Blooming Summer Inspiration Part Three – Retro Inspired Venue Props & Pieces

by Michelle

Continuing our blooming summer inspiration theme, today we’re taking a look at retro inspired props and pieces for your wedding, many of which can be hired or bought from our lovely suppliers.

From a vintage caravan to fabulously colourful deckchairs, hay bales and bunting to a retro bicycle, there are just so many props available that with a little imagination, you can add a dash of fun and personalise your wedding, giving it a wonderfully relaxed retro vintage vibe that’s so popular at the moment.

Whether you’re planning a barn wedding, or simply want your celebrations to take on a relaxed tone, take a look at these ideas below for some great inspiration. And don’t forget, we love to feature Real Weddings, so if you’re recently wed and have a super cool retro style wedding to share with us, they do get in touch.

Meet Miss Molly – The Vintage Caravan

If you have the space, say if your wedding venue is a tepee or two in a field, or if there’s a hardstanding outside your venue, then why not hire Miss Molly The Vintage Caravan.? 

Image Source: Miss Molly The Vintage Caravan

We featured Miss Molly on the blog recently and she was such a crowd pleaser. Molly is a vintage travelling sweet caravan, pop-up Pimms & Prosecco Bar or anything else your heart may desire! she’s a truly unique retro caravan combining  an effervescent, vibrant old world charm with more than dash of vintage glamour.

Image Source: Miss Molly The Vintage Caravan

Molly would make an absolutely fabulous and fun addition to your wedding celebrations, so if you have the space, why not invite Molly to join you on your big day?

Image Source: Miss Molly The Vintage Caravan

Pretty Practical Outdoor Props

Staying with the outdoors element to your wedding. If your guests re going to be outdoors for any length of time, whether it’s a full on festival themed wedding in a field yo have planned, or a marquee in the garden, your guests  are going to want to sit down casually and comfortably at some point. So have you thought about outdoor seating? I’m not talking about upright dining chairs, but something altogether more fun and relaxing.

Image Source: Denys and Fielding

Did you know that you can hire deckchairs for your wedding? How fun and chilled is that? Denys & Fielding,  another of our lovely suppliers are a boutique garden furniture, cushions and accessories company that also has funky, modern deckchairs available to hire for weddings, events and special occasions.

Image Source: Denys and Fielding

With unique fabric designs inspired by thirties and forties dress prints, they will give a subtle hint of vintage styling to the your celebrations as well as a welcome perch for those wishing to chill and unwind.

Why not mix things up a little too, as wicker garden chairs like this one above will compliment any outdoor seating environment beautifully. Just add some bunting, small vases of country flowers, tealights and a scattering of small tables for those all important drinks and you have the makings of a very social celebration indeed.

Did Someone Say Bar?

Chalk board signs, hay bales and Mason jars just waiting for a refill of Pimms or something equally summery are not only decorative, but also pretty practical props to enhance your country vintage theme.

Handmade With Love

Moving indoors now,  if you have a blank canvas and a free rein to bring in your own props and staging to really personalise your big day celebrations., that’s brilliant. But where do you start?

Image Source: The Hire Supplier

Checking out Pintrest boards is great and can provide you with plenty of inspiration, but how do you find a supplier for your props, what are the practicalities regarding transporting them to your venue and setting up, if necessary, and how much does everything cost?Step forward yet another of our super suppliers – The Hire Supplier, based in Bristol & serving the surrounding area they specialise in 5ft illuminated LOVE light up marquee letters, candy carts and other vintage venue props.

Image Source: The Hire Supplier

We give them full credit too, for their easy to access transparent pricing policy, which means that right from the outset,  just by checking out their site, you know where you stand regarding the cost of each item.

Image Source: The Hire Supplier

Upcycled Jar candles

We know that so many of our brides are looking to decorate their venue with beautiful and unique finds, so when we showcased the very lovely work of Upcycled Jar Candles  you were instantly smitten.

Image Source: Upcycled Jar Candles

Aren’t they gorgeous, just the perfect decoration for your big day vintage table settings. And here’s the thing, the really neat trick with Upcycled Jar Candles is that they take the packaging from baby products and create upcycled decorations that are reuseable. So not only will your decorations look beautiful and can be co-ordinated to your wedding theme, they are also really easy on the environment, a big plus in our eyes.

Image Source: Upcycled Jar Candles

The jars can be totally personalised, so whether you plan on hanging them from trees, mid-summer night’s dream style or they act as your table centrepiece, these jar candles will make stunning decorations.

Image Source: Upcycled Jar Candles

Check back soon for more in our ‘Blooming Summer’ series.

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