A vintage vision

By Damita Lamont 08 November 2016

As a secret Pinterest addict, I often find myself scrolling through beautiful vintage images. I type in the 1930s, 40s or 50s and lose myself in a different time. I have always had a soft spot for the weddings of yesteryear and the more I see of them the more I love them.

Like everything from those times, all the elements of a wedding were made to be beautiful and to serve a purpose. This meeting point between beauty and function resonates with my personality. 

I love the no-frills nonsense about weddings of that time. Their dresses were lovely, but were hand-made using the sewing skills they had and the materials they had access to. The wedding cake and food was all home-cooked by kind relatives. There were no kitsch-decorations, props for taking social media photographs with, or over-priced and over-sized bouquets.

These weddings were tasteful, classy and within the (mostly) small budgets of the couples in question. I have never heard anyone say that a vintage bride was anything but beautiful, and the same can be said for vintage weddings.

I feel that modern couples could take their cue from yesteryear and pare back their approach. It could end up making for a more tasteful wedding and one that doesn’t break the bank. 

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