I have a new best friend - the talented wedding party stylist Beck at Grace & Tailor. If you're planning a vintage chic wedding, then take a peek at the gorgeous inspirational images of her own wedding on www.graceandtailor.co.uk. She and her Dream Team can recreate this look for you, supplying everything from the quirky tablecentres to the vintage crockery.
If, however, you're more of a DIY bride and are planning to decorate your reception space yourself, it's still worth keeping her contact details handy. As I discovered when planning a recent photoshoot, she's excellent at sourcing odd props that will add a personal touch to your wedding reception.
I have a feeling that Beck's wedding pictures will leave you wanting more, so here are some top tips from her for planning your own vintage-inspired wedding:
"If you are getting married in a church, then think about decorating this space as well as the reception area. Easy ways to do this include making confetti cones from old newspapers, displaying them in vintage suitcases, displaying wild flowers in jam jars on the window sills and placing string-tied bunches of lavender on the church pews."
When it comes to decorating the reception space Beck suggests seeking out charity shop gems. "Lengths of vintage lace look beautiful draped over plain hired tablecloths, just as miniature cut glasses look cute filled with tea lights and arranged in clusters on the tabletop. Don't forget personalising standard chairs with mismatching cushions made from vintage material," she says.
"High tea with champagne compliments the vintage-themed setting, more so than a formal three-course meal. Think finger sandwiches, scones, and homemade fairy cakes on porcelain cake stands for an informal wedding reception. Display and serve on pretty mismatched vintage crockery."
If you're planning a vintage wedding and have some tips or ideas you'd like to share, I'd love to hear them...