Vintage wedding accessories…

So this time last year I started my search for the perfect wedding accessories. And after becoming a serious google addict I found these gorgeous ideas to help add the finishing touches to our big day. Our venue was rustic and in the stunning Yorkshire Dales so I just wanted a touch of vintage. A quick search on pinterest will bring up hundreds of images for vintage items. Yorkshire Wedding Planning

One of the easiest I made was the LOVE and CARDS signs although it was quite pricey in the end.

I ordered the playing cards from Ebay and then picked up the frame for next to nothing. The cards are actually a set from 1930s word game Lexicon. My listing came with two packs and I chose to use the cleaner set which had hardly been used.

Yorkshire Wedding Planning: LexiconI even just blue tacked the cards in as I didn’t have any glue at the time, meaning to do it later but never actually needed to.

The sign is finished and I still have a pack of cards. I was tempted to make a few more or even a Mr and Mrs but because there wasn’t an & so that stopped me in my tracks. I was going to sell it but now happy to keep them..

Just my type!

I saw one of these vintage typewriters at the National Wedding Fayre in Manchester and was sure I wanted one for our wedding. We are both journalists and I liked the idea and again started searching to hire one. Turns out they are really hard to hire and because we were staying away the week after the wedding returning it may have been an issue. So when I found an Ebay listing for this 1930s Corona I was hooked. It did say in the listing it wasn’t working but that didn’t deter me. The icing on the cake was that it was British Heart Foundations shop selling it so that put my mind at ease that the money was going to charity. Bid won and a few days later the clunky machine arrived. It even smelled of an old newsroom or office. I then had the idea to do a type written happily ever after to slot inside.