Vintage Wedding Ideas
Weddings today are embracing all things vintage. Give a stylish nod to the past with these nostalgic details.
Vintage Birdcage Veil
Short birdcage veils are a popular choice for fashionable brides seeking a vintage look.
Get the look: Crystal-Dotted Birdcage Veil, $39.99, davidsbridal.com
At this 1920's-inspired wedding, the groom wore a vintage-style hat while the bride donned a birdcage veil.
Vintage Stamp Wedding Cake
An antique suitcase served as a stand for this couple's wedding cake. Vintage stamps that the bride found on eBay were reproduced on the cake.
Vintage-looking filters on wedding photos are right on trend.
Vintage Bouquet Handkerchief
Ranunculus, clematis, 'Garden Snow' roses, scented geranium foliage, and maidenhair fern are bundled with a vintage, monogrammed handkerchief in a bouquet that's perfect for a late-morning garden wedding.
Collegiate Wedding Paraphernalia
The couple met at Georgetown University and planned a wedding with a vintage collegiate theme.
Vintage Illustrated Invitations
Designers Bonnie Cross and Currier Howard of Tenn Hens Design often include hand-drawn illustrations and vintage typography in their designs for a truly fresh, one-of-a-kind look.
A trolley took this wedding party from the ceremony to the backyard reception.
Inspired by her grandmother's love of china, the bride decided to serve dinner on mixed china patterns. Instead of renting so many different sets, she and her mom scoured thrift shops, flea markets, and antiques stores to collect enough to serve all 275 guests.
1940's Wedding Theme
This wedding party looked dapper in their 1940's-inspired attire.
Retro Wedding Programs
The bride bought 45 RPM records of blues, jazz, and Southern artists and slid the programs inside. During the cocktail hour, guests played DJ and spun their records.
Victorian Key Brooch
This Victorian key brooch pinned to the bride's bouquet served as her "something old."
Antique Wedding Memento
This bride displayed family wedding photos in an antique window she made into a frame.
Throwback Escort Cards
The bride, who designs wedding invitations, created and printed the vintage-inspired escort cards. "I love moss, and had to incorporate it somehow, so we covered a table with it and stuck all of the escort cards in with wooden sticks," she says.
Thrifted Program Holder
Found objects—collected from thrift stores—can be a unique way to add style on a budget. A vintage cola crate holds these wedding programs.
Nostalgic Getaway Car
The couple left the wedding in a vintage Packard.
This Southern bride wore her grandmother's pearls, which had been restrung as a bracelet.
Get the look: Pearl Bracelet, $60, nordstrom.com
Vintage mismatched tablecloths from Nashville Tent & Awning lent the reception a fanciful, homespun vibe.
Polaroids gave the couple instant snapshots of their wedding day.
Vintage Blue Invitations
Paper Moss designed this suite of invitations in vintage Georgetown blue.
Old-Fashioned Top Hat
The groom accented his morning suit with a vintage top hat from Delia & Delia.
Vintage doilies decorate the cake table at this classic wedding.
This wedding took place in an early 1800s house filled with elegant antiques.
Retro Charm Invitations
For the bride and groom who can't resist a bit of whimsy, announce your big day with nostalgia-influenced invites.
Classic Rolls Royce
This couple exited in style in a vintage Rolls Royce.