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Weddings are supposed to be joyous events which celebrate the couple in all of their unique glory. But often the stress of trying to make everything special and memorable ends up making the whole thing a giant mess. Former Bachelorette Jillian Harris knows all about making things pretty, dreaming of her wedding day, and making a big impression.

Today, July 8, Jillian, her cousin Tori Wesszer, and their friend Alyssa Dennis are launching an exciting new project: Charlie Ford Vintage. For the past week, Jilly has been providing Wetpaint readers with an exclusive peek into the origins of CFV, the best way to make an entrance into your home, the magic of vintage jewelry, and why you’ll soon be tracking their every move.

So, what do you get the bride who has everything? How do you make your special day even more special? And how do you find your own perfect match? Read on for all the details from Jilly’s mouth to our soon-to-be-drained pocketbooks.

Wetpaint Entertainment: We’ve heard “something old, something new” for as long as we can remember. How does vintage fit into that aspect of a wedding?
Jillian Harris: There's nothing like throwing a great party! Most little girls grow up dreaming of a fairytale-like wedding ceremony and reception, a day that they will never, ever forget. All the more reason to make that special day completely unique and one-of-a-kind, right? There are so many different ways to incorporate vintage finds into wedding celebrations. I could go on and on! We all know the 'something borrowed, something blue' tradition, but trust me — that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to making your wedding one for the ages.

What is Charlie Ford doing to help brides and / or their wedding guests? It seems like quite the rabbit hole to venture down...
We've got so many great ideas at Charlie Ford Vintage that we've broken them into not one but two wedding theme sales before the end of summer, starting with our vintage wedding sale launching July 18. And for Fall brides, we’ll have a follow-up in early September. As far as what people can expect, we have everything.



Credit: Charlie Ford Vintage

Think vintage canisters to hold flowers, old suitcases for collecting cards and party favours — even small, delicate baskets for flower girls, brooches for making your bouquet sparkle, and teacups for your bridesmaids. Just like your special someone, there's a perfect match (or two, or three...) for every wedding celebration!

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Charlie Ford Vintage launches TODAY at 1pm and — as long as you promise not to buy the things we want most — we give you our blessing to hop right on the site as soon as you’re done reading this and shop your little hearts out. Mazel tov to the Charlie Ford team!

When will Jillian’s big BIG day be? She gave us a little hint in an exclusive interview, so check back this week for even more news on our favorite interior designer/TV personality/vintage addict.