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How To Style A Vintage Wedding (That Still Feels Modern)

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With wedding hashtags and Instagram-friendly photo booths becoming commonplace, it’s undeniable that for many husbands and wives-to-be, social media has had a major impact on the way we’re planning – no, curating – the big day. But if the modern wedding industrial complex has you pining for the charm of an analogue (read: smartphone free) era, it’s perfectly possible to channel your decade of choice while pulling off a vintage-inspired wedding that still feels fresh and modern.

Stage one: banish all thoughts of bunting, gloomy chintz and overly ‘themed’ décor. ‘Vintage means a lot of different things to a lot of people,’ explains Amy Hatch, founder of wedding styling and prop hire company Vintage Amy. ‘The word can often scare people as they think full on twee, which is not what I do at all. My style is incorporating authentic and elegant vintage into a wedding within a modern setting, allowing for a timeless feel.’ With a carefully chosen edit of props, colours and flowers, the end result is classic, memorable and – whisper it – irresistible Instagram bait (how’s that for a paradox?)

Below, Amy shares her advice for planning a contemporary vintage wedding, whatever the budget...

How to plan a modern vintage wedding

For more from Amy, head to or follow her on Instagram @vintage_amy_loves. Photos courtesy of Maxeen Kim Photography and Katie Rogers Photography; flowers from and with cake and desserts by and stationery by and mangotreelondon

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