A wedding of good vintage

A guest blog post from Creative Brides about vintage weddings

The term vintage denotes something of high quality from the past, especially an item that represents the best of its kind, so with that in mind, today’s popularity of vintage themed weddings is no wonder.

Bringing together your own vintage style can be lots of fun and easily lends itself to be as simple or as intricate as you desire. It’s worth depicting whether there’s a particular period of time you’d like to take your lead from and then colours are key and a good place to start. You can draw from a subtle palette of pretty pastels, ochre, cream and duck egg, which can then be weaved into your scheme and accessories.

For decorations, delicate flowers blended with retro birdcages or lanterns, fine crockery and aged books will create a real feeling of nostalgia. Lace sashes or ribbons with brooches for the bouquets and restored vintage vehicles for the wedding party are all wonderful touches.

There are also plenty of modern designers with bridal collections that nod suitably to the fashions of yester-year, whilst tailoring to the modern female form.

With so many vintage specialist suppliers and pages of inspiration available, you can very easily cherry pick the items that you wish to include. The importance is in the detail that will make your day unique to you. Why not ask elder relatives what they did for their wedding day and incorporate elements into your style? A wedding planner can also be a great source of inspiration and will have the ability to source quirky trinkets to complete your look.

Words by Creative Brides feature writer Becky Godden

Images courtesy of Rebecca Douglas Photography www.rebeccadouglas.co.uk