Mar 27, 2013

Win a $100 Gift Certificate from A Vintage Affair


All of the members of A Spoonful of Vintage are getting really excited as each day passes getting closer to our event, The Vintage Wedding Showcase! We have been busy adding wonderful details that you all are going to love. 

We are very pleased to offer another giveaway to our Alberta Brides. This week, our prize is sponsored by A Spoonful of Vintage vendor, A Vintage Affair. This vintage concept shop, located at 638 - 11th Avenue SW, offers a great variety of items for the vintage lover and vintage inspired bride alike. Specializing in items from the 1920s to the 1970s, they carry everything from vintage clothing, jewelry, decor and furniture items in addition to their bridal gowns and accessories which will be unveiled at the Showcase. You will love their authentic wedding gowns that will be featured in the "Front Row Fashion Show" happening at our event.

A Vintage Affair is giving away a $100 Gift Certificate which can be used towards any purchase in their shop. To enter, tell us what your favorite vintage purchase would be in an email to aspoonfulofvintage@gmail.com and share this blog post on Facebook. Maybe some bling for yourself, gifts for your bridesmaids, a fun vintage tie for your guy, or some special decor pieces for your reception or your new home??

The deadline for entries is midnight on Monday, April 1st (Mountain Standard Time) and a winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck!!

Mar 22, 2013

Vintage Wedding Showcase & a Giveaway

Well we're a month away from Vintage Wedding Showcase and we can't wait. If you're an Alberta Bride who is thinking about adding vintage flare to your wedding, be sure to put April 21st on your calendar. This event will be chalk full of vintage delights including an amazing fashion show that will blend old and new, sweet treats, a fabulous photo booth, swing dance demonstrations and vintage decor ideas from some of our city's best. Be sure to stop by and say hello to the members of A Spoonful of Vintage who will be on hand to meet you:

A Vintage Affair
Tara Whittaker Photography
Sarah Mayerson Design
Blush Vintage Rentals
Toe Tappin' Swing.

Brides, we have a few surprises up our sleeves just for you. You won't want to miss it.

Preparing for Vintage Wedding Showcase has connected us with many great businesses in our city, including Muse Restaurant in Kensington. Have you ever been? Their menu is out of this world and they host private events. It would be great for a romantic dinner or a night out with your girls. Today Muse is offering a $50 gift certificate to Vintage Wedding Showcase Brides. To enter, tell us what you would like to order from their menu in an email to aspoonfulofvintage@gmail.com and share this blog post on Facebook. The deadline for entries is midnight tonight (Mountain Standard Time) and a winner will be randomly chosen. Good luck and Bon Appetit!



Update: Congratulations to our winner, Gillian. Enjoy an amazing dinner at Muse!

Mar 20, 2013

Vintage Chic ideas from Evelyn Clark Weddings

I was surfing around on Twitter and came across this article by Evelyn at Evelyn Clark Weddings on adding a pop on vintage to your wedding. How fabulous is this Art Deco invite from Boxcar Press?

Mar 13, 2013

A Spoonful of Vintage on Uschi & Kay!

Calling all Alberta Brides. Vintage Wedding Showcase is featured on Uschi & Kay today. Read all about it.

Mar 8, 2013

Have you heard about Vintage Wedding Showcase?

We are giddy with excitement about Calgary's first-ever

Vintage Wedding Showcase
Everything Vintage, Bridal & Fabulous!!

Do you have an appreciation for the classics? Perhaps your own pair of ruby slippers?
Then you won't want to miss:
The Vintage Decor Challenge, featuring the designs of Calgary's top Wedding Planners & Designers
A Front Row Fashion Show featuring authentic, vintage gowns for Brides and Bridesmaids
A Modern spin on Vintage Hair & Make-up
Swing Dance Demonstrations
A Photo Booth
Displays by our collective
Tasty treats
Gift bags for each Bride

Sunday April 21st, 2013
Mount Pleasant Community Hall
602 - 22 Avenue NW, Calgary
Noon til 4pm

Tickets are available here, at A Vintage Affair and at the door. Early bird tickets available for $10 before March 31st.
See you there!!

In cooperation with

Sunflowers & a Western Flyer

One of our collective members Tara Whittaker Photography, recently posted a day-after wedding shoot with a nod to the Bride's all-time favourite movie, The Notebook. This is a little taste but see full-meal-deal here.




