Truth be told, I’m not always a fan of vintage. Of course I appreciate a beautifully restored piece, and that expert craftsmanship and careful artistry is often apparent in the items that have stood the test of time. Some of the most beautiful pieces of work I’ve ever seen are vintage. But, in my opinion, it is often used generously, when instead it should be used sparingly and intentionally to make a statement. When every piece of a design is vintage, no piece stands out or feels special.
As with most of what I design, I look for beautiful contrast when incorporating vintage pieces, so that they stand out against the other elements. I love how the vintage silverware and lace textiles are balanced out by the clean stationery with modern calligraphy that still feels special, and a beautiful gown that’s certainly of today but nods toward another time. I’d love to design a wedding like this one.
Gown: Samuelle via Style Me Pretty (photography: Jose Villa) // Silverware: White Loft Studio via Style Me Pretty // Lace fabrics: Skonahem via Pinterest // Stationery: Stephanie Fishwick via Oncewed (photography: Eric Kelley)