Every bride wants her wedding day to be straight out of a fairy tale, and by adding a vintage twist, you can update your theme and be on trend. Vintage wedding decor has become incredibly popular and can be used to set the scene for a romantic day you’ll never forget.
When Kate married William in 2011, a new standard was set for fairy tale weddings. These decor ideas will make you feel like a princess and will transform your venue into something straight out of a storybook without needing the royal family’s budget.
Cutlery and Crockery
In keeping with the vintage wedding theme, you’ll need to carefully choose your table settings. Elegant, ornate silver knives, forks and spoons are ideal and don’t even have to match. A few different cutlery sets can be mixed and matched for the best effect.
Charger plates and white crockery or that with a delicate design will add a touch of style to every setting. Crystal cut glassware will tie the whole theme together perfectly. Keep in mind when choosing napkins and tablecloths that lace is a very popular choice for this style of wedding.
At a site like Style and the Bride, you’ll find plenty of inspirational ideas for bridal flowers, but to create a vintage themed look for your reception hall, you can consider several different options.
Tall vases with trailing vines are an excellent choice, as are silver or china chalices of roses or even jugs of beautiful, white blooms. When choosing the colour of your flowers, remember that soft colours tie in with the fairy tale theme and that dusky pinks, pale yellows and even blues are preferable to rich, dark tones.
Silver or gold candelabras add to the overall ambience of your big day, and they also provide soft lighting that is flattering and makes for wonderful photographs. To add to the vintage element, you can stand candelabras or large pillar candles on decorated plinths or even a stack of suitcases or hatboxes.
No fairy tale vintage-themed wedding is complete without fairy lights. Whether these are draped in the trees outside or strung up to create the effect of stars across the ceiling, they add a touch of magic with every twinkle.
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