More and more people are using themes to base their big day on so for my first blog post I have decided to explore the theme Pretty Pastels and Vintage Vows.
Pastels have always been a popular colour for weddings, more so during the spring season where it can be enhanced by the seasonal flowers which are available at the time of year. Once you have decided which pastel colours you are going to incorporate in your big day it’s important to get the balance right and accessorise appropriately.
Walking down the aisle hand in hand with pastels this season is vintage. These themes are the perfect complement to each other and both are widely available from designer boutiques to the high street stores.
So what is available at the moment? Let’s start with the stationery.
Invites are the first thing your guests will see and will set the scene for the big day. Your theme can then be followed through to your Order of service, place cards, favours, thank you cards, favours and table plans. This beautiful example from Cards by Sophie show how subtle touches can still have impact.
Pastel coloured flowers are easiest to source during the spring season. Your choice of flowers are as equally important as your dress choice as it will bring colour and accent to your dress and finish off your table settings perfectly.
Pastel flowers are very popular with the modern bride and can add that subtle hint of colour without taking attention away from your dress.
To get that true vintage feel why not look closer to home for your wedding dress and ask mums, grannies and aunties about their dresses. True vintage dresses are making a huge comeback on modern weddings with intricate details and that true handmade feel. Not only will it cut out the stress of finding that perfect dress but it’s also a great cost cutter and possibly a way of starting a new family tradition!
Most brides won’t fit perfectly into their mothers wedding dresses but a good seamstress who is experienced in working with vintage gowns will be able to make any alternations needed to give it that extra personal touch.
One bride who did just that is Kyra who wore her mothers dress at her wedding.