Top 5 Vintage Wedding Styling Tips

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Collaborators Circle of Love Weddings

We take a look at creating a gorgeous vintage-style wedding and reception, guaranteeing you old-world glamour for your big day...


ACCESSORIES
Complement a new vintage-style gown with genuine vintage accessories. “Wear a fur bolero or vintage jewellery including pearls or diamantes, or something in your hair, a brooch at the waist, or even a vintage pair of shoes,” recommends Lorraine from The Vintage Clothing Shop. “Make it eclectic.” For men, Lorraine suggests genuinely old cufflinks or a vintage tie.

CAKE AND FLOWERS
When done correctly, the flowers and cake add the finishing touches to any vintage theme. Pick a bouquet of carnations, dahlias, roses, or sweet peas in pastel pinks, blues, yellows, purples, as well as beige and cream. Vintage-style bouquets should also feature plenty of greenery. For floral centrepieces, place flowers in small glass jars, wooden tubs, or mismatched crystal vases. Choose a classic tiered cake and decorate with ribbons, pearls, and sequins in pastel or muted colours. Alternatively, recreate a “nanna’s tea party” feel with homemade layered sponge cakes, cupcakes, and lots of whipped cream.

 

 

 

HAIR AND MAKEUP

Bridal makeup styles throughout the 20th century haven’t changed too dramatically — soft eyes, dark lashes, and glowing cheeks. However, you can tweak this style depending on the era you choose; for example, cat’s eye makeup for a 1960s theme, or red lips for a 1920s theme. Popular vintage hairstyles include polished waves, finger waves, pin curls, chignons, and bouffant buns.

PROPS
A true vintage wedding is all in the detail — whether it’s the table centrepieces, bomboniere, or other decorating elements. One of the most popular vintage decorations is using antique books as a table centrepiece, but this is your chance to get creative. Mismatched chairs, glass jars, postcards, bird cages, suitcases, candles, vases, teacups, and bunting all create a vintage feel.

CARS
A vintage-themed wedding is incomplete without a classic car. Buicks, Bentleys, Rolls-Royces, and old-school convertibles are the ticket.

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