His and Hers Vintage Style for a Va-Voom Wedding!
If you and your partner want to be unique on
your wedding day, choose to rock out with vintage fashion. It’s a great way to
create eye-catching outfits while revealing your personalities. We’ve invited
Shannon Lockwood from Brilliance.com to ensure you’ve got your “something old” covered - but in a totally
His Style Work With Yours
If your dress is vintage, you want your groom
to match. Luckily, it’s really easy for your groom to add vintage elements to
his look. Here are some must-have vintage items he should have in his wardrobe:
waistcoat: What’s vintage without a waistcoat?
They’re suitable in all seasons: they come in handy when layering during the
colder months, while wearing them without a jacket makes them perfect for
warmer months. Waistcoats give your groom a gentlemanly feel and he can wear
them at both a casual or formal wedding. You could also match his waistcoat to
the colour of your dress, such as if it’s in an ivory colour.
If you want something spirited and casual with
personality, then braces are the ticket. In fact, get his entire groom party in
braces for extra fun. The best thing about braces is that they can work with a
casual or formal wedding, while adding a bit of a twist to tradition.
Watch: This is an easy way to be more vintage and
best of all a pocket watch works with any style of suit your groom is
interested in wearing. It just adds a bit of vintage flair to his overall look.
Make it link up to your outfit by choosing it in a metal you’re wearing, such
as silver if you have silver jewelry.
Make Your Jewelry Match
Another important way in which to connect your vintage style to that of your
groom is with jewelry. Matching rings are a great way to do this and there are
many different vintage styles to choose from, such as Art deco and Victorian
rings. While yours might be more decadent, your groom’s wedding ring can have
just one or two of your ring elements to make the perfect vintage statement,
such as milgrain detailing or floral engraving. Another good idea is to match the metal of
your rings, such
as rose gold or yellow gold.
Paint the Perfect Picture
vintage wedding style is dominated by soft colours. These include ivory and
champagne that give your dress a richer tone and aren’t too pure white (which
can sometimes be less flattering). Another hot vintage colour that has been gaining popularity
is mint. It’s a refreshing and fun colour to add to the mix so bear that in
mind for your groom, too.
Make Your Confetti
paper confetti was invented, guests would throw flowers, petals, or rice to
bestow prosperity and fertility on the newly married couple. Celebrate this
time honored tradition by choosing dried petals for your confetti, from Shropshire Petals. We love
natural petal confetti, as it is biodegradable, eco-friendly and perfect for
using to decorate your venue too!
We’ve loved having a play with the Shropshire
& Mix tool, and of course, we had to choose Vintage Daydream
to feature in this post!
Choose Fabulous Fabrics!
Some fabrics scream vintage, with tweed and
plaid being right up there on the vintage scale for men, while lace reigns
supreme when brides want to achieve vintage beauty. Best of all, these can be
conventional or casual styles. Your groom can play around with rustic elements,
such as by choosing shades of grey and brown; or he can keep things
sophisticated with bowties and darker colours. Slip a flower into the pocket of
his jacket to match the flowers in your vintage headpiece - or colourful shoes
- to create a fun connection.
Get the Shoe Style
forget about your shoes! This is an important part of both yours and your
groom’s vintage style to keep you looking fabulous from head to toe.
For brides, there are a variety of vintage shoe designs,
such as peep toes, which are great for bringing a bit of 1950s style to your
look. If you want a bit of dazzle, your vintage shoes can be filled with
sequins or diamonds, while silky satin shoes convey the ultimate
sophistication. If you want a bit of fun, don’t be afraid to wear shoes in a
bright colour! This is unexpected and very striking.
For grooms, brogues are a great vintage choice. They
convey class and old school charm. Make the colour of the groom’s shoes match
his braces, bowtie or tie so that his overall look remains sophisticated.
vintage on your wedding is a fashionable choice that will never go out of
style. Follow the above advice to keep your look in sync with your groom’s for
a picture-perfect day.
Shannon Lochwood is a writer who lives in California and enjoys writing
about health and lifestyle and weddings. In her free time she loves to help
people and in any way she can and enjoy time with her two small daughters.
Thank you Shannon for this wonderful post.
Love as always, SP x x