“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”?
Vintage is typically defined to be denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind.
We have found that on your wedding day, bits and pieces associated with the best memories from your past are key in adding to those lasting sentiments around your special day.
Vintage weddings seem to have captivated brides over the last season of celebrations. Plenty of antique store hopping as well as some custom projects are essential to styling a vintage wedding.
However, those hidden gems maybe closer than you think! Perhaps even in your own backyard or at the back of that dusty closet you’ve been meaning to empty.
Working with a stylist to upcycle childhood books, granny’s vintage weighing scale that she used to weigh those strawberries for your favourite jam, even the cage that held your first pet birds can all be ‘vintage’ but also of some personal relevance to you and your family.
A bit of antique gold dust and those native Australian blooms from the garden, can bring them all back to life and warm the soul with those memories.
Here are a few favourites used as table numbers.
1. Vintage Childhood Books (that you fell asleep to as a child) bound together with hessian twine and finished with antique spray.
2. Antique weighing scale dusted off and adorned with mosaic fruit and native accents.
3. Birdcage filled with flowers.
4. Watering cans from the garden with a splash of sunshine.
5. The mailbox that was always filled with happy letters, hand delivered…..a thing of the past!
So if vintage décor is what you’re after, look no further than your own vintage collection of memorable vintage pieces. Your wedding stylist can be of assistance with fixing them up and having them share in what is meant to be a day for reminiscing over memories of the past, the people that shared in them and looking forward to creating some more, building a life, one that you had only hoped and dreamt of!
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Feature Photos: Bayly & Moore