Sunday, 20 March 2016
Tips and Ideas for the Perfect Styled Vintage Wedding
Traditionally newlyweds would leave for their honeymoon midway through their weddings reception, often catching the late steam train or boat. Capturing the romance of travel from a bygone era can be a visually stunning way to great your guests. This is especially true if you, like many couples these days have asked for a contribution towards your honeymoon as a gift.
To do this use wartime leather suitcases, not only do these look great, but they offer a very practical place for you guests to leave their wedding cards and gifts. Grouping items together will have more impact, therefore its worth thinking about which items complement each other. For example adding a vintage parasol, a folding camera and an old map, ideally of the honeymoon destination to the suitcase display would look great. To achieve more visual depth, it's useful to add layers of detail with smaller interesting objects, such as glass paper weights, magnifying glasses or a pair of vintage binoculars.
Guest books are very popular at modern weddings, if you'd like to incorporate one into your vintage themed wedding, I suggest it's grouped with a pile of vintage books and a vintage typewriter. To add an extra layer of detail it's nice to incorporate some wedding photos of older relatives, especially if they are unable to make your special day. Make sure you use frames that are aligned to the vintage theme.
Whether you are serving afternoon tea or morning breakfast, there are some styling ideas that work for both. Vintage books make beautiful centrepieces, these can be enhanced with candles or flowers. Using particular glassware, for example champagne saucers instead of flutes will add some 1930s glamour. Tea and coffee served from vintage china is a sure way of boasting the vintage theme as well as injecting colour to your wedding tables. Greater depth can be achieved by layering smaller details, such as silver sugar tongs and linen napkins.
If you're serving drinks in an outside area, glass drinks infusers work really well. They look beautiful filled with colourful drinks and guests can help themselves. My favourite is homemade lemonade or gin and elderflower. Serve drinks in jar glasses with stripy straws to complete the look. Add some outdoor games, such as croquet, a quintessential garden party must to complete the look.
Vintage Tea Party offer a fantastic styling service, they have a wonderful collection of authentic vintage props and a beautiful collection of vintage crockery.