Forget Something New, Something Old Is Where It’s At!

Old Hollywood style can be seen all over celebs these days, and you know that whatever we’re seeing on the red carpet will make its way into the wedding world soon enough! Nowadays, brides are gushing over vintage everything, whether that means a sleeves that would have been at home in the 1930s, a ballet length wedding dress straight out of the 1950s, borrowed vintage wedding accessories from the 1960s, or 1980s glam sequins from head to toe.

Anything goes, as long as it’s something your mother, grandmother, or great grandmother would have loved!

Let’s start with your accessories. Bird cage veils are still a fun and flirty option for brides who want the feel of a veil without the weight of one. For a surprising take on the bird cage veil, a feather bridal hat paired with a cage veil is one way to wear it. Not a bridal veil (or bridal hat) fan? A crystal hair brooch is a glamorous vintage-look choice that can give your wedding hairstyle some sparkle! Vintage bridal jewelry is still IN, which means that you can easily find accessories that would look right at home in almost any era. Need even more? Top everything off with a vintage crystal brooch on your bodice!

For your bridesmaids, sleeves are still a surprising choice, but unless you’re getting married in the height of summer, they may be a welcome one. We’ve seen sleeves on everyone from Angelina Jolie to Anne Hathaway to Leighton Meester, and wedding dresses are once again getting the sleeve treatment. Our guess? Bridesmaids dresses with sleeves can’t be far behind!

Now how about incorporating vintage flair into your wedding itself? One idea we love also incorporates family (which is why we love it). At your reception, have a table just for displaying pictures of your ancestors – their wedding photos, if possible. Vintage and vintage-look frames can be found at thrift stores and flea markets, and if you have the time, a quick coat of paint and some glaze can give any picture frame a retro look that coordinates with your wedding colors.

So now you tell us – are you loving the vintage wedding accessories thing as much as we are? How are you incorporating vintage touches into your bridal look?