I am a sucker for all things vintage. OK, I should clarify: I am a sucker for the soft pastel color palettes, Victorian furniture, old travel posters, milk glass, and Depression-era trinkets. Back in high school, I was the only one who liked reading Tender Is the Night in English class. Now, I am channeling these things into our wedding theme. With the aide of Pinterest and heaps of wedding blogs, I drew up some inspiration for our wedding decor. Here are some of my favorite finds:
Since we became engaged, I have been making pilgrimages to several consignment stores near my home every few weeks, and I have amassed a pretty impressive collection of old vases and trinkets and, yes, a vintage croquet set. (Photos to come, I promise!)
I plan to arrange small clusters of the vintage vases and medicine bottles for our centerpieces, like the inspiration picture above. This style of centerpieces is saving us a lot of money on florals—I found a florist who will arrange a few big beautiful flowers with some greenery in the vases for pretty cheap. I think this look isn’t too ostentatious and suits Mr. Wallaby’s and my personalities.
Meanwhile, all of this wedding stuff has been growing into a small mountain in one of the guest bedrooms of Mr. Wallaby’s house. Wedding planning at its craziest. Our florist is allowing us to drop off the vases and table numbers in advance, so that is one less thing to worry about transporting to our venue the weekend of the wedding.
Our messy “wedding room” / Personal photo
Part of my growing collection of vintage vases and glassware / Personal photo
Have you bought any thrift-store finds for your wedding? How have you stayed organized while gathering up supplies and decorations for your wedding?
- Environmental Engineer
- Wedding Date:
- November 2012
- Oak Tree Manor