From invitation design to venue selection, the theme of your wedding day will determine the choices you make. While vintage weddings are very much the rage right now, there is no definitive way to host a vintage event. “Vintage” is defined as more than a generation old, but not yet antique – leaving decades of tradition and history to inspire you and your décor.
From the roaring 20’s to the rebellious 60’s, each era had its own personality. Therefore the ambiance of your vintage wedding depends largely on your style. The early 20th century saw garden parties with crystal accents and lush peony and rose bouquets; a decade later, long strings of pearls, feathered headpieces and champagne defined the party. From art deco to flower children, our colorful history evokes nostalgic memories, each one special in its own way.
Choosing a gown from a bygone era – whether from your mom’s closet or bridal store – is a great place to start. A dress embossed with crystal, or a long veil trimmed in antique lace will look classically beautiful; add a wrap fastened with an heirloom brooch or cameo for a meaningful touch. Your groom’s handkerchief or cummerbund can display a retro pattern that will tie in with the feeling for the day; from 50’s polka dots to 70’s paisley.
Whether adorning the head table or adding excitement to the wedding cake, strings of pearls or delicate details are traditional vintage. These elements can be added to nearly every part of your day. Bridal bouquets, showcasing romantic blooms set off with jewels, feathers or antique lace will make everyone reminiscent; while crystal goblets and candelabras grace the venue with traditional style.
Curran Brother Florists are your local wedding specialists. Come into our Danvers flower shop to begin to make your dream wedding a reality – aisle flowers to centerpieces, your vintage wedding celebration will be one for the history books, and guaranteed to create new memories you will relive for a lifetime.