With the heightened popularity of high profile television dramas such as the BBC’s famous Downtown Abbey and ITV’s Mr Selfridge, it is small wonder that our love affair with things of a bygone era continues to flourish and grow.


Translated into the world of weddings and done properly, the vintage theme oozes sophistication and class. With all things vintage set to continue well into Summer 2016, here at Words To Glow we have put together our  super seven ways to inject a little Downtown sparkle into your very own special day!


Vintage Inspired Bridal Gowns

I simply could not do a blog post about vintage weddings without highlighting this little gem! I came across Bridal Designer, House of Mooshki very recently whilst browsing social media and simply drooled with delight! With a simply exquisite array of bridal gowns to choose from, you will be hard pushed to choose just the one dress from this stunning bridal collection.


All dresses in the collection have a distinctly vintage feel, and are a bounty with special touches such as lace applique, dainty bows, tulle and organza skirts. Brides can choose from the traditional full length bridal gown or opt for a fifties inspired tea dress as in the pictures shown.


LILY bridal tea length dress from House of Mooshki

LILY bridal tea length dress from House of Mooshki

LEONORA vintage lace tulle bridal dress from House of Mooshki

LEONORA vintage bridal dress from House of Mooshki


Vintage Inspired Bridal Accessories

In keeping with the wedding attire of yesteryear, why not opt for a beautiful and delicate lace cap? This would look equally as stunning with a traditional and more formal bridal ‘up do’ or worn with loose and romantic wavy curls.


Vintage Lace Bridal Hair Cap

Vintage Lace Bridal Hair Cap found on Green Wedding Shoes.com


Alternatively, if you a bride who loves a bit of BLING (and why not!), then opt for a stunning Art Deco inspired bridal headband or clip. Add in a vintage brooch bouquet and the your wedding day look is complete.


Art Deco inspired bridal headdress

Art Deco Inspired Bridal Headdress found on Ruffled Blog.com

Not Forgetting the Groom!

Of course, who can forget the groom! Gone are the days when the groom and his grooms men had to wear boring black tuxs or traditional frock coats.


Be sure to inject a little colour and personality into your day with some fun and quirk bow ties or coloured shirts. I am loving these check ties and braces combos.


Plaid colour groommen suits found on InvitesWeddings.com

Plaid Colour Groomsmen Suits found on Invites Weddings.com

Stationery and Table Decor

When it comes to vintage stationery there really are lots of options. Be sure to understand what type of vintage look you want for your wedding, as your wedding stationery will be the first indication of this to your intended guests.


If you are hoping for more of a rustic garden party theme, then you couldn’t go wrong with invitations with lots of lace, burlap and ditsy flowers. To give them  a more distinct glamorous edge, add in satin ribbon, pearls and sequins.


Elegant Peach & Grey Vintage Wedding Invites

Elegant Peach & Grey Vintage Wedding Invites found on Elegant Wedding Invites.com

Each of these distinctive vintage themes are easy to carry through to the wedding day and can be translated into the wedding decor itself. You can of course, create your own wedding stationery and table decor. Alternatively, if you lack that certain creative flair, companies such as Vintage Twee.com will create bespoke invitations and decor to order for you instead.


Traditional Vintage Wedding Table Centres

Traditional Vintage Wedding Table Decor found on The Wedding of My Dreams.co.uk

Glamorous table decor found on Style Me Pretty.com

Glamorous Vintage Inspired Table Decor found on Style Me Pretty.com

Time for Tea?

Popular in the Victorian era right through to the 1950’s, the traditional English Afternoon Cream Tea has enjoyed somewhat of a revival in recent times (with the addition of Prosecco no doubt!). Of course, many modern day hotels and vintage cafes alike are proud to list Afternoon Tea on their restaurant menus.


If you quite fancy providing an afternoon tea for your wedding guests, there are some absolutely fabulous vintage tea sets available on the market today, either to buy or to hire for the day.


Alternatively, why not hire someone in and get the complete package, yummy cream scones, cakes and vintage crockery in one?


Vintage Afternoon Tea

Vintage Afternoon Tea found on Warren Grove Garden.blogspot

Vintage Wedding Signs

Adding a certain something special to your wedding day, vintage wedding signs are a great way to add in a little fun and are a great way to really personalise your wedding ceremony and reception for your guests.


Rustic Wedding Sign

Rustic Wedding Signage found on Project Wedding.com

Wedding Signs have evolved over recent years. Choose from rustic wooden posts with beautiful hand painted calligraphy signposting your guests where to go to hand crafted illuminated letters which can spell a multitude of romantic phrases such as ‘FOREVER’, ‘LOVE’, ‘ALWAYS’ or even ‘MR & MRS’.


Lighting up a wedding reception and providing a glamorous backdrop to official wedding photography has never been so easy!


Glamorous light up LOVE letters for weddings

Light Up LOVE letters found on www.wordstoglow.co.uk

LOVE lighting for vintage wedding decorations

Light Up Marquee LOVE letters found on www.wordstoglow.co.uk


Hand Painted & Floral Wedding Cakes

Vintage Lace Wedding Cake found on It's Your PartySC.blogspot

Vintage Lace Wedding Cake found on It’s Your Partysc.blogspot


Of course, whilst the trend for no doubt stunning floral, lace and ‘naked’ wedding cakes continues, there are now some show stopping hand painted cakes available to order today.


This cake is simply WOW! The combination of the gold leaf and hand painted flowers is a masterpiece in artwork. It really does look too good to eat!


Beautiful hand painted floral wedding cake

Beautiful Hand Painted Floral Wedding Cake found on Now Kiss the Bride.com


For more Vintage Wedding Ideas and information on Vintage Twee.com and their range visit this fabulous post by the team at Cheshire Life magazine.

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