How to create a vintage wedding

For a beautiful big day that's classic but unique, a vintage wedding is perfect; from fabulous flowers to elegant décor, SoGlosWeddings is sharing some ideas for bringing the theme to life.

Couples dreaming of their special day can find some inspiration from SoGlosWeddings’ latest feature, sharing ideas for a picture-perfect vintage wedding.

Exuding quintessential charm while sticking to tradition, the theme promises a wedding celebration that’s glamorous and tasteful. From showstopping cakes to beautiful bridal looks, discover some glorious ideas to bring the theme to life.

Dazzling décor

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Bring your venue to life through delightful décor that sings of days gone by. Vintage teacups and saucers, flowers in teapots, and antique candlesticks are all perfect touches to enhance the theme.

Doilies, pastel and cream colours, lovely lace details, and opulent pearls also complement a vintage wedding – elegant and timeless, it’s a look that’s sure to wow guests.

Showstopping cake

Simple but showstopping with tiers and special touches, choose a wedding cake that reflects the era. White fondant and luscious buttercream layers create that classic look.

For some extra detail, adorn the cake with delicate lace, pearl details, large flowers such as hydrangeas or roses, or incorporate a band of colour – golds, silvers, and pastels are all perfectly fitting for a glamorous vintage wedding.

Fabulous flowers

Budding brides can create a beautiful bouquet that’s fitting to their theme; go for statement flowers such as peonies, roses, and hydrangeas, interwoven with hints of lavender, gypsophila, and Lily of the valley, for example.

To complete the look, tie the bouquet with hessian, add some delicate strings of jewels or pearls, and secure the arrangement with a gorgeous vintage brooch.

Bridal beauty

Become a beautiful vintage bride with a dreamy white dress; flowing trains, tulle skirts, lace detailing and ivory beading are all perfect touches, creating an overall look that’s classically chic.

For the overall look, go for a sophisticated chignon bun, pinned curls, tumbling waves, or dramatic curls. What’s more touches such as flower crowns, pearl and jewel accessories, and long veils are simply stunning for a vintage look.

Dashing groom

Walk down the aisle to a handsome husband-to-be who’s dressed up in his vintage finest; a waistcoat, braces, bow tie, floral buttonhole and lapel are great ideas for grooms.

Wedding party

The happy couple can dress their wedding party up in vintage outfits for the big day. Bridesmaids will look lovely in glamorous flapper dresses, beaded gowns, or dresses adorned with beads, lace and sparkly touches.

Meanwhile the groomsmen can be dressed to complement the man of the day; choose similar suits with different colour shirts, button holes or lapels, for example, to differentiate from the groom himself.

Wonderful wheels

The bride can arrive in style, and the newlyweds can make a dramatic exit in a glorious classic car. A magnificent Rolls Royce, Jaguar or Bentley are all perfect for the big day, providing a picture-perfect backdrop for those all-important wedding photos.

Make them dance

A live swing band and uplifting jazz tunes will bring a vintage wedding to life and is sure to get guests on the dance floor! Create a playlist with top tunes to set the mood – from Ella Fitzgerald to Billie Holiday, there’s plenty of amazing songs to play during the night.

Keep guests entertained with some vintage games, such as skittles, boules, and croquet. While fairground games such as Hook A Duck or a Coconut Shy allow for some friendly competition.

Too good to eat

Whether the wedding breakfast menu reflects a bygone era, or it’s all in the presentation, couples can create a feast that’s delicious and complements their vintage theme.

If there are old-fashioned dishes that are to a couple’s tastes, serve them up; for example, prawn cocktail-inspired canapés, devilled eggs or finger sandwiches. Alternatively, present the food on vintage tableware – even if the dishes are modern, it’ll look the part.

For the whole hog, why not serve a quintessential high tea? Guests are sure to be delighted by a fantastic feast, while the wedding breakfast will also look exquisite.

A glass of fizz

Add to the glamour of the big day with flowing Champagne, served to guests in classic coupe glasses. For the ultimate showstopping effect, couples can even have a Champagne tower.

Meanwhile for those who enjoy a cocktail, go for a classic option served in a delicate Martini glass – it’ll look and taste fantastic!

© SoGlosWeddings
Wednesday 25 July 2018

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