Fashion Friday: Vintage Vibes

For a wedding that not only looks amazing, but also reflects your personal style and taste, take inspiration from the pages of West Weddings magazine and blog, and handpick those details that resonate with you the most. From the romance of bygone eras to modern day fairytales, you’ll be spoiled for choice on colour themes, reception styling and bridal fashion – all from a wealth of local suppliers.

Do you dream of being a vintage belle? Still have the Gatsby fever? Then this Fashion Friday is for you! We’ve selected our favourite vintage inspired accessories that add timeless elegance to a slinky or simple bridal gown – enjoy, you can thank us later! For even more ideas and advice check out our inspiration boards on Pinterest and Polyvore. And let us know which ones are your favourites via Facebook and Twitter!


Vintage vibes


Vintage vibes by westweddings featuring a bride flower bouquet

Clockwise from top left

This beautiful handmade bouquet from Ribbons and Tulle is perfect for a bride who loves flowers and wants to keep her bouquet forever. Made with delicate roses in shades of white, cream and ivory, it works the vintage theme to perfection. The bouquet measures approx 20cm in diameter and is covered in handmade double satin ribbon roses, lovingly created with individual petals. With the option of matching corsages, buttonholes and table decorations, the last thing on your mind will be withering blooms.  

We love the sophisticated charm this vintage inspired bridal headpiece adds to an updo hairstyle. Featuring handmade silk and lace flowers, with a pearl beaded centre, the comb is enough to add a wow-factor to a simple wedding gown. Delicate lace is adorned with intricately beaded tiny silk flowers and Swarovski crystals to create a fabulous hairpiece – simply stunning!

Lilliana Vintage Bow Peeptoe, by Monsoon 
Playful and romantic, these gorgeous bridal shoes from Monsoon are everything we’ve ever wanted for a wedding day look. Inspired by vintage design and with a peeptoe shape, they are made from beautiful crocheted lace laid over delicate netting. The silky statement bow at the ankle adds old-fashioned glamour, while the 9cm heel and padded lining makes them extra-comfy for those swing moves on the dance floor.  

Make it impossible for your guests to say no with these gorgeous floral invitation wallets from Paperchase. Printed onto thick textured card, the romantic vintage rose design sets the scene beautifully for the day. A pretty peach coloured ribbon threaded through the message card adds the perfect finishing touch – oh-so-sweet!  

Evoke timeless glamour on your big day with these vintage tear drop dangle earrings from Krisp. With a ladylike feel, the sparkly silver rhinestones set in intricate metalwork are unique gems that will become family heirlooms telling the story of your wedding.    

We absolutely adore this vintage-style white cotton lace fan set on a bamboo frame. Having an outdoor summer ceremony? Then fans are perfect wedding favours for your guests and will keeping them cool on sunny days. You can also use them for styling the reception venue – just be creative and have fun with them!