There is absolutely something so gosh adorable + romantic about finding opulence from another time or era that makes our hearts skip a beat! Whether it’s a touch of vintage lace to dress up a tablescape or yourself or a classic vintage typewriter paired with beautiful handwritten love letters for all your guest book table, we are pretty sure that these lovely details will become a part of a new story and will definitely add an endless and timeless vintage accent to your wedding day!
When it comes to adding a vintage vibe to your dream wedding you can always take inspiration from the fascinating cinematic glamor of the golden age of Hollywood! From all the rich fabrics and dramatic silhouettes to a touch of sparkle, every element that radiates a vintage accent effortlessly proves that oldies truly can be goodies! If you and sweetheart are a die-hard fan of old Hollywood movies and you live for the fashion of decades past and are too excited to bring them in your wedding decor, then you can always consider experimenting with these accents as they will bring out the best of vintage era charm to your wedding day! Transport all your wedding guests to Jay Gatsby’s extravagant mansion or raid Bette Davi’s closet for fashion inspiration. The world is your oyster (and it’s a pearl!). Read our special blog where we will be sharing some ideas and inspirations on what are the must-have vintage wedding accents. You can incorporate them into your wedding decor and make your wedding experience an unforgettable celebration for all your loved ones!
Your wedding venue is the best place to start if you are looking for weddings with endless vintage appeal! Here are some tips from us that will help you in finding the right wedding venue that will add an authentic vintage vibe to your wedding day. How about you check out those luxurious ballrooms with high-vaulted ceilings, or old theaters, speakeasies, or some grand mansions adorned with vintage chandeliers? We are pretty much sure that these kinds of wedding venues will surely make a statement for your wedding day! Anything that is art deco or related to art nouveau style will undoubtedly set the scene for a glorious vintage vibe. Don’t forget to ask about the history of your wedding venue, as that can surely inspire your wedding decor and design choices down the line and will also help you in your creative wedding planning!
If your wedding venue has light fixtures or those dramatic chandeliers and gold finishes and some geometric designs, then congratulations you are in luck! Draped curtains and accent walls are elegant in any era and double as great photo backdrops! The ultimate and authentic vintage vibe will be glorified on the large scale through your wedding venue only! No doubt about that!
Without any doubt, black and white and vintage style photos will surely inspire you and all your wedding guests in more than one way! You and your partner can take help from the pictures of vintage Hollywood couples and can imitate the same style in your own pictures with posed portraits and high-contrast shots! Make sure you are getting some timeless prints and get them edited in black and white. No wonder these black and white photos will be a lovely addition to your thank you notes! Undoubtedly these photos in black and white contrast will add a stunning and elegant vintage accent to your wedding setting!
In fact on your wedding day, you can use some old black and white wedding photographs of your parents, framed in a rustic and vintage photo frame as a decorative element. Or you can also place them on the gift tables or can also make them as a part of the centerpieces! It is a very sweet and personal touch that will remind everyone at your wedding that love is eternal!
Your wedding day is that time when you can go all experimental when it comes to colors. But if you have made your mind over a vintage-theme wedding then we also want that you pick those colors that seamlessly radiate vintage vibe to the core! For your vintage style wedding, you want those colors that never go out of style. For your antique-inspired nuptials, you can work with some common tones such as burgundy, gold, black, ivory, peach, or blush. If you want your wedding to have an endless vintage accent then you can think of adding more than one or two main colors, which can be seen in everything of your wedding decor- from flowers to party favors. If you want something old and a new type of vibe in your wedding decor you can also think of incorporating other hues for a modern and timely-twist to the old-fashioned look!
We firmly believe that decorative touches are the best and a fantastic way to keep the theme going! If your wedding venue is bare-bones, you can think of sprucing it up with antique furniture and dramatic lighting that can also include vintage-style candle chandeliers! You can always seek help from vintage wedding rentals as that will definitely help you in bringing out your vintage and luxurious wedding vision to life! For instance, you can think of adding a slinky chandelier, antique vases along with gold-lined linens as these elements have the potential to bring out the elegant, memorable, and evocative years of the past in the best way possible!
An authentic vintage wedding is incomplete without the right flowers! That being said, the type of wedding flowers you choose for your wedding day decor theme is crucial. No wonder when we say that roses are the most common flowers that are used to bring out the vintage charm in any wedding, but these days you can also add peonies or daisies to your wedding decoration as they will bring out the charm of something old and something new. Make sure you are keeping some distance from bright, shocking, and poppy colors and keeping your great inclination towards the nude and dark tones, such as ivory, burgundy, and blush! If you want something modern and classic for your vintage wedding then you can also think of mixing the colors for more versatile floral arrangements!
A wedding with vintage accents is your chance to really go for that luxurious vibe! Don’t give a second thought and choose beaded, shiny, and silky fabrics that speak to your sophisticated sense of style. You will have the complete chance to go for a totally elegant mix and match with velvet and satin bridesmaid dresses. Look out for the styles featuring dramatic draping or fitted silhouettes for your bridesmaids’ dresses. Wearing these kinds of dresses we are pretty much sure that your lovely bridesmaids will look just as chic as old Hollywood startles!
