Off the Beaten Path: Retro Elegance

I got to thinking over the weekend about the good old days… the 50s and 60s complete with the stereotypical ice cream parlor and vinyl chairs. So instead of channeling all those awful retro stereotypes, I’m focusing on retro elegance today – wedding style. This is not the theme to go overboard with (unless you’re looking to really take your guests back in time – this, I wouldn’t recommend). So tread lightly with your retro details; less is definitely more. My inspiration is about subtle fashion and decor choices – 50s inspired hair {which can make a fab wedding up do}, tea length dresses, fun throwback invitations, awesome retro cars and red lips. You can find ways to channel your inner mid-century without making it too vintage-retro and totally uncool!

 

Retro Wedding Bride {Cassandra Castaneda Photography}

Fancy - Spring 2013Animal Cracker Favors {Jewel Cole Photography}

Retro Bride & Groom

Retro Inspired Short Wedding Dress {Cotton Candy Photography}Retro Themed Wedding Drinks

Vintage Birdcage Veil {Allebach Photography}

Retro Inspired Wedding InvitationsRetro Inspired Wedding  {Cassandra Castaneda Photography}

Retro Wedding Getaway Car {Millie Holloman Photography}

Retro Vintage Bride {Brown Paper Parcel}Retro Inspired Wedding Hairstyle

Retro Inspired Wedding Couple {Cassandra Castaneda Photography}

Retro Inspired BridesmaidsRetro Wedding Car {Kate Mefford Photography}

Retro Inspired Wedding Car {Stewart Leishman Photography}

Credits: Wedding Chicks via Cassandra Castaneda Photography, Colin Cowie Weddings, Bridesmaids via Jewel Cole Photography, Pinterest, Bridesmaids via Cotton Candy Weddings, Wedding O Mania, Rock ‘N Roll Bride via Allebach Photography, Wanelo, Wedding Chicks via Cassandra Castaneda Photography, Inspired By This via Millie Holloman Photography, Frosted Petticoat Blog via Brown Parcel Paper Photography, Pinterest, Wedding Chicks via Cassandra Castaneda Photography, A Magic Life, Inspired By This via Kate Mefford Photography, Ruffled Blog via Stewart Leishman Photography

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