Saturday, April 19, 2014

Review: Style Me Vintage: Weddings An Inspirational Guide to Styling the Perfect Vintage Wedding by Annabel Beeforth


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
The fifth book in the successful 'Style Me Vintage' series is designed to inspire brides-to-be to create their own vintage-themed wedding. Harking back to styles of previous decades is often the basis for a truly stylish wedding, but it can be difficult to get all the details right, without a little bit of guidance.
This beautiful and accessible book looks at how to source and put together bridal outfits and event styling for a themed occasion, from the Edwardian era, through the decades to the 1970s. From the dress itself, through to accessories, flowers, make-up and hair, even extra details such as how to style the attendants, venue, cake, stationery, photography, and entertainment are covered.
Featuring beautiful photography from weddings photographer Joanna Brown.
An ideal gift book for brides-to-be.
Author Information
Annabel Beeforth is the author of Love My Dress. Founded in 2009, Love My Dress has swiftly become one of the UK's leading and most influential wedding blogs. The blog receives in excess of half a million page hits a month and inspires brides all over the world. It has been quoted by Elle Magazine as being amongst the top five blogs in the world dedicated to inspiring brides. In 2012, Annabel became an Ambassador for Oxfam Weddings, after having assisted the charity in raising almost £40k. Annabel has previously written for several magazine publications, including Wedding Magazine and
Vintage Life Magazine. She lives in Whitby in the North East of England with her
husband and two young daughters.

MY TAKE:
This book would have been a big help to me had it been published before I got married.

In Style Me Vintage: Weddings An Inspirational Guide to Styling the Perfect Vintage Wedding, readers learn how to create a vintage wedding by browsing the information on different types of dresses. accessories, etc. available per era, as well as take inspiration from the stories of real brides.

I wanted a vintage wedding for myself but since wedding dresses are expensive and I don't have the time or inclination to head to the mecca of bargains, I had to settle for adding vintage touches to our reception. I never really thought to classify vintage dresses by their decade, as this book does, which makes sense since there are differences in the style. Personally, I liked the dresses from the '60s best, and apparently they're made for my figure too.

The book has tons of useful information such as tips for buying original vintage wedding dresses, what body type is best suited for a particular time period, tips and suggestions for things like invitations, makeup, perfume, accessories and shoes, list of suppliers and blogs, as well as links to the shops she mentions throughout the book.

The only thing I didn't like about this book was the layout. It would have been more fun and engaging to read had the book used a magazine-style layout or any layout that's interesting.

Thanks to NetGalley and Pavilion for the e-copy.

THE GOOD:

  1. You can learn tons of useful tips.
  2. There are lists of suppliers and blogs you can visit.
  3. There are plenty of suggestions you can consider.

THE BAD:

  1. The layout feels a little too boring, considering the subject matter. 

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
A sweetheart neckline can be more flattering than a straight neckline and also softer on the face. 
READ IT IF:

  1. You plan to have a vintage wedding.
  2. You like anything vintage.
  3. You are looking for suggestions for your own wedding. 

RATING:
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