Book Description

From Booklist The bride wearing something borrowed and something blue is a wedding tradition never so evident as in this charming British blogger?s guide to vintage wedding wear and all the accompanying matrimonial events. It is, after all, the ultimate word in recycling: wearing a one-of-a-kind gown, that is, even though it might require alterations, but it commands respect and the kind of dedication that environmentalists as well as the general public will understand. Beeforth chronicles seven decades, beginning with the Edwardian era (think Downton Abbey) and concluding with the barefoot-boho 1970s. Every decade includes at-a-glance key bridal looks (helping determine if you?re a fit); wonderful vintage photographs of brides and grooms (Mrs. Edsel Ford and Princess Dmitri of Russia, among others); plus in-depth details about cosmetics and decor. Most enchanting are the featured contemporary brides (10 in total) who talk about the whys and wherefores of their vintage day. Chapters on scents and photographs round out a very user-friendly companion. --Barbara Jacobs Read more About the Author Annabel Beeforth is a writer whose work has appeared in Vintage Life, Wedding Flowers, and the Knot. She is the author of Love My Dress, which was voted one of the top-five wedding blogs in the world by Elle magazine. Read more