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Vintage is back, and in a big way when it comes to weddings! A vintage styled wedding can be whimsical and romantic, and look extremely elegant when styled with a plethora of lace, pearls and vintage china.
Planning a vintage styled wedding isn’t as difficult or as expensive as you might think. Here at Papillon Events Planner London, we know what it takes to style the perfect vintage wedding and we’ve had the pleasure of working with many couples who have had this vision for their big day. If you are newly engaged and would like the top luxury wedding planners in London to turn your vision into reality, get in touch with us to find out more.
Meanwhile, here are our top tips for styling the perfect vintage wedding…
Vintage Styled Transportation
There are many options available to you if you want to achieve the vintage look right from the start of your wedding day. Add charm and enjoy something a little different by hiring a vintage bus for your wedding transportation. Not only used to transport a bride and her bridal party to the wedding ceremony, a vintage bus can be used to carry your guests between multiple venues and will look simply wonderful in wedding photography.
For something more traditional, a variety of vintage cars are available to hire and these can start from as little as a few hundred pounds. The Rolls Royce Phantom and classical Jaguars are always a popular choice and are available in a variety of colours – we particular like the cream versions!
Another option for vintage wedding transportation, that is simply magical, is to hire a horse drawn carriage. Achieve that perfect Cinderella style entrance by arriving to your wedding in style and there is no need to worry about the changeable British weather; carriages are available with an open or closed hood.
Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses from all Eras
The perfect vintage wedding really needs a vintage styled wedding dress and there are a number of ways you can achieve this look. Authentic vintage wedding dresses can be purchased from quirky vintage boutiques but if you still want that “something new”, many of the top designers are offering vintage styles in their collections this year. Justin Alexander, Pronovias and Jenny Packham are just a few of the bridal designers who have noticed this ever growing trend.
Keeping the vintage theme throughout, your bridesmaids can also be styled to match your vision. Mismatched floral dresses work perfectly with the vintage theme, as does muted colours such as peach and taupe. Get your hair and makeup styled by a vintage specialist and you will soon achieve the perfect look for you and your girls.
When styling a vintage wedding, there really are no rules when it comes to the wedding décor. You can have a lot of fun with all of the finishing touches that really add sparkle to your big day. From glass masonry jars as centrepieces to vintage style birdcages and bunting, there are so many ideas that you can choose between that fit your vision and personality.
Another firm favourite is to use an old leather suitcase as either a seating plan or as a post-box for your wedding cards and don’t forget to include your vintage styled wedding favours!
For an authentic vintage styled wedding reception, you’ll want to put on some entertainment that will really get the party started. Consider hiring entertainment that will suit your theme, such as a live band that can play classics from all eras, or for something completely different, why not book a rat pack show and get all of your guests up onto the dance floor!
If you are planning a summer wedding and you like the idea of your guests enjoying the outdoors during your afternoon reception, hiring croquet or giant outdoor games can be a nice addition for guests of any age.
These are just a few suggestions to help you achieve the perfect vintage style for your big day but we have many other ideas up our sleeves. Let Papillon Events help you plan, source and deliver your own vintage wedding – as the best wedding planners in London, we will look after you!