Vintage Wedding Inspiration You’ll Want for Yourself

Retro is in!

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Retro, antique, vintage — whatever you call it, it’s in and all over the wedding-sphere. Whether you regularly shop at antique stores for the latest treasures or simply admire the glamorous styles of the old days, we’ve got all the vintage inspiration you’re looking for. Bring together the old and new for a stunning celebration your guests won’t forget!

 

 

 

Photo | My Wedding

Hand-lettered Invites

Give your wedding invitations an elegant feel with handwritten script. Add a vintage-looking stamp and clay/wax seal to add to the aesthetic. You and your spouse can even customize your seal with a personalized crest!

 

 

Photo | Alyssa Michelle Photography

An Embellished Gown

When envisioning a vintage wedding dress, many think of lace – and lots of it. Too much lace can look dated, so search for gowns with a combination of embellishments like lace, beading and mesh. This will give a modern spin on a traditional dress. Add a flowing veil or beaded hairpin to add more sparkle and shine to the rest of your wedding ensemble.

 

 

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Traditional Florals

Keep it simple and sophisticated with roses and peonies. They’re classically beautiful and can be complemented with cascading greenery for a modern twist.

 

 

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Up Your Bouquet Game

It’s all in the details! Wrap a lace ribbon around the stems of your bouquet or add vintage brooches, pearls and pins. Whether it’s a family heirloom or antique you picked up at a thrift shop, it’s something borrowed with vintage appeal.

 

 

Photo | Nastia Vesna

Vintage Getaway Car

Consider a Ford Thunderbird, VW buggie, vespa or classic car for the ultimate getaway. Your guests will envy you and your spouse as you ride away in style!

 

 

Photo | Deer Pearl Flowers

To the Bar!

A vintage-looking mirror displaying the signature drinks is a fun way to decorate the reception space.

 

 

Photo | Style Me Pretty

Outdoor Lighting

Hang mismatched chandeliers in the outside area for your reception. The contrast between the trees and mixed metals brings retro and modern elements together. There’s nothing that says elegance quite like a chandelier!

 

 

Photo | Deer Pearl Flowers

Gilded Tablescape

Utilize tinted glassware, mercury glass and lace details for the reception tablescape. Add candles and white flowers to keep it sophisticated and timeless.

 

 

Photo | Sarah Culver

Polaroid Guestbook

Set up a backdrop (simple or elaborate – totally up to you) and have your guests snap a polaroid picture for your guestbook! Have them sign their names by their photo or write a sweet note. You can then compile the photos into an album you’ll cherish forever!

 

Photo | Vine and Light Photography

Candy Shoppe

Set up an old-fashioned candy bar where guests can pick their own sweets. It’s picture-perfect and will make your guests feel like kids in a candy shoppe!

 

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