I came across recently a question: ” Does vintage mean the same as antique?” Sort of, both words are related to old things. Antique things are 100 years old or more, while vintage goes far deeper.
According to Merriam Webster, the term vintage relates primarily to wine and is an altered form of the French word vendage, meaning “the grapes picked during a season.” The secondary definition is “a period of origin or manufacture” (e.g., a vintage 1960s Mercedes) or “length of existence: age.” Ruby Lane provides a different but helpful explanation, noting that “an item described as ‘vintage’ should speak of the era in which it was produced. Vintage can mean an item is of a certain period of time, as in “vintage 1950’s” but it can also mean (and probably always should) that the item exhibits the best of a certain quality, or qualities, associated with or belonging to that specific era. In other words, for the term vintage to accurately apply to it, an item should be somewhat representational and recognizable as belonging to the era in which it was made.”
Floral designs has always been influence by fashion and media trends, but the nostalgia takes the brides to outdated blooms of the past. Think about what your grandma grew in her garden. Scented stock, peonies, heirloom roses, and carnations are some old-fashioned standbys. You can also bring nostalgia to your wedding day with delphiniums, cornflowers, sweet Williams, dahlias, and sunflowers. Many vintage flowers and floral elements are very budget friendly.