Vintage nuptials: We had a Forties wedding When Jayne Horder decided to get married, her and her husband Rupert decided on a Forties feel. Having been widowed in 2006, Jayne didn’t want to go for a traditional wedding dress so she opted for a Forties look instead – a smart wiggle dress with hat, coat, gloves, shoes and jewellery to match. Here she shares her very special day with us. This is us signing the register at York Register Office, a lovely Grade II listed Georgian building. I’m wearing a black crepe dress with coral sash which I bought on eBay for £41! Who said it needs to cost a fortune to get married wearing something unique? The hat was also bought from eBay –from a business seller who does deserve a mention – Head Hunter Vintage Hat Boutique run by lady_bloodstone. She always has an amazing selection of hats and her service is excellent. This is a black felt hat with feather and veil. My crystal necklace and Rupert’s silk handkerchiefs came from a great vintage shop (one of the few remaining actual shops!) called The Souk in Haworth, West Yorkshire. It’s really a treasure trove and is at the centre of the annual Haworth Forties weekend which happens every Spring Rupert’s suit is a Forties charcoal pin stripe double breasted. The tie was an eBay find. He opted for a collarless shirt with collar and studs which he bought from a great seller called Fogey Unlimited. The shirt was one of those rare new-vintage finds – an old shirt still in its original packet and only needed freshening up in the laundry. image: Clare Hocter 9 Responses Donna January 21st, 2010 Oh how fantastic! I love the pics, you both look great, and best wishes for your future!! Sheila Brady January 21st, 2010 You look really beautiful and your vintage outfit put together so expertly suits you so well! I wish you both every happiness for the future! Lin Pollitt January 21st, 2010 What a wonderful wedding! Bride & groom look amazing! I wish them love and happiness for the future xxx Susan Millard January 21st, 2010 You both look fabulous – As a keen buyer of vintage -particularly forties pieces I receive the daily updates from Queens of Vintage and am actually a distant relative of Rupert’s – it was a surprise to have this pop up on my screen as I have lost touch with him and not had contact for many years – but I knew him straight away – it would be great to restablish some connection so, if he remembers me and would like to contact me I would be delighted! Jenifir January 21st, 2010 What a lovely wedding! It seems quite authentic. My maternal grandparents were married Sept. 16, 1939 and had special dispensation to marry without the bands being read because of the start of the war. They also had a small ceremony followed by lunch at my Nanan’s father’s pub. They were married for over fifty four years by the time my Grandad passed away. Melony January 21st, 2010 I was widowed in 2005 and remarried in 2008. The whole second wedding was a challenge to me. You handled it so beautifully, making it unique and wonderful. What a lovely couple you are. I wish you many happy years together and happy thrifting to both of you! Stephany Horder January 31st, 2010 Very many congratulations! You both look spectacular; so stylish. Gran and I wish you joy and much happiness for the future. Jayne Horder February 14th, 2010 Thank you to everybody for all your lovely comments. Discover Vintage March 16th, 2010 Just what I am promoting by organising Vintage Weddings Fairs. I am trying to encourage “Brides & Grooms to be” that this is the way forward. You don’t have to spend a fortune on your wedding. Plus you can add a unique twist by theming it in your favourite vintage era. It make the day more personal to you! Well done and you look fab!