Vintage Details We Can't Get Enough Of (ft. Styled Shoot with Bud Johnson!)

Standing amidst the hustle and bustle of Broughton Street on a busy Friday or Saturday morning, it’s difficult to remember a time when this sweet, slow southern city of ours was… you know, a little slower. 


We love all of the historic charm Savannah has to offer, so we jumped at the chance to slow it waaaaay down with friend of the shop Bud Johnson at this old church shoot. This rustic venue soon had us wondering: what are our favorite vintage-inspired details for the modern bride to include in her wedding? 


Wood You Dare? 

Ladders, window panes, slabs… it’s safe to say there are wooden elements fit for any theme. While there’s a wide range of “vintage” tastes, we were inspired to talk a walk amongst the wilderness by the weathered paneling along the outside of this church. Hire a calligrapher (like our in-house expert Mckenzie Does Calligraphy) to customize vintage window panes or line the aisle with wooden slabs and golden candlesticks. 


Candlelight, Candle-bright

When we think vintage, we think of a bygone era; of glittering candelabras and twinkling firelight. Ditch the overhead fluorescents and light your ceremony up with romantic candles. From tea-light votives to towering tapers, some of our favorite vintage arrangements include a variety of fantastic flames. 

(PS, what’s the pun count on this blog? Is someone keeping score? Please tell me you’ve got a running tally!) 

Let’s Broach the Subject of Brooches

It doesn’t get more vintage than your something old/something borrowed, now does it? Wear a piece of your grandmother’s jewelry or reinvent your mother’s veil to bring something truly vintage into the modern day. We love the idea of decorating your bouquet with a thrifty find, like a vintage brooch. As though we needed any more excuse to go antique shopping... 

Speaking of Antiques… 

Helloooo… you didn’t think we could go a whole vintage-themed post without talking vintage furniture, did you? If you’re looking to find the pieces for yourself, there are a variety of shops around town-- such as Two Women and a Warehouse-- with a wide array of vintage and vintage themed furniture. If you want to take the work out of hauling the gear in (or you aren’t sure what you’ll do with the furniture post-wedding), we recommend Savannah Vintage Rentals

We wish we could bring this quaint little church to every rustic event-- but we’ll totally settle with these gorgeous shots by Bud Johnson Photography. What vintage elements do you covet for your wedding? 


{Vendor Credits} Photography: Bud Johnson Photography // Gown: Ivory & Beau