One of the top wedding trends of 2014 is a “vintage elegance” style of wedding décor, and at our landmark wedding venue of Ellis Island, vintage is definitely a style inspiration for our brides.
One way to capture “vintage elegance” is with vintage suitcases, and given our rich history of welcoming immigrants – each toting their suitcases, filled with their treasured belongings – we love the look of vintage suitcases brought into today’s weddings here at Ellis Island.
As seen above, pretty vintage suitcases are displayed and used to hold the cards and gifts brought for the wedding couple. These particular designs, by TheShabbyChicWedding on Etsy, are adorned with handmade flowers with pearls in the centers and a ribbon bow, a band of burlap, and the vintage sheet music pattern of the suitcases’ inside hearkens back to an earlier age. Add a trendy banner, like these spelling out ‘Cards’ and strung with twine and pearls, for extra vintage touches.
After your wedding, you can keep this vintage suitcase to hold all of your wedding day keepsakes, like your wedding programs, wedding cards, extra favors, your own place cards, copies of your vows, and more.