22 August 2011

Vintage Brides (and Grooms)… come meet us this Autumn!

Having enjoyed a busy couple of weeks of weddings, we are now preparing to meet some lovely couples who want to add a bit of “Butler & Taylor” to their wedding day.

  SO, we have decided to give you guys a taste of what we do at some Wedding Fayres coming up, in the next few months.  We are also delighted to be throwing in some extra special vintage love at each event.  See more below..

Ghillie Dhu Edinburgh WeddingGhillie Dhu wedding Fayre  

EVENT: “Say I Dhu at Ghillie Dhu”

VENUE: Ghillie Dhu, 2 Rutland Place, Edinburgh EH1 2AD

DATE: Sunday 28th August

TIME: 12pm-3.30pm

BUTLER & TAYLOR SPECIAL: Vintage Teaparty with our mismatched china PLUS a live set from the Gramophone DJ’s!

MORE INFO: With around 30 local wedding suppliers, a vintage tea room, live catwalk show and helpful advice on having your wedding at one of Edinburgh's most exclusive wedding venues! With a "live" band showcase on afterwards from 4 pm until 6 pm showcasing 4 fantastic live bands!  Ticket £3 includes tea/coffee on arrival and a goody bag!

Partick Burgh Hall VintageGlasgow Girls Wedding Fayre Sept 2011 

EVENT: “The Glasgow Girls Wedding Fayre”

VENUE: Partick Burgh Hall, 9 Burgh Hall Street. Glasgow G11 5LN

DATE: Sunday 4th September

TIME: 12pm - 5pm


MORE INFO:  FREE ENTRY   50 of the best of The Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide Suppliers   Welcome to the Event by atmospheric live Bagpiping   Live Music sets throughout the day in several locations   Free Champagne on arrival for Guests   A gorgeous and practical Glasgow Girls Wedding Guide canvas goodie bag which can be used again and
again, thus promoting our brand long after the event   Free Wedding Magazines   Hair, Make-Up and Nail Trials   Venue Dressing Showcases

Glasgow Wedding Collective


EVENT: The Glasgow Wedding Collective Vintage Style Fayre

VENUE: Hillhead Bookclub, 17 Vinicombe Street, Glasgow, G12 8BE

DATE: Sunday 2nd October

TIME: 11am - 4pm

BUTLER & TAYLOR SPECIAL: Gramophone DJ set as well as a Butler & Taylor vintage display stand!

MORE INFO:  FREE ENTRY.  This is a showcase of the tasty, stylish and vintage wedding suppliers that are part of the newly formed Glasgow Wedding Collective.  We will be doing a special post on them soon… so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on this blog.

… We are both looking forward to seeing you soon in the flesh, until then, keep your eyes peeled for fresh happenings online with the launch of the new Butler and Taylor website later this month…

Claire xxx

15 August 2011

Glorious 39

Did anyone watch the British thriller 'Glorious 39' last night on BBC 2? This Pre-War drama written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff must have passed me by when it came out in 2009. I don't normally watch thrillers but found myself gripping my patchwork blanket as the plot unravelled!

Thrilling though it was, for me the highlights were the amazing costumes worn by the main character, Anne Keyes (played by Romola Garia).

In each scene she looked incredible. I had major wardrobe envy for 1930's and 1940's fashion. I managed to find a selection of some of Anne's outfits from the film. 

Glorious 39 Fasion
I found this photo collage on this sweet blog - here 

I love the hair, scarfs and the berets!, time for a wardrobe revamp! 

Jenny x

2 August 2011

Mismatched Chairs

Mismatched chairs

There is something really nice about things not matching. As you know Claire and I love unmatched tea sets and I have realised that I seem to take this idea into everything I have around me, cushions, frames, plant pots, earrings, even socks! My Mother always says that ever since I was little I loved to mix bold colours together. In my opinion the more things that clash the better! I don't have any rules when it comes to my wardrobe - navy and black can team up, spots and stripes together and double denim is a treat!

My new obsession is to find mismatched chairs for my dining table in my flat. At the moment we have four matching Ikea chairs. Every time I look at them I feel as if I am living in a showroom! I hope to change this by sourcing four very different chairs, modern and vintage, watch this space!

Inspiration for my new dining room!

Mismatched Chairs

Mismatched Chairs

Modern and Vintage Mismatched Chairs

Painted Mismatched Chairs

Sometimes if everything matches it can look a tad stale and too perfect, I think items that don't match have a sense of personality and life.

Have a look at these snaps for some mismatched seating ideas at events -

Outdoor Wedding with Mis Matched Chairs

Outdoor dining with vintage mismatched chairs

Jenny x