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Vintage Glamour

The 1920s was an era that continues to inspire wedding themes and colour schemes. Combining a classic 1920s and 1930s theme with a glamorous twist creates a wedding day that guests won’t forget any time soon, and we guarantee that a vintage glamour wedding will capture your heart. Keep on reading to find out how you can pull off this truly dreamy wedding theme…

We’ll start with your bridal look, as the 1920s had a huge influence on how women dressed and wore make-up. You can get super creative and have some real fun choosing your aisle style when it comes to a vintage glamour wedding, and the options really are endless. Opt for dresses that are embellished with glitzy sequins, fringing and feathers. Plus, plunging necklines were a huge hit in the 1920s and they’re predicted to be a big trend for the upcoming year. When it comes to jewellery, accessorize your gown with a statement cocktail ring, chandelier earrings or a beaded side tiara. Finish the look off with an iconic red lip, matching nail polish and a slick of bold black eyeliner – you can never look too dramatic when it comes to a vintage glamour wedding. Flaunt a pair of chic T-bar bridal shoes under your gown and you’re ready to say ‘I do’.

Many couples don’t realise the impact their wedding stationary can have on the overall look of their wedding day. From the moment you send out the save the dates you should be setting the scene for your guests – it’ll build excitement and create a brand-like feel for your special day. Opt for invitations with a traditional 1920s or Gatsby-esque font. Vintage patterns that fit in with Art Deco style of the era will look fabulous, and it’ll give your guests a hint of what to expect. For a day that is truly co-ordinated and stylish, we recommend keeping the same (or at least similar) stationary design throughout the whole wedding process – from the invitations to the seating plan. You can use your stationary to sign post your venue to your guests, or to create signs to the cocktail bar or dancefloor. Alternatively, you could write your favourite Great Gatsby quotes onto signs or romantic lyrics from a 1920s song – fabulous! Using stationary in this way is a simple yet effective idea, and it’ll help to give your wedding venue a vintage glamour vibe that you and your guests will adore.

You can easily decorate your wedding venue to create a vintage glamour wedding theme. Style your card and gift tables with a classic typewriter – you can source them from an antique story [store], car boot sale or even hire one out! We also love the idea of hiring a vintage gramophone – it’s the perfect way to give your venue a 20s inspired feel. This takes us onto your wedding entertainment – a jazz band or iconic songs from the 20s will sound wonderful playing throughout the evening. Serve your wedding guests a selection of cocktails, including glamourous martinis and gin-based drinks. An abundance of glowing champagne is also an essential throughout your big day – your guests will feel as if they have been transported to a bygone era. Your reception tables will have a huge impact on the overall feel of your wedding venue and they’re a fabulous way to reflect your vintage glamour wedding theme. [Move to beginning of next paragraph>>] When it comes to weddings inspired by the 20s and 30s, couples often opt for a black and gold colour scheme.

Gold is the colour of luxury, decadence and pure glamour so we can see why it’s such a popular choice for this theme. Glittering gold sequin table runners will add a dash of sparkles to your tables, but you can always opt for rose gold or bronze metallic instead for a modern take on a vintage theme. When it comes to your table centrepieces, consider filling tall trumpet vases with elaborate feathers or golden candelabras adorned with beads – the more dramatic, the better! Working in elements such as typewriters and 1920s inspired signs will give your special day a vintage touch, while using glittering gold accents will give it a dash of glamour. The perfect ingredients for an unforgettable wedding day that’s bursting at the seams with style!

Written by Sonia Collett at Want That Wedding for Marriott Weddings