Vintage Bridal Ideas – 2016 is the Year of the Elegant Bride

Vintage Bridal Ideas – 2016 is the Year of the Elegant Bride

Vintage weddings are ever so popular, not only because of the endless glamour and elegance of a vintage wedding or the unlimited number of vintage bridal ideas, but because there’s really no hard and fast rule on what makes a vintage wedding. As long as your vintage wedding means something to you and reflects your taste of vintage, is all that matters.

Vintage Décor

The décor can really be the make or break of a wedding. To get your vintage creative juices flowing, watch old movies, visit thrift shops and catch up with your family to discuss family history.

It’s likely your parents or grandparents have some quirky little things hidden away that would make great display pieces. Think old typewriters, suitcases, vases, mason jars, canisters, books and tea sets. Old family photos are also a great way to bring in the vintage feel at the same time of incorporating a sense of family. Thrift and antique shops are also great places to find these kinds of treasures.

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Source: Style Me Pretty

Vintage flowers

Is there a lovely old colonial home down the street at which you admire its gardens and flowers? Find out what flowers they are and use them in your bouquet and flower arrangements. Alternatively, browse magazines that showcase the style of old homes you love and take note of the flowers growing in their gardens. If you know the era of a home you love or the venue at which you plan to have your wedding, find out what type of flowers were popular in that era by using good old Google.

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Vintage hairstyles

The good news is that when it comes to vintage weddings, there are many hairstyles to choose from that exude elegance and class. Take a look at some of these gorgeous vintage hairstyles from PS I Love Hair.

 The Side Wave

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With a really simple updo at the back, the side wave is a soft, classic and romantic look for a vintage wedding.

The Audrey Style

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Who can forget Audrey Hepburn’s classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s updo style? A perfect hairstyle to team with a hairpiece such as tiara or pin, leave some pieces of hair around the face to soften it, throw on some pearls and you’re done!

The Bouffant

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Another hairstyle channelling the 60’s and Brigitte Bardot, is the Bouffant. This style is a popular vintage bridal hair idea, it’s not too harsh and channels a lovely soft and romantic look.

The Braid

Soft braids are just divine and can be done in so many different ways. Try having a braid on one side like this one:

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Or a braid that is swept from one side of the head to the other:

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The curl style

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The curl is a timeless style that suits any vintage wedding. You simply can’t go wrong with a curl.

The vintage style dress

Having a vintage wedding doesn’t necessarily mean you need to go out and by a pre-loved vintage dress. Whether you want to go new or used, firstly, figure out which era you love to get an idea of the style you’re looking for. Your second step is to then determine why you would prefer to opt for a vintage piece over a new one. It could be something as simple as wanting to wear your mother or grandmother’s wedding dress or because you’re opting to thrift everything for your wedding from a particular era.

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With 2016 being the year of the elegant bride, there’s no better time for a vintage wedding. Vintage weddings radiate elegance, charm and romance but with all the vintage bridal ideas out there, remember that no matter what type of ‘vintage’ you opt for, the important thing is that your wedding radiates what vintage means to you.




  1. Don’t forget vintage style accessories.
    Veils are making a come back, either plain or lace edges.
    Bandeaus or beaded head ties look sunning with a vintage style dress.
    The birdcage veil is very 60’s & looks great when paired with a beautiful silk flower or rhinestone comb or clip.
    And capelets & wraps are perfect cover ups for modesty in the ceremony or to keep you warm into the evening. can make you gorgeous vintage accessories to go with any style dress.


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