25 Lovely Ideas for a Vintage-Inspired Wedding

Say 'I do' to this soft, romantic style.

Whether you're planning a glamorous Old Hollywood affair or simply looking for inspiration for your "'something old," take a look at some of our favorite ways to infuse timeless elegance into every moment of your big day.

Gilt Invitations

Photo by: Erin Turner Photo

Erin Turner Photo

Custom Crests

Wedding Trend: Custom Crests

Wedding Trend: Custom Crests

Couples today are adding their own personal stamp to their celebration by incorporating (and designing) their own wedding day crests.

Photo by: Style Me Pretty/ Simply Sarah Photography

Style Me Pretty/ Simply Sarah Photography

Rings With a Story

Wedding Trend: Vintage Engagement Rings

Wedding Trend: Vintage Engagement Rings

When it comes to your sparkler, designers are taking notes from a bygone era with intricate settings and unique stones.

Photo by: Style Me Pretty/ Simply Sarah Photography

Style Me Pretty/ Simply Sarah Photography

Lace Dresses + Throwback Menswear

Wedding Color Palettes Couple Kissing

Wedding Color Palettes Couple Kissing

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iStock/andriikobryn

Bridal Crowns

Wedding Trend: Bridal Crowns

Wedding Trend: Bridal Crowns

Brides are channeling their inner-royalty with crown-style headpieces taking the place of traditional veils.

Photo by: Style Me Pretty/ Greg Finck Photography

Style Me Pretty/ Greg Finck Photography

Shoes That Shine

Photo by: Michael & Carina Photography

Michael & Carina Photography

Dapper Duds

Groom Wears Khaki Pants, Striped Socks and Brown Dress Shoes

Groom Wears Khaki Pants, Striped Socks and Brown Dress Shoes

Socks are a quiet way to give the groom and groomsmen a unique pop to their wedding day outfits. The simple stripe pattern maintains a classic look while adding an element of fun.

Art Deco Details

Etched Glassware

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She-n-He Photography

Heirloom Place Settings

Silverware

Silverware

Photo by: Image courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser

Image courtesy of Heidi Geldhauser

Tea Cups + Silver Servingware

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Blooming Cakes

Photo by: Julie Paisley

Julie Paisley

Ambient Lighting

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Austin Gros

Loose Wildflower Bouquets

9. Laura Murray:  White astilbe, white lisianthus, bonsai eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus, purple limonium, Italian variegated pittosporum and white veronica, tied with burlap.

9. Laura Murray: White astilbe, white lisianthus, bonsai eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus, purple limonium, Italian variegated pittosporum and white veronica, tied with burlap.

White astilbe, white lisianthus, bonsai eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus, purple limonium, Italian variegated pittosporum and white veronica, tied with burlap. Floral design by Bella Lu Floral (www.bellalufloral.com). Photo by Laura Murray (http://lauramurrayphotography.com).

Photo by: Image courtesy of Laura Murray

Image courtesy of Laura Murray

Vintage Vignettes

Something Blue, Something Boozy

Something Blue, Something Boozy

Jill's shoes served as her "something blue" as she walked down the aisle.

Photo by: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Greenery-Draped Chandeliers

Wedding Trend: Greenery Accents

Wedding Trend: Greenery Accents

For brides wishing to achieve the lush, organic look, a touch of greenery does just the trick. It’s an inexpensive addition that gives dimension and texture to tables, chair backs, arches, centerpieces and more.

Photo by: Style Me Pretty/ Simply Sarah Photography

Style Me Pretty/ Simply Sarah Photography

Repurposed Wine Chillers

Cotton Stems

Cotton Stems

In place of cut floral stems, consider adding the rich look of cotton stems to your Fall setup. Simply gather the stems in odd numbers, five and seven working best, then place them into a large vessel. The neutral tones work well for year-round use, and work gorgeously with Fall tones such as orange and dark brown.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Thrifted Glass Bottles

Stained-Glass Decor

Lovely Lanterns

Simple Centerpiece for Southern Wedding

Simple Centerpiece for Southern Wedding

White candles, eucalyptus, and gold accents created a simple and charming tablescape for this Southern wedding in late October.

Lace Details

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Lucky You Lucky Me

Upcycled Guest Books

Typewriter Guest Book

Typewriter Guest Book

Leave us a love note on typewriter

Photo by: iStock/freemixer

iStock/freemixer

Old-School Entertainment

Croquet for Cocktail Hour

Croquet for Cocktail Hour

Although the wedding day is all about the bride and groom, it doesn't hurt if your guests have a good time too. Offering games like croquet and corn hole to entertain guests in between the ceremony and reception is a great idea for outdoor weddings.

