At the moment it seems vintage style weddings are all I see. Whether there's just a hint of vintage or the couple are going the whole hog, it certainly looks as though it's here to stay, at least for a while.
The great thing about this is there are literally so many variations of the same theme. Calling on one particular era, say, 1920s will give you a massively different look to the ever popular tea party in your local village hall, yet both are still 'vintage'.
At the moment, I absolutely love the vintage style weddings with tea parties with the antique china and delicious cake selections. Cake ideas are a big favourite of mine, well, actually, who doesn't adore cake?
At the moment this particular 'vintage tea party' tend to take on a very 'shabby chic' style. Lots of bunting, cream colours, mismatched china and soft pastels, all of which are beautiful, but how long will it last? And where does it go next?
Rather than shabby chic, perhaps we'll keep the tea party theme and instead move to something a little more elegant and sophisticated.
Bring on the matched, antique china sets and lace tablecloths with more uniform decorations, maybe edging back to the 1920s or even late 1800s for a more austere take on the tea room. Who knows where it will go; that's for the stylists to discover!
The beauty of this current theme is that it's easy to create and anyone can do it. There are bags of stores selling wares that complete the look. From signage to cream enamel jugs, the wedding stores, department stores and even eBay will provide you with plenty of inspiration (and in the case of eBay, plenty of bargains).
It's not all tea sets though, choosing an era is ever popular.
Standing out with a 1950s theme or a boho 1970s theme is being seen more and more. As we move further away from the 1970s and 1980s, I'm sure we'll see a resurgence of style from those times.
First though, we have to age a little. If we were born in the era, it won't really be romantic to us. What I mean by that is, if we've lived through something it kind of loses its appeal. But for those brides born in the 1980s, the 1960s and 1970s may have a romantic edge to them, so should we expect to see more 'hippy chic' rather than 'shabby chic'?
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