My favourite vintage wedding blogs

I find so much inspiration on other blogs, so I thought I’d share some of my fave vintage wedding blogs – hopefully you’ll find them just as inspiring as I do!

I adore the blog of Love My Dress.  There is so much beautiful inspiration here, and you will find lots of vintage and unique weddings featured.

Under the Vintage Veil has heaps of planning tips and inspiration for brides wanting a vintage wedding.  Be sure to check out some of their sponsors as well.

Boho Bride isn’t necessarily vintage, but is a great blog for the ‘alternative’ bride and often features vintage and rustic weddings.

Plan Vintage isn’t as pretty as some of the other blogs, but you will find some great ideas on how to vintage your wedding – be sure to sign up to their email updates as they’ll send you lots of useful tips.

Rock n’ Roll Bride is a great site for those wanting an alternative wedding.

And of course you’ll find lots of other beautiful blogs that regularly feature vintage and rustic weddings.

Until next time!

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French inspired vintage weddings

I found out a couple of weeks ago that I’m going to be travelling to Paris in October with my husband and son, and I’m so excited I’m finding it hard to think about anything else!  I haven’t been for a long time, and the last time I went I found it so magical, I completely fell in love with it.

So I thought today to indulge my fantasies, I’d have a look at some French inspired vintage weddings – what better inspiration for your wedding than the ‘city of love’!

This ‘French Romance’ inspiration board from Prima Donna Bride features the Eiffel Tower and a lovely pastel blue.

It doesn’t get much more French than macarons – a perfect addition to your dessert table – check out Tamryn Kirkby’s blog

This is a gorgeous French inspired table setting featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs blog

This is a beautiful pale pastel aqua French vintage table setting inspiration at Flora and Grace – I particularly love the chaircovers

I love these Parisian styled table runners featured on Camille Styles Events

And a lovely French vintage countryside inspiration board from BridalHood

 

 

Vintage Ring Bearers

I’ve previously posted on ring bearers, flowergirls, and items for flowergirls to carry, so I thought I’d finish off this mini-series with items that your ring bearers might carry.

Of course ring bearers are just what the name implies – they are there to carry your rings down the aisle.  And traditionally this is a pillow with ribbons that tie and hold the rings so they don’t get lost along the way.

So I thought I’d have a look at some vintage-styled options they might carry to ‘bear the ring’.

There are many vintage styled variations on the ring pillow, as pillows can be made from many different styles of fabric – burlap or hessian or lace being great options.

But there are also other options than a pillow, so today I’ll have a look at some items you might consider.

Vintage books tied with ribbon

And more vintage books tied with twine

Or a book with a hidden cut out inside – I had someone ask me recently where to purchase one of these and the only similar book I could find was on etsy.  But possibly fairly easy to make yourself.

A shabby chic ring pillow – perfect for a garden wedding (and easy to make yourself!)

A pretty clay dish from etsy seller accessory8

A birds nest – perfect for a garden wedding

And finally, a floral ring pillow from Vintage Wedding Style

Vintage Inspired Flowergirl Baskets

I enjoyed researching the last post on flowergirls and ringbearers so much that I thought I’d continue the theme!  Today I’m going to have a look at some vintage-styled alternatives to a traditional flowergirl ‘basket’.

When thinking of what your flowergirl might carry, generally it’s something that can hold petals or whatever you are wanting your flowergirl to ‘scatter’.  Or it may be that she doesn’t need to scatter anything so she could be holding anything really (which is a whole other post in itself!).

But today I’ll focus on baskets or containers for your flowergirl.  It depends on whether you are wanting rustic or vintage – for rustic, think woven or wicker baskets, birds nests and tin pails or a little birdcage.  For vintage old vintage tins, elaborate lace and beaded baskets, vintage handbags or little suitcases spring to mind.  Here are some ideas I found on the internet.

This pail with it’s heart blackboard is perfect for a rustic wedding.  It’s from etsy seller Rusticblend

A vintage tin can work well, such as this vintage honey tin over at The Loveliest DayA burlap (hessian) flowergirl basket by Nutfield Weaver perfect for rustic weddings

Available at Vintage Wedding Style, Beverly Clark’s The Luxe Collection flowergirl basket which features beautiful lace and beading

A sweet rustic/outdoors birds nest inspired basket from etsy seller braggingbags

And finally, isn’t this Dior inspired flowergirl basket adorable?  It’s from Weddings a la Parisienne.

Vintage Flowergirls and Ringbearers

Today I’m going to have a look at how you might dress the little ones for your vintage wedding.  They may be little, but their outfits are just as important in styling your wedding!

This gorgeous flower girl dress is by Etsy seller Stephanie Renick, and I love the ringbearer’s outfit as well.

This look is lovely for an older flowergirl – love the teapot as an alternative to a basket.  Image from Georgia Watson Events.

And for ringbearers – a waistcoat and braces are perfect for a vintage feel. Image from Vintage Protea Bride.

A lovely vintage ringbearer cushion.  Image from The Blushing Bride

And lastly, this sweet picture from Style Me Pretty.

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Burlap and Lace

I’m really loving the combination of lace and burlap (or hessian as we call it in Australia) at the moment.  It’s perfect for rustic or vintage weddings and there’s something about the prettiness of the lace and the rough texture of the burlap that works so well.

So I thought I’d have a little hunt on Etsy (my favourite haunt for lovely products) for ‘burlap and lace’ to share with you today.  Check it out – I hope you find some inspiration for your rustic celebration.

This burlap and lace bouquet wrap from MagnoliaWestEvents is so pretty with the ruffles around the centre of the wrap.

This lovely ring pillow features a lace overlay and is by etsy seller SONYA.

This guest book by seller creativelykept features green accents – perfect for a garden wedding.

Twitterpate is the creator of this sweet burlap and lace boutonniere, love it!

Lace and burlap wraps for jars make a great decoration for table centerpieces by seller justforkeeps

And finally, a beautiful lace and burlap bouquet from HappyBlooms

Vintage inspired Besame Cosmetics

I thought today I’d have a closer look at the vintage styled makeup range that we carry, Besame Cosmetics.  It’s a reasonably new product to our store – what I love about it is the glamorous, vintage feeling of the packaging.  And I understand that its consistency is perfect for creating a true vintage makeup.

Besame Cosmetics was launched in 2004 by Gabriela Fernandez who has brought artistry and romance back to the cosmetics industry. She has created a line infused with a romantic sensibility that is rich in historical details. Her inspiration for it all was sparked by a combination of her background in art and design, a love for feminine detail, and fond memories of her glamorous grandmother.

Besame is committed to creating truly unique artful cosmetics, hand crafted to empower women to feel feminine, elegant, and glamorous. Besame is dedicated to creating responsible luxurious products that enhance beauty and improve well-being.

The products carried by Vintage Wedding Style include a cashmere powder compact, crimson cream rouge, and voluptuous lip colour.

You can check out this great video which shows you how to apply the lipcolour.

Besame Cosmetics’ lipsticks have been featured in a number of magazines, including Marie Claire, Grazia, Instyle, Glamour, Elle and Vogue.  I’m sure you’ll see a lot more of this beautiful range in the future!