If you’re the type of gal who watches old Aubrey Hepburn movies and wistfully thinks to yourself, “I was born in the wrong time period,” then you are in luck because vintage styles are coming back in style.
There are several different approaches that a bride (and groom!) can take when choosing to incorporate an antique vibe or visual element to the wedding festivities. One method of incorporating vintage tastes into the wedding is through accessorizing both the bridal party and the groom’s men with corresponding classic styles, such as complementary jewelry accents. For instance, pearl jewelry—brooches, earrings, or necklaces—for the bridal party can be countered with pearl tie-pins or cufflinks for the groom’s men. Pearl jewelry harkens back to the sophistication and simplicity of bygone eras.
Some fun vintage jewelry ideas for the bridal party include corresponding dangling earrings—pearl drop or traditional diamonds as the focus. Long drop earrings can add a vintage vibe in a subtle, but memorable way. To maintain an antique theme, these elegant dangling earrings an be paired with a loose, swept-back hairstyle, possibly a braid, which rests at the nape of the neck.
Then again, if earrings are not for you, bejeweled hairpieces are an antique accessory to consider. Not only are jeweled hairpieces a contemporary trend, but the stylish adornment is also reminiscent of styles from the 1920s, the 1910s, and the 1890s. These delicate accessories allude to decades past—of roaring Gatsby-like parties and turn of the century sophistication—which infuses old-fashioned regality to modern-day nuptials.
Should you be interested in an antique touch that is a little more prevalent in the wedding party, then complementary jewelry accents for the bridal party and the groom’s men is the way to go. Corresponding floral filigree brooches with pearl or diamond accents for the bridesmaids and a similar floral filigree tie-pin for the groom’s men bring a dash of antique charm to the marital festivities.
However you decide to bring touches of the past to your present, remember to embrace the elegance of the vintage custom designer jewelry you choose to don.