As you know, I'm all for a neutral palette, or pretty pastels, for your wedding day. But here at Vintage Amy I'm not afraid to try something a little different to give all you bride-to-bes and vintage lovers some further inspiration for your wedding day, event or just for fun.
So a couple of months ago a wonderful team and I packed up our things to spend the day at Eridge Village Hall, where we were to transform the venue into a riot of colour with bold and fun looks for your big day, of course using my beloved vintage. I crafted a few little things for it too, and here you can see the results...
A lot more bride and grooms are now having the whole wedding in one room at a venue, or in a village hall such as Eridge. Therefore, I wanted to show what you can do with a fairly basic room, some cool props, some crafting and a heap of bright blooms. Using mismatched vintage chairs from The Beautiful Day as my starting point, Jo from The Florist tied a little flower posie on each alternate chair at the end of the aisle, to create a focal point and an element of colour against the chairs. If you are thinking of a festival wedding, barn wedding or a country garden wedding where colour, as is budget, is key for you, why not create a bold line of confetti down each side of the aisle as I have. This was created simply by cutting out tissue paper with a confetti hole punch.
Again, to break away from the norm of an arch or backdrop as your ceremony centre-piece, why not go for light-up letters as your focal point. These were supplied by Rob at Love Letters Kent and the white works perfectly with the room, allowing the colours of the decor to speak for themselves. This is such a fun and bold statement for a relaxed wedding, ideal for a couple who are not after tradition and want a cool and quirky vintage wedding. We went for I DO but you could go for your initials or LOVE also.
Ellouise was a dream to work with, and doesn't she make a beautiful bride?! Paula from Paula Mitchell Hair & Make-Up was tasked with the lucky job of Ellouise's hair & make-up. For the bride's hair, I wanted soft curls, partly pinned up with gypsophila, to show that you can still have a very soft and feminine look despite your wedding styling being fun, bold and eclectic. We kept the eyes and face natural with a big, bold red lip.
Our beautiful gown is by Catherine Deane at The Pantiles Bride and is actually three separate pieces, consisting of a layered skirt, silk camisole and lace overlay. The finished look is just stunning on Ellouise and is more relaxed and easy than a formal and elaborate dress, perfect for a village hall wedding or a wedding where you just want to be comfortable and have fun, whilst still looking like a bride. It is still soft and feminine, as mentioned above if you are going for a vintage styled wedding you do not have to have a vintage dress/look yourself or stick to one 'theme' throughout. Be free with your ideas, allowing your personality and taste to blend into your desired look, as it is your special day and you want it to showcase you and to feel happy with what you're wearing and how you're looking.
Jo's bouquet is simply stunning and such a statement for your big day. It works so perfectly for this look, incorporating all the bold and bright colours we used throughout the decor, but still soft and feminine in the way it has been put together and the flowers chosen by Jo. Jo has gone for beautiful Spring blooms, which work perfectly in all the various shades here. I selected a range of ribbons to wrap around it, leaving the ends trailing to create a loose and less formal feel.
Lovely Nikki from The Toast came and lent a styling hand on the day and we used her beautiful red vintage chair and fab old bicycle to showcase the bride and bouquet. Think outside the box with props and items you want to use at your wedding. Making it personal and unique will be a sure fire way to creating a wow factor and creating a dream day that your guests will be talking about for years. Lastly make sure you trust your photographer implicitly to capture your wonderful moments, Katie Rogers captured our beautiful and bold shoot and hasn't she done a beautiful job?
So that's the ceremony and bride piccies, next week is part 2 with some gorgeous shots of items to inspire you for your wedding breakfast, cake table and all things wedding decor.
What do you think? Will you or have you gone for colour on your big day, or are you sticking to a more neutral palette? If you require any wedding styling assistance, or need some vintage props to hire, I would love to chat to you. Get in touch here!