Vintage Themed Wedding Decor
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57 vintage wedding ideas for a timeless look that will be in style forever. Relive the roaring 20s, the glamorous 50s and the hip 60s.
Vintage Themed Wedding Decor
Hilary Hofover is a writer with more than six years of experience covering the wedding industry. Her work has also appeared on Bridal Guide and WeddingWire.
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We love the clean lines and simplicity of a modern wedding, but there’s something about a vintage wedding that really makes us swoon. Maybe it’s because there are so many different styles—ie. decades!-for inspiration?!
Consider a look from your favorite era – the glitz and glamor of the 20s, Hollywood glamor of the 50s or the hip, boho trends of the 60s. You can also draw inspiration from past centuries – the romance of the Victorian era, the colors of the Impressionist era or the elegance of the Renaissance.
No matter which historical moment you choose, there are so many ways to bring it to life in a vintage wedding. Consider the architecture of your venue when choosing a ceremony backdrop, incorporate antique furniture into your reception, or play up a distressed look or old school drawings in your paper products. You can even give your wedding look a vintage touch with a gown or hairstyle influenced by your favorite era.
Photo by Carmen Santorelli; Design and planning by All Who Wander Events; Stationery by Hello Tenfold, Ink + Nibs, Shin Hae Lee
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An invitation suite with floral motifs in a dusty gold hue evokes an elegant wallpaper design, while a decorative border softens the look. Just take this couple’s romantic invitation as your vintage inspiration.
Photo by Sarah Falugo; Design and planning by LVL Weddings and Events; Stationery from The Printery, Kelly House
Beautiful calligraphy goes a long way in evoking a vintage feel. Stamp all your paper products, invitation suites included, with some flair. For this timeless Napa Valley wedding, this invitation set the tone for an event inspired by the South of France.
This designer lace guipure dress takes cues from the Victorian era with long sleeves and a high neck, but the wrap silhouette has a more modern feel. So are the strappy sandals – the combination is the perfect blend of old and new.
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Turn something you borrowed into a vintage car! This bride – looking chic in Oscar de la Renta – headed to her church wedding in a 1971 Rolls Royce.
Inspired by Brigitte Bardot and the Victorian era, this bride chose a chic style that flattered her curves. The ivory corset and peplum waist, corded lace and blush silk strap back feet did just that. She teamed the look with a Victorian silk lace veil and vintage Chanel earrings.
Whether your engagement ring is antique or you’re borrowing precious jewelry as “something old” or “something borrowed,” be sure to capture special stones on camera. You choose to wear each piece for a reason, which means it’s part of your wedding story.
The feature of Juliet’s veil is her cloche-style hat followed by tulle. Pair it with a silver embroidered dress with pearl accents and cap sleeves for an elegant 1920s look.
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Photo by Kate Hadley; Design and planning by Victoria Stahlevitz of Events by Honeybee; Floral design by Susan McLeary
Brooches make the perfect “something borrowed” at a vintage wedding. Decorate your bouquet with two – one favor from your side of the family and one from your partner.
A bouquet of wildflowers comes to life in an array of purples, yellows and pinks. Create a relaxed, bohemian ensemble for some 1960s trends.
Keep your *emotions* in check with a handy tool. Bonus points for a brocade cut and an embroidered message, which can be cute or funny. PS This beautiful linen is from Etsy!
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Include special quotes throughout the day, like this couple did at their Detroit wedding. Here, the bride’s bouquet was wrapped in a light peach ribbon that read “I Will Always Choose You.”
Classic white roses are both vintage and timeless, reaching back centuries as the perfect finishing touch. Wear them as boutonnieres and pair them with calligraphy business cards to complete the vintage feel.
Even if you’re not a bookworm, you can add a touch of vintage vibe by using worn books as props. Bonus points if they’re in the same palette as your flower photos.
This beautiful bridal party complements the bride in a lace Claire Pettibone gown with white BHLDN dresses that have a hint of vintage, whether it’s lace, chiffon or a striped neckline. Olive branch wreaths complete the look.
