Top 5 vintage wedding trends for 2017

Vintage weddings just never seem to go out of style. There’s something about the past that resonates in the present, and a vintage style can create a timeless feel that won’t date. So if you want a wedding where you won’t look back in 20 years time and wonder at what you were wearing, here are five vintage trends to try.

Mismatched grooms

Rather than the groom party all wearing the same suit, why not mix and match while sticking to one colour scheme. Just make sure the groom stands out.

Classic materials

Velvet and marble are just two examples of vintage materials that add a touch of glamour and luxury to your big day.

Greenery

The Pantone colour of 2017 and an effective and, we might add, affordable way of dressing your wedding in an elegant way.

Glamorous wedding centerpiece

Flowers and floral

From lush arrangements to floral prints, flowers in a vintage style are big for 2017.

Top 5 vintage wedding trends for 2017

Drizzle cakes

If icing is a bit much for your palate, then leave your cake undressed and drizzle some delicious colour and texture to the top.

Top 5 vintage wedding trends for 2017

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Why Portugal is the perfect winter wedding destination

As summer draws to a close and the nights close in, temperatures drop and winter looms on the horizon, it can be tempting to put off dreams of the perfect wedding until next year. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here in Portugal the sun continues to shine and there are plenty more reasons why it’s the perfect winter wedding destination. Here are five of the best:

The weather

OK, we have to start with the weather. As the sunniest country in mainland Europe, Portugal’s climate is warm and mild all year round, even in winter. In fact, even in deepest December the sun can still shine for weeks on end and temperatures can still push into the 20s.

Why Portugal is the perfect winter wedding destination

The cities

While in summer the cities of Porto and Lisbon throng with tourists, in the off-season is when you get to see them at their best. You won’t have to queue with crowds of holidaymakers and the cities settle into a more relaxed pace.

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The venues

Portugal’s stunning selection of palaces, castles and countryside offers you a huge choice of spectacular venues all year round.

Why Portugal is the perfect winter wedding destination

The cost

As one of Europe’s most affordable destinations you always get great value for money in Portugal. But outside of the main tourism season you can get even better deals on everything from venues to food and flowers.

Why Portugal is the perfect winter wedding destination

The beaches

Glorious at any time of year, whether it’s in the baking sunshine or when windswept and rugged, Portugal’s beaches have year round appeal.

Why Portugal is the perfect winter wedding destination

Why get married in: Central Portugal

The Algarve, Lisbon and Cascais in the south. Porto and Braga in the north. Both well known and much visited regions of Portugal. But it’s in the centre where many of the country’s most underrated destinations can be found.

Why get married in: Central Portugal

The medieval Knight’s Templar city of Tomar, about an hour north of Lisbon, is one of the region’s undoubted highlights. The Convento do Cristo and Castillo sit high on the hill above the town, offering stunning views of the terracotta rooftops below.

Why get married in: Central Portugal

To the north is the city of Coimbra, a one time capital and home to one of the oldest universities in the world. Caped students wander the narrow alleys, and the wide Mondego river lazily makes its way through the city to the coast. It’s one of the largest and most beautiful cities in Portugal but seldom visited. Discover a choice of great venues in and around the city, including former royal palaces.

Why get married in: Central Portugal

Inland from here is the vast and pristine Serra da Estrella. Portugal’s largest and highest mountain range, you’ll find crystal clear mountain rivers, glacial valleys and even a ski resort in the winter months.

Why get married in: Central Portugal

Dotted with hilltop fortified cities, Moorish castles, river beaches and endless stretches of pine forest, Central Portugal is one of the country’s best kept secrets.