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By Stylist Paula Gaull

Weaving family history into your wedding is a familiar sentiment dating back to the Victorian era when brides were instructed to wear “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” for good luck. Oftentimes brides will don a piece of heirloom jewelry or favorite lace glove. Another way to braid history into your wedding and share your family style with your guests is to share a piece of history through favorite objects. Here are five great ideas to add vintage-style elements to your wedding:

• Find a nice old window frame and use it to display your table cards.

• Gather up large tin cans, paint them your favorite colors (consider unexpected metallics like copper and gold) or cover with wallpaper, and use them as centerpieces. Pop in some fresh posies and voila!

• Thumb through photo books to find pictures of the bride and groom throughout their lives–either together or separately. Put them in interesting frames and arrange them on tables for guests to enjoy a stroll down memory lane.

• Collect beautiful vintage buttons to scatter throughout the tables or display in glass containers.

• Place a mason jar in the center of each table. Ask guests to jot down and share a piece of wedding advice for the happy couple.

About Paula Gaull Stylist Paula Gaull, founder of New Leaf Redesign, is a Certified Interior Staging Specialist (CISS) and an award-winning redesigner. She combines a background in real estate sales, marketing and advertising to bring a unique set of skills to her staging and redesign projects. Her one-day room makeovers have earned her national recognition.