Last weekend saw the wedding of True Blood TV stars Anna Paquin and Steven Moyer in flurry of vintage diamonds and romantic vibes. With Hillary Duff also hoping to embrace retro-chic in her upcoming nuptials, many brides-to-be are choosing the classic theme for their wedding.
Whilst not all brides can accessorize with a 50 carat vintage diamond necklace like Ms Paquin, the timeless and elegant look can be achieved for most weddings. Brides Magazine investigate vintage weddings, noting that a few simple touches such as lace dresses, fine veils and subtle accessories can all help to re-enforce the look.
As well as choosing vintage-inspired attire, another important feature to consider accessorizing is the wedding venue. London and other historic UK cities offer a good range of unusual or eclectic locations for those that would like something a little different. Venues should help to inspire brides on the choice of soft furnishings and decorations available, but to keep the vintage theme stick with creams, whites, blacks and even florals.
Even the cake can carry an old English chic charm – by using vintage plates, silver tea trays or floral display stands, the cake can be as authentic as the wedding fashions and venue.
With the recent success of retro summer festivals, as well as the expanding of vintage-inspired outlets like Cath Kidson, it seems that the past is set to stay with us, making its mark most prominently in the retail, marketing and events sectors.