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Vintage Wedding Ideas - Flea Market Finds
The Ann’s Bridal Bargains team recently visited the Junk Bonanza held at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. Junk Bonanza is like a giant flea market and it is filled to the brim with vintage wedding ideas. We’re sharing our favorite flea market finds and the most popular trends we found at the show. Shop your local thrift stores, antique stores and flea markets to begin creating similar looks or something entirely new.

Vintage Wedding Ideas - Flea Market Finds


Vintage fabrics are everywhere. Floral patterns are big, especially for wedding, and burlap is still very popular as decoration, totes, pillows and chair covers. We also saw a lot of repurposed flour sacks.


Mix and Match

Mixing and matching chairs and furniture began to trend a few years back, and now we’re seeing mix-and-match vintage China patterns as a gorgeous option for wedding reception dishes. This happens to be one of our favorite vintage wedding ideas.


Eclectic Bins

Vintage suitcases, crates, baskets and drawers can all be used as bins at your wedding reception. Guests can put cards and gifts in old drawers or suitcases placed on your gift table. You can also use crates and baskets to hold wedding favors, appetizers, treats, etc.



You’ve seen the Pinterest explosion! Now just imagine what a talented group of flea market mavens can do with something as versatile as chalkboards. We saw serving trays, table numbers, menus, antique frames and labels for jars and drinks.


Wedding Reception Decoration

White wash woods and chairs were fairly common as well as lots of bottles and jars in various shapes and sizes. Some of the more elegant centerpieces we ran across were cloche (bell-shaped glass) placed over greens or flowers.
Now it’s your turn! We hope these vintage wedding ideas helped inspire your creative side, and we wish you luck in gathering some awesome flea market finds to bring your visions to life.

Vintage Wedding Theme
Vintage weddings are a blast because you can repurpose so many things to create your look. Flea markets, yard sales, attics and thrift stores are great places to find these treasures.

Some of my favorite vintage decorations include antique bottles, mason jars, lanterns, old books, keys, lace ribbons and lace curtains, mix-and-match dishes, cake stands, crates, old suitcases and birdcages.

In the arrangements below, we’ve added some white mums, hydrangeas and baby’s breath to give our wedding reception centerpieces that lacey-vintage feel.

Vintage Wedding Theme

Option 1.

A simple lantern with candle inside surrounded by mason jars filled with flowers. Wrap the bottles or jars with lace ribbons and add a stick-on chiffon bow. The lace will hide the stem of the flowers and soften the look. 

Option 2.

Simple yet beautiful. Fill mason jar glasses with water and hydrangea blooms. Wrap lace around the glass to cover the stems and set on a few old books (have fun with the titles of the books). Then add a few antique-style keys for an enchanting finish. 

Option 3.

Fill silver mint julep containers with one large mum and sprays of baby’s breath. Add a Delicate Border Seal and rest on top of a white cake stand, old book and lace.

Option 4.

 A beautiful arrangement for a guest book table or gift table, this birdcage is accented with satin and lace ribbons tied to the handle. Insert a small arrangement of hydrangea and baby’s breath or a small candle. Vintage hankies, keys, colored bottles and old photos are beautiful finishing details.

Hope you have found some wonderful inspiration this week with our vintage wedding theme! For more inspiration, we recommend another fabulous blog called http://www.weddingchicks.com/.

Vintage Wedding Theme

Vintage Wedding Theme

Tie your vintage wedding look together, from the invites to décor and everything in between. Unique wedding favors are a fun way to add that vintage touch and a little DIY, too! Start with vintage candies: candy sticks, salt water taffy, wax bottles, candy buttons, etc. Many of these are available in your wedding colors and you can buy online in bulk.


2. A Classic Country Favor

Insert cellophane bags into mason jar drinking glasses. Fill the bags with candy, tie with ribbon and add a cute favor label to the front of the mason jar.


3. Vintage Floral Treat Boxes

Here we filled our small white treat boxes with salt water taffy and embellished with layered floral accents. Crocheted flowers were layered with paper flowers and finished off with colorful buttons. We used glue dots to attach them to the favor boxes. These add-ons would also make pretty corsages for your wedding party or special attendants.


4. Double Duty Centerpiece

For a centerpiece that doubles as a favor, line mint julep silver cups with a vintage hanky and insert rock candy and candy sticks. Tie favor tags to each piece of candy with satin ribbon for simply sweet favors.


5. The Grab Bag

Can’t decide on one candy? Give guests a mix of fun treats in a cellophane bag with your choice of favor labels to add a stylish, personalized touch.


Here’s a fun candy website you should definitely check! Candy.com. Not only is there a plethora of candy to choose from, they’ve also got a great Q&A blog post with Amy Atlas about candy buffets, and they have a super fun video on how salt water taffy is made, just in case you’re curious!


Check back Friday to see vintage-inspired wedding centerpiece ideas!