Weddings have always been a special event in the past and continues to be a time where families are united and share in the blessed joining of two people. Now we must be honest, there were many unions that came from necessity, and love had to come later. But there were also weddings that came from love and happiness. Weddings were also social events. A time when people could dress their finest and come build connections, hoping a new courtship or business endeavor would arise. It also gave a chance for the bride and grooms families to show their community what they were made of: their social standing and financial stability.
Of course in these humble economic times, we just have to rely on love and the bond between family and friends. But I don't think I could complain. There are times when I wish I could have lived a hundred years ago (or two), but I wouldn't trade my love in 2011 for the world!
So as I am now planning a wedding and we all know how obsessed I am with history, it is so convenient that vintage chic is very 'in!' However, I don't want rustic vintage or vintage glam: I want classic romantic vintage. Almost like something right out of the 1930s. When I first started planning I was calling it "Gatsby," but my fiancé has since poo-pooed the ideology of a Gatsby wedding, and I am more focused on the details and giving a modern wedding 1930's inspiration.
Here is a picture which I feel is an accurate portrayal of the feel of our wedding:
Classic Romance. That is the best term I have come up with to describe what we are going for with our nuptials.
We are even using my 1930 era typewriter for the guestbook.
Needless to say, we have found love in each other and are celebrating the history of love and marriage in our wedding.
*See more inspired ideas on my pinterest.
Donald Hall (1928-2018)
3 weeks ago