Shabby Chic Wedding Ideas: The Design of My Dreams
Ahhh, wedded bliss.
The hubby and I are going to a lovely October wedding in two weeks. The invitations were low-key, feisty and fun, and got me dreaming about weddings in general…which of course got me thinking….
What would a Shabby Chic Wedding look like?
Our own wedding was, in a way, a shabby chic wedding without even meaning to be. We made it work on an extremely tight budget, in the middle of January, and we were just so in love, we made anything work.
We had mason jars and burlap, white epsom salt “snow”, huge white flowers and pine cones, elegant candles, a gauzy canopy and a cozy fireplace. Mish mash beautiful!
And that’s the beauty of a shabby chic wedding- It’s a design style where anything goes.
Weddings are, sort of irrevocably, elegant. You’d have to work hard to remove all elements of elegance from a wedding….so “chic” can pretty much take care of itself. 😉
And shabby? Let’s call it vintage for the sake of our wedding planning correctness, and the options are limitless!
Beautiful Shabby Chic Wedding Touches
A shabby chic wedding can display so many beautiful touches. And if you want a perfectly matchy wedding, you can buy (or rent) complete sets of shabby chic dishes, chair decor, centerpieces, flowers etc. There are beautiful options out there.
If, as it was for us, yours is a tight budget, you can stagger around in some thrift shops and flea markets (check out shabby chic shopping tips) and build a mixed, but still gorgeous collection very inexpensively.
You might be picking up in this already, but I’m kinda partial to the second option. I have a special love for mixing elements from all over the place. Maybe I’m an adrenaline junky and just love the rush of having no clue how it’s going to look when I’m done!
Regardless, here are some absolutely gorgeous shabby chic wedding ideas of both varieties!
I absolutely love every single detail here. The old chair, the lace, the frame….beauty, beauty, beauty!
The color and texture combo here is perfect for a shabby chic wedding. I think this feel could be accomplished with mix and match china, as well.
(Ahh….yes. Spray painted mason jars…. Let’s be honest. Pinterest won’t count anything shabby chic without spray painted mason jars. ;))
The shabby chic wedding style looks AMAZING in a barn, doesn’t it?! Makes me want to get married all over again….
Pink pastel perfection!
Shabby chic with a bird theme….lovely!
Oh, gosh….There’s just too many! I need more posts!