7 Ideas For A Vintage-Inspired Wedding

Creating a vintage-inspired wedding is all about infusing your special day with elements from the past while still maintaining a touch of modernity. 

Using inspiration from a recent wedding we held here at Koury Farms, we have put together 7 ideas for a vintage-inspired wedding to help you achieve that timeless charm.

1. Wedding Stationery

The choice of stationery sets the tone for the wedding, crafting that crucial first impression. For a vintage-inspired wedding, look at wedding invitations and stationery with vintage-inspired designs, such as Art Deco motifs, floral patterns, or ornate calligraphy.

For extra effect consider using aged or parchment paper for a vintage look and incorporate wax seals, lace ribbons, or vintage stamps for an added touch of elegance.

wedding invites and vintage earrings and wedding rings for vintage inspired wedding at Koury Farms

2. Choosing a venue

To set the scene for a vintage-inspired wedding the venue should either have historical significance or outdoor locations with natural beauty such as vineyards, forests or gardens. The sweeping old-world vineyards and enchanting woodland areas at Koury Farms offer a perfect backdrop for a vintage ambiance. 

Koury farms wedding venue at sunset, bride and groom in the vineyards

3. Wedding Attire

For the bride, opt for a vintage-style wedding gown featuring lace, delicate embroidery, or intricate beading. Look for classic silhouettes such as A-line, ball gown, or sheath dresses. Accessories like birdcage veils, pearl jewelry, and gloves can add a retro touch to the bridal ensemble. We loved the vintage engagement ring this bride wore that had been passed down through generations.

Grooms can wear tailored suits or tuxedos with classic details like peak lapels, suspenders, or bow ties, reminiscent of past eras.

wedding dress hanging and bride getting ready for wedding at koury farms
Groom getting ready for wedding at koury farms

4. Decor and Details

There are many options to incorporate vintage elements into your décor, such as antique furniture, mismatched china, vintage mirrors, and candelabras.

Use lace or floral tablecloths, doilies, and vintage-inspired centerpieces like vases filled with wildflowers or old books stacked as table décor.

Display family heirlooms, photos from generations past, or vintage frames showcasing quotes or love letters. This couple chose a unique way to display photos in antique shutters that evoke a timeless feel.

sweetheart table with floral decor for vintage-inspired wedding
wedding reception table ideas for a vintage-inspired wedding
Photos displayed of families and wedding couple in vintage frames, ideas for a vintage-inspired wedding
Florals and vintage vase at wedding reception at Koury farms

5. Entertainment

Hire a live band or musicians specializing in jazz, swing, or big band music to set the tone for your vintage celebration.

Consider adding classic lawn games like croquet, bocce ball, or horseshoes for outdoor entertainment.

6. Food and Drinks

Serve classic cocktails from the past, such as Old Fashioneds, Moscow Mules, or Sidecars, alongside vintage glassware.

Create a menu featuring timeless dishes or regional specialties that evoke nostalgia, like a vintage-inspired dessert bar with pies, cupcakes, and nostalgic treats.

We loved how this couple offered a selection of cakes and teas served on ornate 3-tiered plates and vintage floral china.

Vintage inspired plates and cups for wedding reception at koury farms
vintage cake holders with cakes at wedding reception at koury farms for vintage-inspired wedding
cupcakes and cake on vintage displays at koury farms wedding reception, vintage-inspired wedding
wedding menu with champagne glasses
cheers sign illuminated at wedding reception

7. Transportation

Arrive and depart in style with a vintage car, horse-drawn carriage, or retro bicycle for a whimsical touch.

By incorporating these vintage-inspired wedding ideas into your wedding planning, you can create a celebration that honors the past while embracing the joy of the present, resulting in a truly memorable and timeless occasion for you and your guests.

Inspired by the French countryside, Koury Farms offers a beautiful vineyard, classic white barns, and an elegant bridal villa. You will find Koury Farms to be the charming & affordable venue you have been searching for. Join us for a tour here.

Groom twirling bride around in the vineyards at Koury farms

Vendor Credits:

Photographer & Videographer: Compass Films

Bakery: Deborah’s Specialty Cakes

DJ Band: Exquisite Sounds Entertainment

Florist: Poppy Flowers

Bartender: Cheers Bartending

Caterer: Paul Stoddard

Vintage inspired wedding with plate, napkins and glasses

March 21, 2024

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