How to make antiqued paper for your historical or fantasy wedding

We're getting married next month and having a pirate-themed wedding. Any bits of paper we needed (whether invitations, signs, or treasure-hunt clues) I decided to make look old and pirate-y.

This technique would also be great for medieval, historical, steampunk, fantasy, or Victorian themes. Some of you may have done something like this at school, but this is such a simple yet effective bit of DIY I just had to share it!

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Travel among fictitious worlds at this steampunk engagement shoot

Karina and Colin's wedding theme is going to be traveling among fictitious worlds — between movies and books and games. They'll be featuring music from movie and video game scores, Postmodern Jukebox, and every table will have a different world theme. Since they're part of their local steampunk community, it seemed natural to incorporate that into their engagement photos with outfits from some of our favorite steampunk vendors.

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Laura & Jason's tattooed and belly-dancing historical wedding

When the bride and her sister make eight hardcore Victorian-inspired outfits for the wedding, you know this is serious-business history love. Add in the Victorian dancing, regimental band, and amazing belly dance and drum performance, and you've got a recipe for an outstanding wedding celebrating a gorgeous family home and era. Wait until you hear what the bride did with her antique ring!

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Emilia & Ryan's Victorian garden party wedding

The historic 1800s house with wrap-around porch, the custom-made Victorian-style dress, the handmade touches… this is a wedding to just sink into like a lavender-scented bath. Tie on your corset and get into the historical vibe with this fabulous Victorian-themed garden party.