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Vintage Wedding Theme

The wonderful thing about a vintage wedding theme, is that it can apply to practically any time period in history. It’s not specific to one era, so you can really have fun and hone in on one time period that you like, or pull from many to make it your own.

Often, a vintage wedding theme means spending some time rummaging in attics or going to auctions where you can pick up some amazing finds for next to nothing. Think gramophones, china, old weighing scales, typewriters and even antique suitcases.

With all of that in mind, here’s some visual inspiration for you, to get the ideas flowing. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.

 

Attire

Start as you mean to go on and bring a touch of the vintage to your wedding attire. Think 1950s style tea length dresses, or carefully embellished 1920s inspired gowns with Gatsby style head pieces. Why not go back further and channel your inner Jane Austin with an Empire line gown. You could also ask your guests to embrace your theme and wear something with a nod to the vintage to it as well.

 

Transport

Most of us choose to have a snazzy car for our wedding day, but why not seek out a genuine vintage car to bring you to the ceremony and reception? Think beyond just the luxury Rolls Royce and consider vintage VW camper vans, Cadillac’s, vintage cars that go back to the 1920s/30s or why not get a vintage style bus for your guests?

 

On the Table

There’s so many ways to bring a touch of vintage into your wedding table centrepieces very simply with vintage style jugs, lanterns, china and teapots. You don’t have to go for those more obvious choices either. Why not use old books, vintage style cans and jars, even an old typewriter or weighing scales would look stunning too.

 

Around the Room

Pieces like gramophones make ideal props for dotting around your wedding venue. Why not dress them up with florals? Stack vintage style suitcases around the room. Why not put that vintage dresser to use and have it as your cake or dessert table? Or if you really want to make a splash why not have flat shoes or flip flops for the guests to pop on at dancing time and let them leave their heels in the dresser? If you’re having something for guests to put their wedding cards in, why not use a vintage birdcage or retro postbox?

 

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Midsummer Nights Dream Wedding

Shakespeare’s a Midsummer Nights Dream exclaims ‘love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.’

A beautiful sentiment from one of the all-time great stage plays, but it turns out that’s it’s not just full of wonderful quotes. In fact, the play is an ideal inspiration for a summer wedding theme.

Think woodland, moss, ferns, fairies, magic and moonlight in this dreamy, sumptuous wedding theme that’s all about laid back indulgence and bringing the outdoors in.

Here’s some visual inspiration for you, to get the ideas flowing. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.

 

 

Lighting

Lighting is key to any wedding them, but is especially vital to pull off a Midsummer Night’s Dream. Think lots of fairly lights, moon and star lights, hanging tea lights, dreamy lanterns to really hammer home the magical atmosphere once the sun goes down. You want to feel as though you’re walking through an enchanted forest, so don’t be afraid to skim on the candles and fairylights.

 

On the table

Have lots of fun with your table décor and centrepieces, think drama, because it is a play after all! Go for lots of green trees and foliage. Think ferns, grapes and greenery. Use Shakespeare quotes as table names. Place piles of old books in the centre covered in moss. Use wooden accents, lanterns and lots of pretty tea lights.

 

Around the room

If you’ve got access to an outdoor area for your wedding reception then make the most of it by lighting up with mason jars and hanging tea lights. Leave blankets outside for when the sun goes down. But don’t forget to bring a sense of the outdoors in with blossom trees, fairly lights, draping, ferns and capture that enchanted magical woodland feeling.

 

Food

When it comes to food, it’s got to be naked cakes or wood effect cakes embellished with moss, greenery and grapes to match the theme to a tee. Have fun serving drinks from goblets and play on the idea of magic potions which both kids and adults would enjoy!

 

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Woodland Wedding Centrepieces

There’s a real beauty to using wooden style accents in your wedding day décor at any time of year, but in winter it can really bring a sort of magical, fairy woodland style feel to proceedings and give the most inviting sense of bringing the outdoors in.

Think wooden slices, candles, moss, burlap, ferns, cloches, conkers, acorns, pine cones and a touch of glitter or even unusual pops of colour dotted amongst it to really pull off the look.

It’s not only a pretty, seasonal alternative look to consider, but in terms of the savings you can make versus large fresh flowers, it’s much more affordable too. Plus if you’re a bit of a DIY lover or green thumbed enthusiast, there’s plenty you can work on yourself ahead of the big day by foraging and crafting.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

 

Wood and Wooden Slices
These look just super, either stacked with candles or lanterns or vases of flowers. Think about jazzing them up with some glitter paint or burlap to give it a modern twist. Wooden logs with places for candles to sit will look simply stunning once the sun goes down, also consider wooden boxes filled with an array of greens, wildflowers, mosses and candles with pops of bright colour can work so well. Tall jars filled with wooden sticks and branches surrounded by candles or touches like acorns or conkers can look fabulous too.
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Moss and Bark
When you think of a woodland setting moss has to be one of the first things that springs to mind and it’s surprising how well moss can look for your centrepieces. Think about small accents like moss numbers, candles covered in bark and moss intonations, moss dotted around the table, in lanterns or birdcages for example.
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Ferns
Along with moss, nothing says woodland like ferns and they are ideal for using in an array of centrepieces. They are of course the perfect partner to said moss and can look stunning used in garlands for long tables and paired with a contrasting wildflower or bright floral colour.
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Cloches
A real hit with trend lovers this season, cloche jars are the ideal match to this sort of theme. They add an air of mystery around things, as if something magical is being hidden beneath the cloche. You can go as creative as you wish with these inventive jars and fill them with wildflowers, barks, moss and greens. They look great stacked on wooden slices too.
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