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Shabby Chic Wedding

We hear a lot about vintage style, boho or shabby chic weddings, but where do you start if you want to put one of these looks together? The trick is to think of things that are not too perfect, or that have a slightly rustic, hand finished or aged look to them. This can be extended to your chosen colour scheme as well or take inspiration from some of the new seasons colours from Pantone which include delightful shades of blue, pink and green; perfect for these looks. A touch of gilt or faded gold can really enhance these looks if you don’t want it to look too ‘homespun’ and carefully chosen accessories can really make the look work without costing the earth. Think of calico chair banners with the names of the newlyweds on them, paper garlands trimmed with motifs, small flowers or brown luggage labels for guests to sign; ornate wooden picture frames with the table seating plans in, painted in different pastel shades or trimmed with antique lace. wedding signGlass mason jars for small candles (check with your venue if there are restrictions and use realistic fake candles instead), these can also be filled with little treats as guest favours, used for the table numbers, to decorate the ends of rows of seats at the ceremony or planted up as decorative features at the venue. Paper balloons and lanterns, vintage or mismatched crockery and glassware, pretty cake stands, ribbons and wooden details can all help you to create a personal look that combines a number of different elements so don’t feel that everything has to match or be overly styled; these looks are all about a relaxed feel for you and your guests to enjoy. Use magazines and the internet for inspiration and create a scrapbook of the details that you like, then research some wedding companies for a bit of expert advice or see what you could do yourselves to make it extra special.

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