When it comes to vintage, I think it’s safe to say that a lot of women are obsessed. Maybe it’s because it can be like stepping back in time, maybe it’s because it’s a way of connecting with our past and those who have come before us; but we tend to have an obsession with all things throwback.
Vintage weddings aren’t just about pretty lace wedding dresses and lovely teacups (although that does help). They’re really about an aspect of an old life that appeals to you. The first part of that puzzle definitely has to do with your setting. A beautiful setting can suddenly make you feel like you’ve walked into an episode of Downton Abbey.
A vintage wedding is something that can be very individual to your taste. From 18th century buildings to the Art Deco glamour of the 1920’s or swinging 60’s boho chic; there is really no limit.
If you’re considering vintage, but don’t know where to begin, here are some vintage wedding tips:
Think about an era you identify with most. Did your parents or grandparents grow up in that time? Are you obsessed with the music in that period? If you feel an affinity for a decade, that’s always a great place to start.
Where are you having your vintage day? A country house venue will have a different atmosphere to a building that was built in the 1950’s. The décor and location of your wedding venue should influence your vintage theme.
If it’s a wedding venue that your family has a history with, why not incorporate that into your day? Photos of family members celebrating past weddings there or even recreating past photos is a great way to make that connection.
Images courtesy of Springfort Hall Hotel