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Q&A | For the Bride[BACK TO ALL QUESTIONS & ANSWERS]

What décor can I use for my vintage-themed wedding?

A: First, work out what the concept ‘vintage’ means to you. In this case not pertaining at all to good wine (although we strongly recommend that you serve some of that!) various definitions of vintage according to www.thefreedictionary.com include:

  • A period of origin
  • A group of people or things sharing certain characteristics
  • Characterized by excellence, maturity, and enduring appeal
  • Classic
  • Old-fashioned
  • Of the most distinctive

For us, vintage simply means “yesteryear”.

A touch of softness, a dollop of romance, a nod to the good old days: rustic, charming, elegantly bohemian, and oozing with classic appeal. Dusty pastels, cream and plums are the colour palettes to go for.

These are some elements that we would include as part of a vintage wedding décor scheme:

  • Loose floral arrangements incorporating lavender, peonies and woodland flowers
  • Single antique roses in miniature pots or coloured glass jars
  • Candles in large unlidded glass jars tied with a velvet ribbon and embellished with vintage brooches
  • Delicate mismatched teacups with a sugar stick and a sprig of herbs on each saucer
  • Vintage platters and tiered cake stands
  • Embroidered tablecloths and napkins
  • Small sepia prints framed in distressed wooden frames as gifts for guests
  • Hat boxes, birdcages or stacks of old books as centrepieces
  • Lace and strings of pearls as chair decorations

Many of these items can be found by trawling antique shops, charity shops and flea markets… the perfect excuse to go on long and languid shopping excursions!

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