(Closed) Vintage Elegance Theme! Where to start??

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
1559 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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 # 6
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
7689 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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. 

wedding plum purple lace spring vintage inspiration Love Lace And Lavender

Post # 9
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
46647 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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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