Something old, something borrowed
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To our brides-to-be and lovers of all things wedding,
My name is Katey Warren and I’m elated to introduce myself as one of the interns of the lovely Weddings Magazine team. As a Raleigh native and a transfer student from NCSU to ECU, I have a true passion and love for North Carolina! In addition, for several years it has been my dream to work for a wedding magazine. With experience as managing editor and lifestyles writer for my university’s newspaper, as well as a previous internship for luxury hospitality and lifestyle PR company J Public Relations in New York City, I have found my niche in researching and writing for the lifestyles industry, but no single topic has sparked my interest more than one — weddings. The combination of beauty, creativity, originality, and unconditional love in weddings truly inspires me, and I’m excited to take this year to share with you my research and findings on trends and other wedding-related topics!
First, I’d love to share with you a wedding trend that hits close to home with me. Whether it’s showcased through pieces of furniture, jewelry, accessories, or even the venue, we love that couples are adding vintage flair to their weddings. Growing up, I took note of how my thrifty, extremely creative mother and grandmother found ways to express themselves as artists on a budget. Their ability to create art out of scraps and vintage finds and turn “trash into treasure” has allowed me to see that beauty and art can come at any budget, and that revived, unwanted pieces can serve for hundreds of different purposes- all it takes is some creative thinking! Vintage pieces, such as the ones in the photos below, add charm, comfort, and a unique sense of style to weddings, and we’re noticing that local brides are finding creative ways to put vintage and antique pieces on display on their special days. Save money and incorporate this trend by borrowing rustic, meaningful pieces from friends or relatives, or by visiting local antique shops and finding a piece that inspires you. The pieces themselves will tell a story to your guests, while also connecting the generations between them!
Photos courtesy of The Wedding Row and Ruffled Blog
Hope you enjoy this trend as much as I do; can’t wait to continue sharing inventive, fun, beautiful, and quirky wedding ideas with you!