Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vintage Weddings

I follow quite a few wedding blogs, so as to keep up with what's in right now, as well as what is up and coming in the wedding world. And let me tell you- vintage is IN right now!! And I know, most brides don't want to do what's "trendy" exactly, but this is one trend that will never go out of style. And there are so many ways that you can interpret the word VINTAGE- you can truly make it your own.

I don't know if it's the economic recession, or just the general turmoil that so many families are experiencing this last year, but many brides are looking back to the way things were when planning their wedding. Looking to a time when things were simpler, looking to a time of comfort and safety. We see the photos of our grandparents' weddings, and we want that warm feeling to be reflected in the most special day of our lives.
There are many ways you can incorporate a vintage feel in your wedding without seeming costume-y. Many brides are purchasing modern bridal gowns, and then having them altered to be tea length, or adding details like lace or sleeves to give them a vintage feel. We're inspired by the fashion of Mad Men when it comes to bridesmaid dresses- a simple sheath dress flatters most every figure and gives a timeless feel to your bridal party.

You can also include vintage items in your wedding details, such as vintage vases for your centerpieces (purchases on the cheap at local antique shops, thrift stores- even Goodwill!). A cute idea is to use vintage clip art or advertisements for your table numbers- or find a great vintage book to use as your guestbook.

There are countless ways to infuse some vintage in your special day- tell us if you're loving the vintage trend! Are you planning any great vintage details for your special day?
(All photos credit of Justin & Mary Marantz- they are incredible!! I sincerely wish that they were local)

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