Creating a vintage inspired summer wedding {for my Sister}

Creating a vintage themed wedding

I have just returned home from a lovely weekend away with Lottie at my Sister’s house, near Cambridge. My little Sister gets married to her long-term partner at the end of July and so we were sorting Lottie’s bridesmaid dress (and making sure it fit her), as well as chatting about everything ready for the wedding!

My Sister is going for a ‘vintage meets summer-fete’ theme for her wedding day, which will be gorgeous seeing as it is right in the middle of the UK summer.

My Sister is getting married in an old village hall in Hertforshire; it has wooden beams and is packed full of English charm and character.

She is therefore thinking bunting, jam-jars filled with lavender, and colours such as cream, pale pink and sage green.

We discussed centrepieces for the tables as well as general decor and we jotted down some ideas. I love her plans and all her thoughts so far – she is so creative.

HomeSense have kindly gifted her with some vouchers to help towards making her big day incredibly special, wonderful and memorable – and she absolutely loves their shop for her theme. There is SO much choice and unique finds to really make her wedding individual.

Here are some ideas she likes from HomeSense and items that we are looking to purchase for her vintage inspired summer wedding:

A vintage inspired summer wedding - with HomeSense


She likes the idea of mis-matched plates and bowls, which will look really good on the tables against the white table-cloths. And lots of textured glassware and vases. Plus candlesticks and flowers. With lashings of hessian, string, foliage and lace.

It is going to be so exciting and such a lovely occasion! I cannot wait. I will of course share with you everything that she selected for the day and how it all looked!

Love, Jess x


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Jess Soothill

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  1. May 17, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    I love all the vintage inspirited mismatched plates and glasses it is such a pretty look, ooh I love summer wedding’s it is going to be beautiful x

    • Jess
      May 17, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      I’m so excited!! Cannot wait 🙂 xx

  2. May 17, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    I love Homesense it is fantastic for picking up some really unique bits. I love your sisters wedding theme Jess it sounds absolutely beautiful. Looking forward to seeing what she picks xx

    • Jess
      May 17, 2016 / 9:16 pm

      Ahhh thanks, looking forward to her big day so much 🙂 Lovely shop and so interesting xx

    • Jess
      May 18, 2016 / 9:36 am

      Thanks! I’m sure she will do an amazing job and I can’t wait to see the hall decorated and looking beautiful xx

  3. January 11, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    A ‘vintage meets summer-fete’ theme is a very unique one. The decor elements you shared appear timeless and feminine. It seems like your sister will have a blast planning this event.

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