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Vintage Wedding Anniversary Cards

April 28th..My 3rd Wedding Anniversary 🙂

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So for today I thought I would share some images of cute wedding anniversary cards that a couple like myself and my husband would have gotten on our special day. Enjoy!

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1950s Vintage wedding anniversary card

This below card is cute but I’m not 100% sure why the morning coffee is wishing them a Happy Anniversary. Most likely the answer was inside but we will never know now so we just have to make a guess.

1950s wedding anniversary vintage card

For the Tall Couple on their Anniversary (Jay and I!)

Vintage Wedding Anniversary Card
Source: Fashion Cloud

From Giraffes to Eggs, the adorable cards keep on coming.

1950s wedding anniversary vintage card
Source: Flickr-Thomas Friel

I would love to have her outfit for my anniversary dinner tonight, it’s pretty fantastic.

1950s Vintage wedding anniversary card fashionable outfit

Great Jacket Mister Hubby!

1950s Vintage wedding anniversary card

Keeping with the stylish card theme, the best matching couple EVER! Can I have her hat?

1950s wedding anniversary vintage card
Source: Flickr-Heather David

The couple in this next card are so young but I have to remember that it was a different time and getting married at 18 was what you did.

1940s vintage wedding anniversary card
Source: Flickr-Thomas Friel

And last but not least, my favorite anniversary card from husband to wife.

1950s Vintage wedding anniversary card
Source: Pixgood

 

AND friends if you at all curious about what my wedding looked like, I did a few posts that can be found starting HERE.

Liz 🙂

 

Happy 2nd Wedding Anniversary..To Me!

Hi Everyone, today is my 2nd wedding anniversary-April 28th, 2012 to the most wonderful of men-Jason Hay

1950s vintage wedding

It was a wonderful day filled with lots of love, laughter and friends and family. I’m truly blessed.

1950s vintage wedding

1950s vintage wedding

Have a fantastic day everyone! I know I will.

Liz 🙂

 

 

Happy 1st wedding anniversary to me!

April 28th, 2012 I married the man of my dreams in a romantic and fun 1940s/50s swing dancing themed wedding. It was an amazing day filled with lots of amazing memories with friends and family.

Here are some pics from that day (not all just a high level overview). Enjoy!

1950s wedding St. Lawrence Hall Toronto
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My Vintage Brooch Bouquet and Irregular Choice Scottie Dog Shoes.

vintage wedding accessories
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We did the “see me moment” at the hotel before our wedding photos and it turned out so well with family and friends being there. Doesn’t my husband look so good?? ahhhh…

Dress

My wedding dress was purchased in NYC and custom fitted for me. The designer was called “Fancy Bridal NY“. They were amazing and so wonderful to work with.

1950s wedding St. Lawrence Hall Toronto
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Wedding Photos were taken at the Historic Distillery District in Toronto.

Wedding at the Distillery District
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Wedding at the Distillery District
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The Wedding and Reception was held at the BEAUTIFUL St. Lawrence Hall in downtown Toronto.

Wedding at St. Lawrence Hall toronto
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1950s wedding St. Lawrence Hall Toronto
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After the Wedding we had a cocktail reception where you could type well wishes on a vintage typewriter and then look for your table from the Pinups board.

1950s wedding St. Lawrence Hall Toronto
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1950s wedding St. Lawrence Hall Toronto
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wedding cupcakes
My giant wedding cupcake with Shrek and Fiona (my husband nickname was Shrek)
vintage wedding escort cards
I did these myself, cut out and glued 120 of them. Everyone was different and they came from vintage pattern images I found online

The Party was alot of fun! We had great DJ’d music all night and a photo booth that was busy all night long 🙂

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The party was awesome!

Photo Booth Fun

After it was all done, we came back to our hotel room to see this. LOL! Those crazy friends and family 🙂

wedding fun
This was our room when we got back lol! It was all covered in toilet paper 🙂

 

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Happy anniversary to anyone else sharing the same date as well 🙂

Liz

My 1940-50′s Swing dancing Vintage Wedding-Part 2: The Accessories

I had so many awesome accessories for my wedding that I felt that they needed their own post to do them justice (If you would like to see the dress, please visit my earlier post) So here goes….

The Shoes-My Something Blue

My Shoes for the wedding are the first thing I purchased (even before my dress) and they really set the tone for the colour scheme for my wedding. They are Irregular Choice shoes and I found them in Ireland while on vacation and fell in love right away. I mean really…look at them…how could you not??? Plus I loved that it had a scotty dog on them as my husband parents are from Scotland and it made the shoes even more special.

Irregular Choice shoes
Irregular choice shoes, brooch bouquet

The only bummer part about my shoes, was that about a month before my wedding I was dancing and twisted my ankle pretty bad. By the time I got married I could only wear the shoes down the aisles and for some pictures 🙁

My bouquet

I was determined NOT to have a lot of real flowers at my wedding (to save money) and so I looked on the internet for “non flower” bouquet inspirations and I stumbled upon several photos of “vintage brooch bouquets”. I loved this idea but after looking at the price to buy one (way out of my budget), I gave up the idea of ever getting one. Until a friend of mine and the wife of my husbands best friend/best man, Brooke told me she would like to make it for my wedding. I cried after reading the email and said yes right away! Here is her hard work (below and above)….

brooch bouqet

Brooke spent a few months looking for these vintage brooches and I’m honestly still blown away at how beautiful it is every time I pass by it on display in my livingroom.

