What’s old is new again with a wedding that captures the glamour of the ‘20s, the rock 'n roll energy of the '50s, or the free spirited vibe of the '70s. From retro inspired gowns, to decorating with antiques, here are some of our favorite ideas we spotted.
Long-sleeved gowns and floral crowns are lovely throwbacks that look just as gorgeous today.
A lace wedding dress exudes vintage glamour.
Complete your look with a modern take on the Juliet headdress, popularized in the 1920s.
You can’t go wrong with classic roses and peonies. Cascading greenery adds a vintage vibe.
Complement a fresh-from-the-garden bouquet with an heirloom brooch.
Reminiscent of an ancient scroll, have your vows hand-calligraphed onto your aisle runner.
Decorate your ceremony space with vintage lanterns surrounded by flowers and candles.
Utilize old-fashioned urns and classic pillars to hold oversized arrangements of hydrangeas and roses.
Wearing a newsboy cap, the ring bearer carries a needlepoint sign down the aisle.
Step back into the 1920s with this Gatsby-esque car.
Zip away from your ceremony on a vintage Vespa.
Attach each escort card to an antique key adorned with some fringe.
Ask your guests to type their well wishes for you on a retro typewriter.
Travel back to a simpler time and have your guests sign your guest book by quill and ink.
Place a stack of leather-bound books on each table, topped with a framed quote from one of the classic literary picks.
Place your flowers in antique gold vases.
Mini floral arrangements look even more darling when paired with vintage crystal glasses, antique pearl necklaces, and lace table cloths.
Milk glass vases lend a retro vibe.
Transform the timeless Mason jar into a unique candelabra.
Accent a vintage tea set with contrasting flowers.
Place Settings & Table Decor
Antique china looks even more elegant when placed on gold chargers.
Peruse your local thrift stores for mix-and-match china to use as your cake plates.
Leave disposable old style cameras on each table for guests to take photos. This is a great way to capture special moments your photographer will likely miss. You can purchase affordable old style cameras here.
Collect your guests’ cards in an antique bird cage.
Or, collect them in a vintage suitcase.
Having an outdoor wedding? Hang old family wedding photos on a tree for a true “family tree.”
Picture frames aren’t just for holding pictures! Suspend small groupings of flowers from old frames for a unique twist.
A reception held by candlelight reflects a time before the modern era.
Repurpose antique table runners as custom banners for your sweetheart table chairs.
Display thrift store china under a glass dome.
Display your engagement photos on a reclaimed wooden door.
Antique bird cages at varying heights add a throwback aesthetic to the table.
Popularized in the 1960s, baby’s breath is a staple at vintage-inspired weddings.
Toss a few (plastic!) records for a fun photo op.
A lace parasol makes a wonderful vintage photo prop.
Join your sweetheart on a retro-inspired picnic.
Dress up your cake with pearls, flowers, and ruffles.