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Vintage wedding: an old-fashioned style

How to plan a perfect vintage wedding

A wedding is one of the most important days in a couple’s life, a time when love and the promise of a future together are celebrated in grand style. While some couples prefer modern, minimalist weddings, others seek to turn back the clock, embracing a vintage style that captures the atmosphere and charm of a bygone era. In this article, we explore the enchanting world of vintage-style weddings, with tips on how to plan them to create a unique and unforgettable event.

Vintage wedding: a bold and original choice

The term vintage usually refers to objects, clothes and styles that originated in bygone eras, often between the 1920s and 1960s, and that have acquired value over time because they feature elements of uniqueness and unrepeatability. Vintage-style weddings are based on an aesthetic that evokes a sense of nostalgia for an era that many consider romantic and charming.

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Choosing the perfect location for a vintage wedding

Organising a vintage wedding involves choosing a location that has a story to tell and that makes us breathe a retro air. Ideally, you should celebrate your fairytale romance in a historic estate, an old farmhouse, a mansion surrounded by greenery or an ancient village. Depending on the era you have chosen for your wedding, you can opt for a grand arrival using period transport.

Which colours to choose for a vintage wedding?

The right colours for a vintage wedding are all those ‘dirty’ shades that give us a retro allure. We recommend avoiding optical white and favouring colours such as powder pink, ivory white, cream, powder blue, olive green and dove grey.For an impactful result in true vintage style, the choice of these colours should involve every element of your wedding: from the invitations to the wedding banquet decorations.

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Recreate an atmosphere of yesteryear starting with the invitations

The invitations will give your guests a key to the atmosphere they will breathe on their wedding day. My very first advice is to choose papers in warm shades such as ivory and milk white. As for texture, prefer papers that are rough to the touch such as parchment paper. Use handwriting calligraphy and add details to personalise them such as wax lacquer decorations, silk ribbon and raised lettering.

Vintage wedding: recounting a bygone era through decorations

Decorations are essential elements in the creation of a ‘bygone era’ setting, full of class and elegance. For an evocative effect, my advice is to choose objects such as démodé lamps, sideboards, dressing tables with mirrors, gramophones, old picture frames.

Floral arrangements and the bride’s bouquet for a perfect vintage wedding

Flower arrangements and the bouquet are of great importance in enhancing the elegance and romantic aspect of a vintage wedding. Remember to favour soft shades and pastel colours such as lavender, powder pink and apricot.

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How to choose the perfect wedding dress for your vintage wedding?

The wedding dress should be perfectly in line with the style chosen for your wedding. Whether you want to bring back the family wedding dress or you want a brand new one, don’t forget to focus on light, soft fabrics and be sure to choose a dress in delicate shades such as cream, ivory and silk white. Do you like the mermaid style? Then opt for dresses with long sleeves, V-necks or a delicate drop opening at the back, inspired by the glamour of the 1930s.

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