Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Lost in Translation.

So when does vintage become a little played out? Yes- I am really saying that. As someone that drools over early Vogue, obsesses over Old Hollywood, and holds Burlesque Queens in high regard.... I never thought that the day would come when I would say that I am a little over the whole "vintage is cool" movement. The reason that all of the before mentioned resonated with me was because of their timelessness... Now I am faced with wide-eyed brides brining in kitschy flea market finds by the bus load, hoping that we can work it into their wedding and make emulate the same feeling.... The truth is, I just can't. I won't. I'm sorry. It's just that throwing up a few Vogue posters and naming the tables after Silverscreen Starlettes isn't going to transform your affair into a timeless piece of art.

It is time that we come to terms with reality... we need to discuss what makes a MODERN wedding timeless, and understand that VINTAGE elements of style are wonderful, but in moderation- and only when it assists the design.

Over the next few posts, hopefully I can clear up what my version of a "vintage" wedding is ... and more importantly, what it is not.

10 comments:

Miss Capitol Hill said...

what a daring and intriguing post. I find in general most wedding blogs don't like to rock the boat by criticizing any choice made by the bride..."anything goes as long as that's what you want" is the moto. I'm interested to see where this goes. I could probably think of about a dozen or so wedding trends that are a bit played out as well.

Kate said...

I'm with you Miss Capitol Hill.

An example of such a trend: Black and White damask is getting played out in my opinion. Although, I'm just sensitive to the subject because I'm using it in my wedding.

The Roxy Studio said...

I couldn't agree with you more....I'm excited to hear more of what you have to say on the subject~

Golightly said...

Completely agree! You said it perfectly and I cannot wait to see your version

People St.Clair said...

I'm interested to see how this series of post unfold. I love your honesty and have felt "vintage" has become more of a wedding buzz word with mixed definitions. Can't wait to read more about your interpretation of "vintage".

MsTeacherLady said...

This is so interesting to me... I've been searching for vintage (albeit a specific sort vintage) ideas, and I feel like everything I've found is either charming vintage picnic-y weddings (old tea cans and coke bottles; aged toy cars, etc.), glamorous '40s weddings (close to what I want, but wrong era), and sock-hop-like parties (... not me at all). I know I don't want anything theme-y (sorry about all the hyphens!), so I'm really curious to see what you come up with.

Tara said...

Great post! I could not agree more. So many things can become "played out" not just in wedding planning but I think it is just quicker to spot with weddings.

maria stone said...

i liked your post. you are very daring.

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Jenny Steffens, Occasions by Jenny Steffens said...

Thank you!!!!

Patrick Anderson said...

Great post! I like your statement "vintage wedding is what it is not! Indeed, modern weddings are timeless. To add modernity, why not use tungsten lord of the rings ring or tungsten cross rings for men’s wedding bands.