The term “vintage” is often used indiscriminately for anything and everything that reminds us of the past.
When it comes to weddings in Italy, retro or vintage styles tend to take their inspiration from the twenties and thirties, and hits such as Downtown Abbey or cult films like The Great Gatsby. They include sophisticated lavish settings, villas and undisputedly charming classic cars, parties and dancing, stylish dresses and costume jewellery, art, theatrical backdrops and a polished overall look.
Ideas for a vintage wedding
You can create this vintage atmosphere with invites with Art Deco inspired fonts and decorations, pale colours, roses and hydrangeas, an Empire-style wedding dress and longs rows of pearls.
The choice of music is crucial to creating the right ambiance, from gramophones – an icon of period celebrations – to jazz beats and swing to get everybody up on the dance floor. As part of my Full Wedding Planning service, I can set the tone for the whole event and advise on suitable music groups, like the fabulous Roxy Rose Retro Music.
Venues for a vintage wedding in Italy
The perfect venue for a vintage wedding is an estate reminiscent of times gone by, such as Giol Castle in San Polo del Piave, or other Liberty-inspired buildings with large stained glass windows. If you prefer the charm of the city, Venice and Milan have many historic palaces to offer, with impressive spaces and spectacular gardens. Together with the photographer, we will identify the rose gardens and green spaces to capture in the twilight for your wedding photographs.
Personally, I am a big fan of this style of wedding, because it instantly makes me think of gramophones and gives a seemingly austere feel at first sight, but is in fact full of charm and joie de vivre. It provides me with an opportunity to create decorations that reinterpret extraordinarily elegant trends with a modern twist.
Who is this style of wedding for?
Vintage weddings are perfect for brides that dream in front of Downton Abbey, for couples that want an unforgettable reception with jazz rhythms and sequins in a palace reminiscent of The Great Gatsby.GET IN TOUCH