For our menus, rather than printing anything out, my future husband and I bought antique windows to display the bar and dinner menus. I am super super-pleased with how well this turned out. So I thought I'd share the step-by-step method.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of vintage posts.
Abra and Jeff got hitched at Roshambo Farms, aka sun-drenched barnyard heaven — complete with chickens, turkeys, and goats. In the months leading up to the wedding, the bride's mother amassed a collection of vintage silk and cotton lace, and Abra's childhood friend used the pieces to fashion her dusty coral wedding gown. Guests also gifted the couple handwritten blessings (to be opened on the denoted anniversary).
Tera and Ryan recently wed near downtown San Diego, California, and had pink details everywhere — the flowers, the bride's glittery shoes, even the seating chart and wedding favors were all rose-hued! These two found a way to include a dash of the unexpected throughout the day, like using a neon pink megaphone to hold programs and decorating a guitar case with written ceremony instructions for their guests. And just WAIT until you see the skull-and-earthworm covered groom's cake…
Is your bridal vision is more "vintage chic," or maybe art deco with a bit of "old Hollywood glam" thrown in for good measure (kind of like the lovely lady pictured here) rather than "poofy princess"? Then you're going to want to sit tight and do some serious scrolling on this post about our sponsor Blue Velvet Vintage. We're talking some serious Downton Abbey vibes here — from dresses that would have made the Dowager Countess nod approvingly, to dresses that would have caused quite the stir…
Are you looking for a cover-up for your colder weather wedding without sacrificing style? Babies, I've got you covered: check out Etsy Seller Chrisst's amazing selection of boleros, shrugs, and collars. These styles work for vintage, Steampunk, goth, rocker, or fantasy styles, and quite possibly anything in between. Any of these pieces can really add some KAPOW to your wedding outfit, and you can wear them again and again with other outfits (how about dressing up your sexytimes? Lingerie + bolero = major unf). Let's get inspired by the pretty, shall we?
Ashley and Robert had that idea that they'd plan an authentic 1930s-styled garden party. The nail's head was hit so hard, the nail died. The affair was held at a 1907 Tudor mansion in Highland Park, CA, with a 1935 Packard sedan to deliver the bride. The groom and groomsmen wore 1930s-era morning attire with top hats, while the bridesmaids were clad in couture organza gowns created by Ashley's good friend and bridesmaid, Theresa Laquey. The bride's out-of-this-universe dress is actual 1930s vintage from eBay. To top it all off, the catering was based on actual recipes from a 1930s cookbook. Everything about this makes me want to blow my wig… blink my peepers… be dizzy with these dames… and basically blurt out a lot of 1930s slang.
If I know you guys at all, I know that you're crazy about all things vintage. I know that you especially love vintage-style fashions. And if you combine all that with a (totally healthy!) love of Downton Abbey, I know that you are going to flip over our newest sponsor The Wardrobe Shop.
This couple wanted their wedding to be fun-loving and quirky to match their personalities. Cue the trek into grandma's attic for awesomely vintage accessories and decor. The groom's artistic talent definitely worked in their favor too. Add in a vegan Mexican feast and their English Bulldog and you've got a backyard wedding with charm.