Wedding Ideas

Romantically Re-Purposed

Posted on November 08, 2018 by Kristin Rockhill


Every couple wants a wedding day that is picture-perfect and undeniably them.

Vintage props and décor have become a tried-and-true way for modern brides and grooms to express their personal style and add a touch of whimsy to their big day. Vintage pieces add an element of surprise to the wedding décor and a homespun feel. You can create custom vignettes that will be show-stopping focal points with signature furniture pieces and unexpected style.

     Finding the perfect bureau, desk or settee is easier than ever with vintage shops and rental companies popping up everywhere. The tricky part is figuring out how to style your pieces, give them functionality and get the most bang for your buck. Here are tips on how to re-purpose and re-style pretty pieces on your wedding day.

romantically-repurposedPick a palette
It all starts with picking the perfect palette. Here we show a color story ranging from white to dark pink. We love bold colors popping against stark whites. It gives a modern, luxe feel while maintaining that soft romantic look.

romantically-repurposedPerfectly placed
A vintage metal apothecary unit with the drawers pulled out is the perfect place for seating tags attached to vintage bottles of blooms. Even better, the bottles can double as favors. Who doesn’t want to take a flower home? Snuggled up next to the place card display is an old wooden ladder covered in flowering branches with an old mailbox attached for guests to drop their cards. This vignette supplies three purposes in one.

romantically-repurposedAisle style
A vintage screen covered with climbing vines and floral accents makes a perfect backdrop for your walk down the aisle. This prop can double as a selfie backdrop at your photo booth.

romantically-repurposedSweet details
Vintage props and décor come in all shapes and sizes. Old-school settees are perfect for bridal portraits, and retro travel cases make for a great card drop or guest notes display.

romantically-repurposedWarm welcome
A signature drink display is a unique way to wow your guests upon arrival. When cocktail hour is over, this sweet display can be wheeled into the reception and re-styled as the cake table.

romantically-repurposedSweetheart table
At the reception, the new Mr. & Mrs. are on full display, which is why the sweetheart table has to be picture-perfect. This table was given new life with a coat of chalk paint and looks oh-so-perfect.

Say hello to this dreamy white and sparkly tablescape. With lush hanging floral branches and white sequin linens, it’s glamorously luxurious with a touch of whimsy. The star of the show is the set of vintage mirrors that serve as a table runner that tie in perfectly with the mirrored menus. Pretty pink glasses, pearl-encrusted napkin rings and elegant glass candelabras complete the package.


Photos by Jackie Averill Photography. Styling by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do

Florals by Faux Real Flower Shop. Props by Angela Nicole Design. Rentals by Adams Party Rental. Gown by Olvis Lace. Shot on location at the Ashford Estate.

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