Friday, 26 October 2012

Vintage Style Weddings

When we hear the word 'vintage' we think of aged fine wines. Well it has now made its way into the everyday vocabulary of brides and grooms, soon to be Mr & Mrs, as it is now trending a 'wedding style' as opposed to a fine wine.

More and more often people are opting and looking for something a little different, something that will set them apart from others. All to often people think that doing something out of the ordinary for their wedding day is going to cost the earth but in fact with vintage style there are so many DIY options available that don't, in reality, cost the earth or take too much time to plan.

With this new trend, especially in the US, taking us by storm it's time to share some great ideas with our Irish brides and inspire you with some vintage ideas to make your wedding day that little bit different!

Powerscourt House certainly lends itself to this theme with the gorgeous exposed brickwork in the Entrance Hall, Garden Rooms and the decadent double height ballroom.

The All Important Wedding Dress

In the depression of the thirties, women found escapism in the glamour of Hollywood and the silver screen. Hemlines dropped, the waist moved back up and emphasis was placed more on cut than ornamentation.

The New Look created by Christian Dior in 1947 dominated the beginning of the fifties. The hourglass silhouette was embraced and crinoline underskirts were worn to increase fullness.

Wedding Accessories for Him & Her

1880s hinged bangle with floral motif, set with seed pearls and diamond; yellow gold.

Exclusive Designs...Original Technique...

Each piece was intricately painted and created by the Artist. Using an original technique she developed with different textures of resin and sometimes combined with other materials to achieve the look of depth and captured motion.

Wedding Stationery

To have a wedding with a difference it has to start with the stationery. You can be sure that your guests will be intrigued and the RSVP's will fly through the postbox.

  This reminds us of a gorgeous, gently sketched illustration from the 1960s - it's so sweet and romantic.  A pretty bird cage swings among tumbling roses, while its owners bill and coo on a branch below...

'Free As a Bird' wedding invitations from Weddings In a Teacup

Inspired by the stylised natural forms of the glamorous Art Deco era, this elegant stationery is perfect for a retro-style wedding. 

'Art Deco' wedding invitations from Weddings In a Teacup

The Flowers

Everything to do with weddings is special and without exception are the flowers. We happened across this website and the flowers are just amazing!

Ranunculus 'Cappucino'

Hand Tied Bouquet

These beautiful flowers are available from Bloomsday Flowers. Have a look at their gallery, they are truly fabulous.

Decorating your Wedding Venue

You may think that decorating your wedding venue will be expensive but with some simple ideas can make a huge difference at little or no cost.

A beautiful table centre piece very simply done but it looks fabulous.

Use patterned table linen, it creates a lovely homely feel.

You could make these lovely vintage menu cards at home!

Try some vintage China to decorate the venue. Cupcakes are so trendy at the moment, why not have some as centre pieces on the tables.

These are available to rent from 'Me Auld China'

We hope we have inspired you to think outside the box when planning your big day. Here are some great websites and blogs for more great ideas!


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