(Closed) when you think vintage….

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

hrmmm i donno i think this….

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Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think about soft colours, pearls, lots of lace, and old vintage stuff 🙂

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Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

THere was a good article on this in a bridal magazine a few months ago.  People use the word “vintage” to refer to so many completely different eras.  The magazine broke it down like this:

Victorian/Antique = Crystal vases, tea roses, gold swirls on invitations.

 

Vintage = 1920-30s.  art deco, architectural shapes, glamorous golden screen.

 

Retro= 1950s and early 60s.  clean lines, tea length dress, wrist gloves, red and aqua colors. Think Jackie Kennedy on her wedding day.

 

The magazine also pointed out that the trend of the home spun wedding we are seeing now is not actually vintage as it could take place at any time throughout recent history or now.  Rather it is just described as home spun/ homemade

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Hmm, I’m having a similar problem. My wedding venue is a 100 year old hotel, so I thought it would be nice to have a vintage feel going with all of my wedding elements. It seems like the more I look for “vinatage-inspired” decor, the less I know what it means. I keep coming across lace, which makes sense. Also, I think ivory is more in keeping with the vintage feel than white. I saved this picture of flowers on a cake that I really liked and thought had a very vintage quality. I’m not crazy about the cake, but I plan to show this pic to my florist as an example of the vintage looking flowers I want in my centerpieces and bouquets. (Incidentally, I know these flowers are roses, but does anyone know what kind?) Fabric flowers seem to be universally popular, but some have a real vintage look going for them. Also, I think birdcage veils are one of the easiest ways to get that vintage look across.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I totally agree and love the ideas in the first post! That is what Imagine and love the idea!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve noticed a lot of people are using “vintage” to describe what’s really “shabby chic”.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

I agree that this “rustic, shabby-chic, DIY” stuff is not really “vintage”.

Honestly, vintage could be anything. It’s just “inspired” by a particular era. Hell, you could have an 80’s “vintage” wedding if you wanted to.

Our wedding was what I would describe as retro. It was 40s-50s inspired, mostly 50s. We went for a very vampy/pinup feel.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We called ours “rustic elegance” but it had a flair of vintage.

Sorry I don’t really have any pro photos to share yet to demonstrate my point better. Grrr.

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This is vintage to me:

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think of a lot of victorian elegance when it comes to vintage weddings. Alot of epic chandeliers, lace, corseted dresses with off the shoulder lace sleeves. Things like that.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@zippylef: I had to laugh at the idea of a vintage 80’s wedding. 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

To me vintage is everything that looks antiquely, as if it comes from decades long ago where everything was handmade and not cheap crap “made in china”. I think a vintage wedding theme is very romantic, it includes lots of lace or chiffon, flowers and tendrils (i don´t know if it´s the right word)

 

 

 

 

These items are probably not vintage, but i use them as an example to demonstrate what i mean

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