Ask any wedding planner and they’ll tell you that one of the most requested themes is to have an “old-fashioned” or vintage-style wedding. Considering that a wedding is the start of a lifelong commitment, it makes sense that brides and grooms want to create an everlasting and timeless feeling for the day.
We reached out to some of our favorite vendors based here in the South to bring you some ideas you may want to incorporate for some old-fashioned elegance.
Miss Milly’s Event Rental and Design, which specializes in the rental of exquisite furniture, trunks, suitcases and more, suggests filling an antique wheelbarrow with lush florals and personalized “Mr” & “Mrs” pumpkins to welcome guests.
Situate antique trunks and suitcases for guests to place cards and gifts as they work their way to the ceremony.
Mix vintage seating and an antique ceremony table beneath a trio of chandeliers for the exchange of the vows.
Make sure to keep the theme going even within the lettering. J Bell Calligraphy used the inspiration of “grey and lace” to create these menus.
The small amount of flourishing on these place cards also has hatching and line work to reflect the lace in the wedding’s theme while staying clean and unfettered in the overall design.
Complement the natural surroundings with string lighting, airy blooms, lanterns and rustic farm tables.
Use custom signage and Jack Daniels barrels with an antique door for a fun a crostini bar.
The Front Porch Special from Piper & Leaf Tea Co. based in Huntsville, Alabama, harkens the nostalgia of a portico-framed sunset accompanied by a cicada symphony.
Their tea includes local jasmine, spearmint, and cornflower with bergamot-infused Assam and Ceylon black leaves to pull off a sublime take on a Southern tradition.
Classic (And Sweet) Ways to End the Evening
Select a vintage vanity to feature an assortment of creamy cupcakes.
Use simple and clean lines (with some Tiffany bling!) to create the perfect vintage cake with a modern twist, like this one from Pastry Shells, which makes decorative hand-baked pastries custom-made for special occasions.
Vintage wedding cakes often include columns or water fountains between tiers to create even more height. Five tiers of delicious cake help create the height without the additional distractions.
Lace is an easy way to bring in a vintage feel!
Don’t Forget the Favors
Tuxes, fancy dresses, and pearl necklaces… nothing says “classic” more than these Bride & Groom Cookies.
Loose leaf teas can be served as favors in vintage-inspired tea tins, too!
Get the Pictures
Make sure guests take photos of all the fun. Use a refurbished chalk board to remind guests to download the Share-Your-Photos app and include the event ID.
If interested in prices or more info on any of these products, please reach out to the vendors directly. For more vintage-inspired wedding ideas, check out our An Old-Fashioned Wedding Pinterest board!
And if you’re in the San Francisco area, you might want to check out The Big Fake Wedding there tomorrow night with the theme “A Little Rusty” which celebrates the old-fashioned and rustic. Share-Your-Photos is the National App Sponsor for all of their 2017 events! Use event ID BFWSanFran17 to see all the pictures from the evening.