Toolkit for Planning a Vintage Wedding

By Maureen A. Taylor Premium


? Saundra Ros Altman’s: Past Patterns <>: Saundra Ros Altman’s Web site offers historically accurate clothing patterns, including wedding-gown patterns from a variety of eras.

? A Vintage Wedding: Fashion Reference

<>: Learn the history of fashion by decade, from the 1900s to the 1990s, by following this site’s links.

? Vintage Wedding

<>: Browse this catalog of vintage gowns, veils, handkerchiefs and patterns.


<>: Locate bridal shops and services in your area.


? Jekyll Island Club Hotel
371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, CA 31527, (912) 635-2600, <>: In the late 19th century, society’s wealthy elite — Rockefellers, Pulitzers, Morgans — founded Jekyll Island Club as a winter hunting retreat. Today, the 240-acre club district is a hotel and resort; couples can rent rooms in the 1887 Queen Anne-style hotel for weddings.

? Rosecliff

The Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840, (401) 847-1000 <>: Representative of the Gilded Age, this 1902 mansion was commissioned by Nevada silver heiress Theresa Fair Oelrichs and modeled after a garden retreat favored by French kings.

Invitations & Scrapbooking

? Vintage Wedding

<>: This company offers invitations and scrapbook supplies.

? Crane & Co. 30 South St. Dalton, MA 01226 (800) 268-2281 <>: Visit the Web site?s Wedding Design Center.

? K & Co. <>: Look to this site for scrapbook products, templates and tips,


? Past Perfect

<>: Find music from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s at this online store.

? Rhino

<>: This is the place to find pop-culture oldies but goodies.

? Vintage Music & Dance Society

<>: If you?re looking for music from 1860 to 1920, browse this discography.

Planning Help

? Gothic Martha Stewart Weddings

<>: These articles and links will help you plan a theme wedding.

? Retroactive

<>: Nancy Eaton, author of Your Vintage Wedding, offers planning advice and tips.


? A Bride’s Book of Wedding Traditions by Arlene Hamilton Stewart (Hearst)

? To Love & To Cherish: Brides Remembered by Linda Otto Lipsett (Quilt Digest Press)

? Vintage Wedding: Simple Ideas for Creating a Romantic Vintage Wedding by Daniela Turudich (Streamline Press)

? Wedded Bliss: A Victorian Bride’s Handbook by Molly Dolan Blayney (Abbeville Press)

? Wedding Fashions 1862-1912: 380 Costume Designs from “La Mode Illustrée” edited by JoAnne Olian (Dover Publications)

? Wedding Idea Book: Scrapbooking Ideas, Tips and Techniques from the editors of Memory Makers Books (Memory Makers Books)

? Wedding Traditions: Here Comes the Bride by Joanne Dubbs Ball and Caroline Torem-Craig (Antique Trader Books)

? Weddings: Dating & Love Customs of Cultures Worldwide, Including Royalty by Carolyn Mordecai (Nittany Publishing)

? Your Vintage Wedding: Unique Ideas and Inspiration for Today’s Bride by Nancy Eaton (HarperCollins)

  From the June 2009 Family Tree Magazine