This is Dillington House in the heart of Somerset countryside. It was the venue for my wedding a few years ago and it was incredible. Situated at the end of a long drive through sprawling grounds, the stately home itself was an ideal location for our vintage theme. It’s a beautiful setting with historic charm and you can hire the whole house, so guests can stay the night as well.
See more at www.dillingtonhouse.co.uk
Accessories are usually one of the last things we buy for our wedding day, and I’d say it’s as important as the dress. It’s a statement piece and we must get it right. This stunning ‘Zara’ headband from Alan Hannah would suit hair up or down and could be just what you’re looking for. It’s available in white, ivory and pale pink, and has a hint of vintage style to top it off. Beautiful!
These fantastic drawstring bags will fit into your vintage wedding a treat! I personally find organza bags a bit predictable, so by using other options like this, you’ll avoid that cliché. Shop around online and you can pick these up for a reasonable price and they can be filled with, quite frankly, anything you like.
You can purchase these from www.dottydreams.co.uk
I love these vintage style fruit crates, a really nice touch for your vintage themed wedding. This photo was taken at a friends wedding so her parents had them for years, however I picked one up for £12 from a local reclamation yard, unfortunately this was after our wedding so I turned it into a toy box for my little one. What I problably would of done is filled it with herbs, used it to store my favours and confetti cones or simply for stacking, either way, they look great!
I always like to blog about local companies so when I found Bristol Vintage I just had to broadcast it. It has everything you need from crockery, bunting, jugs of wild flowers and even wind-up gramophones to make your day a day to remember. They cover the whole of the south west co-founded by Ali Cook & Katie Daniels. Between them they have over 10 years experience organising boutique events, weddings, parties and film premieres. A really beautiful website and look out for SlaterSparke Ltd on their blog!
Unfortunately we don’t offer table plans at the moment, however we can make the cards for you to create your own. Using an old suitcase and some vintage style lace it’s easy. Not only does it look effective it’s different and in keeping with the vintage touch! You could pick up an old suit case from a charity or junk shop or to make it a bit more sentimental ask a relative if they have one hidden away in their loft.
Photo from www.corsetsandcanapes.com
This beautiful silk dress with embroidery beading is called Ginseng by Claire Pettibone, with its detachable train is absolutely stunning. This fabulous designer is often inspired by vintage fabrics and fashion history, she has found a way to meld her love of things past with a new perspective that results in the perfect dress for the bride to enchant her guests as she walks down the aisle.
So much work goes into making our stationery, so when one of my brides sent me this I was absolutely thrilled. Our ‘Elegance’ range on one of her tables, in its full glory…perfect! Thanks Cassandra.
Bodie & Fou is an adoreable online shop packed with a mix of fantastic finds for the home. Great for wedding gifts that are a little unique and not overly priced. I found this beautiful lampshade above and simply had to share it with you!
Yet more DIY wedding inspiration. Simple colourful flowers in some vintage vase jugs can look so stylish as your centre pieces, or dotted around the garden for that summer wedding. The flowers you wouldn’t even need to buy from a florist, any fresh flowers would look nice from your local M&S. Remember to buy them on the morning of your wedding to guarantee they are freshly cut the day before, so will last that little bit longer!
It’s always useful to have something on a table for your guests to leave their wedding cards. Why not try this idea, a bird cage, which looks not only vintage but a little different as well. Bird cages have also been very popular as centre pieces for the tables. You can add candles or flowers to complete the look.
Why not save the pennies and create your own vintage wedding table. You can collect crockery and various other items from car boot sales, charity shops and other brick a brack shops around your area. You’ll be surprised what you can pick up for 50p when next door they’re selling it for £20.00. Its definately worth looking around. All things vintage is a hot topic and has been for a while now so get out there and create your own style, it not only looks great but can be a fraction of the price.
Why go for the traditional wedding cake when you can choose something a little more unique like this divided homemade cake. It not only looks delicious but it’s things litle this that will add to your vintage DIY wedding and something more personal to you, and of course a fraction of the price!
Its so important for every little detail to look perfect, even down to your guest book table. Take a look at this lovely vintage style table layout above, with scattered black and white family photos…divine!
‘I Want Vintage’ is a unique website who gather the best vintage shops, suppliers and specialists from across the UK.
They source quirky, chic and unique vintage furniture and decor items for your home whenever you get the urge. Their website contains links for you to buy the products straight from the vintage shops, suppliers and specialists. It enables you to hire items for weddings, parties and any other bash your planning. Take a look at their website www.iwantvintage.co.uk
Another stunning dress by Lela Rose. Beautifully made with embellished fabrics to create these wonderful dresses. This dress above is part of Lela’s Spring 2010 wedding collection so hasn’t been around for long. If you want to view more of Lela’s work take a look at www.lelarose.com.
This fantastic bouquet was found on a great blog called ‘Nibs’ and made by the blog owner so not from a specific florist but nevertheless, beautiful! Lovely summer colours for that vintage style wedding. I love the dark burgandy mixed in with a range of scents to complete. The photography also caught my eye with that rustic edge to finish off this photo!
Vera Wang is an incredible fashion designer from New York. She used to be a magazine editor and competitive skater, but she’s obviously branched out since then! Now, since getting married, her company specialises in bridalwear. But she doesnt only do dresses and fashion, she also designs and sells exquisite tableware and other items that would make very elegant and generous gifts. This beautiful crockery set pictured above has a lovely modern-shaped jug but it’s all still quite vintage. The photography on her website is incredible as well, check it out here: www.verawangonweddings.com
‘Watch me go’ is a fantastic website selling vintage and retro watches from Casio to everyday vintage brands, you’ll be sure to find what you are looking for if you want something with a cool twist. A great choice for wedding gifts.
Take a look www.watchmego.co.uk
I recently came across these great vintage style boxes from a lovely company called Rose and Grey. They are a small family run business with some wonderful products for you and your home. Guarenteed to add a touch of style and elegance mixed in with a vintage feel…