There’s something very charming and romantic about vintage items. These pieces hold stories of the past that touch the heart and make imaginations wander. If you’re looking for a way to elevate your wedding décor and turn up the romance, adding some vintage centerpieces to the tables will certainly do the trick. You can be super creative with these and there are many different options to choose from.
Whether you’re having a rustic outdoor wedding, a vintage wedding or even a modern wedding, adding vintage centerpieces to the table décor is a surefire way to inject some charm into the ceremony as well. Read on to learn about some of the most essential elements you can use to create your own whimsical and romantic vintage centerpieces.
Flowers are as much of an essential part of the ceremony’s décor as wedding dresses are to the bride. You can never really have too many flowers when decorating for a wedding. For vintage centerpieces, it’s best to use flowers in soft colors and muted tones like cream, white, soft purple and pink, and pastel yellow. Add little pops of color that match the surrounding décor and incorporate some greenery into each piece.
Elevate the charm of a vintage centerpiece by incorporating natural elements like wood or stones. Set the flowers atop a round wooden slab, use pebbles as fillers in small glass items or carefully place some smooth, round- and oblong-shaped stones around the other decorative elements of the centerpiece.
Candles and Candle Holders
Nothing says vintage romance quite like the right candles in the perfect candle holders. Depending on your wedding’s aesthetic and your own personal taste, you can use tall candelabras, thick pillar candles on vintage-style stands or lots of smaller holders with tea light candles.
Have fun using various creative elements to put a unique and personal touch on each centerpiece you create. Incorporate items like mirrors, photo frames, pearls, books, bird cages and trays. Mirrors can be used like trays and really work well when they have a classic decorative frame. Stack a few old books on top of one another and set your flowers on top. Fill some round vintage bird cages with flower arrangements and hang them from the ceiling. Use vintage photo frames for each table number. Drape pearls and other decorative vintage elements around the centerpiece for a final touch.
Colors like brass, gunmetal, dull gold and cream are ideal palettes for a vintage theme. If you want to add pops of color, stick with royal shades like navy blue, plum, burgundy and emerald green.
Add a Personal Touch
When you’re putting your centerpieces together, consider adding a very special touch by choosing from special vintage wedding dresses to blend with the décor and incorporating vintage items that belong to your family into the centerpieces. Talk to relatives and see what kinds of special things you can gather. This will help put a unique and personal touch on each piece.