Thinking of having a Vintage Theme Wedding, Afternoon Tea Party or Event?
There is something that is so romantic and nostalgic about having a vintage themed wedding or event. I don't know if it's because it is a reminder of our grandparents era. Everything is so far back and separate that it's easy to see it through a haze of positivity and disregard for the harsher realities. After all, our grandparents are often so much fun and our best supporters, choosing to ignore our faults and love us as perfect specimens of their seed.
The first thing to do if you want to go vintage is to decide on which era. Will it be The Art Deco twenties, the Hollywood Glamour thirties or the Swinging sixties? Each era has it's distinctive style and you and your guests can enter the fun with gusto.
Here's a few tips if you're thinking of afternoon tea, garden roses and relaxed elegance.
Hand tied, cascading or a simple posy are ideal choices for your vintage wedding bouquet. Decorate with pearls and brooches for a nostalgic finishing touch.
Compliment your bouquet with matching bridesmaids bouquets and pretty pomanders or flower baskets for little flower girls to hold.
2 VINTAGE FLORAL DECORATIONS
Hanging a wreath at the entrance is such a lovely tradition and sets the scene for
your vintage themed reception.
Continue the effect with flowery willow hearts hanging on walls, chair backs or along your top table
Decorating your reception tables couldn't be simpler. Choose topiaries, bowls of big bloom roses, birdcages, jam jars, cupcakes and sprigs of flowers to match your colour scheme. Add bunting dangling from the ceiling and walls and lacy tablecloths to give your theme cohesiveness.
You really can have fun with a vintage themed event and a create the prettiest table scapes.
All photos and designs belong to Marlene Brown at Love Floral Boutique.