Vintage weddings are inspired
by styles from the 1920s to 1960s
Generally speaking, clothing which was produced before the 1920s is referred to as antique and clothing from the 1920s to 1960s is considered vintage. Retro (retrospective) or "vintage style" refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era. Repro (reproduction) clothing is a newly-made but faithful copy of an older garment. Clothing produced more recently is usually called modern or contemporary fashion.
At times, the cycle of fashion design turns
to history for inspiration.
We have received this vintage wedding image from one of our readers, Kelly Woolley, and decided to share it with you as it has an insightful newspaper article to the style of the past.
The wedding of Miss Hilda Waverley
Fairthorne and Mr S. H. Mudge in 1937
A completely different style of bouquet
and baskets from the bride and flower girls
The wedding above was featured in the local newspaper.
A somewhat more modern wedding from 1959
of Norma Lane and Roderick Barker
The bride is holding a shower or cascading Bouquet in one hand and a horseshoe in the other. The bridesmaids are seen holding cascading ribbon bouquets.
Carrying a horseshoe or a bouquet in the shape of one is considered lucky for the bride, but only if the horseshoe is carried with the open end up so the luck does not 'fall out'.
The bride and groom cutting into a beautiful 3 tiered wedding cake complete with cake stand ornate floral decorations and vase topper