This week we’re going head-over-heels for vintage on the wedding ideas blog: today we have fantastic top tips on vintage wedding attire from Flo & Percy and Dessy, tomorrow we will reveal a stunning vintage inspired shoot at one of our venues and on Thursday we have Styling A Vintage Wedding Part 2 - all about adding a vintage feel to your wedding decorations.
Vintage wedding themes
The vintage theme has been around for some time now but shows no signs of fading away. While 2012 was all about shabby chic and DIY, 2013 themes are leaning towards a return to elegance and old Hollywood glamour. However, vintage is such a versatile theme because you can take inspiration from any era.
Top Tips from Dessy on bridesmaids’ attire
“When it comes to choosing bridesmaid dresses for a vintage wedding theme, it's important to remember that most people think of the term 'vintage' as describing the '40s '50s or '60s. These decades all have their own unique characteristics of course, but generally speaking:
- Consider going tea length
The long glamorous look is great for today's bridesmaids and even for old Hollywood, but a vintage theme usually conjures up memories of tea-length dresses in great fabrics and colours. If you are going with a '70s theme however, think longer with courageous prints.
- Look for square cuts
Square cut necklines and hemlines are loves of the past and never miss a beat when incorporated into a vintage wedding theme.
- Think bright, fun colours
Don’t be shy with your colour choices, especially if thinking a ‘50s or ‘60s style of dress. These eras were known for their experimental forward fashion.
Pearls and costume type jewellery are a must to accent any vintage wedding theme. Choose pieces that are striking and bold.
Don't be afraid to be bold. Add can cans, polka dots and prints to your dress choices. Bottom line, have fun with this great wedding theme!”
Vintage styling advice from Flo & Percy
- Think very carefully about the style of your dress
If it echoes a certain era in time, has soft or hard lines or has any embellishments, then you should match your wedding accessories accordingly.
- Keep things simple and stunning
The full parure of jewellery is often not needed when just a statement headpiece is enough.
- Think about your face shape
Certain styles will suit you better than others. A good designer will advise you on this.
- Invest in good quality
A headpiece is more likely to be worn again and creates a future heirloom.
Don’t miss our vintage wedding shoot tomorrow. In the meantime, are you planning a vintage theme for your wedding or do you have any top tips of your own?