Vintage Wedding Trend: Milk Glass Wedding Decorations

Milk Glass Wedding Table. Photo by Jessica McCormick

What’s a dreamy, romantic and vintage wedding decoration idea that’s super easy and so very pretty? It’s milk glass and it’s back in a big way, giving weddings a look of timeless beauty. In everything from vases to juice glasses, wedding flowers of all hues and blooms look extra special in milk glass containers.

Wedding couples and planners will be pleased to know that milk glass is a common find in antique shops and flea markets. This colored glass is usually white or opaque, but can be found in other milky tones like mint, pink and baby blue.

Milk glass (originally called “opal glass”) was first made in 19th Century Venice, so weddings with milk glass elements speak of classic love, Venetian-style. Though American Depression Era milk glass with the famous dot design has a high nostalgia factor, being the vintage look people remember the most.

Milk Glass Wedding Decor from West Manor Events

So simple and so elegant, milk glass vases filled with pastel flowers like roses and baby’s breath make this design from West Manor Events beautiful for shelves and tables. Add white or pastel votive candles to the display for an evening ceremony or reception.

Wedding Flowers in Milk Glass. Created by Event Stylist Aileen Tran. Photo from Pam Scott and Evonne Darren.

White on white, with sweet accents of deep yellow, are what wedding dreams are made of in these milk glass flower arrangements from event stylist Aileen Tran. We think the bride who loves this lovely and classic floral design will also love the vintage-inspired wedding dresses from Ruche.

Wedding Flowers in Milk Glass from Blooms by Martha Andrews. Photo by Stout Photography
Wedding Flowers from Blooms by Martha Andrews. Photo by Stout Photography

Milk glass wedding centerpieces are definitely a specialty at Blooms by Martha Andrews. Milk glass pedestal baskets beautifully hold cascading horizontal floral arrangements. We love the pairings of large and small milk glass vases full of delicate summer blooms like peonies and carnations.

Milk Glass Table Display from Red Rose and Lavender

Pretty in pink is an understatement! We’re in love with this gorgeous milk glass wedding table setting from Red Rose and Lavender. A deep pink table runner over a white table cloth would really pop with this display, too.

Pink Milk Glass Punch Bowl
Green Milk Glass. Photo by I Heart Katie Cakes

Pour pink champagne punch into a pearly-pink milk glass punch bowl. Serve festive fruity beverages to wedding guests in milk glass cups and pitchers of jade green, like these found by I Heart Katie Cakes. These classic milk glass pieces would look beautiful displayed near a fruit-and-flower adorned cheese wedding cake, for a mix of classic and contemporary wedding reception fare.

Just Married Milk Glass Wedding Table. Photo by Jessica McCormick

Photographer Jessica McCormick provides our charming milk glass wedding table bookend images, inspiring us with the chic simplicity of white milk glass topped by fluffy pink carnations.

Which milk glass wedding inspirations are your favorites? Do you have a vintage milk glass collection you’re excited to reveal in your wedding theme?

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