There is a saying that goes, “What’s old is new again.” It’s used in many different contexts, but we definitely think it applies to weddings as well. In today’s post, we wanted to talk a little about vintage weddings. This is a guest article by Kimberly.
At Shoot The Piano Player Wedding Videos, we enjoy shooting all kinds of different types of wedding videos, but vintage weddings are one of our favourites to film.
While the idea of a “modern” wedding brings to mind clean lines and minimalistic accents, vintage weddings are coming back into style because they tend to feel familiar, comfortable, and rough-around-the-edges in the best possible way.
If you are looking to incorporate a vintage feel to your wedding, use the following design ideas as inspiration for your retro fete.
Vintage Weddings – Defining the Decade
Define your vintage wedding by sticking to a consistent theme. Whether you decide on a decadent Gatsby-esque design, prefer the look of 1950s glamour, or want an all around vintage vibe, stick with a consistent theme for your wedding.
By selecting a few complimentary colors and finding pictures that bring your inspiration to life, you will not only make your vintage theme easier to shop for, but also help your vendors visualise your unique vintage vision.
Once you have your look defined, it will make the entire design process much easier.
All About Accessories
When it comes to creating a vintage wedding, no detail should be ignored. In fact, having lots of accessories around is going to make your vintage theme really sparkle. And vintage weddings are all about this sparkle.
Scour antique stores for accents like vintage trunks, candelabras, and flatware. For bigger pieces, such as chandeliers, bird cages, or even a classic car, look into rental vendors, who can provide you with vintage statement pieces for your big day.
Lots of Lace
For a vintage bride, an elegant lace bridal gown will make exactly the right statement. Accents like eyelash lace details and delicate scalloping will make your dress look like an heirloom piece, while elements like a slim silhouette or an exposed back will add the right amount of modern to the timeless look of a lace dress.
When it comes to accessories, we suggest adding a satin bridal sash in champagne or blush, which will break up the consistent lace pattern while simultaneously defining your waist.
Also, whether you opt for a birdcage style or one with a traditional blusher, a veil is a must-have accessory for every vintage bride.
A Beautiful Bridal Party
Lace isn’t a trend that is reserved only for the bride. Lace bridesmaids dresses are elegant and vintage all at once, and will make your girls feel right on trend.
Pair a cocktail length lace dress with a pair of vintage-looking heels and your bridal party will fit perfectly with the classic theme of the wedding.
If you are looking for an accessory to give your bridesmaids, a simple strand of pearls never goes out of style.
Contrast is Key
While rustic and worn-around-the-edges details are hugely important, nothing makes your vintage theme “pop” more than adding some sparkle and shine to your décor.
Elements such as crystal chandeliers, feathers, or faux diamond-accents add a decadent touch to your vintage theme.
Subtly incorporating more “modern” touches will make for a venue that harkens back to the decadence of days gone by.
Like I said at the beginning of this article, vintage weddings are among our favourite weddings to make stunning wedding videography at. You can see some samples of previous work we’ve done to see vintage wedding videography in action here.
We film vintage weddings in all around Worcestershire and Birmingham, as well as all over the UK.