Vintage weddings are some of the most loved
and trending styles among the bridal couples:
they are classic, elegant and timeless.
Collect family heirlooms, antiques and particular items
to give a unique character to your special day.
If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your celebration, include vintage accessories and decorations to your wedding. You’ll find an endless variety of old-time items, once belonging to people who had used and loved them, that will enrich the character of your theme.
Would you like to bring back to life the sparkle and dazzle of the roaring ‘20s, the Hollywood glamour of the ‘50s, or the hippie, boho vibes of the ‘60s? Or do you draw inspiration from the romanticism of the Victorian Era, the Renaissance’s majesty or the pastel colors of the Impressionism?
Whichever historical moment and style you choose, there are many details that can help you recreate the perfect atmosphere of a vintage wedding.
Here are some ideas to inspire you:
This type of jewelry offers shoppers a precious and quality heirloom that can’t be found anywhere else. It is also a way of buying sustainably
, as you give new life to products with a story to tell.
Within the trend, the geometric styles of the Art Deco era are the most appreciated.
The retro wedding gowns are the perfect balance of style, romance, and nostalgia. Playing a starring role is luxurious antique lace fabrics together with exclusive decors made of elegant bead, old-time brooches and sparkling art deco inspired gems. You can even give your wedding look a more marked vintage touch with a hairstyle and makeup influenced by your favorite historical period.
Even the groom has many outfit options: from the chic tweed three-piece suit to waistcoats in various colors with particular buttons and the addition of suspenders, printed bow ties, floral boutonnieres and handkerchiefs.
Remember to notify your guests of the required dress code so that they can also play with unusual combinations and find the perfect vintage attire.
To add a true vintage character to your ceremony, setup a stylish outdoor living room. Add Persian carpets, candles and antique furniture to recreate an elegant atmosphere of other times.
Also consider the idea of mixing chairs of different styles and colors to include a personal touch.
Lastly, you can replace the classic floral arch with a decorated vintage door, in perfect retro-chic style.
- Aperitif with retro details
For the cocktail hour, present to your guests with different corners of delicacies displayed on antique tables wrapped in vines or recreate an outdoor bistro vibe. Use circular tables and vintage ice cream parlor chairs with a twisted heart design that go back to the 1930s
For drinks, opt for an old-fashioned bar cart where guests can make their favorite cocktails.
- A perfect reception of yesteryear
For the decorations of your wedding reception, you are spoiled for choice.
Mix and match old-time vases, tin cans and taper candles with frames and antique radios or alarm clocks.
Opt for antique furniture embellished with retro objects such as birdcages and old tea pots. Add vintage suitcases filled with an abundance of flowers for a touch of color to the wedding palette.
Insert some crystal elements such as glasses with particular shapes and period chandeliers
that will add a touch of glamour. You can also add pearl necklaces and gold elements to your compositions to recall the times of the Great Gatsby.
Lastly, another way to include a touch of retro vibes is to incorporate worn books as photo props, along with beautiful lace accessories.
Before devoting yourself to the choice of old-time accessories, carefully observe the architecture of the wedding venue and think on how you can enhance it in the best way. The next step is to unleash your imagination in choosing the perfect heirlooms and retro details for a truly unique vintage wedding.