Mar 7, 2013

Blush Vintage Rentals & Planning Your Perfect Vintage Wedding



These days, many brides are choosing a vintage wedding theme for their big day. Personifying all that is elegant and classic, a vintage wedding theme automatically invokes the romance of a bygone era. While the term ‘vintage’ can refer to any time between the 1920s and 1980s, I thought I’d focus specifically on the 1920s and 1930s for today’s vintage wedding theme inspiration. Given fashionistas are predicting that new HBO TV series "Boardwalk Empire" will popularise 1920s fashion, just as Mad Men did for the 1950s and 60s, it seems there’s no better time to investigate vintage weddings!

When planning your vintage wedding theme, attention to detail is paramount to ensure your theme flows consistently through every element of the day, from your gown to wedding theme colours, venue and styling. Here are a few vintage wedding theme ideas to get you started.

Finding the right venue for a vintage wedding theme

When planning your wedding, the first item to tick off your to-do list is the reception venue and for a vintage wedding theme, this should reflect the specific era you’re targeting. For a 1920s or 1930s vintage wedding theme, look for grand Art Deco hotels or old homes decorated with chandeliers, antique furniture and candelabras. If you’re planning a large wedding, look for reception centres that can be easily decorated to suit your vintage wedding theme and for a smaller wedding, consider a moody and ambient gallery or bar that will embody a prohibition-era speakeasy!

Bridal gowns for a vintage wedding theme

The style of your bridal gown will be dictated by the venue you’ve booked. A 1920s style beaded French lace gown, for example, is perfect for a vintage wedding theme in an Art Deco setting. Or, if you’re planning a Great Gatsby style vintage wedding theme in a glamorous ‘high society’ venue, consider a classic flapper dress with a long rope of pearls and a fur wrap.

Vintage bridal hair ideas

Like your gown, your hairstyle will be determined by the venue and consequent style you’ve chosen for your vintage wedding theme. For a 1920s theme you may wish to consider finger waves or a pinned up-do, both of which were popular styles during this era. Combine one of these vintage bridal hair styles with accessories such as a feathered fascinator; a classic subtle hair pin or a vintage bridal hair comb.

Styling a vintage wedding theme

Next, consider the wedding theme colours that will best suit your celebrations. Soft colours such as white, cream, pastel pinks and browns are ideal for a feminine and pretty vintage wedding theme while black and white will make a bolder statement. Your wedding theme colours should be used in every element of the day, from your flowers to the table setting and decor. Your stationery, of course, should also reflect your vintage wedding theme. Stick with traditional invitations featuring old-fashioned letterpress and engravings in your wedding theme colours of choice. Your flowers and cake should likewise omit a traditional, classic style. To ensure an old-fashioned ambience for your vintage wedding theme, consider antique coloured roses, violets or lilies for your bouquet and centrepieces, all of which can be incorporated into your cake design either as fresh or handmade (and edible) decorations.

Finally, consider the small details that will make your vintage wedding theme special to guests. Choose old-fashioned and thematic gifts for bomboniere, such as lace handkerchiefs for the ladies and cigars for the men. But when planning each element of the day, remember to keep things simple and elegant to ensure your vintage wedding theme still reflects your personal style.

Such Art Deco Glam....let Blush Vintage Rentals make your event truly memorable!



Mar 1, 2013

Don't miss Vintage Wedding Showcase

All of us at A Spoonful of Vintage are pleased to present

Vintage Wedding Showcase
Everything Vintage, Bridal & Fabulous!!


Does the glamour and romance of Gatsby inspire you?
Are you thinking of adding some vintage touches to your wedding?
Then you won't want to miss:
The Vintage Decor Challenge, featuring the designs of Calgary's top Wedding Planners & Designers
A Front Row Fashion Show featuring authentic, vintage gowns for Brides and Bridesmaids
A Modern spin on Vintage Hair & Make-up
Swing Dance Demonstrations
A Photo Booth
Displays by our collective
Tasty treats
Gift bags for each Bride

Sunday April 21st, 2013
Mount Pleasant Community Hall
602 - 22 Avenue NW, Calgary
Noon til 4pm

Tickets are available here, at A Vintage Affair and at the door. Early bird tickets available for $10 before March 31st.
See you there!!

In cooperation with

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