My Hair and makeup (the Ultimate Accessory)

I was fortunate to stumble upon (via the land of the internet), Blonde Moxie  aka Larissa the Vintage Hair & Makeup queen 🙂 She did an amazing job making my wish come true to look like a 1950’s pin-up.

1950's wedding hair and makeup

My necklace above is 1950’s Vintage as well from a great Etsy seller called “Love in the Afternoon“. I actually purchased the necklace at a Vintage Fair that was held here in Toronto and the ladies working the booth were so nice and helpful and their selection and prices were wonderful.

My Veil and Earrings

My Veil is not vintage but it came from “Fancy Bridal New York” where I purchased my wedding dress. My earrings were my grandmothers and were my “something borrowed”. Here is another shot of the hair as well…sigh I wish I could repeat this look on my own.

1950's wedding hair and makeup

My Jacket

My Fur Jacket is very special to me as it belonged to my Grandmother (my mom’s mother) also named “Elizabeth” who passed away only a year before I was born.  The jacket is from the 1950’s and it even has her initials in the inside (see below pic,  It’s on the right side).

1950's vintage wedding

My Gloves

1950’s vintage from a favorite Queen St. West Vintage shop called “The Painted Table” (1716 Queen St. West, Toronto).

My Brooch

Another 1950’s Vintage Find from a dear friend who owns her own vintage online store called “Swanky Selections“.

1950's vintage pin

After the Wedding Hair Accessory

After I got married, I changed out of my veil and put on the most darling hair flower. If you are reading my blog then you know that I’m obsessed with hair flowers so it only made sense that I wore one for my wedding. The flower is from “Sara Gabriel Veiling & Headpieces” and I actually purchased it at a bridal salon called “Gabriella New York” in NYC because I wanted to see the pieces in person and since it was Sara Gabriels flag-ship store they had many items out on display. Note….Shopping at Gabriella was AWESOME! They treated me like I was buying one of their $5000 dresses as opposed to a $200 hair piece. “Campbell, with a “C” as he made it clear when we met lol helped me chose my hair piece and he was funny and helpful and made me want to stay and hang out for the rest of the day at the salon 🙂 Amazing experience there, loved it.

After purchase it was sent away to be created just for me and then weeks later it showed back up at Gabriella (I chose to pick it up there when I went back from my dress fitting at Fancy) in a beautiful box with a ribbon and my name on it. Inside there was a handwritten note thanking me for my purchase and they wished for me to have a wonderful wedding day…how nice! Here is my purchase…

1950's wedding hair accessories

Vintage handkerchief

I don’t have a picture of this item 🙁 But I was carrying a 1950’s handkerchief with a bride on it, in my dress pocket.

So there you have it, all my accessories for the wedding. Now you see why I needed to create its own post?

Next Post will be on all my DIY and Etsy purchases I made for the wedding.

Liz

Photo Credit: Rizwan Photography  RIZWANDARPHOTOGRAPHY@GMAIL.COM

My 1940-50’s Swing dancing Vintage Wedding-Part 1: The Dress

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would share my April 28th, 2012 Vintage inspired wedding in Toronto, Canada with you 🙂

The wedding & reception was held at this amazing hall in Toronto called “The St. Lawrence Hall“. The hall was built-in 1850 as a meeting place for public gatherings, concerts and exhibits and in the 1960’s was designated a “national historic site“. So basically we were getting married in a venue with a lot of history and character (you will see pics of the inside over my next couple of blog posts).

St. Lawrence Hall

The Theme

The idea behind my wedding was to bring the activity that brought my husband and I together (Swing dancing aka Lindy hop) and my love for 1940’s-50’s vintage into one budget friendly DIY wedding.

My Dress

It was very important to me that my wedding dress reflect who I was as a person and that meant it had to be a 1950’s tea-length gown. I was going to go vintage but then I stumbled upon the designer “Fancy of New York” and the dresses were exactly what I was looking for, so I hopped on a plane and flew to NYC to pick my dress. The experience was wonderful and I could go on and on about how awesome Fancy is, but I don’t have time so I will just say that you need to buy your dress there if you’re in the market because you will not be disappointed 🙂

Dress details: The dress came with a crinoline and sash of which I could pick the colours for. The fabric of the sash is actually “vintage ribbon” from a supplier that I was told was top-secret (bummer lol). The crinoline has a matching red ribbon sewn on the bottom so that when I danced you just saw a hint of red when I spun (which I LOVED). The back was a scoop back (another fav of mine) and the dress had POCKETS!!!! eeekkkk!! yes pockets!!!

Here is the dress…

1950's wedding dress

1950's vintage wedding

1950's vintage wedding

1950's vintage wedding

They were filming a commercial in the background,hence the camera stuff in the background of pic lol

1950's vintage wedding

See Pockets!!! yay! My bridesmaids in their cute red and white polka dot dresses that I had to track down after Mod Cloth sold out of them. I ended up finding them in the UK after an online hunt that took a couple of hours. It was worth it I was happy with how pretty that looked.

St. Lawrence Hall

Here is a pic of the inside of the Hall and my dress (and another pic of my handsome Scottish husband).

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For more posts on my wedding check out my posts on my “accessories“,and an “overview

Liz

Photo Credit: Rizwan Photography  RIZWANDARPHOTOGRAPHY@GMAIL.COM