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Make Simple Vintage New

Make Simple Vintage New

Wedding seasons have trends, but why don’t we make simple vintage new? When we think back on our own history, we remember the simple things. As kids, we got lots of toys for Christmas, but played with the boxes. We remember the fun of running around in a sprinkler all summer long. Those are not grandiose memories, but they are fond and special. Let’s make vintage new by embracing the beautiful simplicity of our life memories.

1.) Use paper invitations from a professional wedding calligrapher.

Though we can send and receive emails at a moment’s notice, we all cam admit how special it is to receive a card in the mail. There is something memorable about a tactical stationary as opposed to an email. Buying invitations from a large online conglomerate is easy, but wedding calligraphers can create your exact vision. Additionally, all small businesses love what they do and we should support them. You can frame your beautiful, handmade invitations as a cherished keepsake.  Also, let’s keep it simple for your grandparents! Send them paper invitations and RSVP’s; technology confuses them.

2.)  Wear a vintage style blusher veil.

There are no rules in choosing your wedding attire, but there is something so dramatic and emotional about a blusher veil. The classic meaning doesn’t have to be what wearing a blusher represents to you. If you love the drama of veiled photos, what better reason? You do you! Maybe you know it means alot to the person who is walking you down the aisle to pull back your blusher. That’s a special honor to give your loved one.

3.) Save your first look at your wedding for the walk down the aisle.

Don’t see your fiance until the aisle! Relax in the morning and keep the excitement and anticipation of seeing your soon to be husband/wife for the ceremony. The walk down the aisle is a once in a lifetime, joy filled, emotion packed moment. There are few events in life as beautiful as this moment. Save the feeling for that moment. Sometimes wedding traditions exist for a reason. Soak in the love and simple beauty of this once in a lifetime moment! It will be worth it!

4.) Keep your decor simple. Focus on you, the engaged couple.

Before the world of Pinterest there weren’t really wedding themes. Typically you chose a color and that was it. Couples could have framed photos of their relationship and simple flowers as their only decor. We love this idea of simple wedding decor. Focus on the point of your wedding day; each other, and your marriage. Go through favorite childhood photos, your first photos as a couple, and through the years. Not only will this bring back so many cherished memories and laughs, but it’ll also cut costs for your wedding reception decor! It’s a win/win!



How are you embracing simple, vintage for your wedding? Did you have a simple, vintage wedding? We’d love to see your wedding photos! Email photos with vendors credited to hello@chicagoweddingblog.com. Do you love this idea? Share this blog post with a friend! For more wedding planning inspiration check out the suggested blog posts below. Happy planning!

5 Ways to Have a Unique and Beautiful Vintage Wedding

5 Ways to Have a Unique and Beautiful Vintage Wedding

5 Ways to Have a Unique and Beautiful Vintage Wedding. Even though “vintage” has become a popular wedding theme, there are still ways to make your vintage wedding unique and memorable. Here are five vintage inspired ideas to help you create a beautiful wedding.

Ask Guests to Leave a Message

Instead of a traditional guest book, place an old type writer on the table and asks guests to type a message. Type writers are a beautiful piece to add to your vintage décor.
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Create an Old Fashioned Sundae Bar

Sundae bars are great no matter what your wedding style. To keep with the vintage feel, let ‘50s style ice cream parlors inspire your sundae bar. Be sure to remember the milkshakes.
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Photography by Amy Moss

Have Some Tea

Vintage tea cups and dishware make stunning decorations. Fill with flowers and place on your tables, cake table, and anywhere else you need beautiful decorations.
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Offer a Popcorn Bar

A popcorn bar isn’t only fun and delicious but also a perfect way to infuse a vintage feel into your reception. Use old fashioned salt shakers to store different seasonings. You can also include different add ins such as candy and nuts.
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Leave in Style

The perfect way to end a vintage wedding is with tin cans dangling from the back from your car. Be sure to include the saying “Just Married.”
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Ruche Bridal Collection

We love how many major retailers are getting in on the wedding industry.  These retailers are embracing both brick and mortar stores as well as online sites to boost their visibility in the wedding world, appealing to brides all over the world.  Our most recent favorite retailer to get in on the bridal business?  Ruche!

Ruche has been holding the heart strings of online shoppers everywhere since 2008.  Ruche has an effortless vibe, blending the look of vintage and well-worn with the classic and chic.  Ruche has a bit of a homegrown feel it to it, likely influenced by how the company got its start.   So now that Ruche has jumped on the bridal bandwagon, we thought we’d take a look and let you know a few of our favorite things about their new bridal line!

Bridal Dresses: Ruche has a great selection of wedding dresses, particularly for the bride who wants that garden party feel to her look.  Dresses are made with delicate fabrics, classic lines, and soft colors.  We especially love their tea length dresses, a popular trend this spring and summer.  And out of all their dresses, we think this one might be our favorite!

Floral Bridesmaid Dresses: Ruche carries a variety of bridesmaid dresses, but we particularly love their floral dresses!  Floral is a huge trend this summer, and is a great way to infuse some whimsy into your big day.  Brides often opt to have bridesmaids wear solid color dresses, so we love the idea of shaking things up and going floral!  This one has us ready to hit “purchase!”

Headpieces: It’s no secret that we love headpieces.  (Have you seen our Pinterest page lately?  We simple cannot get enough of headpieces!)  Thankfully Ruche can’t get enough either, as they have some great pieces.  Whether you want simple and sweet or “go big or go home” a la Kate Middleton, Ruche has a great selection.

Coverups: We often hear brides comment that it can be tricky to find something to wear over their wedding dress to help with cooler temperatures, modesty considerations, or a desire a change their overall look up a bit.  Ruche has some of the sweetest coverups we’ve seen.  From shawls to shrugs, they’ve got it all.

Great Prices: We can’t lie about Ruche; we love their prices almost as much as we love their goodies!  In the wedding world, we often find that prices increase as soon as you attach the words “bride” and “groom.”  However, Ruche’s prices are insanely reasonable, which has us loving their stuff even more.  So if you’re looking for that special touch to add to your wedding day look, we highly encourage you to head over and check them out!