If you’re a vintage-loving bride-to-be, then you’re going to love the premier edition of Weddings Flea Market Style. Hundreds of beautiful photographs and vintage ideas fill this 145 page magazine.
The first thing that caught my eye was the vintage map bouquet on the cover. Instead of saying “You had me at hello” a la Jerry Maguire, I found myself saying “you had me at vintage map!” I was happy to discover instructions on how to create this little beauty inside – perfect for the DIY bride, as well as seven other creative bouquets made from vintage finds.
Inside the pages, you can drool over of six real life weddings, all brimming with fabulous vintage and rustic details and set in either picturesque old barns or farmhouses.
One featured colorful, whimsical decorations – bunting, ribbon, pinwheels, pompoms and lollipops. In another, the wedding party was dressed in cool 1940’s vintage clothing, including the men in bow ties, suspenders and straw hats.
My particular favorite was Annie and Brian’s wedding set in a Californian orchard and barn that included vintage details, such as old mirrors, canning-jar chandeliers, mismatched china and handmade fabric garlands.
If vintage clothing is your passion, the ten page spread about vintage wedding frocks should make you smile. A variety of outfits are showcased, ranging from a Downtown Abbey style 1920’s gown to a 1960’s baby doll dress. My favorite was the elegant 1930’s Hollywood style satin number.
One thing I really liked about the magazine was its lack of ‘in your face’ advertising, which is what really puts me off other bridal publications. That said, it provides the following great resources, which make it definitely worth its $9.95 cover price.
- 50 vintage-inspired wedding websites
- A detailed supply lists for all features in the magazine
- A comprehensive state-by-state guide to antique malls, vintage stores and flea market
If you’re looking for creative ways to add vintage style to your wedding, this is the magazine for you – from fonts, cake toppers and drinks, to music, clothing and invitations – it’s filled with amazing ideas. In a sea of wedding magazines, this one defintely stands out from the crowd with its great editorial and creative, vintage style.
My 5 favorite ideas:
- Create individual origami flowers with vintage maps and gather to form a striking vintage map bouquet .
- Use the end of old rusty keys to blow bubbles during the reception or send off.
- Make cones from old seed catalog pages, fill with wheat grass seed and throw over the happy couple after the ceremony.
- Give guests fresh apples and vintage jelly jars filled with homemade caramel sauce as favors.
- Print save-the-dates or invitations on vintage handkerchiefs.