Years go by and vintage style of every era is still as popular as ever. It’s no longer just a trend, but a complete way of life for so many people, whether it’s in the clothes they wear, the car they drive or in their home decor. For me, weddings that choose this style win every time. For the details they choose, the setting, the decor and the whole look of the day when all of these elements come together.
If you want to take your vintage wedding to another level, don’t miss these fantastic photos and ideas, they are truly spectacular!
Creating a complete vintage look may seem difficult, but it’s not at all. It’s all in the decor, as this is where you can really play around with the the colour scheme, furniture, flowers and all of those other details that will really set-off the charm of your wedding. I love this style for the infinite number of elements that can be incorporated to create this look, from so many different eras. Here are some of my favourites:
For any type of vintage wedding, you really need to think carefully about the colour scheme. Within this theme, the tones that stand out, should be soft and subtle; for example, pastel tones and nude colours are essential! You can include these colours in different parts of your wedding decor: centrepieces, flowers, tableware, furniture, bunting, lighting and so much more!
The furniture you use must be in keeping with your theme. Remembering that a vintage style combines the very best of many different objects from past eras, matching them perfectly with certain modern touches. A chest of drawers that you may have at home, a vintage mirror, some old suitcases you may have picked up at a market or some old family photos, can be transformed into the most incredible ideas to give life to your vintage wedding.
The crockery and glassware that you choose are also extremely important. Choose pieces with multicoloured floral prints, or perhaps vintage silverware that once belonged to your grandparents. These incredible ideas can also be complemented with birdcages or small lanterns for your centrepieces. Don’t forget to choose natural flowers in vintage tones as part of your decor or bouquet.
To make your guests feel at home, why not make a section of your reception into a vintage lounge area. You can bring furniture from home, borrow some from friends and family or perhaps hire some fantastic pieces. This space would be great for some fun photos of your guests, or as the main focal point of your wedding and its beautiful decor. The most important thing is to get really creative and play around with lots of different elements.
Old Polaroid cameras and typewriters aren’t just a decoration, but also a great way of creating some memories and make for a wonderful alternative to a traditional guest book. The vintage decor can be finished off beautifully with some antique jewellery strewn around the tables or centrepieces. If you don’t have any vintage jewellery or simple don’t want to ruin any sentimental pieces you may have, fake pearls are easy to buy everywhere and markets and car boot fairs are perfect places to find unusual bits and pieces very cheaply.
I adore this style and really making the most of those stunning pieces from past years and the memories they must hold. Whichever era you choose we’re sure you’ll really wow your guests with all the effort and special touches that you put together.
What theme have you chosen for your wedding? If it’s vintage, what era have you gone for? We’d love to know! @Zankyou_IE
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