Vintage China – Shades of Blue for Your Autumn Wedding October 06, 2018
Autumn is officially upon us and we are completely embracing the season here at Glitzy Secrets. In fact, today we’re taking inspiration from the romance of classic vintage blue china, and we will be showing you how you can incorporate these delightful shades into your autumn affair.
Blue is always an elegant choice for your colour palette and it tends to work well within any season, but although it isn’t necessarily considered a hue for Fall, it really is a gorgeous fit for this time of year. A variety of dusty blue hues will help to give your celebration a luxurious, fine art vibe that effortlessly reflects the season on crisp clear days with blue skies. Team your colour palette with intricate designs and plenty of textures, and you’ll have a picture-perfect day.
Images: Top Row Left via Style Me Pretty by Heather Waraksa Photography | Top Row Right via Want That Wedding by Ilaria Petrucci Photography | Second Row Left via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings by Lola Rose Photography | Second Row Right Green Wedding Shoes by Ryan Johnson Photography | Third Row Left via Style Me Pretty (same as before) by Jon Cu | Third Row Right via Style Me Pretty ( same as before) by Rachel-May Photography | Bottom Row Left via Wedding Sparrow by Shannon Voneschen Photography | Bottom Row Right via Want That Wedding (same as before) by Ilaria Petrucci (same as before)
What better way to kick-start our autumn wedding ideas off than with the tablescape; rather apt for a vintage china wedding theme! Your guest tables can easily be the main focus of your theme, as they will tie everything in together and they are a chance to get truly creative with your décor and details.
Blue vintage china and crockery is a must-have – your guests will feel like they’re dining in style at your celebration. Look for companies where you can hire your tableware or don’t rule out looking in charity shops too as you could be surprised to stumble across for perfect finds.
If you want to go for a vintage-meets-rustic theme to enhance Autumnal style, opt for wooden tables teamed with foliage garlands and antique-inspired candlesticks. Your crockery will contrast perfectly and be a real focal point. If you would rather go down the classic and elegant route, opt for white table cloths teamed with blousy blooms and ivory candles. Consider your table stationery too, watercolour menu and place cards in different shades of blue will look beautiful amongst vintage china.
While we are on the topic of stationery, your save the dates and invitations are the perfect way to kick-start your theme. You could design your invitations with china-inspired detailing or you could tie them together with a silk blue ribbon. For a cute effect, you could even look for 3d motifs of cups and saucers to really enhance your theme. From the moment they land on your guests’ doorsteps, they should give a glimpse into your gorgeous day.
Images: Top Row Left via One Fab Day by Teale Photography | Top Row Right via Ruffled Blog by Lora Grady Photography | Second Row Left via Love My Dress by Carley Buick Photography | Second Row Right via Inspired By This by Paige Molina Photography | Third Row Left via Style Me Pretty by Jake And Heather Photography | Third Row Right Duck Egg Dream Hair Comb by Glitzy Secrets | Bottom Row Left via Rock My Wedding by Samantha Ward Photography | Bottom Row Right via Rock My Wedding (same as before) by Jake And Heather Photography (same as before)
Don’t forget the impact that your wedding cake can have on your reception. Make a feature of your cake table so that it ties your theme in together. We adore the thought of a simple white cake tied with a china blue ribbon. On the other hand, a hand-painted watercolour cake featuring vintage china patterns will look equally incredible. The choice is yours! Your linen is an opportunity to wow too. Keep it simple if your desserts are colourful and detailed so they take centre stage. For more subtle cakes, go for a coordinating coloured tablecloth in either a plain or patterned fabric.
Let’s talk about your aisle style – the most important outfit of the day, of course. This wedding theme is a lovely way to add ‘Something Blue’ to your bridal look. You could don a subtly coloured dress - a bluey-grey gown is made for the romantic bride-to-be who wants to wear something unique. Alternatively, you could work pale blue blooms into your bouquet, or tie a flowing ribbon around the stems.
At Glitzy Secrets, we also have a divine collection of blue wedding accessories for both you and your team of ‘maids. From hair combs, pins and headbands to necklaces, earrings to bracelets, it’s important to remember that the finishing touches can have a dramatic impact when cleverly used to accentuate your big day style. Whether you opt for a pair of studs as a subtle nod to the ‘Something Blue’ tradition or you create a striking look for your bridal party by matching their jewellery to your scheme, you will be amazed how small touches of colour will effortlessly create the most beautiful style.
If you’re still stuck for ideas for tying the knot in Autumn, don’t forget to visit the GS Inspiration Page for plenty more prettiness including Light and Earthy Sage and Beige Autumn Wedding Ideas.