Returning to print in an expanded edition, this informative guide to planning a period wedding provides brides and wedding planners with historic images of wedding fashions and ideas from the early 20th century. Complete with color palettes, photos of period wedding attire, and modern period-inspired designs, it also includes guidelines for seasonal attire, formal and informal wedding wear, proper accessories, bridal bouquets, and boutonniere trends. Decorating ideas include color charts, schemes, and flower arrangements, and ideas for vintage receptions include full song lists and recipes for entrees and homemade cakes. Resources for dress boutiques, millineries, tailors, and historic wedding and reception venues are also included to help give weddings authentic period flair.
"Here's a unique title for couples striving to create a memorable wedding by transporting their guests to another era. Turudich, an expert on vintage lifestyles... has written a well-organised resource on weddings from 1910 to 1950... Beautifully illustrated, this book also can serve as a record of fashion and popular culture for those doing historical research. Appendixes include a glossary, a list of historic American hotels, and resources such as corsetry shops, costumers, and millineries. Highly recommended." -- Library Journal