Nov 28, 2013

A Black Friday Sale at A Vintage Affair

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? If you're coming up blank when it comes to your shopping list, be sure to check out the Black Friday sale at A Vintage Affair from 5-8 pm tomorrow. They carry everything from lovely, vintage ornaments to beautiful fashions and accessories. Check them out at 638 - 11th Avenue SW.

Nov 26, 2013

A dreamy Calgary Bride

We're just going to toot our own horn a little this morning. Three of our collective members collaborated on a bridal shoot back in September and we're so thrilled with the results. The shoot featured our friend and bride Laura-Lynn, in her beautiful Carol Hannah gown. Sarah Mayerson worked her magic on Laura-Lynn's flower crown and A Vintage Affair provided the 1960's silk evening coat to complete the look. Behind the camera was Tara of Tara Whittaker Photography.

Head on over to Tara's blog to view the full post.

Nov 18, 2013

A Vintage Christmas

The other day I came across this article in Canadian House and Home about preserving Christmas treasures. We all have those Christmas decorations that transport us back to our childhoods don't we? Instantly I thought of my friends at A Vintage Affair. Bonnie and Theresa have truly captured the magic of the season, vintage-style. Everything from beautifully-preserved glass ornaments, to elegant party dresses and luxurious furs. They even have the white, Christmas trees that were so popular in the 1960's. Pop down to their shop and get yourself in the Christmas spirit.

Images courtesy of Tara Whittaker Photography

Nov 15, 2013

Add a touch of vintage to your wedding with Blush

The great thing about vintage is that you can add a little or a lot to your wedding. Maybe the wedding you have planned is actually quite modern but you would like to include a few unique elements. Enter Blush Vintage Rentals. For this fresh and contemporary summer shoot, one piece of architectural salvage (the white door) from Blush made the perfect ceremony backdrop. Give Colleen a call and check out her amazing inventory of vintage pieces.

Images by Tara Whittaker Photography.

Nov 14, 2013

A Vintage Affair featured in Where Magazine

It's always exciting when a colleague receives their 'just desserts'. This is how we feel about the recent feature of our friends at A Vintage Affair in Where Magazine. Their shop is full of impeccably-curated vintage delights. Be sure to say hello to Bonnie & Theresa when you stop by their shop at 638 - 11th Avenue SW, Calgary.

Images by Tara Whittaker Photography

Nov 13, 2013

Vintage...Industrial Style

When we spotted Julianne Young's article on 2014 Wedding Trends over on Tara Whittaker's blog this morning, our vintage senses were tingling. Lacey sleeves, long traditional veils and marquee letters - what fun!

Images from the Restoration Hardware website.

Wouldn't these be perfect for an indie wedding in an art gallery or warehouse space?

Remember Katherine & Tyler's DIY Marquee letters?

Nov 12, 2013

Blooms by Sarah Mayerson Design

Folks, plans are underway for Vintage Wedding Showcase 2014. You'll want to keep up to date on our blog for the latest news but for now, we thought we'd feature some of the gorgeous florals by Sarah Mayerson Design at last year's show. They're the perfect way to take your mind off of the wintery scene outside.

Detail shots provided by Tara Whittaker Photography

Fashion show images provided by RW Photo.

Aug 29, 2013

Huge Blow-out Sale at A Vintage Affair

A Vintage Affair is having their first ever HUGE Blow-out Sale this week!

All summer clothing is priced to sell to make room for wonderful Fall

Blouses, skirts, dresses, hats, handbags and more $5 and up!!

30% off Jewelry Table & the menswear section on sale too.

Sale Hours:

Thursday Aug 29th 10:30am to 8pm

Friday Aug 30th 10:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday Aug 31st 10am to 5:30pm

Sunday 12noon to 4pm

Aug 28, 2013

See us in the Calgary Bridal Guide

As a collective, we are so thrilled to be part of the latest issue of the Calgary Bridal Guide. Have you picked up a copy yet? Check out our new ad, featuring the talents and wares of each collective member.

Boutique Photography Studio: Tara Whittaker Photography
Handpicked Vintage Decor & Styling: Blush Vintage Rentals
Lush & Lovely Floral Design: Sarah Mayerson Design
Vintage Fashion & Accessories: A Vintage Affair

We're also excited to see the spectacular, Mad Men feature from Vintage Decor Challenge? Remember the 1960's themed tabletop by Sharon Auld of
Naturally Chic?

What fun to see a few classic, wedding coifs from the fashion show at Vintage Wedding Showcase. These were styled by the fabulous Tara Watts of Inglewood Beauty Bar, and appear in the "Lovely Locks" album (p. 94).

Photo Credit: RWPhoto

Aug 6, 2013

A Gatsby Engagement Session by Tara Whittaker Photography

Today we're featuring a 1920s shoot that was a collaboration between 3 of our collective members. Tara Whittaker styled and photographed the shoot. The bride's hat and accessories were from A Vintage Affair, and vintage props (including that gorgeous gramophone) were provided by Blush Vintage Rentals.

A beautiful creation from Cakeworks

Pop over to Tara's blog to view the whole gallery.

Aug 1, 2013

Pretty in Pink from A Vintage Affair

When Kari from Modern Girls in Vintage Pearls was browsing through A Vintage Affair, looking for looking for great, vintage pieces that translate well to 2013, she stumbled across this pink beauty. Wouldn't this dress be gorgeous for a bridesmaid?

Here's the article on Kari's blog.

Pink Dress: A Vintage Affair

Pink wedges: Nine West

Necklace: Anthropologie

Bracelet: Violette, in Victoria

Photography: Tara Whittaker Photography

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