Bunting, it’s been very popular of late.  The vintage trend coupled with the jubilee in 2012 has meant a boom time in bunting.  But after all peaks normally comes a trough as people can have a enough of a good thing.  I don’t think bunting should be abandoned altogether though.  I have read in places of the ‘new bunting’, which isn’t bunting by the way.  Sure the cool kids will run off and try and do the next big thing before anyone else.  Possibly in the process doing a fair few silly things to.  Not quite sure who the cool kids are in this wedding analogy?  Wedding planners to oligarchs and the super famous maybe?  I’ve seen tassly things being touted in this way.  The one’s I saw looked like they would be made from tissue paper though which may work in a desert but you’re taking a chance with the British weather.

Varieties of bunting (I particularly like top right), courtesy of Bunting with Love
Varieties of bunting (I particularly like top right), courtesy of Bunting with Love
Bunting Wedding Place Name with polka dot flags
Place Name with polka dot flags

Weddings though I think weddings are something of a different case compared to fashion.  A lot of fashion is about the time, the present, the here and now.  Weddings though I think are striving for a certain sense of timelessness.  They might be anchored in the present but are about love and a hopefully lifelong commitment.  You’ll hopefully spend more time staring at your wedding albums and images than you’re likely to see photos of that last coat or bag you just bought.

Bunting to read, copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography
Advice from a tree, copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography
Bunting Booklet Wedding Invitation - disclaimer: attaching an invitation to a clothes line may not help your invitations reach your guests
Cheque book style wedding invitation – disclaimer: attaching an invitation to a clothes line may not help your invitations reach your guests

So I think you should choose things for your wedding with staying power, classics which are timeless and in that regard I think bunting should be included with that.  Sure there is good and bad bunting.  But if you like the idea of green summer meadows and an English village fete, then bunting can play a part in that.  Do you have a big empty hall to make festive and joyful.  Bunting can do it!  The recent boom in bunting now means we not only have the choice of the traditional bunting in primary colours but also those for more sophisticated colour palettes like spring and summer pastel tones or how about some of the great patterned fabric that’s now used.  I think bunting will always put a smile on peoples face and let them now that it’s time to celebrate and be happy.

Lots of bunting from Bunting with Love
A huge choice –  from Bunting with Love
Magnet save the date from the bunting collection
Magnet save the date

I’ve been lucky today to be able to use images from Elizabeth Armitage photography and Bunting with Love to illustrate this article.  Elizabeth is a very talented Devon based photographer who I had the privilege of being positioned opposite at a recent wedding fair.  It’s well worth checking out her photography site Elizabeth Armitage photography to see her stunning work.  Bunting with Love is also based in Devon and has bunting to hire and sell and has 8 different types available.  There has also been a few pictures of my own bunting stationery which you can see more of on my wedding stationery website.

Bunting backdrop to a kiss -  copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography
Bunting backdrop to a kiss – copyright Elizabeth Armitage Photography
Inside of one of our new illustrated designs.
Inside of one of our new illustrated designs featuring – see Coast.

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