Post # 1
I am having a vintage elegance theme for my wedding. My colors are black and white with either red or purple flowers. Since you all always seem to be so helpful I was wondering if you could help me get started. I haven’t picked a venue or anything really but I am thinking of finding places with chandeliers and romantic ambience. Please help me! Thank you ahead of time.
Also, if you could let me know if red would be better for flowers or purple would be better for flowers to go with me theme? Thanks
Post # 3
Hi! I did a vintage elegance type vibe as well. Have a look at some of my recaps, probably the details one would give you a good overview. Ours was pretty rustic though. I tried to incorporate a lot of white, silver, and cream. Our venue had a lot of stonework, so that tied in really nicely. I used vintage teapots for our centrepices and it looked AMAZING (if I do say so myself!), I still love using them around the house when we pick up flowers. I had pops of red as well, and it fit in really nicely, but I kept it really minimal (bridesmaids flowers, shoes, a bit on the stationery) so it wouldn’t look stark with all the white.
ETA: Start by just compiling photos of weddings you love, or things that attract your eye. Get a bunch of them, and then step back and try to figure out what they have in common and what doesn’t fit and can get taken out. That’s sort of how we did it.
Post # 4
I agree, start by just saving photos of things you really love that fit your style…. if you don’t have a Pinterest account, I suggest getting one, because it will not only give you access to tons of ideas, it will also give you a place to compile all your inpiration photos easily, without losing the links to the original websites.
I think that your theme is hard to pin down, because “Vintage” and “Elegance” mean different things to different people… so photos of things you like are going to go a long way to expressing to everyone else what you want.
Post # 5
The only things that I am definitely going with so far is the cake and my hair. I found this while doing a google search and have not let them go since.
I also love this dress! I just think it might be a little too poofy for me.
Post # 6
I love all of that! I second the vote for a Pinterest account. You can create boards for different elements (or just do it on one). I find it SO helpful even for stuff around the house or as a way of bookmarking DIY projects I want to try. I wish it had been around when I was planning my wedding!
Post # 7
Check this one out from wb Kimmy13:
Also, WeddingDress companies tend to have extra crinoline layers under for photos, I’d go try the gown on.
Post # 8
@creativeplannertobe: Thanks for the suggestion. The dress that I had posted is actually Danielle Deleasa now Danielle Jonas’ dress. Vera Wang made it especially for her. I am going to take it to some bridal shops and see if I can get something close. If not then I am going to see how much it will cost to recreate or get something like it. I was thinking about using one of the online replica shops but I don’t know if I trust that for this dress. I have already had dress regret once and do not want to go through it again.
Post # 9
We did a vintage elegance themed wedding as well. Take a look at my recaps for some ideas and details. My dress was very similar to the one you posted.
We incorporated a metalic color, (gold), which really pulled everything together, (our colors were navy, fuscia, gold and ivory). I recommend not limitting your self to 3 colors. that tends to look matchy matchy. Pick a base color, a neutral, and two accent colors. If you want to go with black as the base, white as the neutral, I would do a bronze and shades of purple as the accents.
To glam things up for that elegant wibe, I isolated a few elements that were elegant to me: mirrors and feathers, and tried to incorporate them in tastefull amounts.
Post # 10
If you added silver as your metallic:
Old books and silver candelabra
mercury glass and crystal
I would do purple as the accent color. If you use something like hydrangeas you can bring in the softer more elegant tones of purple.
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@Meowkers: I am definitely going to have to look at your recaps. Thank you! I actually did a typo on my initial post. The white is suppose to be ivory but I am starting to feel that it won’t be truly the look I am going for. I think I might switch it to Silver, White, different shades of purple, and green accents.
@julies1949: I love the inspiration! Thank you 🙂 I am more into the darker purples but I am going to incorporate a lot of shades I think. I will probably get the purple color down once I talk with the florist.
@sooner365: OMG I love the purple flowers you posted! That is pretty much the centerpiece look I am going for. Gorgeous!!! The other inspiration you posted is wonderful too.
Thanks ladies I have some great inspiration to go off of now.
Post # 14
@kameasma: thought you would for some reason!!
Post # 15
Check out my pinterest!! I’m doing a vintage theme too! http://pinterest.com/romamor4/
Post # 16
@girlanachronism Thank you so much! I loved looking at all your ideas. This definitely helps 🙂