Vintage Wedding Styling Ideas
Vintage weddings have been popular for the last few years and will continue to be into 2017. Who doesn't love vintage styling, and when done right, they can look spectacular. Here are my top vintage wedding styling ideas to make your vintage wedding just as wonderful as you had imagined.
Bunting is always a firm favourite when it comes to vintage wedding styling. It can be used to add as little or as much vintage chic as you desire, and vintage style bunting looks fabulous in a marquee as it helps to add some subtle colour. Team it up with some retro festoon lighting for a contemporary vintage vibe.
Long tables lined with wooden benches will give your wedding reception a rustic vintage feel. Mix and match benches with wooden chairs decorated with pretty vintage-look lace chair hoods for some additional pretty detailing.
There is so much choice when it comes to vintage china. Using mismatched pieces and different colours or designs really adds to the vintage charm. You can hire real vintage china to use on your big day or scour the charity and antique shops to pick up some great pieces.
Add a delicate hint of vintage wedding styling to your table place settings with vintage style napkins. Available in high street stores, they add some extra detail to your tables. You can also hire pretty cloth and linen vintage napkins for use on your wedding day.
Old pieces of furniture that give that home from home look will really set off your vintage wedding styling. Dress them with flowers and flea market finds such as old picture frames, jewellery boxes, lanterns, candles and other quirky items.
Lace is a typical vintage material that can really make your styling wow. Add lengths of lace to tables and empty windows to complement the vintage look.
Whether it is for a venue with vintage charm or to tone down a marquee, adding an old rug with a vintage design is great for breaking up large expanses of plain or wooden flooring. They are also perfect to add to a chill out area for a homely feel when you and your guests can relax. Source rugs second hand and sell them on again after your wedding.
Dress old bars with vintage fabrics to give the front a new lease of life. This works particularly well in dated village halls. You can really make the bar area inviting by draping some fabrics to cover it and adding some trinkets or vintage style drinks dispensers for an extra vintage touch.
Get creative by using old barrels as poseur tables or as a nice way to display your wedding cake. Add some matching vintage bunting around the rim to complement the rest of your vintage wedding styling.
Cover brass candlesticks with moss or other foliage to match the vintage feel of your flowers and décor. Use candlesticks of different shapes and sizes and place them down the middle of long tables, or grouped together as a centrepiece feature.
White Folding Chairs
Not everything has to have a vintage feel. Clean, crisp white chairs are perfect when combined with some vintage fabrics or bunting. Great for any venue, they are perfect for using outdoors too.
DIY Vintage Photo Booth
Look out for vintage hats and props to make your own DIY photo booth. Why not place crate boxes as a feature wall, with various items in each crate for guests to choose their own prop for photos.
Article by Lindsey Hunter of Get Knotted
Images courtesy of:
Vintage Bunting: Tom Biddle Design and Photography
Lace Hood Chair Decoration*, Bar Styling* and DIY Photo Booth*: Kevin Greenfield Photography
Vintage China*: Pictorial Photography
Napkin: Shropshire Petals
Vintage Furniture: Josh Dookhie Photography
Lace Runner*: Amanda J
Rug in Village Hall* and Moss Covered Brass Candlesticks*: Get Knotted
Barrel: Marianne Lucille Photography
White Folding Chair: Especially Amy
*Styling by Get Knotted
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