Why Choose a Vintage Wedding?
Upon hearing the coveted words “Will you marry me?” the countdown to wedding day begins. Months of decision-making, planning and scheduling ensue to construct a day filled with the magic of a fairytale romance. Every contemporary couple can achieve the look of a whimsical fantasy with the help of a proper ambiance. One popular theme that seems to work its way into even the most extravagant modern wedding is vintage and here’s why:
Vintage Reveals the Inner Magic:
Think of the wedding day as the middle chapter of a love novel, bridging the beginning of a relationship to the rest of their shared lives together. Each and every couple dream of their wedding as a form of expression for their everlasting devotion. Vintage designs, décor, and attire add a sense of tastefulness and character to the wedding that will make the romantic narrative seem timeless. The word vintage need not be associated with merely describing dusty antiques or old-fashioned garb; it goes beyond the style to define an aura and aesthetic that evokes nostalgia for a classic era that has come and went, but left a larger-than-life impact. Vintage represents something that will be around for years on end, no matter how faded, chipped, or weathered it becomes, much like the newlyweds’ affection for one another.
Through the Eyes of Vintage:
Vintage themes work for various parts of the marriage process outside of the wedding. Recently, engagement announcements have become more and more popular. Couples can set the vibe of their wedding right away with a classy engagement shoot in their favorite old-fashioned parks, buildings, or shops. A vintage setting creates the old movie flair, bringing the trends of a historical romance into the modern world. Additionally, the couple can dress as formally or informally as desired.
Lace is the perfect accent for a vintage themed wedding. Many retailers, such as David’s Bridal and Alex Bridal, offer gowns, veils, shoes, and various other vintage-inspired attire and accessories. Incorporating bits of lace and pearls contribute a refined sense of elegance to any celebration.
Vintage evokes both a warm familiarity and a sense of fantasy, transporting guests to a time that can never be visited. The décor options are endless and lend themselves to a diverse range of designs. The glitz of the 1920’s can be celebrated with gold jewelry, flapper dresses, candelabras and ornate centerpieces, while a rustic charm can be achieved with mason jars, homey china, eclectic furniture and soft, off-white hues. You can mix and match different time periods and themes to achieve a vibe that specifically embodies your personality, preference and relationship.
Wedding themes go in and out of being trendy, but vintage themed weddings always make sense; they express true romance through classic values. Vintage gives brides and grooms a chance to recreate their favorite cinematic, historical, or royal romance, and they can often do so without spending a fortune. Ultimately, vintage has snuck its way into mainstream style, leaving your wedding wistful and forward thinking at the same time.
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