Want to plan a classic vintage styled wedding with meaning but not sure how to achieve it? Well, I've outlined a guide for just that! Let's get started! :)
The very first thing I suggest you do is select a color palette. It will make everything else so much easier. It can be tough to choose but once you've made a selection, stick with it - from your Save the Dates to the wedding favors to the flowers - everything will look so much more pulled together and streamlined if it's all in the same palette. This will also help you achieve a better focus when shopping - you'll be able to zero in on your colors creating a much easier process. You'll also know when to say no and won't be tempted to buy antiques that don't fit your palette and vision.
No. 2 | List Making
Next up, it's time to make a vintage wares shopping list. The best way to start this process is to make a list of things that make you and your love smile. Think: traveling, taking photos, creating art, writing, reading, cooking, etc. Next, expand on each topic and think about ways you could incorporate each interest into your wedding. For instance, let's say your love has a passion for photography - maybe you could create your own photo booth for guests and collect several vintage cameras for use or decor. It might be fun to shop for vintage feather boas, spectacles, sunnies from the 60s, etc., as fun props, as well. Now it's time to start compiling your shopping list. In this example, you'd write down: vintage cameras, boas, spectacles + sunnies.
I love cheeky titles so when I spotted BAD GIRL at an antique shop in Alabama, I knew I had to have it. My friend, T, and I are always joking about the trouble we'll cause on vacations together so it was a no-brainer to include this in our shoot. ps. BAD GIRL is for sale if it has some meaning to you, too! ;) And there are lots of other cheeky titles in my collection, too!
How can you not love a small book in weathered Nantucket red called THE LITTLE MAN? I haven't had time to stock this one in CBV yet but if you're interested, just shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.