It's all in the details: A shabby chic wedding with ideas for your big day

Shabby chic – an undisputed trend for weddings in 2014. Mentioned in every bridal magazine and written about by wedding bloggers (including myself)… but what is it exactly? Well let me show you, and what better way than with these fantastic photos from a real wedding by Ace Photography.

Shabby chic is a form of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique or vintage piece. This is why it’s the perfect style of decor or theme to create an intimate atmosphere, steeped in memories with an unmistakable touch of vintage from different eras. For this particular look it’s all in the details whether it’s the wedding decor, the location or the look of the couple.

Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography

This style is perfect for an intimate wedding, where you can add your own personal touches, perfect for a DIY loving couple that love all things retro!

Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography

Soft colours, family memories and objects or jewellery with sentimental value are just a few ideas to consider for this type of style that really won’t go unnoticed. Not only will your guests love it, but the setting and backdrop you create will make for some beautiful photos for your wedding album that you will treasure forever.

Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography
Shabby chic wedding with elegant details - Photo: Ace Photography

I personally love this style, it’s so much more than just vintage. You don’t have to stick to a specific era and you can add modern touches that have been made to look “used” and “loved”. Adding in personal touches such as photographs, jewellery or family ornaments will make your wedding so personal and heart warming. It adds a touch of elegance while keeping things neutral and “homey”, and with decor elements and objects that are easy to obtain in markets, car boot fairs or online at a fraction of the cost of real vintage pieces. It also works well for any time of year, indoors for a winter wedding or perfect for an outdoor setting in the summer. I gets the thumbs up from us!

Is shabby chic too shabby for you? Let us know! @Zankyou_UK

Photo Credits: Ace Photography

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