Photo by: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Sparkling Send-Offs

East Tennessee Wedding Photographer - Roosevelt Lodge - Derick and Emily

East Tennessee Wedding Photographer - Roosevelt Lodge - Derick and Emily

Photo by: Amber Lowe Photo

Amber Lowe Photo

Classic Transportation

Classic Wedding Exit

Classic Wedding Exit

Photo by: iStock/andriikobryn

iStock/andriikobryn

A Romantic Fall Wedding in the South

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Mr. + Mrs.

This Southern wedding is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration for brides planning a fall wedding. See how this bride and groom included personal, rustic elements with traditonal, elegant touches.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Invitation Suite

Although the couple now calls California home, they wanted to get married in Newnan, Georgia near where Jill grew up.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Vinewood Plantation

At Vinewood Plantation, the venue for this fall wedding, the bridal party got ready in the main house. The ceremony took place outside, and the reception was in a barn on the grounds.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Something Boozy, Something Blue

Jill's shoes served as her "something blue" as she walked down the aisle.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Acorn Accents

The single acorn added a touch of fall to the groom's boutonniere.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Wooden Swing

A wooden swing created the perfect photo op at an outdoor wedding.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Flowers and a Cocktail

Jill holds her wedding bouquet and a Moscow Mule, which was her signature cocktail served at the reception. The floral arrangements at the wedding included a mix of peonies, garden roses, spray roses, dusty miller, ranunculus, sweet peas, dahlias, freesia, thistle and berries.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Happy Couple

Jill wore a Vera Wang gown and Lucas sported a J. Crew suit.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Up in the Air

Simple props like these oversized balloons make for romantic, fun photos.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Old Blue

This old truck, or "Old Blue," that belongs to Jill's best friend's father made for some fun, vintage-style photos. "When we decided to plan a rustic wedding, I knew I wanted 'Old Blue' there," Jill says.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Place Cards

The elegant writing on the place cards juxtaposed with a barn door fit the rustic glam wedding style Jill says they were aiming for.

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This Way

Directional signs like this one are great for outdoor weddings. This sign is one of the many things the couple crafted themselves, Jill says.

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Drink Menu

This drink menu from their special day now serves as a decorative keepsake in the couple's home in San Fransisco. "We framed our custom bar menu and now have it displayed on our bar cart," Jill says.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Croquet for Cocktail Hour

Although the wedding day is all about the bride and groom, it doesn't hurt if your guests have a good time too. Offering games like croquet and corn hole to entertain guests in between the ceremony and reception is a great idea for outdoor weddings.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Love Games

The bride crafted this corn hole set with the couple's initials, using orange, green and gray to fit the fall color palette of the wedding.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Drink Station

What's a Southern wedding without sweet tea and lemonade?

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Ceremony Flowers

These beautiful blooms lined the aisle at the ceremony where guests sat in a collection of antique wooden chairs.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

November Wedding

"We both wanted to get married outside, and I loved the combination of the giant tree we had the ceremony under and the lovely open barn we had our reception in," Jill says.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

First Kiss

The couple shared their first married kiss under a wooden altar the venue provided. It was adorned with flowers and greenery from Virtu Floral Design.

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They're Married!

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Table Flowers

Jill says she envisioned a rustic glam wedding, so she wanted a bright autumnal palette of greens, tangerines, corals and red-oranges.

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Place Setting

These garden-esque printed numbers from Rifle Paper Co. marked each dinner table. Jill says they picked up a variety of vintage gold frames at flea markets and thrift stores to add to the display.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Let Them Eat Cake

Instead of having one large, multi-tiered cake, the bride and groom opted for a buffet of cakes in a variety of flavors, including red velvet, carrot, tres leches, strawberry and more, which lent a retro, bake sale vibe to the tablescape.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Head Table

Catered by Atlanta restaurant Sun In My Belly, the dinner menu consisted of parmesan mashed potatoes, Zinfandel and rosemary marinated filet of beef tenderloin with gorgonzola cream sauce, black pepper biscuits and more.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Peach Preserves

Homemade peach preserves were perfect wedding favors to give out at this Peach State wedding.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Party Sunglasses

Guests got down on the dance floor wearing sunglasses and glow sticks. They were also great props for the photo booth they had at the reception.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

Sparkler Send-Off

Guests lit sparklers to end the night and send off the newlyweds.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Caroline Fontenot Photography

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