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Vintage-Inspired Wedding Accents

  |   By Nicole Keen

Do you love to wear vintage dresses and spend your weekends searching flea markets for hidden treasures? Bring your passion for the past to your wedding by working vintage elements into everything from your ensemble to your decor. Here are 10 original ways to incorporate vintage-inspired elements into your big day.

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Timeless tins

Photography courtesy Amanda Lachapelle Photography

If you're planning on putting together your own centrepieces, look for unconventional vessels like retro cans and tins for your flowers.

As seen in this Real Wedding.

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Hand them a handkerchief

Photography courtesy Katya Nova Photography

Why not provide your guests with colourful vintage handkerchiefs to wipe away their happy tears?

As seen in this Real Wedding.

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She stole the show

Photography courtesy Elizabeth Messina

If you're planning a fall or winter wedding, pick up a vintage fur stole---it will keep you feeling warm and looking ultra-glamorous!

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Antique your accessories

Photography courtesy Erin Hearts Court

Pay attention to the little details that pull your look together. We love the idea of dressing up your bouquet with an antique locket.

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A little sparkle on top

Charlize Theron photo courtesy Jeff Vespa/WireImage

Charlize Theron's retro waves at this year's Golden Globes reignited our love for sparkly headbands.

Get the look with one of the beautiful options available on Etsy.

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Cute as a button earrings

Jil Sander photo courtesy Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Entertainment

Chic button earrings, as seen at the Spring 2012 Jil Sander show, are the perfect finishing touch to a retro bridal look.

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Pick up a truck

Photography courtesy Janine Sept Photography

Renting an old-school ride, like a rustic pickup truck, is a great way to bring a vintage vibe to your celebration. Plus, the vehicle will make for wonderful photo ops!

As seen in this Real Wedding.

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Vintage bridesmaids

Photography courtesy of Meg Perotti

Vintage dresses are pretty and affordable! Give your bridesmaids a colour palette and ask them to choose their own dresses. The end result will be perfect if you're looking for that mix-and-match feel.

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Put it in writing

Image courtsey of Minted

Nothing says old-fashioned romance like a vintage-inspired invitation. This charming style looks like a retro postcard.

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Choose the shoes

Image courtesy of Net-A-Porter

Choose a pair of vintage-inspired shoes to complete your ensemble. We're smitten with these glittery Miu Miu T-straps.

This article was originally published on Jun 25, 2012
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