Coming back to your wedding dress, you can choose a wedding dress that has a unique beading style! Not only this style of wedding dress will make you feel super glam, but we are sure that you will love how it references the era of 1920’s fashion! The subtle sparkle of a beaded wedding dress will just add the perfect touch to your overall bridal look! Shop for geometric and floral pattern wedding dresses as they will add symmetry and intricate details to your stunning bridal look! Be sure to get tons of close-ups of your intricate gown. Add a bold red lip and you are ready to party like it’s 90’s era!
There is nothing more, Old Hollywood glam than a stunning and glorious vintage-inspired wedding dress! We know that it is overwhelming (and expensive too) to find a truly vintage piece for your wedding day, but you can always find an inspired look at bridal shops like Borrowing Magnolia!
When we are talking about the vintage-inspired wedding dress, the very option you should be looking for is a sexy fit-and-flare wedding dress. If a fit-and-flare wedding dress is not your type, then you can always consider going for the trumpet and sheath silhouettes! These gorgeous and figure-flattering wedding dresses will help you feel like a movie star on the red carpet (when you will walk down the aisle).
When we talk about wedding dresses with an abundance of vintage charm, there is one detail that will surely accentuate the desired vintage theme and that is- lace! A wedding dress made of beautiful and delicate lace will be the biggest wow factor to scream old-world charm! When we are talking about the lace, we simply don’t mean that this only has to be the material used in your wedding gown, but this simple and lovely fabric has the power to do wonders for the vintage-theme bride. If you think you are a bride who cannot work with lace, then you can always use the sheer details with lace elements on the neckline or sleeves! And for some pizzazz, rhinestones, beading, and crystals will add a more elegant effect to the old-fashion style.
Brides who are planning to host a vintage wedding are surely very lucky as there are tons of design options available for them to choose from that reference vintage fashion! We are pretty sure that your stylist will help you to create the exact same era that you have in your mind! Whatever you chose, just make sure you feel amazing — attitude is everything for a retro-glam bride!
When we talk about having a vintage accent at a wedding, we mean that it should be connected to you also. We talked about you wearing a vintage-inspired wedding dress, but there is one more thing that will surely highlight the core of your vintage bridal look, and that is your hairdo! The most common hairdo that vintage brides opt for is a tight bun with sleek, gelled hair. A high, medium, or low bun, that is completely your choice (and also depends on your hair length). Besides hair bun, the finger waves are also popular when it comes to having a classic and elegant vintage-inspired hairdo. You can be experimental with finger waves, you can go for up, down, or can also tie them in a ponytail depending on your choice. We have observed that even the most extravagant bride will adorn her hair with an accessory. There is one hair accessory that never gets out of fashion, and that is your wedding veil! Whether it’s lace or sheer, wearing a wedding veil in hair never goes out of fashion! If you want to add some tint of contemporary look to your hairdo, you can always go for the headband, crown, or even flower to achieve that iconic Victorian persona a bride may seek for her incredible bridal look!
Weddings are always about the sparkle and the glam! There is no limit to the sparkle that you can add to your wedding and to yourself too! But, make sure you are keeping it classy with accessories that evoke a sense of romance in decades past! There are endless timeless pieces that will surely bring some personality to your wedding bridal look, but they are indeed very bridal! So, are you looking for some inspiration? Though you will have a bucket full of on Pinterest, we are also sharing some of the tips and ideas that will make you outshine on your wedding day!
How about adding some delicate hairpieces adorned with gold and pearl accents like Untamed Petals Villa? Isn’t that a great bling idea for your bridal look? You can easily fasten it into your crown with a soft updo as it will add some beautiful detail for sure! Or you can always go for an old Hollywood style and clip it into the side of your head opposite your part!
When it comes to bling, nothing adds more than a pair of elegant and lovely earrings! A pair of classic and some bit of vintage-inspired earrings are also a key to attain an incredible vintage-wedding look! You’ve got a lot of options here. You can either be experimental with an understated pearl stud or drop earring. Or if you want to add some modern touch to your vintage bridal look, you can be playful with the geometric shaped floral and crystal pair of earrings as they are both elegant and striking, and will bring the best of a retro-glam wedding look! Talk to a stylist about bridal accessories that go with your vintage wedding vibe! They can definitely help you pick the perfect additions to your stunning wedding dress.
A perfect exit is what leaves an eternal impression on the hearts and minds of all your wedding guests! And when you are planning a vintage wedding, then we must say the options are endless to make a grand and dramatic exit that will be talked about for decades to come. Take your wedding exit to the next level by renting a vintage car! As when it is the decision about your wedding car, look for some classic wheels that match and even elevate your wedding day style. From classic Rolls Royces to American-made muscle cars, you will have a bucket full of options to pull from!
So, no matter which historic moment you choose to add a vintage accent, there are so many ways to bring it to life in a vintage wedding. You can always consider looking back to your favorite time period. The sparkle and shimmering dazzle of the roaring 20s, or the Hollywood glamor of the 50’s era, or the hippie, boho vibe of the ’60s. Without any doubt, the romance of the Victorian era, the colors of the Impressionist period, or the grandeur of the Renaissance will surely make your wedding day an unforgettable experience for all your wedding guests
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