When it comes to wedding themes, old is the new new. Vintage is becoming an increasingly popular thematic choice for brides and grooms, and who can blame them? The result is often a beautifully romantic and consistently chic look that plays on tradition to create the wedding day of many brides’ dreams.
So, today, we’ll offer up some vintage decor inspiration to help you pull off this timelessly trendy theme on your own special day.
Tables provide a great opportunity for you to really transform a room and emphasise your vintage theme.
First off, think centrepieces. The very point of centrepieces is to be an elaborate attention-grabber, thus making them the perfect decorative item to really push the vintage theme. To achieve this, you can either stray from the traditional floral centrepiece – opting instead for a stand-out antique – or combine a conventional floral wedding arrangement with unique and quirky ornaments like birdcages and candle holders. To find a genuine one-off, your best bet is to visit one of the many auction houses in the UK to find a truly original statement feature for your wedding.
For a subtler approach, teacups are a beautifully British vintage touch. Use them as a unique way to reinforce your colour scheme while maintaining that traditional theme, utilising them either as functional cups or distinctive decorative items. Furthermore, table numbers and place cards can be adapted to extend your theme. For example, you could use a classic typewriter font, or even elegant italicised calligraphy – once more making sure to coordinate the colours with the rest of your scheme.
Adding a little vintage charm to your venue will contribute greatly to the overall success of your theme.
Bunting not only provides a cute and colourful addition to your wedding decor, but also provides a very inexpensive decorative alternative. What’s more, by mixing swatches of fabric in different prints and textures, you can create a shabby chic vibe that really adds to the overall vintage look of a room.
Lighting features can also be utilised to really enhance the vintage vibe. The trick here is to think outside the box, opting for cute, rustic-look lanterns and tea light holders to house dimly lit bulbs and candles – this is guaranteed to look timelessly chic, while also being memorable and romantic.
The little things
When it comes to vintage, never underestimate the power of the finer details. Quirky, one-of-a-kind items placed around your venue will really add to the overall feel and the ultimate success of a theme.
For example, a vintage brown leather suitcase would not only look super-stylish for those going for a rustic-inspired vintage theme, but will also double as a highly functional decorative item – being usable as a place to house all of those lovely wedding gifts!
A vintage wedding theme effortlessly creates romantic ambience through its natural emphasis on traditionalism. Following these decor tips will help you to pull off that classic vintage style on your own big day, ensuring that, just like your theme, your memories of the day are positively timeless.
Alex Jones is a content creator at Featonby’s, a specialist antiques and collectibles auctioneers based in North Tyneside, England.