Totally! Those are actually my wedding colors, and I’m using a lot of soft, vintagy colors, and I think the overall tone will end up being quite elegant. My invitations were in Leaf and Blossom from paper source, to give you an idea. My greens are actually going to be in a variety of colors because most of it will come from the flowers, so there will be dark green leaves, fresh green stems, but also some soft green hydrangeas. In my flowers I’m also using a lot of ivory and white, I’m using ivory linens, and there will be some champagne thrown in there as well. Keep all your colors quite soft. Roses are very vintage. For the reception, I would see if you can use a lot of candles. Also, I think chandeliers would be lovely. My reception venue has fabulous chandeliers and I think they add a great elegant, opulent touch. If your venue doesn’t have any chandeliers, depending on what you’re doing you could use paper lanterns or pendant lights (cost plus always has a lot of stuff) for example for a tented reception. If you’re indoors I honestly have no idea how to do lighting beyond what’s already there. But yeah, I think basically keep your colors soft, make good use of whatever lighting you have and add what you can, and take advantage of your flowers–you can get very vintage with flowers.
Another idea: for the centerpiece vases, go to antique shops or flea markets and get silver bowls, urns, that kind of thing, and use those for the centerpieces. Mrs. Lovebug did something like this and it was really cool.
Also, if you’ll end up using your own china, that’s another opportunity for some vintage elegance. If you want to go a little more toward the vintage/shabby chic end of the spectrum, go back to the flea market/antique shop and get mis-matched china in floral patterns that all incorporate your wedding colors (light pink and light green/sageish green would be good shades to use I think.) If you keep them all in the same colors, it will look really good and the mis-matched element makes it very vintage. If you want to go more elegant, I’d say get matching china that incorporates some gold or champagne along with pink and/or green, and maybe chargers in some metallic color, either matching your centerpiece vases or to pick up on the gold/champagne in the china.
I love the black and white checkerboard look for dance floors–very elegant!! It’s like a black and white ball.
Incorporate things like cameos, lockets and lace wherever you can. I saw some cameo favors on Martha that were SO CUTE–she just stuck them on the lids of little favor boxes.
Hmm, that was fun! I don’t know the details of your situation, so you may not be able to use all those ideas, but hopefully it gets your creative juices flowing. Good luck.