Sunday, 3 October 2010


Last night's Living Vintage Fashion Show at the Mourne Golf Club in Newcastle showed the true romance of a vintage gown - the perfect choice for the bride who wants to channel her inner Grace Kelly.


More images of fabulous vintage dresses from the show will be added to our Frock Around The Clock blog this week.

Sunday, 5 September 2010


Diamond Dolls at Dream Jewels of Moira currently has a sale on wedding dresses with dramatic reductions! Owner, Brenda, has a great eye for all things gorgeous and glamorous and her boutique is one of Northern Ireland's best kept secrets. Divine vintage dresses, jewels, hats and bags sit alongside contemporary designer pieces in the art deco style surroundings, dazzling visitors at every turn.

Brenda's wedding dress collection is a mix of vintage and vintage-style new gowns at very attractive prices, and is offset to perfection by the vast range of vintage headpieces, jewellery, gloves, and hand-crafted tiaras and fascinators by local designers.

If you are searching for something really extraordinary for your wedding or other special occasion, Diamond Dolls at Dream Jewels should be your first stop. Brenda sources her stock from all across the globe and her care and attention shows in every detail of her gorgeous boutique and vintage collection.

Diamond Dolls at Dream Jewels is located at 84 Main Street, Moira, BT67 0LQ. Contact Brenda on 02892619279 / 07752891140 or by email to

The website is coming soon!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010


Check out the website of The Vintage Goldsmith, specialists in vintage-inspired jewellery who are committed to providing unique pieces at any budget.

Based in Northern Ireland, The Vintage Goldsmith sells both vintage-inspired fine jewellery and upcycled genuine vintage jewellery whereby a genuine vintage piece is returned to new condition and kept true to the original design.

You can view a portfolio of their current collection on the website, and also in their Etsy shop.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Apologies for the long delay in posting - things have been hectic since the Vintage Bridal Fair on 13th June, but I'm getting back into my stride. I anticipate that I will be holding the event again next summer so will continue to bring lots of alternative wedding ideas to this blog in the meantime.

Well, you have probably already read my earlier posts about Sharon Hay from Innocent Chaos introducing her vintage brooch bouquets to an adoring public at the Vintage Bridal Fair. These little darlings are proving to be very popular with brides and Sharon has been coming up with lots more ideas on the theme.

You can now keep up to date with her creations at her own blog Check out the bouquet that she made using only vintage butterfly brooches. She is now in the process of of creating one that features vintage cameos and I can't wait to see the finished design.

Sharon will be appearing at our next Vintage Sunday at the Empire -

Sunday 1st August, 12 - 4.30pm at the Empire Music Hall, Botanic Avenue, Belfast. Admission £2.

Friday, 18 June 2010


600 visitors flocked to Ireland's first Vintage Bridal Fair last Sunday, 13th June at Malone House in Belfast and were treated to some fabulously unique bridal exhibits. From vintage wedding gowns and accessories to jewellery, tiaras and fascinators, as well as unusual creations such as bouquets made from vintage brooches, there was everything that the modern bride could possibly need to create a vintage style wedding.

Here are some images from the day:

We will be posting less regularly now, until we decide on a date for future vintage bridal fairs. However, you can keep up to date with our other vintage events and goings-on at

Friday, 11 June 2010


There will be frocks galore at our Vintage Bridal Fair this Sunday - vintage bridal gowns, prom dresses, evening gowns, and day dresses for special occasions.

Bang Boutique have sourced a large selection of old shop stock which includes a number of fabulous 1950s and 60s dresses, all with original tags attached. Perfect if you are looking for a unique dress to wear to a wedding, a garden party, day at the races or for afternoon tea with your girlfriends.

Other items in the Bang Boutique collection will include 1950s satin bullet bras with matching suspender belts, again in unworn condition with original tags attached, and stockings in original packaging.

The Frock Around The Clock Vintage Bridal Fair will take place on Sunday 13th June at Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast from 12 - 5pm. Admission costs £5 and there will be goodie bags for the first 100 lucky ladies to visit the event.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


The first 100 lucky ladies to visit our Vintage Bridal Fair this Sunday will receive a goodie bag containing free gifts and a multitude of discount vouchers which can be used against wedding stationery, cakes, flowers, gowns, jewellery and much more!

The Frock Around The Clock Vintage Bridal Fair will take place on Sunday 13th June at Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast from 12 - 5pm. Admission costs £5 and there will be goodie bags for the first 100 lucky ladies to visit the event.