When it comes to weddings, vintage continues to be a hugely popular trend. Whatever style your wedding venue, from stately home to rustic barn, vintage is a style you can adapt to suit all locations and pockets. The trend towards vintage has certainly had a knock on effect for florists. Year on year requests for more cottage garden classics and favourites increase as couples seek vintage wedding flowers for their big day.
We’re delighted to see this having a real impact on British flower growers, as more couples ask for home-grown flower varieties. The nostalgia for what we used to grow fits in perfectly with the vintage vibe.
It’s All About Romance
Whether you want your vintage wedding flowers to evoke the feeling of a country meadow or something more refined, the overall effect is all about romance. Unstructured, natural, quirky and seasonal, vintage is all inclusive; it’s just how you put it all together.
For an outdoor summer wedding, meadow style flowers are perfect for that ‘gathered from the garden’ look. Think delicate varieties such as camomile, Nigella, astilbe, scabious and cornflowers. Don’t forget hugely versatile flowering plants either, like lavender, daisies, geraniums, jasmine and clematis.
Styling Tables with Vintage Wedding Flowers
For settings such as barns, vintage works equally well for long banquet style or traditional round tables.
A long table seating 50 can look amazing when dressed with 100 or more flower filled containers, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. Choose the most seasonal wedding flowers available and create a gorgeous tablescape with a multitude of different vessels and accessories.
For round tables, vintage wedding flowers give you the perfect opportunity to create something different on every table.
For a rustic but glamorous look, vintage wedding flowers also work beautifully in a grand setting. Long banquet style tables, with floor sweeping cloths, runners and massed arrangements of garden flowers, hark back to elegant Victorian and Edwardian settings. Choose vases and containers such as mercury or cut glass, and the whole look steps up a notch.
No two vintage weddings are the same, and vintage wedding flowers offer so many possibilities. So, what’s your style – Boho Chic or Rustic Glam?
Guest post by Simon Nickell
Vintage Bouquet of Blue Flowers and Foliage: Eliza Claire Photography
Long Banquet Style Wedding Table: Marianne Taylor Photography
Grand Venue Flowers: Sarah Gawler