If you’re looking for a wedding theme and want charm and character, shabby chic might be the way to go. I always think of shabby chic as recapturing the elegance of a time gone by- chandeliers, glamourous antique French furniture and peeling paint. I love the pretty faded pastel shades associated with this style like dusky pink, cream, mint green, powder blue and soft lemon. There are just so many options with this theme: floral designs, pretty china, birdcages- it is whimsical romance encapsulated… In fact, I think a shabby chic wedding might be my favourite theme, hence it has made my Wednesday Wishlist!

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Shabby Chic Wedding

Shabby chic makes me think of vintage with a time-worn feel. Incorporating this theme into a wedding would be easy as you can really combine different styles: bunting, mismatched china, a hanging lace panel as a backdrop for your ceremony (above). The only rule is not to have anything with an ultra-modern feel. Use material like chenille, chintz and linen- combine burlap with lace to turn rustic into shabby chic. Chair ribbons, paper streamers, a candy buffet table, wooden boxes as decor stands, mason jar vases… I could go on and on! Lindsay’s wishlist last week had some brilliant ideas for hanging lights that would fit perfectly as well.

Shabby Chic Wedding

I hope this has given a little food-for-wedding-thought! I love the cupcakes with candy floss idea below. For a few more ideas, Marie-Emilie from Mon Plus Beau Jour wedding planning shares details here on how to create a shabby chic wedding.

Shabby Chic Wedding

Images: Board 1: The Nickersons via Style Me PrettyTen Things on EtsyPolly Alexandre via Tiger Lily WeddingsShabby Chic | Board 2: Aaron Delesie via Style Me Pretty | Cox and CoxThe Bella Cottage | The Nichols via Style Me Pretty | Hanging Lace Panel: Jon Schaaf Photography via Wedding Chicks | Board 3: Heather Kincaid via Style Me Pretty | Purely Chic via Style Me Pretty | Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture | Heather Kincaid via Style Me Pretty | Candy Floss Cupcakes: Our Dream Lives | Cupcake Stand: Kraftedheart on Etsy

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