Cameo Appearance: Vintage Wedding Style How-To

DIY-enthusiasts, take note! This beautiful styled shoot is brimming with inspiration for a Vintage Themed wedding, and the best part? We’ve got all the best tips for achieving this look yourself, and on budget.

“I just loved doing this shoot primarily because it was my dream decor. I have always loved anything with nostaglia connected with it.” Tanya Hendricks of Southern Charm Wedding and Events is the award-winning stylist who compiled this inspirational shoot. Here are her best tips for gathering a diverse range of found treasures to make that special day a little more intimate and feel like you pulled everything out of your grandmother’s trunk.


Start Early:

Once you have a particular style in mind, develop a moodboard for inspiration and then just go for it. The earlier you start to gather, the more diverse the range of items you are likely to find. Tell your family what you’re looking for, and ask them to keep their eyes open for them too.

Vintage Theme Wedding Shoot

Style Begins at Home

If you can, have a rummage through your parents or grandparents houses and attics (if Cash in the Attic has taught us anything, it’s that attics can be a goldmine). Keep your eye out for old photographs, china sets, picture frames and lace and pearl goodies. Family heirlooms are our closest link to the past, so take inspiration from what you find.

Vintage Theme Wedding Shoot

Put the Boot In:

Head along to your local Car Boot Sale. The beauty about them is you never know quite what you might find but if you’re on the hunt for mismatched china, linens, glass or crystal pieces at rock bottom prices. Same goes for your local charity shop. If you befriend a member of staff you could ask them to keep an eye out for vintage bits you might be interested in.

Vintage Theme Wedding Shoot

Repurpose Resourcefully:

For this shoot, Tanya found a website that sold ladies’ lace hankies by the dozen and bought those for the napkins. “They added the little bit of femine to the place settings.” Thrifty styling is all about using what’s available, so it’s best to keep an open mind.

Vintage Theme Wedding Shoot

Vintage Theme Wedding Shoot

Photographer: Christy Whitehead Photography via Two Bright Lights
Hair Stylist: Kasey Sisung Blake
Event Planner: Southern Charm Wedding and Events
Floral Designer: Blossoms & Accents, Inc.
Stationery: Ten23 Designs
Cake Designer: Metro Custom Cakes, Inc.
Makeup Artist: Lindsey Wirht Makeup Artist

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