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So many brides have come to me lately saying that they want a “vintage feel” for their wedding.  It seems to be all the rage these days.  But what constitutes vintage?  To most, men especially, they think it means old, because they associate it with vintage cars.  But vintage can also be fun and creative.  I will share with you some of the vintage looks that have been popular with my brides.

Old wine bottles and apothecary bottles are a big hit, and it can be fun to scavenger for these items at garage sales, thrift stores, and even grandma’s house.  Scatter them along the middle of a long table with a couple of flowers in each to create a pretty vintage look.  Also popular are old tin containers, these can be harder to find than the bottles, but often can be found as reproductions.  Carnival glass gives a lovely vintage feel as well.  My favorite is mismatched silver containers filled with massed flowers like hydrangea and dahlias.  Forget about the silver polish, they look better tarnished. Old doilies look wonderful on a table and are quintessential for a vintage look.

You can carry the vintage feel into your bouquet with soft colored flowers, I especially love the rose “Amnesia” because it has a very vintage look to it, and also picks up other colors around it.   You could add a string of pearls or your grandmothers brooch to your bouquet, and wrap it in an heirloom handkerchief.

All it takes is a little brainstorming and creativity to come up with the vintage look and feel that you are looking for.  The possibilities are endless!  So have fun searching and collecting these wonderful items that will help make your wedding the memorable day it should be.




Vintage Wedding?

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