Vintage Wedding in the Suburbs

SNH and I had the pleasure of attending our good friends lovely wedding yesterday. Sue and Marc are part of our ‘vintage’ friends. People who have grown out of rockabilly but still enjoy a 50s/60s inspired lifestyle. The reception was held at Marc’s ranch house in Sydney’s north. Marc has spent years renovating and reconstructing his beautiful home, researching products to keep the 50s authenticity and calling on the skills of his handy pals to help him.

As you would guess the wedding was a beautiful sight, as guests dressed to their vintage 9’s.

the Bride and Groom

Lou and Tony of Sterling | Flowers by Lou

Satorial SNH

Georgio

Amanda's awesome shoes

Nathan | Faith and Sarah

Crowds and boutonnieres

My outfit for the day

Robyn and Georgio

The boys: Angus, Marc and Anthony

Rosalie and Clare | Tanya

Tropical

Stu and Faith

The newly weds first dance

  • You’re all so hip it hurts! Great pics Astred 🙂

  • wow, amazing! would love to see more pics of that house!!

  • I have the exact same hat as you! I wore it to Greazefest this year…any tips on steaming it to bring it back to pristine condition!?

  • HI Erin
    I’ve never really cleaned my vintage hats – never been game! However i have these words of wisdom for you from some other vintage-wearing ladies:
    “I had disastrous results with steam once and don’t ever do that any more. It may melt a synthetic material (which ruined my Jack McConnell), and lots of straw hats are synthetic. Also the moisture may cause the wire in the frame of the hat or the silk flowers to rust (a problem on hats I that were damaged when I got them). And sometimes silk flowers are not color fast so steaming them will make them bleed (a problem I caught in the nick of time when I was cleaning a 1930s hat with silk flowers.) Instead my much less dangerous alternative has worked just fine for me. Use a damp sponge – which may be dipped in a very weak solution of Woolite if the hat needs cleaning or smells bad) before being rung out – to wipe down the hat until it is slightly damp. If you put it on the mannequin head while doing this you can tell when the hat straw fibers have relaxed enough to take the shape. I have found that this method works very well, especially on straw and felt. You can even use it on cloth hats.”
    AND
    “Steaming won’t clean it but can help re-shape hats that have been crushed/bent. I’ve had it work nicely with felt hats but I wouldn’t try it with straw.”

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