Walter Knoll Florist – Vintage Weddings

vintage weddingIt’s not really accurate to say that vintage weddings are making a comeback – they never actually went away. That being said, there is something so irresistibly romantic about a vintage wedding; and because of the allure, vintage remains a popular theme.

What exactly is vintage? Vintage is not quite antique – a term reserved for things at least a century old – but vintage does evoke feelings of nostalgia by creating an aura of simpler times, eras gone by. Vintage allows you to envision any setting you wish, by utilizing elements of days in the past. This ambiance can be achieved in many ways; from old lace and old school fabrics to vintage jewelry and non-traditional venues.

For instance, this bride chose whimsical, 50’s inspired black and white polka dot linens instead of a solid tablecloth; the classic black ribbon and flowers add to the feeling of traveling back in time.

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The look was continued into the place settings, utilizing antique-looking gold embossed plates and elegant lilies and feathers to adorn them. The look is and sophisticated all at once.


Vintage wedding dresses are also all the rage. Gowns and veils trimmed in pearls and old lace will make a stunning impression; while the crisp lines and simple elegance of a design inspired by the Hollywood greats (think Audrey Hepburn) will transport your wedding back to a bygone era. If you want to immerse your guests in the vintage romance, consider holding the wedding in a historic building; or under an oak tree with a turn-of-the-century mansion as a backdrop.


Vintage is what you make it – and on your special day, it’s up to you. Walter Knoll Florists are wedding experts, and have multiple St. Louis area locations for you to stop in for inspiration. Look through our wedding photos, or bring some of your own – and let us help you make everything old -new again,in a striking vintage wedding.