A romantic, vintage wedding look is one that so many couples aspire to have. If you want your event to stand out, though, the trick is not only to use a blend of old and new details, but also to add personal touches from you and your partner’s interests. Another tip is to incorporate the ideal colors and textures to bring that romantic, ethereal and elegant ambiance to life. Our choice for this look? A lavender and lace-inspired wedding!
Here we prepared an idea board for your vintage affair that incorporates lavender and lace in oh-so-charming ways. You’re going to love every detail!
Elegant Touches of Lavender and Lace
1 – The wedding cake will be the crowning glory of your vintage banquet. Provide the perfect display using a dainty lace tablecloth for a white wedding cake decorated with sprigs of lavender. If you use organic lavender buds, your cake will be both elegant and entirely edible!
2 – What better way to give guests a taste of your chosen theme than to include delicate lavender sprigs on your wedding invitations? You can either order prints from a professional who can capture that shabby chic style and trimming, or you can do it yourself!
3 – A vintage-style box for well wishes adds a subtle touch of shabby chic that is perfect for this dreamy theme. Just take a vintage suitcase, hat box, or vanity case, line it with burlap and crocheted doilies, and finish with a strand of pearls!
4 – The ultimate way to convey this motif is through your wedding dress. A gown in sheer lavender fabric, for instance, will have you walking down the aisle in style and grace. Keep in mind that white wedding dresses are no longer the default option!
5 – A lace-wrapped bouquet would then be the perfect complement to that lavender-lace bridal ensemble. With florals in the softest lilac, creamy pink, and ivory tones, it offers that refined Old World air that makes your entire wedding look come together.
6 – Lavender can also be incorporated in your signature wedding drink. Try this refreshing lavender lemonade to echo the wedding motif. You may serve it in both cocktail and mocktail form to suit your guests’ preferences.
7 – Aside from lavender’s romantic hue, its heavenly fragrance is a definite plus as well! So do think of fresh lavender as accents for your wedding favors. Such a wonderful way to send guests home with a sweet-smelling keepsake of your day!
8 – Using lace table cloths, placemats, runners, or doilies on your wedding tablescape instantly creates that delicate bygone-era look. Contrast this with the wood grain of the table or some burlap accents for a mix of textures, and have a gorgeous floral arrangement as your table showpiece.
Image Credits: 1 – Wedding cake, via Once Wed (photography by Nancy Neil Photography); 2 – Wedding invitations, via Sarah Elizabeth Arts; 3 – Well wishes, via Glamour and Grace (photography by Lindsey Gomes; 4 – Elie Saab wedding dress, via Sunrainey.com; 5 – Wedding bouquet, via Hello Blossoms; 6 – Lavender lemonade, via Mountain Side Bride; 7 – Lavender accents on wedding favors, via The Wedding Tea Room (photography by KT Merry); 8 – Wedding tablescape, via Intimate Weddings