Vintage weddings have been en vogue for a while now, so it might be expected that they’ll be making way for another trend soon. With most weddings taking over a year to plan, you don’t want to make all the arrangements for your special day to feel dated before it even happens. Fortunately for those planning weddings in 2023 and beyond, the relaxed, vintage style shows no sign of going out of fashion – here’s why.
Hearts and Flowers Romance
There are no denying vintage weddings are full of romance. From pastel colour palettes and blousy florals to delicate lace and fairy lights, a vintage theme captures the best aspects of love and magnifies them – perfect for your special day.
Scenery and Greenery
Many vintage weddings take place in the countryside with converted barns a popular choice for happy couples up and down the country. Lush rolling hillsides and (hopefully!) blue skies look great in photographs and, if you are having an outdoor ceremony or reception drinks, your guests can enjoy the scenery as you mingle among them.
Timeless, Classic Style
There is a timeless elegance to vintage weddings which is why they continue to be so popular! Vintage dresses in the style of Elizabeth Taylor’s first wedding dress (fitted around the bust, with a nipped-in waist and full skirt) are flattering on most body types and will never date.
Classic cars are another popular element of vintage weddings, with the soft curves of a 1965 Jaguar or the nostalgia of a 1961 Austin Mini being a talking point for guests as well as looking superb in your photos. If you are looking for vintage wedding cars in London you will be spoilt for choice!
A Link Between the Present and the Past
By nature, vintage weddings link the present with the past and you can cherry-pick the elements you wish to include in your big day. Making a nod to family weddings of years gone by can be a lovely way to add a personal touch, whether that’s wearing a special piece of jewelry that’s a family heirloom or choosing a bouquet made up of the same flowers as your granny had on her wedding day.
Make and Do
Many brides enjoy the opportunity to get crafty in the run-up to their wedding, making everything from bunting to paper flowers. Vintage weddings lend themselves to the homemade style and can also be a way of reducing costs – not to mention being great fun! If you have a vintage wedding coming up, why not have a girlie day with your friends and bridesmaids to make the decorations that will transform your venue. They will be even more special because they were made by your loved ones, as well as all being unique.
The vintage style seems to be here to stay, and however, you decide to integrate it into your wedding, savour every minute and enjoy your first day as a married couple!