Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wedding Theme Thursday: Vintage Wedding

If you've ever felt that you were born a few decades, or centuries, too early, a vintage wedding could be for you. The good news: you can pull off a vintage themed wedding without making your guests feel like they have been transported back in time (AKA no period costumes etc.). Here are some vintage touches that you can incorporate into your big day to give it that old Hollywood-type glamour.

Vintage rings: For the gal who loves vintage an antique-style engagement ring will be the perfect choice. Even if one's fiance does not have a family heirloom passed down for generations, replicas are readily available. You might even consider skipping the traditional diamond in favor a colored gemstone (interesting fact: diamonds became the norm for engagement rings in the 1950's when diamond miner De Beers launched the "Diamonds are forever" marketing campaign - prior to this diamonds were considered more commonplace and where not especially valued). Of course if you are after a vintage engagement ring it would help to plant the idea before wedding plans officially commence!

Wedding Dress: something along the lines of this Audrey Hepburn-style dress, or a simple and elegant white suit would be a perfect fit. To get started looking for a tea-length dress, read the post Tea Time.

Music: Strike up the band! Along with the regular wedding play list, mix in a liberal dose of Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, and Dorris Day.

Decorations: Incorporate framed photos of your ancestors wedding days. You could set up a display by the guest book. Be sure to indicate who the people pictured are.

Flowers: A simple bouquet of spray roses is the perfect shabby-chic bouquet for your vintage wedding.

Cake Topper: Top your cake with a traditional looking cake topper such as the one pictured here. For more cake topper ideas read the post Top That: Cake Topper Ideas.

Getaway Car: Forget the stretch hummer and get away in vintage style - look into renting a Rolls Royce or even a Model T! Tie some cans to the back and you will be set.

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