Aren’t these vintage 1930’s-1950’s vintage bridge and groom wedding figures and salt and pepper shakers so cute? Today’s trends are all about up-cycling, re-purposing, and re-using so I thought these adorable vintage bride and grooms pictured here fit just perfectly into this theme for a wedding. Many couples today plan their ‘Vintage Wedding’ and even ‘Flea Market Weddings’ as these are very trendy wedding themes today (there is even a new magazine called Flea Market Weddings) and with June upon us, wedding season is in full swing. So, for couples planning their ‘big day’ and want some vintage charm added to their event, I hope they consider placing these adorable vintage bride and groom shaker sets on their guest tables, or make them part of the wedding favor that your guests will leave with. You can find these vintage goodies on Etsy, Ebay, Rubylane and at flea markets sand collectibles shops and many can be had for $9.99-$25 but expect to pay upwards of $60+ for the German-made Goebel shakers. Cheer!
There seems to be a new trend in the world of weddings and that is of “Flea Market Weddings”. The theme seems appropriate for an ‘outdoor’ or ‘backyard’ wedding as it fits into the ‘rustic chic, worn, distressed and repurposed’ ways that are so mainstream today. There is even a publication out now on Flea Market Weddings.
For several years my husband and I owned a darling wedding chapel and married hundreds of couples. One of the most memorable couples we met came to our chapel for a vow renewal service we performed to celebrate their 12 years of marriage. They had two daughters and the bride and groom changed into their original wedding attire from 12 years ago. The story was that each year they would travel to a different state to renew their vows and each would wear their attire worn on their original wedding day. They were a lovely family.