Thanks to the popularity of 2013s “The Great Gatsby” release, the drama of embellished details, glamorous gold and sparkling silver touches and its timeless elegance, vintage-themed weddings are going to remain hot this year. Many brides fortunate enough to have a great antique or vintage piece passed down through their family have a simple way to work “something old” into their big day, but those craving a classic, old-world feel can still find some fantastic buys at local bridal boutiques and consignment shops. From charming antique jewelry and one-of-a-kind dresses to rare centerpieces and accessories, finding a vintage look is easier than ever.
This Magic Moment Wedding Sale
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
If you plan to shop at only one wedding store leading up to your big day, the This Magic Moment Wedding Sale rivals all others. This one-of-a-kind consignment sale is fairly new to the greater Pittsburgh area, but as already earned raved reviews from brides-to-be and newlyweds who turn to This Magic Moment Wedding Sale to consign many of their gently-used wedding items. Owners Mashel and Lisa promise tons of unique and affordable items to help you plan every aspect of your wedding, including new and sample wedding dresses from top designers, gently-worn bridesmaid and Mother of the Bride dresses, centerpieces, linens, jewelry, cake toppers and much more. Score a great deal at The Magic Moment Wedding Sale’s upcoming event at the Butler Days Inn on Sunday, March 23.
The Marlene Harris Collection
238 ½ Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
No matter how gorgeous your gown or retro your reception details, it won’t mean a thing without the right bling! If you’ve always dreamed of sealing the deal with a beautiful vintage engagement ring or antique wedding band, The Marlene Harris Collection in the city’s Blawnox neighborhood has got you covered. There are hundreds of unique rings set in a variety of precious metals that are sure to set your heart on fire. Men’s and women’s bands are available as well as an impressive collection of estate wedding bands, antique style, modern wedding bands and stackable bands.
1700 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
If you’re in the market for gorgeous, vintage bridal accessories, you can’t beat the selection at Clarissa Boutique. From headpieces, tiaras and veils to jewelry and even bridal belts and sashes, you’ll find some of the most breathtaking and unique vintage styles chosen by Clarissa Boutique’s own buyers who hunt down the most exclusive finds. Traditional brides-to-be will love the old world glamour of pearls, rhinestones, brooches and crystals that are sure to leave all eyes on you. Complete your vintage style with the help of the boutique’s consultants who can even create a totally original piece from a retro wedding item of your choice, such as a ring bearer pillow or garter. Clarissa Boutique is a 2013 recipient of WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award and a 2013 Best of Weddings from The Knot.
Off The Avenue Antiques
1000 4th Ave.
Coraopolis, PA 15108
When it comes to saving for your wedding décor, nothing eats up your budget faster than tables upon tables of centerpieces. Secondhand containers, vases, candles and unexpected touches can be a simple and inexpensive way to achieve a wow-factor on your reception tables. Forget having every centerpiece or décor match perfectly; instead explore the hundreds of one-of-a-kind vintage and antique décor and accessories at Off The Avenue Antiques in downtown Coraopolis and pick up unique pieces to create a cohesive style for your tables. You’re guaranteed to find something among the huge selection of beautiful varieties of glass, china and ceramics that are ideal for the couple planning a true vintage wedding. Let the store’s creative displays inspire your table setting or ask the helpful and knowledgeable staff guide you to an eclectic vintage find.
Vintage to Vogue
502 Valleybrook Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Shopping for a Mother of the Bride dress can be one of the most painstaking processes when it comes to finding the perfect fashions for your daughter’s big day, but at Vintage to Vogue it doesn’t have to be. This upscale consignment and accessory boutique located in Venetia offers plenty of unique vintage finds that are stylish, flattering and affordable. Every accessory and piece of clothing is personally hand-selected by owner Cindy Rutherford to ensure only the highest quality and standards. Browse the gently-used designs from brands like Cache, Michael Kors and Donna Karan, then ask Cindy to help you choose the perfect vintage accessories from the boutique’s collection of hats, handbags, wraps, gloves and jewelry.
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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.