We couldn’t top this classic vintage Vancouver Island English garden wedding editorial on the beautiful grounds of The English Inn in Victoria. Timeless Great Gatsby elegance is embodied by everything from the décor to fashion, especially the vintage car and top hats. We love the sophisticated men all decked out by a local menswear shop. And the cat in the groom’s arms just made us melt!
The art-deco vintage wedding theme is beloved among couples as it allows many beautiful choices. Romantic deep tones paired with bold jewelry, hairpieces, shoes, geometric hairstyles, and statement makeup showcase a golden age in history. The décor is especially creative, with over-the-top glamour and plenty of gorgeous details.
Vancouver Island offers plenty of venue choices to hold an English Garden wedding in Gatsby Style. The year-round high temperatures create lush greenery and outdoor spaces that will make any vintage couple thrilled. The English historical influence on British Columbia has gifted the area with many venues influenced by the garden look. So start your venue search for your Gatsby wedding day theme!
Vintage Garden Wedding Inspiration: Take a look around you – you might find yourself surprised that family members have some wonderful vintage pieces that you can build your look around. Start haunting vintage and thrift shops for décor pieces. Table décor can often be designed around one excellent rental piece, such as the candelabras in this editorial. (We are proud to say that the smaller vintage pieces all came from the personal collections of those involved in the shoot!) Small details, such as the napkin holders on this tablescape, can often make a difference. Floral designs add an art deco feel when fruit or other novel pieces are added to the bouquets. Gowns that are mismatched add to the feel of Gatsby, while headpieces are a must. Have fun planning your vintage Vancouver Island wedding day!
PHOTOS: Ophelia Photography | VENUE: The English Inn | GOWN: The White Peony | DRESSES: Blush Bridal Boutique | MENSWEAR: Outlooks for Men | HAIR: Story of Mar /Autumn Rayne of Head Case Hair Studio | MAKEUP: Carly Flint of The Green Kiss | FLORAL: Clare Day | DECOR: Pedersen’s Rentals & By Design Victoria | CAKE: Ooh La La Cupcakes | HEADPIECE: Adorn Atelier | HATS: Roberta’s Hats | FAVORS: Purdy’s Chocolates | 1938 Cadillac Sixty Sedan: Victoria Classic Car Club