Thursday, February 23, 2012

{Daily Wedding Bits} What is a Vintage Wedding? Vintage-inspired items from Local Louisville Vendors

In a lot of wedding blogs, I always see the phrase ‘VINTAGE WEDDING.’ If you have just started your research for a wedding theme, you should at least have an idea of what a vintage wedding is.

Vintage weddings are hugely popular and vintage inspired brides will create their wedding style and theme around a period in time – often the 1950s or a particular fashion style. A lot of brides nowadays are reinventing the vintage theme in so many beautiful ways, it’s an inspiring and incredibly exciting trend which is very well seen in the wedding magazines and blogs we know and love.

Vintage-inspired finds made by local Louisville vendors:

Silver, Gold and Bronze Buttons and Cabochons via omgliastash ¦ Jewelry Box Gold Toned Cast Metal with Floral Design via tootsystreasures ¦ Off-white 70s Boho Wedding Dress via factoryhandbook ¦ Wedding Wish Tree/Favor Tags via ItwasMadewithLuv ¦ Printers Drawer Display Escort Card Holder via bluebirdheaven ¦ Apothecary bottles with tiny bunches of flowers via joblake

*Vintage wedding characteristics
  • Pastel colors
  • Dresses are white or ivory with lace and pearls
  • Shoes are sassy – a dash of red adds vintage charm!
  • Jewelry is striking in diamonds and crystals or soft with pearls and delicate silver strands
  • Flowers are pink, luscious and soft - or in soft tones, muted colors and often are combined pinks with pale brown, cream and pearl detailing.
  • Decorations are eclectic, often with vintage china
  • Signs incorporate vintage fonts: swirling copperplate lettering or stamps
  • Use of aged papers with soft edges and faded print
  • Stationery is pretty, girly and with lots of lace

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