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A colorful vintage fête moodboard

When a good friend of Dreamwedding announced she was getting married, we were over the moon - when she said she was hosting a vintage garden fête in the south of France, it was as if all of our Christmasses had come at once! Of all wedding themes, an outdoor vintage bonanza has to be one of our favorites: it just brings with it so many possibilities!

When it comes to color schemes, for starters, the world is your oyster: you can go for candy colors and litter the place with striped straws, carnival awning and lemonade bottles. Or why not go for something a little more demure and channel post-war England: think muted corals and peaches, parlour games and faded burlap sack cloth in terms of décor.

One of the absolute best things about having a fête, of course, is the fun and games! Your space can be converted into a semi carnival complete with photobooth, candy floss machine, ice-cream truck and old-school games. Pin the tail on the donkey, anyone? You can get as involved with the theme as you like (or as budget allows). 

Of course, if you carry your vintage wedding theme through to its inevitable conclusion, it will have its influence felt in what you and your groom decide to wear. For the bride, a tea-length dress is perfectly vintage - add a birdcage veil to really commit. For him? Why not go for a bow tie - and it would be rude to ignore the opportunity to wear suspenders.

Check out our inspiring vintage fête moodboard - and when you're done, peruse the remaining photographs on Pinterest!

Photographs (clockwise from bottom left): Emma Case | Shell de Mar | Eliza Claire | (invitations) Elli | Terra Dawn | Emotion Studios | Jane Paszkiewicz | The Wedding Artists' Collective | Angela & Evan | Haywood Jones | Stephanie Hogue | DSB Creative | Magno Photography | ANIKO Productions |

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