Vintage-inspired weddings are not only glamorous but also can be sustainable and sentimental. Including vintage pieces or vintage-inspired pieces into your wedding can add a sense of history and timelessness that other themes can’t replicate. This theme also means your choices will last the test of time and will never look outdated or old-fashioned in the photographs and in your memories.
You can choose to source true vintage items or include family pieces that will add more of a family story to your wedding than buying new. Or choose vintage-inspired pieces that are great for modern use but have that vintage use. And of course many couples choose to combine the two for a unique vintage look that suits them.
Here are some top tips for couples wanting a vintage-inspired wedding in the Lake District
Choose a Traditional Venue – By choosing a venue rich in history, like Broadoaks Country House in Windermere, you already know the venue has a story. Broadoaks dates back to 1836 and boasts traditional property features such as grand fireplaces, original Lakeland slate walls, antique furnishings and beautifully manicured gardens making the perfect vintage setting for your wedding. Traditional décor and stylish surroundings in beautiful grounds are what Broadoaks offers, this combined with excellent hospitality along with talented and experienced staff make it the perfect place to get married in the Lake District.
Choose a Vintage Wedding Outfit – whatever you choose to get married in, sourcing a truly vintage or vintage-inspired dress or suit should be top of the inspiration list. Your outfit will set the tone for the whole wedding and photographs will look incredible when you love the outfits you are wearing. If you prefer a vintage-inspired outfit rather than sourcing a true vintage item which can be hard to find, consider choosing truly vintage accessories such as ties, pins, earrings or a tiara to bring that sense of history to your outfit.
Choose Sustainable Stationary – Using vintage, recycled, compostable, or biodegradable paper is a forward-thinking way to create an heirloom for your guests. Those invitations and other wedding stationery will also stand the test of time.
Add a Drinks Hour – There is nothing more glamorous than a cocktail hour. Of course, you don’t have to serve cocktails, you can serve any drinks that suit you as a couple. You could hire the services of Kindred Spirit Cocktails – a top-notch mobile cocktail bar that can come to you at the venue. Imagine your guests gathered together, dressed to impress, and sipping on expertly crafted cocktails that perfectly match your theme and taste. Not only does Kindred Spirit Cocktails offer a wide variety of drinks to choose from, but they can also create a personalised vintage menu just for your event. Want to really impress your guests? Consider having a signature-themed cocktail crafted just for you and your partner. This is the perfect way to add a unique and memorable touch to your special day.
Icon Inspiration – When you are looking for inspiration for your vintage wedding theme, go back to the classics and truly look at the icons of decades past who now embody all the glamour of vintage. Choose icons like Diana Ross, Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen and all the others who you know immediately for their classic styling.
Vintage Décor Ideas – Light up the room with antique chandeliers, candelabras and vintage taper candle holders for a look that feels as romantic as it does timeless and hearkens to the grandeur of glamorous balls and royal galas throughout history.
However you want to style your wedding, the team at Broadoaks can help it become a reality in a gorgeous, boutique wedding venue in the heart of the Lake District National Park.
Photo credit & venue decor by Purple Swan Venue Styling