Vintage Touches

It seems old things are 'new' again. With all the consultations we've had recently, one thing continues to be a constant topic of conversation - tying in the old with the new. I think it's great when a Mother-of-the-Bride calls me and says she wants to surprise her daughter with a piece of lace from her veil wrapped around the bouquet handle. I recently had a MOB ask for us to add camellia to a bride's bouquet as the mom had that when she got married.

We recently did a wedding where the groom's family was from France. We wanted to pay tribute to that in a subtle way, so we decided to tuck a sprig of lavender in each napkin and added fresh lavender plants to the steps at the church. Simple touches like this make for memorable photos (and yes, we give a list of details or thoughtful elements we have been working on with our couples to the photographers. They are always thankful for the heads up, and I love getting the call that the client noticed it in the photos. Nothing makes me happier!).

Making things look 'old' is and will continue to be a trend as we work on tabletop design. Mercury glass has that vintage feel and they have updated it with more modern shapes. It's a great combination and still looks timeless. Mismatched containers running down the center of Mediterranean style tables looks incredible. Using vintage looking plates or chargers with a pattern in them creates an old world look too. Even delicate votives or glassware with an ecclectic print on it can pull the look of a 'vintage' table together.

photo by Brea McDonald

Give some thought to your something old/something you - you'll be surprised at all of the possibilities!

On another note - being a girl from Colorado I'm happy to announce that our friend Sarah Uhran from A Private Concierge has opened a branch in Aspen. For all you beach lovers who winter in the ski town, be sure to call her up. She has some amazing services that will make your trip that much more enjoyable.

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