Magical Vintage Wedding Theme Ideas

When you select a vintage style wedding theme that style can be reflected not only in your wedding decor, wedding dress and wedding hairstyle, but in your wedding flowers, wedding tablescape and wedding cake as well.   

There is often confusion about the difference between antique, vintage and retro fashion styles. If the fashion comes from a time before the 1920s, it is antique. Vintage refers to fashion from the 1920′s to 20 years before the present day.  Retro, which is short for retrospective, or “vintage style” usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era.

Here are some magical vintage wedding theme ideas, from Bridal Guide:

A team of creative wedding pros envision three fabulous wedding themes.

Vintage Appeal

Take a waterfront mansion, add tufted chairs, a two-story fireplace and masses of blooms, stir in liberal amounts of sequins, beading and lace trim and you might just find Daisy Buchanan herself on the guest list. The dramatic venue, Branford House Mansion in Groton, CT, complete with its Italian marble staircase, paneled walls and grand ballroom served as inspiration for the team’s creative story. From the sparkling sequins to the antique floral china and the bride’s own vintage feather stole, there was high drama in the details and a refined opulence in the air.

“To play off the lavish attitude of the Gatsby era, we introduced a touch of silver in the table linens by Nuage Linens,” says Coppola. “When designing a wedding based on a particular time period, do a bit of research. The best places to look for inspiration are art and architecture books, magazines, movies and even music reflecting the era.”


sequin tablecloth


Feather-accented bouquet with peonies by Hana Floral Design.

vintage wedding bouquet

peony bouquet


Jazz Age-inspired paper suite by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design.


vintage wedding invitations


A gilded art deco cake by Ana Parzych Custom Cakes.


art deco wedding cake

Photo Credit: Carla Ten Eyck