Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Vintage Country Chic Spring Wedding

courtesy "the happy wedding", shannon medley designs (stationery), Stephanie Allin (dress), Brides Magazine (table)

Vintage Country Chic
...sweet, romantic...perfect for Spring!

Ahhh...Spring is officially here! Such a beautiful and perfect time of the year for weddings and other special life events, as this season traditionally represents new blossoms...and new life.

Lovely colors for Spring time weddings consist of softer shades, such as: whites, golds and silvers paired with pastel shades, such as lavender, pink, peaches and yellow. Add green for a modern and fresh twist!

If you are hoping for your wedding design to exude romance and a princess-like quality, with some vintage touches, then the table setting above is a perfect choice. This is such a simply shabby chic display of Spring! Soft shades of peaches, greens, pinks and ivory are lovely for this effect. And the imperfection of this setting CREATES the perfection!

Some tips to achieve this look:

Find containers at your local thrift/antique store (don't worry about matching them). This is also a eco-friendly idea!
Mason jars can be found at Michael's craft stores or thrift stores; fill these with more flowers, candles or candy (in pastel shades).
Add throw pillows in pastel shades and romantic prints to some of your chairs. Your guests will appreciate the comfortable and stylish seating!
Using china of all different patterns from thrift and antique stores is another option!
Silver buckets (at any craft store) also work great for floral containers. Use the mini silver buckets with gingham (checked) ribbon for cute escort card holders or favor containers.
Instead of wedding cake, or in addition to it, consider serving up assorted flavors of pie! Find an old cupboard at the antique shop and display all the pies! This is a cute country-chic look!
Offer your guests pink lemonade prior to your ceremony from glass beverage dispensers. Serve them in mason jars for a unique look.
Consider hanging vintage chandeliers from above! Especially chic if hanging from trees
Use lots of candles and soft light to create an etheral glow

I sure hope this gives you some inspiration and useful ideas for your country-chic wedding!

Until next time,


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