Tuesday, May 28, 2013

1940s Relived...Relived!

A couple of weekends ago, loverboy and I headed down to Weybridge for the second annual 1940s Relived event at the Brooklands Museum.


You may recall my post from last year's event, where the two of us adopted a nautical/sailor theme for the day.  Funnily enough, our take on the iconic image of 'the kiss' ended up being used in a lot of the publicity for this year's 1940s Relived.

Photo by Jason Dodd.

We stumbled upon this photo of us in Vintage Explorer Magazine and Best of British Magazine.

If you follow me over on Instagram, you will have already seen some of my pictures, as I posted a few snaps throughout the day....


This year, the blue colour scheme of our outfits was replaced with green!   The hubs looked very handsome in his vintage US army uniform, and this was my first opportunity to wear the vintage gabardine coat that he surprised me with a little while back.


I still managed to find some sailors though...


Due to a very murky weather forecast, the music and dancing took place in a marquee this year - although in the end, the weather turned out to be quite settled, with not one drop of rain all day!

 V for Victory!

Dance lessons were taught throughout the day by Paul Crook and Natasha Hall of The Swing Time Dance Company, with music courtesy of Jeff 'Two-Tone Boogie', so everyone had a chance to get up on the dance floor and shake their tail feathers!


Natasha's Pretty Me Vintage team were also on hand to provide vintage makeovers.  I didn't capture any photos of their makeovers, but you may remember that Natasha did my wedding hair and make-up for me...


There were more vendors at this year's event, selling vintage and reproduction clothing, including my lovely friend Lolly of Lolly Doll Clothing.  If you haven't checked out her ladieswear yet, then you should take a peek, as she has a lot of cute items for sale!


As well as offering the opportunity to buy a lot of stylish clothing, the event was also the perfect chance to show off some amazing vintage outfits in the best dressed competitions...


...judged by Winston Churchill, of course!


The Brooklands Museum is the perfect backdrop for this type of event, as it features the 1940s Wellington Hangar, a 1930s Motoring Village and an original 1907 banked racing track - which totally reminds me of that last car racing scene in the movie Grease.


We saw a lot of beautiful cars, but I fell in love with one dusky green Plymouth in particular...


There were lots of military vehicles and re-enactments going on, so loverboy fit right in...


Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaandsome...*swoon*...


I found these to be really creepy....


Another fantastic day out, and we are sure to go back next year....but before then, we will most likely be heading back to the Brooklands Museum next month for the Double Twelve Motorsport Festival - where this time, the music and styling will be based around the 1950s.

24 comments:

  1. Great photos. You two look amazing! We have re=enactment events out her but it's all Civil War and local battles. I went to one once and was completely bored. Probably because I'm not into Antebellum era fashion.

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    1. Thanks Mariela! I am not into re-enactment events either - unless there is 40/50s fashion and dancing involved! :) I'm not surprised you were bored at a Civil War re-enactment!!!!

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  2. Love your photos - wish I had gone! Hopefully next year!

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    1. Thank you! You should definitely try to make it next year - it's a really nice day out, in a great setting, with a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

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  3. Which couple/people won the best dressed contest?

    Did you fall in love with the dusky green Plymouth because it matched yours and Aaron's magnificent outfits?

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    1. Which couples do you think won? :P Honestly, apart from the lady with Churchill, I am not 100% sure, as I was not paying close attention (read: I was nattering away to a friend)!!!

      Hahah! The car was quite a well-matched accessory! :)

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  4. Well aren't you two a handsome couple?!

    Great pics - looks like a fab event :)

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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    1. Thank you Helen, what a lovely compliment!

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  5. What a beautiful post!!!! Loved all the pictures. You two looked like you had a great time!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the photos - we had a really fun time!!!

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  6. I guess there is never any shortage of opportunities for fun and frolic for you two! As always, you look stellar!!!

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    1. We have noses made for sniffing out fun! :) Thank you!!! x

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  7. What a thrill it must be to see yourself in the paper:) These are great photographs and you both play the parts fabulous!

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    1. Hehehe it was quite exciting to randomly flick through the magazine and see ourselves! :) Thank you!!!

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  8. You guys are soooo stinkin cute!!!

    This looks like it was amazing!!!

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    1. Awwwww thanks! It was a really fun event!!!

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  9. Goodness gracious, what a thoroughly magnificent looking day! (You two couldn't be more stylishly attired!) Is there anyway I can convince you and some of these fine folks to hold your next event here in my corner of Canada? :)

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! You would have loved it....can we convince you to come over to the UK to attend some fun events in the future?! :)

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  10. That photo of you two from the event last year is one of my favourite photos of you both that I have seen! It seems like a great one for them to have used for the publicity things. There are some great photos from this year as well - I particularly like the one of your husband on the bike, and the one of you with the black car.

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    1. Wow thanks Helen! I love that photo of Aaron with the motorbike too! The Brooklands Museum definitely makes for some great photo-taking opportunities!

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  11. You both are looking fab as usual! Love those green shoes! I was just looking into this museum the other day. Wish we could be there for one of the events. Looks like a blast! Have fun at the next one!

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    1. Thank you Elisa! Brooklands Museum is definitely worth a visit! Hopefully one day you will plan a trip to the UK which coincides with one of their events! :)

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  12. Hey Mel, this is the event you told me about and its right on my door step. I'm definately going to go next year. Because I love your blog I have nominated you for a Liebster Award - go to my blog to find out what it is -http://rockabillystitch.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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