5 Vintage Wedding Ideas for a Timeless Look

5 Vintage Wedding Ideas for a Timeless Look

Jun 24, 2020

The allure of past eras is still influencing designers and brides-to-be, and for a good reason. Their elegance and sophisticated feel capture the hearts of many artists and brides. Since your wedding day style should reflect your unique personality, you can express your passion for all things retro in your wedding gown and your overall style. The right accessories can help you take your bridal look back in time if you are someone who relishes a vintage aesthetic.

To give your style a blast from the past, here are five vintage wedding ideas for a timeless look!

Evoke the Style From the Past With an Old Hollywood Glam Dress

Old Hollywood glamour inspired dress is ideal for brides-to-be who are looking for a luxurious and sophisticated feel on their wedding day. Lush silk fabrics and curve-hugging silhouettes create a feminine and polished look. An iconic silhouette reads the timeless style and elegance of bygone eras. And it also shows off your gorgeous curves, making you shine and feel like a star. Form-fitting silk with a low back, both sexy and elegant, is a Hollywood glam classic. If you want an authentic red carpet look at its finest, opt for a draped back accented with beading and jewels. 

If the Victorian era has captured your heart, a sleek silhouette combined with a high neck, patterned lace, and long sleeves will bring about romantic, Victorian feel.

Roaring 20s & 30s Feel

The elegant style of past decades is the way to go if you want to feel special on your big day. And is there a more decadent era than the 20s and 30s with all of the glitz and the glamour? Feathers and fringe, sparkling embroidery, sequins, and beading are the era's most notorious marks. 

From elegant silhouettes with bold patterns, dropped waists, and exquisite Art Deco detailing to cowl draped silk satin bias cuts these decades offer great versatility with Gatsby glamour. You can even add a splash of color to your Art Deco wedding dress with multi-colored beads.

A Tiny Touch of Vintage Style

Lean into your retro vibe by opting for statement vintage earrings or decadent Art Deco headpieces. Feminine and exquisite, vintage-inspired accessories work well with all bridal ensembles, while also channeling eternity and symbolizing always and forever. Lacy designs were particularly popular during the Edwardian era. Filigree designs were often nature-inspired, and colored gemstones were quite popular. 

If you are a vintage-loving bride, hand-crafted jewelry like vintage-inspired rose quartz earrings from the Moon Magic brand will add that classic grace feel you are looking for. You can top your bridal look with bold Gatsby style cuffs or embrace an elegance of the bygone decades and go with a geometric art deco pendant.

Give Your Hair a Touch of Vintage Flair

Vintage wedding hairstyles are quite versatile. Finger waves are the old school classic that is sure to bring glamour and steal the spotlight. Consider styling your gorgeous loose waves with a decadent vintage veil or a dramatic headpiece for a show-stopping look. Vintage pin curls can also take your bridal look to another level!

For a retro polished perfection, go for vintage rolls with a birdcage veil. A flower crown is a beautiful addition that will accentuate retro waves or a soft beehive. A chic low chignon, a classic and a timeless bridal hairstyle will surely compliment any gown that steals your heart.

Retro Style Make-Up Look

For an ultimate vintage glamour and a flattering style go for stunning red lips, perfectly sculpted eyebrows, and a cat-eye. A true matte red lipstick is perfect for a retro-loving bride. It will not only brighten up the whole face but will also complement white and ivory gowns. 

When appropriately done cat's eye can suit any eye shape, and the perfect wing will define and brighten your eyes. Since groomed brows have the power to enhance your facial shape, make sure to visit a professional to help you develop the perfect shape. It is best to do this 8 weeks before the wedding day.

For a flawless face, opt for a medium to full coverage matte foundation and then set the base using a pressed powder.

Wrapping It Up

When discussing ideas for a timeless look, the "something old" wedding tradition fits in perfectly. A family heirloom or a vintage piece of jewelry from a retro fashion boutique – take your pick!

Family pieces that come with a story are a perfect choice since this particular wedding tradition is all about bringing the new couple good luck. Family jewelry that holds the stories will represent continuity and good fortune of loving family ties. 

Whichever era you choose to embody on your wedding day, there are exquisite variations of vintage, so you are sure to find a vintage-inspired look that is perfect for you.