A Vintage Look For Your Wedding Table

Original vintage china makes a real eye-catching floral display. I borrowed mine from my mum (something borrowed) – her plain ivory cups with gold detail were perfect for my choice of David Austin roses.

Vintage Mix and Match

Another idea would be to have each teacup in a different colour and style, as mix and match sets look great too.

Here are some pictures that might help provide inspiration for your own table.

David Austin ‘Keira’ rose in vintage china teacup.

On the right is the florist’s interpretation using my mother’s china. The cup is narrower which slightly changes the display.

I love the mix of style and colour on the table arrangement below.

Vintage Wedding Top Table Flowers

tea pot with flowers vintage wedding flowers

You can use teacups, teapots, milk jugs and sugar bowl sets for creating beautiful, displays. It’s so personal when you use a family heirloom or a borrowed set.

There are often exquisite pieces to be found on Ebay and you can pick up some beautiful individual pieces or even complete sets in charity shops.

Vintage Wedding FlowersAnother option is to hire them.

You can find companies online, or if you are from the Edinburgh area, have a look at Splash Of Vintage or Lizzie’s Tea Party, who may be able to provide you with what you need.

Art Deco Anyone?

For Downton Abbey fans and lovers of all things art deco, pressed glass and crystal vases look beautiful with china teacups.

A favourite style ofWheat Sheaf Art Deco Glass Vase mine is the wheat-sheaf vase. Very reminiscent of the 1930’s and very individual.

I managed to find two to bookend my wedding breakfast table and filled them with David Austin Patience roses and gypsophilia to tie in with my bouquet.

Here are some lovely pictures of wedding table displays I’ve found that should give you some ideas for your own.


Mirror plates come in different shapes and sizes and can look lovely with just a simple arrangement placed in the middle. You can find these at www.carnmeal.com.






Glass Bowls and Unusual Vases

White wedding tulips – if I’d gone for a spring wedding this would have been my first choice. They look absolutely stunning against the wide leafed, dark green foliage.

I love this for unusual – how about an original, wooden, lovingly hand-restored test-tube rack. The bride and groom are scientists, but of course….

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