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31 of the most splendid vintage wedding ideas for craft-loving brides and grooms – in pictures!

Good morning my lovelies! I’m brimming with ideas this morning – here are some of my favourite vintage wedding ideas to inspire your big day! They’re all gorgeous, easy to make or buy, and will be the most wonderful talking points at your wedding! Oh – but there’s a cheeky one in there to make you smile – a particular familiar face I’m sure we’ll all be seeing this Christmas, who you perhaps won’t be sharing your wedding with… can you spot him?

vintage literature wedding

Vintage books make a lovely talking point and table centrepiece or display. Add ribbons, flowers and choose your titles wisely… we’re all fond of our favourite books – perhaps you could choose your shared favourite reads? Image credit the fabulous http://www.chrishanleyphotography.com/

vintage wedding dress

Style yourselves for an era you love! I adore this Jenny Packham wedding dress in a fabulously detailed art deco style. Image credit http://www.chris-milner.com/

 

pretty vintage wedding teapot available to hire from Sweet Pea & Thyme at http://www.sweetpeaandthyme.com

I love seeing vintage crockery used to style tables. This is from Style Me Pretty, the image credit is http://www.inlovephotography.ie/ with flowers by sweetpeaandthyme.com who also hire out the pretty teapot!

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Buy vintage style leaf and pearl earrings from http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/gamaweddings

 

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I found this gorgeous vintage wedding dress at Swoon Shop Vintage on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SwoonShopVintage

 

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Choose breathtaking vintage designer style from http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShopGossamer

 

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Don’t neglect your wedding stationery – this lovely lace and burlap inspired set comes from http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/InvitingMoments

 

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The finishing touches are so important! Create special, individual wedding favours for your guests and label them beautifully – image from https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Calligraphystore

 

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An elegant all-white bouquet can be accessorised with brooches, burlap and other little details to make it really personal to you. Via http://www.weddingchicks.com/2013/12/16/classy-and-elegant/

 

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Create displays of country flowers and use rustic wooden containers for a cosy, home made feel. Image credit http://www.rogerspictures.com/

vintage wedding ideas

Simple chairs can be decorated with a few flowers tied with raffia or vintage lace. (The raffia is considerably cheaper and looks gorgeous!) Baby’s breath is a must-have vintage flower for weddings Image credit http://www.samanthawardphotography.co.uk

 

vintage wedding flowers

Flowers can also be tied to alternate pew ends in church – use florist’s ribbon to do all the work, and accessorise with vintage style lace. Image credit http://www.nealejames.com/

vintage wedding style inspiration

Rustic, handmade touches enhance the vintage, rustic look! Antique style jugs and containers, and old-fashioned typed labels are a fabulous idea! Image credit http://www.samanthawardphotography.co.uk

 

vintage wedding ideas

Tie fabric signs (or paper ones, if you prefer) to the backs of chairs at your wedding reception. Fabric has a softer look, and you can easily buy transfer paper to put in your printer, then iron onto fabric squares to get this look! Image credit http://www.samanthawardphotography.co.uk

vintage wedding ideas

Confetti cones in neutral colours and made from newspaper look lovely displayed in reclaimed wooden crates. Image credit http://www.samanthawardphotography.co.uk/

 

Teatime vintage accessories

Use vintage china with tea roses and pearls to add a pretty feminine touch to your tables, and don’t forget your stationery – these wonderful pieces from Vintage Twee are wrapped in lace and pearls and all printed with a charming typewriter font! http://www.vintagetwee.com

wedding flowers on vintage cake

Decorate your wedding cake in a vintage style with simple flowers to match your bouquet – image credit http://www.nealejames.com/ and wedding cake by The Cake Lady, Somerset

vintage wedding stationery

Choose fabulous art deco wedding stationery like Katey and Richard’s to set the scene for your day! Photographer – www.chris-milner.com

 

Creative flower sculpture shoot Red Floral by Chris Hanley

Add party picks to floral decorations, vintage brooches in your bouquet and draped around your candelabras, and go for quirky touches with brooch bouquets and all kinds of vintage decor – pocket watches and mini compasses are perfect for a mad hatter’s tea party wedding! Styling by http://www.redfloral.co.uk, party picks by http://www.vintagetwee.com and images by http://www.chrishanleyphotography.com

vintage wedding ideas

Create a vintage display table with old photos, your wedding guest book or menu, table plan or escort cards, and decorate with candles, glass bottles, vintage maps and other accessories you fall in love with! Image credit http://www.tony.gameiro.co.uk/

vintage wedding key detail

Vintage keys make a lovely display for escort cards and table plans Image credit http://www.bigbouquet.co.uk/

vintage wedding ideas

There are plenty of vintage-style photo frames available to buy on the high street – use them to frame messages all around your venue – for your table plan, candy buffet, wedding cards box, photo booth… Image credit http://www.bigbouquet.co.uk/

vintage wedding ideas

Inject a little humour with black and white photos of Delboy… or adapt to include the ones you love! Image credit http://www.tony.gameiro.co.uk/

 

vintage postcard wedding

Vintage postcards make lovely place settings – buy them online or find modern versions on Etsy.com Image credit http://www.ninephotos.co.uk/

vintage wedding cars

A vintage wedding wouldn’t be the same with a modern car… go for a classic campervan, 1960s Vespas or Minis, or a real old school Rolls Royce depending on the era you’ve chosen to inspire your wedding! Image credit http://www.rogerspictures.com/

 

vintage wedding confetti

Embrace tradition! Provide plenty of confetti for that magical photo opportunity! Image credit http://www.photographer-north-wales.com/

 

vintage wedding dance ideas

and last but not least, celebrate your first dance in style with some streamers! Image credit http://www.chris-milner.com/

With thanks to:

  • http://www.chrishanleyphotography.com/
  • http://www.chris-milner.com/
  • http://www.rogerspictures.com/
  • http://www.samanthawardphotography.co.uk
  • http://www.nealejames.com/
  • http://www.vintagetwee.com/
  • http://www.redfloral.co.uk/
  • http://www.tony.gameiro.co.uk/
  • http://www.rogerspictures.com/
  • http://www.stylemepretty.com/destination-weddings/2013/12/16/romantic-irish-vintage-shoot-at-lisnavagh-house/
  • http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/gamaweddings
  • http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ShopGossamer

 

 

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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