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If you’re having an outdoor wedding, lace umbrellas not only pay homage to the 1800s, but also provide guests with a way to shade themselves from the sun. Place them in baskets at the event entrance for guests to grab before they sit down.
Write your vows on paper as a keepsake for years to come. After you exchange them at the wedding, display them in your home as a reminder of the vows you made.
Photo by James x Schulze; Planning and Design by Calluna Events; Floral design by Bare Root Flora; Rentals from Event Rentals
Whether you’re getting married indoors or outdoors, a door frame can help set the scene for your ceremony or reception. So Love This Boulder Couple And Mark The Hallway With A Vintage Door Frame For Your Grand Entry
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Photo by KT Merry; Design and layout by Lisa Worce; Floral design by Tuscany Flowers; Castiglione Del Bosco Rosewood Place
A medieval facade decorated with lush flowers exudes an old-fashioned romance that creates. The result is a beautiful fairytale entrance that every princess bride dreams of – even Kate Upton, as shown here.
Consider mixing and matching chairs of different styles and colors for an unexpected ceremony seating look. Combined with the lush surroundings, these mismatched chairs give off a dreamy and elegant look.
Photo: Lisa Poggi; Design and planning by Exclusive Italy Weddings; Floral design by Stiati Fiori; Place in Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte
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Garant Villa is guaranteed to boast rich historic architecture for a dreamy wedding backdrop. Two Renaissance sculptures lie behind an organic eucalyptus and oak leaf arch filled with white roses and hydrangeas for a European-style altar.
Love letters come to life in this ongoing background ceremony. The oversized scroll with Italian script evokes the elegance and romance of centuries past.
With a vision of a fairy tale wedding, this couple decorated their ceremony space with a gazebo decorated in the spirit of a child from L’Atelier Rouge. How romantic is that?!
A weathered wood mantle, modern hurricane candles, Persian rugs and mid-century furniture recreate the outdoor living room. Cover the mantle with a wreath of burgundy eucalyptus and blush dahlias, ranunculus, hellebores and roses.
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Picture of Les Amis Picture; Design and planning by The Wedding Care; Floral design by Nina e I Fiori
Paper cones filled with magenta petals give guests something to throw as you exit your ceremony. It also adds romance and creates beautiful wedding photos.
Mark your exit as a married duo with an epic photo shoot. Want to add a special touch? Have guests throw flower petals or rice (an eco-friendly option!) when you take a break.
Instead of a traditional guest book, this California couple asked their guests to sign the backs of large Scrabble tiles. We love how the raised vintage accents (goblets, signs, tray) combine with a nod to the couple’s favorite game
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Amp up your theme (in a retro-chic way) by adding some vintage suitcases as side tables, like designer Jen Sanchez did for this California wedding. With this idea, the trick is to be more chic than kitschy, so stick to a wedding palette.
Entertain guests during cocktail hour by serving a table full of treats. Here, an antique table is wrapped in vines and topped with an array of cheeses for a station that’s both beautiful and functional.
While you can always go vintage, we love the idea of switching up your look with a truly vintage reception dress. Why not bring intricate beading and the timeless silhouette with a fun party dress?! Talk about a dreamy vintage look.
No vintage wedding is complete without vintage strollers. At this wedding, the groom made sure of that with his favorite choice of whiskey, but we think any drink will do. A nice cocktail with a historical background—like the sidecar after World War I or the Kimlet in the Roaring Twenties—would do just fine.
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Photography by Morgan Lay and Jonny Cochran of M & J Photography; Design and layout by Agence Fizzy; Gastelur floral design
Vintage ice cream chairs with twisted heart design take us back to the summer of the 1930s. Place them around a round table in simple white linens for an undercarriage atmosphere.
Set the scene for cocktails by adding an antique fountain with garden roses and orchids spilling from each level. Even better: add a jazz trio and coffeehouse strings, like this couple did in North Carolina.
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