table decoration vintage shabby chic style


The distressed, antique and trendy look of shabby chic has certainly taken the world of interior design by storm in recent years so much so that this vintage, worn-out style is being replicated in other walks of life, including weddings.

If you fancy adopting what is regarded as the ‘beauty of imperfection’ into your wedding, take a look at the following ways to achieve a vintage/shabby chic style on your big day.

A shabby chic colour scheme

The biggest bridal wear trends for spring 2016

biggest bridal wear trends for spring 2016 by Venus Bridal

You’re getting married in the spring of 2016, congratulations!

You’ve booked the venue, the guests have been invited, and the caterers are in place. Now you’re left with the exciting task of choosing what you are going to wear for one of the biggest days of your life. To ensure you know what is hip and happening in the world of bridal wear in spring 2016, take a look at the following biggest wedding fashion trends for the forthcoming year.

Let there be lace

Lace is never too far away in bridal fashion and spring 2016 is no exception. In fact lace will be such a prominent feature of bridal wear next year that one layer won’t be enough, as the most fashion-conscious of brides will don several layers of beautiful lace fabric.

Guest Blog: Can Fate Choose Your Wedding Venue?

7 years ago my husband proposed to me. I remember the proposal, on Valentine's Day after a chicken curry. He didn't propose with a ring but a necklace and my engagement ring was a ring he had previously bought for my birthday.

We both knew we didn't want a long engagement, we also knew that we wanted a small wedding ceremony with our family, followed by a larger evening reception for our friends and extended family. Finding a venue however proved to be rather tricky.

Wet Weather Weddings: Why You SHOULD Leave it For a Rainy Day

Wet Weather Weddings Bride Jolly Brolly


Alanis Morisette sang about it, couples have nightmares about it and for many people, rain on your wedding day is a bad omen.  However, we are here to tell you that showers on your special day can actually be the perfect backdrop to a romantic occasion. 

Here, we talk rainy weddings and how to make the most of the bad weather by turning it into something spectacular.

Giving a Best Man Speech?

Here are a few tips from CORONATION STREET writer Ellen Taylor

I've been lucky or unlucky enough to have been a Best Woman four times.  Either because those friends treasure me above all others, or else they don’t but thought 'she's a writer, at least she'll give a good speech'.

Yes, being Best Man or Best Woman is really all about the speech.  It means you are the last person up and everyone expects you to be funny.  You are top billing of a massive show that has probably cost about twenty grand.  Most of the audience don't know that you're a kind, funny, sensitive person with masses of soul, they just think 'oh, it's the Best Man. They'd better be good'.  No pressure!

Wrestling with Changing Names?

To change names or not? This is one of the inevitable debates facing most brides-to-be. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Name changing service reports from their annual survey that most brides come across some anxiety in the lead up to their nuptials. Surprisingly though, more brides are rushing to change names than ever before.

How many of us change names?

Magazine Bride To Be reports that before their wedding, more than 80% or brides plan to take their husband’s name. Easy Name Change suspects this grows to around 85%, as many women may initially hang onto their maiden name, then go onto change it with the arrival of children.

Diamonds and Chocolate, the Perfect Proposal?

• Easter was voted the least popular occasion for Marriage Proposals

• Valentine’s continues to be popular, followed by New Year’s Eve

• Even Halloween preferable to the upcoming Easter bank holiday.

Proposing to your partner is one of the most exciting times of your life and naturally hopes are that the question will be popped perfectly without a hitch.

Vintage jewellery and watch specialists, William May, conducted a survey to determine whether there was a particular day that people would choose to pop the big question on asking ‘Which occasion would you choose to propose marriage to your significant other?’

10 tips to get more sleep before your wedding day

Every bride wants to look radiant and healthy on her wedding day.

Getting regular good, high quality sleep is a major contributor to achieving this. Unfortunately, the inevitable nerves and stress related to the event will often lead to restless nights. Bed specialist, Dreams, offers some advice on how to keep calm and relax in the run-up to the big day.

1) Say no to the champers

The countdown continues......

With just 15 days to go before the big day we catch up with bride to be Nichola after her Hen night in Edinburgh last week.

You've had a few days recovery time now so how was it?

Well recovery time was needed! I'm not just talking about the after effects of alcohol over indulgence either but I came back shattered. Not everything went according to plan but does it ever go completely smoothly on a Hen night!

So run us through the itinerary

The first hitch came when we arrived en masse at the train station to find our train to Edinburgh delayed and then cancelled. We had a two hour wait for the next one so what else could we do but head to the nearest bar and have a wee drink, purely to kill some time of course.....

Of course. And then?

The wedding countdown begins

With just 35 days to go to her wedding, bride to be Nichola Davis shares her feelings with Vows and venues.......

Nichola and partner Jonny have been together ten years meeting just before her eighteenth birthday.

Where and when? 2nd April, Park Hall Hotel, Charnock Richard in the Medieval suite.

What can you reveal about the day itself? Well I have taken full control of arrangements. I feel confident that everything is on track. I can reveal that there will be a Disney song or two, chocolate fountains and a nod to Jonny’s favourite football team.