Continuing on our voyage of all-things-vintage this week, here is the second of our two-part post on Styling A Vintage Wedding. if you enjoyed our vintage wedding shoot at Pennard House yesterday you’ll like these tips from Kim Balasubramaniam, owner of Idyllic Days, Nicky from Nicky Llewellyn Flowers and Krishanthi from Cakes By Krishanthi on adding vintage style to your day:
Top tips for vintage wedding decorations
Kim Balasubramaniam, Idyllic Days shares her top tips:
- Vintage doesn't necessarily mean teacups and bunting; you can create rustic, glam or luxurious vintage looks by using crystal, glassware, silverware or piles of old books.
- Research parties of a bygone era by looking through books and magazines at your local library to get inspiration. Pinterest is also a new fantastic source of inspiration allowing you to create online mood boards that you can add to or edit at any time.
- Use items from your childhood for a nostalgic twist e.g. retro sweets served usherette-style in wooden crates or a chill out area of a marquee complete with vintage board games to entertain the masses post-dinner.
- Use larger props like sewing machines or suitcases to add interest to specific areas and create zones in your reception venue.
- Less is sometimes more: A simple candelabra draped with pearls can make a lovely table centre when surrounded with masses of petals.
- If you’re looking to achieve an era themed wedding make sure you do your research well and theme every last detail including the font in your stationery.
- Let the props speak for themselves and use accent pieces with single stem blooms rather than tight, fussy floral arrangements.
- Consider making napkin ties or chair backs from vintage fabric offcuts or table runners from lengths of vintage wallpaper.
Yummy vintage-themed wedding cakes
Your wedding cake can be more than little squares of sponge and icing that you hand out at the end of the night. Why not make it part of your wedding decoration? These scrumptious cakes from Cakes By Krishanthi are so elegant they would enhance a vintage theme no end.
Create a vintage flower display
Nicky, from Nicky Llewellyn Flowers gave us this great DIY idea for vintage flower displays: “The setting and containers help to define the vintage look - after all, the same flowers can look completely different when styled in more contemporary ways!
An inexpensive way to introduce a vintage look can be to cover plain vases or jars with wallpaper samples - perhaps grouped together for maximum effect. Old favourites such as roses, sweet peas, peonies all add to the look and are available in pretty, muted colours.”
Thanks Kim, Krishanthi and Nicky. Well, we hope you have enjoyed our vintage week and got some ideas for your wedding. Our real life wedding next Wednesday (6th March) is era-inspired too – don’t miss it!