A shabby chic style wedding is the ultimate choice for any couple wanting to inject bundles of personality to their special day. Shopping for original pieces to complement your theme is an absolute joy, as there is so much scope and choice, regardless of your budget. The tradition of ‘something old, something new’ really comes into its own here as you add authenticity and style with your own unique combination of vintage finds and beautiful new pieces.
Choosing The Perfect Brides Outfit
Kate Middleton really nailed it with her famous lace sleeved dress on her big day, adding a touch of romance and vintage chic without overdoing it. Silks, linens and lace in subtle off whites are excellent choice to fit in with a shabby chic theme. Accessorise with delicate, vintage look purses and hair slides, adding a string of pearls to create a stunning look that makes it appear as if you have just stepped right out of a Jane Austen novel.
Shorter shift style dresses are an attractive and comfortable choice that will make it far easier for you to dance the night away free from restrictions – this could be particularly important if you are going to be navigating marquees and country barns on your big day!
Decorate With Vintage Look Jars
There are so many different ways to accessorise your event with glass jars. Vintage mason jars come in a variety of different colours and look incredible filled with flowers as a centrepiece, holding candles as decoration or filled with traditional sweets on a buffet table. Smaller jam jars can be equally effective; use tiny decorated jars to create sweet wedding favours for your guests, fill with tea lights for a warm and intimate look, tie to chairs along the aisle and fill with wildflowers, paint with chalkboard paint to create stylish table numbers… The options are endless.
Glass jars can be dressed with ribbons, lace, silk flowers, vintage fabrics, or a simple string of sequins creating a look that is on point and budget friendly.
Dress your chairs simply by adding colour coordinated ribbons to tie in with your scheme. Burlap table runners are a great choice for decking out your tables as this natural look will coordinate seamlessly with just about anything you choose. A lovely touch is to add a lace trim to the outer edge of your runners.
Mismatched vintage china is a fun and eclectic choice for your reception tables and you will find many companies online that hire all kinds of vintage tableware for events.
Make It Personal
A rustic barn provides a wonderful backdrop for a shabby chic styled wedding. Once bedecked with lashings of flowers and bunting you will have a gorgeous, intimate environment for celebrating your special day with your favourite people.
Asking key family members and loved ones to prepare readings or perhaps sing at your event really emphasises the personal feel of a wedding. There is nothing like a heartfelt piece about love and the future for generating a few happy tears and some lasting memories.
Choosing Your Wedding Flowers
Keep it natural and oh so pretty with hand tied arrangements of seasonal wildflowers, fresh herbs and grasses or freshly cut peonies. Simple potted plants such as daisies or herbs can make the most wonderful centrepieces, looking bright and vibrant in keeping with the rustic, shabby chic theme at a minimal cost.