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Real SoMd Wedding Inspiration Board: Shabby Chic

You know shabby chic when you see it: Lots of lace, floral patterns, and a distressed, antique look. Sometimes shabby chic is described as “cottage,” and it’s true that there is something quaint about the look. It’s marked by items chosen because they show some wear and tear – or new items scuffed up to look vintage and antique.

And when it comes to weddings, shabby chic is very, very popular these days. The style blends well with two popular current wedding trends: Rustic and vintage.

Inspired? We scoured our recent real Southern Maryland weddings to find décor, stationery, and other elements with a shabby chic look. Which is your favorite?


We love this little hanky and distressed flower. More from this wedding: http://www.somdweddings.com/real-somd-wedding-an-elegant-backyard-barbecue/


They may not be antique, but these lantern centerpieces look like they’ve been in the family for ages. More from this wedding: http://www.somdweddings.com/real-somd-wedding-a-vintage-celebration-rooted-in-history-and-culture/


If you don’t want to go all the way with the shabby chic look, choose a few vintage-inspired pieces, like this trunk used for the drink table. More from this wedding: http://www.somdweddings.com/real-somd-wedding-country-rustic-romance-on-the-farm/



We love the lace on this bride’s dress and the flowing fabric and flowers in their ceremony décor. More from this wedding: http://www.somdweddings.com/real-somd-wedding-rustic-romantic-and-handmade/



Distressed elements are a natural complement to a rustic theme – like this wooden chicken! More from this styled shoot: http://www.somdweddings.com/vintage-wedding-inspiration-photo-shoot-with-rustic-charm/


The beauty of shabby chic is that it doesn’t all have to match. This couple used mismatched vintage bottles as part of their table décor: http://www.somdweddings.com/real-somd-wedding-vintage-love-birds-in-the-garden/