Literally speaking. As the Huffing Post said earlier today in their post “The End of the Vintage Wedding Trend”, the old is old, and the new trend for weddings is modern elements with meaning. I’ll be honest, I am completely over, the over done vintage theme and the stylized vintage shoots. There is nothing more spectacular than a real wedding. Nothing. Now don’t get me wrong, tablescape shoots need to happen. Wedding planners and other vendors do them for various reasons, to inspire brides, try new products, show off new products, try new trends or vendors. They are extremely helpful, but a fake bride and groom that give unrealistic expectations is not fair. I’m sorry but on your wedding day you don’t have time to set up a dresser and suit cases and have a shoot with the wedding cake on that dresser. Also the photographer and bride and groom don’t react in the same manor on a photoshoot as they do a wedding day – thus creating different results and disappointing brides.
I know I can’t be the only one thinking each wedding on a certain blogs look exactly the same with vintage suit cases, wooden boxes, tea cups, scrabble tiles, and succulents. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the preceding, but each of those elements in the original wedding they were used in were for a certain reason. They were used because they meant something to the bride and groom, not because it was trendy or cute. For example in the article mentioned above, the vintage typewriter was first used in a wedding where the bride and groom were book authors, so the typewriter meant something to the two of them.
If you are curious, the latest trend seems to be going in the direction of glamorous – which of course, means different things to each person.
Plan a wedding that is about the two of you and not the latest trend.
Julianne Cragg | Edmonton Wedding Planner
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