Sunday, January 22, 2012

Vintage Wedding Decor Ideas

This summer, we are heading to a couple of weddings that we are very excited about. Our friends Stefania and Ben (you saw their gorgeous home, here) have found the coolest venue and are planning a beautiful celebration. Today, I thought I'd share some of the images I've pinned to show her as possible inspiration.

First, I think seeing the venue will help give you an idea of the ambience we want to achieve through simple decor elements. 
Yes, they are getting married in a historic schoolhouse right in the heart of downtown Toronto. It is a gorgeous space. There is a school room - complete with the original desks and whatnot - that will be used during cocktail hour. The ceremony and reception, however, will take place in this space:
As you can probably tell by looking at their home (here) and choice of venue, the couple loves beautiful vintage pieces. They also are being smart about spending and keeping the budget in check. 
For the wedding, we are planning to use mason jars, loosely arranged white market style flowers, candles, antique lace, burlap, twine, perhaps some galvanized tin and antique silver, and - as a nod to the school setting - chalk, chalk boards and cork boards. 

Here's some of the inspiration pics I've saved. Aren't they pretty?
There are LOTS of additional photos and ideas - click "read more" to see!

Via Style Me Pretty, pinned here.
Via Thrifty Fun, pinned here.
Via Anna Boo's House, pinned here.
Via Wedding Bee, pinned here.
Via Southern Charm, pinned here.
Pinned here.
Via Lovely Bride, pinned here.
Via The Brown Eyed Bride, pinned here.
Via Emmaline Bride, pinned here.
Via Icing On the Cake, pinned here.
Via Tickled Pink, pinned here.
Via Key and Bones, pinned here.
Via Style Me Pretty, pinned here.
Via Style Me Pretty, pinned here.
Via Wedding Chicks, pinned here.

And these other ideas, though not quite right for the wedding, are too pretty not to share.
They'd be perfect for a casual brunch or dinner party, a shower, as a centrepiece just for fun, or at a wedding. And they look budget friendly and easy to DIY, too. 

Love the idea of regular tin cans being reused - with the labels on. LOVE it. 
Pinned here.
From Rachel Ray Magazine via By Stephanie Lynn, pinned here.

The next arrangement uses beautified tin cans. Looks super easy to do.
Via Martha Stewart, pinned here.
Tin cans look good bare, too, especially when they are pretty shades of copper. 
Via By Stephanie Lynn, pinned here.
Yet another tin as a vase. Do we sense a theme? I love this one so much.
Via Wedding Chicks, pinned here.
Tea tins. My fave.
Via Martha Stewart, pinned here.

If tin can variations as vases aren't your thing, how about wine bottles as candlesticks?

And one last one. More mason jars. I can't get enough of 'em.
Via Kristina Cippolla, pinned here.

Have a lovely Sunday!


For more floral, candle, and other ideas, see my pinterest boards here.
Jenny xo


Linking to my fave parties here. You should too :)

34 comments:

  1. All of these pics are gorgeous! I love the hundreds of mason jars full of candles.

    ♥Linsey

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  2. So many wonderful ideas to keep their budget in check.

    If you would like the address to get free burlap coffee sacks (in Oakville), email me for it. Even if the bride is not keen on the images, there is lots of area on the bags that are image free.

    I visited Enoch Turner school house when I was a little girl as a school field trip. I think every child in Toronto HAD to go LOL

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  3. Beautiful pictures and ideas! Now following you! Thanks for stopping by The Sunday Social at The Kurtz Corner! Hope to see you around the blog-o-sphere! :)

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  4. All of these pictures make me swoon & remember my wedding day! What wonderful ideas :)

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  5. I love mason jars! add candles...perfection. I'm a new follower from Sunday Social. Come visit, if you'd like.

    ~Hilary~

    http://daydreambeliever-hilary.blogspot.com/

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  6. .seriously this post took my breath away!

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  7. So many beautiful ideas! I love the hydrangeas in the galvanized bucket. I see these pictures and wish I could redo my wedding...not because I didn't love what I did at that time but I would love to try some of these ideas too! I can't wait to see pics of that venue decorated! How fun!

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  8. Great pictures! I love all the vintage flowers arrangements. I especially like the tea tins, so sweet!

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  9. Jenny, Thanks for visiting. I am having a good week. Thank you for caring.
    I am loving all these ideas with jars, cans and bottles. I pinned a couple. I tried to pin the one with the tall bottles/candles. Couldn't get it to work. I will go to your pintrest.
    These are great wedding ideas but I can see them working for many functions with garden clubs, charities, etc.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Have a great week.

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  10. Love it all! And that venue is amazing!
    -Diana

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  11. thanks for following me & linking up. would love for you to come back next week for Sunday Snapshots! :)

    ~Hilary~

    http://daydreambeliever-hilary.blogspot.com/

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  12. Lovely pics - especially the table full of mason jars with lights!
    I am having a giveaway of a digital scrapbook software program, if interested, stop by to enter!

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  13. So many wonderful inspiring vintage ideas using mason jars. Love the pictures.
    Your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  14. What a beautiful space, and I love the idea of vintage touches to the wedding. It will look lovely

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  15. Fun collection of ideas here!

    www.minnesotajunker.blogspot.com

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  16. Fabulous ideas. I can't believe how wonderful the jars all look. I need some. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Lovely pictures! I'm definitely a fan of the burlap and twine around the mason jars and flowers!!!! I'm definitely going to have to pin some of these!

    Thanks for sharing this post on the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!

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  18. We actually used all of those ideas at our son's wedding party that was held lakeside in our backyard this past September. We had the candle lit mason jars hanging in the trees which looked so pretty after dark. Hay bales were at the ends of the eating tables and I had searched all summer for vintage lace runners to cover the bales. I also hung old chandeliers in the trees with candles. I ordered the white hydrangeas and white roses from Sams Club and were thrilled with the quality. They were gorgeous. We saved a lot of money that way.

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  19. Such great ideas for a wedding or any celebration!

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  20. Beautiful, each and every picture!!!

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  21. Gorgeous pins and venue - its going to be beautiful :)

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  22. I just got married in November and we had a rustic, vintage feel to our wedding. I will be posting more about our wedding details soon :)

    Love their venue choice, very cool!

    <3 Michelle

    http://nestlovedesigns.blogspot.com/

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  23. Wow some gorgeous ideas. What an amazing venue! Thanks for sharing for us all to enjoy. My first visit to your special space, I will follow on my way out as I am sure I will enjoy engaging and supporting your special place now I have found you,I hope you will find the some time to come visit me some time. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  24. wedding florists melbourne are simple but beautiful. Now following you! Thanks for stopping by The Sunday Social at The Kurtz Corner!

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  25. So beautiful place for wedding thanks for sharing this post.

    Wedding Decorations Gippsland

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  26. awesome ideas, i think vintage wedding theme is best. i mean i like it a lot. I remember that in one of my friends wedding oh that was fun.

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