July 08, 2015
Vintage styled weddings are without doubt the hottest trend around right now and if you've decided on a vintage theme, then get inspired with a few fabulously vintage wedding ideas!
1. Vintage styled wedding stationery
You can set the scene for your vintage wedding right from the start, with vintage save the date cards and wedding invitations. Here at The Pretty in Print Company, we have a selection of spiffing vintage styles including classic, chalkboard and rustic and you can browse them all in our wedding stationery collections.
2. The vintage colour palette
The rich and opulent shades of wine combine to make a striking vintage colour palette for a timeless old world vintage wedding. You can read more about this colour scheme and see more inspirational pics here.
3. The vintage bridal gown
Let's face it, the bridal gown is arguably the most important decision a bride makes about her wedding day. Depending on how far you are planning to take your vintage theme, there are some simply stunning vintage styled gowns out there. This Downton Abbey glamorous, sophisticated gown is from the Eliza Jane Howell Debutante Collection which is 1920s inspired.
4. Vintage bridesmaid dresses
Somebody make me a bridesmaid now!!! I want one of these beautiful vintage styled dresses please! The combination of lace and pretty pastels is a very feminine idea not only for your bridesmaid dresses, but also your colour palette. Read more about these Tania Olsen dresses and see a list of stockists here.
6. The vintage styled wedding cake
Your wedding cake gives another opportunity to 'go vintage' and this very popular beaded cake by Caroline's Cakey Loveliness offers glitz and glam with it's gorgeous art deco styling. Find more of her amazing cakes on her Facebook page here.
7. Vintage fancy favours
I came across this idea of using vintage handkerchiefs and just loved it. It can be a really inexpensive but original option. You could even sew you and your partner's monogrammed initials on to make it really personal (or get someone else to!). I found this set on Etsy for £7 but there are lots available on places like eBay too.
8. Your vintage ceremony
Emma and Paul's vintage wedding was featured on Rock My Wedding and their idea to make lace doily confetti cones was not only aesthetically pretty, it also allowed them to ensure their confetti was real flower petals only as specified by their church.
9. Guest book bunting
As an alternative to a normal guest book, why not add a vintage twist by using guest book bunting? Available from lovers of all things vintage, The Bunting Club, this set comprises 22 flags, white ribbon and an instructional display card for your guests. Pop it up at home after the wedding and on anniversaries for a lovely souvenir of your day.
10. DIY vintage photo booth
The final fabulously vintage wedding idea in our set is this adorable DIY photo booth idea. Perfect for venues with dreamy outdoor spaces, hang your own vintage styled empty frame and get your guests to photograph each other behind it! Encourage them to upload the pics to Instagram with your own personal hashtag for all to see and as a lasting memory of the day. A wonderful low cost entertaining idea.
There are even more vintage wedding ideas over on our Pinterest page, follow our Vintage Weddings board here - it's growing all the time!
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February 16, 2018
I always think buying gifts for Mother's Day is harder than for a birthday; there's a little more sentiment behind it. The months and years seem to roll around so quickly these days and each year seems to get a bit harder!
I've actually started a kind of present diary now, I make a note of what I get people (mainly family) so that I can refer back to it; I can also make notes of gift ideas I think of throughout the year. It helps avoid repeating presents too!
With Mothers Day just around the corner, I've put together a list of my favourite gifts for Grandma (or Nanny, Nana, Granny, whichever name you use!).
February 02, 2018
From doughnut walls to abstract masterpieces, wedding cake trends continue to evolve, but what will be big in 2018?
I've got the low-down together with some gorgeous examples to get those creative juices flowing!
January 15, 2018
I don't know about you, but I always feel like a Valentine's gift has to hit the right tone. Somewhere there has to be some kind of meaning or romance to make it worthy of being presented on the day of love!
Well, I've spent hours exploring ideas to fit the bill (and the budget) and assembled my ten favourites here.