Archive for June, 2011
Every wedding is special, but a vintage inspired one can be magical. Your guests will be impressed with all the details that this sort of wedding implies and will be fascinated with the decorations, the invitations and the ambiance created by the event. It can be a real adventure for them to design their outfits and it will be a rare occasion of recreating the atmosphere from that period.
If you are planning a vintage inspired wedding, 1920s weddings could suit your tastes. However, there are some steps which need to be followed in order to guarantee the success of your wedding. Firstly, you have to decide on the setting of the event. Restored historical sites are sometimes available for special events and choosing such a place will certainly guarantee you a perfect start for the wedding.
Then you will have to choose the decorating items. Remember that modernism was beginning to be celebrated starting from that era. The main characteristics of that period’s art involved the usage of vibrant colors, chevron patterns and geometric forms, but everything was maintained within the simplest accents. It could be an interesting idea to use these elements in order to create decorating pieces for the place where the wedding will be celebrated. Back to that period, brides were having elaborate wedding bouquets, consisting of a large number of flowers such as magnolias, gardenias and oriental lily. These can be also used for the flower arrangements, which can be white, cream and soft pink and embellished with pearls, ostrich feathers and ribbons. As for the bride’s outfit, it could be an interesting idea to use a cloche-style veil, which was popular during the 20s, instead of the most modern veil. You could easily change its aspect by decorating in using jeweled brooches or embroidery. The gown’s materials varied very much depending on the budged, but the most popular were silks, satins, chiffon and lace.
The waistline was dropped and reached hip level. The upper part of the dress was blouson or tight-fitting, while the bottom one was straight and sometimes slightly pleated. Brides used to accessorize their outfits with costume jewelry and wore low-heeled pumps. In the 20s, makeup suffered a major change. Brides colored their lips in red or pink and emphasized their eyes by using an eye liner. All in all, vintage inspired weddings can be very affordable and add style to your wedding ceremony, as long as you gather as much information as possible related to that period and use it to create an atmosphere that resembles the 1920s.11