Soft pastels, blush pinks, ditsy florals and delicate finishes make up the perfect theme for a Summer wedding, The Vintage Tea Party ♥
The vintage look is very on trend for fashion and weddings, it is a theme that can be adaptable to most colour combinations. The exclusive and limited images we did see of Blake Lively’s wedding to Ryan Reynold’s showed a hint of a vintage inspired theme. For a Vintage Tea Party, cream and ivory tones work best along with soft pastel hues.
Using ombre detailing in pastel colours is perfect and a subtle way to bring in colour to your wedding cake, the ideal colours for a vintage tea party are blush pink, cute peach, mint green and a sorbet lemon. These colours work so well together with or without ivory as your base colour.
Vintage decor pieces can include ornate birdcage with flower arrangements or tea lights and other ornate vases. For a true vintage effect, you should use 2-3 different table centres depending on the number of tables you have. If you have ten or less tables you could use a different centre piece for each table but flowers should be the same so there is continuity in your theme. A simple and elegant touch is to have various mini vases with flowers on tables and around your bar area.
Wedding invites, table menus and other stationary can all be matched to this theme beautifully, using mint greens and blush pinks with an italic font for a vintage effect. Cupcakes are perfect for this theme, the icing colours work well and cupcakes are the perfect tea party essential.
Flowers are key to any wedding and the great thing about this theme is that many flowers fit into this theme. Blossom, baby’s breath, peonies, roses, and hydraegas are all gorgeous flowers and come in soft pinks and ivory to fit in with this theme.
Always remember the finishing touches such as chair covers, backdrops and draping. For this theme, just sashes in two pastel colours on chiavari chairs fit the mood so well. Chiavari chairs in a limewash (as image) look great as vintage pieces. For a cheaper option or if you do not like the chairs at your venue, white chair covers with lace sashes would look absolutely timeless.
For this theme, I would say keep the lighting simple. Candle light accents are perfect for the evening and in the day try to get as much natural lighting as you can. White and vanilla lighting would work best for the Vintage Tea Party Theme, I would refrain from using coloured lighting as it works better for a contemporary look.
Perfect colours for the bridal party would be soft pastel colours and ivory, fabrics such as lace, satin and silk work well with organza touches. Men’s tailoring in a light grey or even beige looks great for this theme ♥
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