Want your wedding to be a little less cookie-cutter and a lot more you? A vintage theme is a fantastic way of giving your special day a wonderfully individual personality, and putting the spotlight on celebrating you and your loved one. With no restrictions or limitations, you can go as creative as you like – from quirky and cute styles to inject some fun into the proceedings, or old school elegance for true romantic glamour. Read on for some great ideas on vintage wedding tips:
Soft as baby’s breath
Gypsophila, commonly known as Baby’s breath, is one of the most traditional items to feature in any bouquet – but while it used to be regarded as more of a filler, this delicate little bloom is coming into its own. Crafted into ornate wreathes or even threaded with ribbons into delicate crowns, Gypsophila embodies a beautifully retro-inspired elegance that makes it an ideal centrepiece for a vintage theme. Use it anywhere you like – from buttonholes, to a stunningly simple bouquet, bound up only in lace and twine. Or stack it up in buckets or vintage jars for a charmingly rustic touch of décor.
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Sweet and rustic
Vintage doesn’t always have to be about glammed up décor and bling! If you prefer a far more understated and laid back style, then try a rustic look instead. Perfect for an at-home reception or a more casual and intimate party, you can create the look with simple accessories that need very little done to them.
Line the path to your venue with jars wrapped in sackcloth and ribbon, and add a little bouquet of flowers. String patterned bunting banners overhead, or if your celebration is taking place after dark, add lights woven between branches or across roofbeams. Create simple table decorations by filling vintage glass bottles or mismatched crockery with rustic flowers. Add handwritten place-holders for a personal touch.
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You can even take it easier when it comes to catering – create an informal party vibe by filling water dispensers with favourite drinks, and let guests help themselves over the course of the day!
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