We’re deep into wedding season right now and we couldn’t help but be inspired and excited with the celebratory energy that’s in the air. We have couples visit our shop for engagement ring consultation year round but at this time in particular it’s pure wedding vibes we feel! All of the months of planning and coordinating come together for the big day. Everyone is talking, texting wedding updates and posting beautiful photos on their social media.
This year we are pulling together some of our favorite wedding pins from our Pinterest boards to show you some beautiful vintage inspired/vintage themed weddings. Flowers, pearls, beads, and lots of lace come together to create an elegant, traditional look.
The vintage look is always popular because it radiates romance, fairy tales, softness, and reminds us of family tradition, things we all attribute to the ceremonial reception of love. We picked out three elements in a wedding that incorporates touches of the vintage aesthetic; decor, wedding dress, wedding jewelry.
Table Settings & Decor
What sets the mood more than anything?The decoration of the space takes a lead when setting an atmosphere and mood. The choices on the the table linens; chairs; flowers and lights are all used in concert to create a dreamy atmosphere and an impressionable space.
The most beautiful wedding table inspiration we found was the simple use of lace fabric draping over a wood table for a dramatic royal look like a heavy velvet robe. The dangling crystal chandelier; more hanging white lace from the chairs; the antique style high candelabras; and the light and dark color wood table and chairs set a sophisticated, elegant, romantic rustic mood.
We’re swooning over these vintage inspired wedding dresses. Creamy pearls, scalloped edges, beading details, the low necklines and backlines topped with cap sleeves wins over even the most modern of Brides.
Lace on a white dress is unapologetically more bridal than lace on any other color, especially on vintage wedding dresses. It's a key ingredient with it being in the right places and the right cut. The exquisite beading and appliqué on lace adds a sparkle and dash of 1920's whimsical. Lace is feminine and just beautiful. But if lace on the dress is kept to a minimum, you can’t go wrong with a great veil with large flower appliqué or birdcage net.
Vintage wedding dresses or vintage inspired wedding dresses have lace in just the right places to accentuate the fit of the dress on the female body. They highlight the neckline and back and the woman's curves. With the structure of dresses having exposed fronts and backs, and typically higher waist lines, the vintage looking wedding dress offers simplicity in fine craftsmanship. A gorgeous low key silhouette with the finest delicate details.
Pearls, diamonds, sapphires with flower motifs, and filigree and curlicue detail settings are the ingredients to vintage inspired bridal jewelry.
Choosing the right jewelry is an important decision to achieve the elegant classic look. Many brides are enhancing their wedding hairstyle with a beautiful pair of vintage earrings because it’s timeless and glamorously romantic. Whether it’s a delightful pair of pearl or diamond drop dangle chandelier earrings or diamond studs to complement your low bun or peek through your flowing locks, the most beautiful bridal earrings seem to have elements of the victorian, edwardian, art deco or mid-century era style.
As for vintage engagement rings and wedding bands, this is an area we are most fond of since we are lovers and collectors of vintage rings. We’re so excited that besides the characteristic settings of vintage rings, new brides are choosing other types of gemstones over the diamond. Blue sapphires, green emeralds, purple amethyst and iridescent opals are among some of the new choices for engagement rings. Gold bands with milgrain or etched detail create character. An old world charm brings a distinctive look and feel to wedding rings and bands among a sea of choices in today's plain gold contemporary styles.
We want to leave you with more wedding inspiration! Follow our Vintage Wedding Pinterest board.
Sources Vintage WeddingsLove My Dress Blog Dresses Jane Bourvis | Elizabeth Avey Veils Chic Vintage Brides