10 Antique Market Finds for Your Wedding
After many years of wanting to explore the Aberfoyle Antique Market, my BFF Jeané and I decided to seize the day and make the surprisingly short trek out to the quaint destination. Just an hour drive outside of Toronto, the lovely town of Aberfoyle boasts one of the best antique markets I have been to.
If you’re hoping to achieve a vintage vibe at your wedding, there is no better place than an antique market to shop for your big day. I’m counting down my top 10 antique finds to enhance your vintage wedding vision.
10. Oil Lamps: The market had a ton of oil lamps at a reasonable price. Oil lamps make romantic centrepieces or a decorative element for a welcome table.
9. Tea Cups: Teacups make perfect flower pots or a truly unique wedding favour. The market offered many teacups of varying colour and design.
8. Mismatched Chairs: If you have the storage, buying antique chairs to incorporate into your seating design is a memorable addition to your decorative plan.
7. Crates: This place had creates up the wazoo and were substantially cheaper than places I have seen on Queen Street West. Stack crates to create a visually stunning sweets table.
6. Broaches: Need something old and something blue? Why not pick up an antique brooch to pin onto your bouquet or purchase a bundle of brooches to assemble an entire arrangement out of.
5. Mirrors: An ornate mirror works perfectly to write a menu, programme or seating chart on.
4. Plates: If I had room in my cupboards, I would have walked away with a whole new set of dishes. The plates at Aberfoyle were stunning! Look at the delicate floral design and gold trim on these blue beauties!
3. Crystal Dishes: I was blown away by the array and affordability of the crystal dishes at the market, which if incorporated into a wedding, exudes pure vintage elegance.
2. Trunks: Anyone who has been to my home, knows I love trunks. They are such a versatile accent piece and have so much character! There are endless possibilities for incorporating a vintage trunk into your wedding!
1. Frames: Whether it is a picture or window frame you are looking for, an antique market is the perfect place to hunt for these treasures. I bought both a window panel (which I will use at an upcoming barn wedding) and a long frame (which I will refurbish into a chalkboard).
Jeane and I have the most lovely outing! We snacked on $1 popcorn while we perused the stalls and picked up yummy cupcakes as we said goodbye to Aberfoyle at Killer Cupcakes (which is the oddest yet cutest cupcake shack ever).
Aberfoyle is indeed full of hidden treasures and perfect antique items to incorporate into your wedding vision. The market is now open on Sundays from 8 am - 4pm until Oct 26. Parking is free and admission $2.
By Certified Wedding Planner Alexandra McNamara