Monday, 30 November 2009

Emma and Nick's 50s Style Wedding

50s style wedding

Emma and Nick chose the gorgeous setting that is Ness Gardens on The Wirral for their wedding this summer. Joanne Flemming Design in Brighton made Emma's beautifully elegant 50s style wedding dress, and her Audrey Hepburn style veil was made specially made by Kelly Spence. The bridesmaids looked fab in black polkadot swing dresses with a pink petticoat and matching hair flower.

50s wedding photographs

The couple completed the retro feel by hiring a traditional red London bus from Routemaster Buses to transport their guests!

Thank you to Elegant and Wild for the fab photographs.

1950s style wedding reception

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Candy Anthony 50s Style Wedding Dresses

Candy Anthony

Candy Anthony is a designer boutique-atelier based in London, specialising in made-to-measure 50s inspired wedding dresses. I've posted up some eye candy here (excuse the pun), but check out the website for more stunning dresses which range from funky leopard print to romantic tulle styles!

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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

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50s Wedding Decorations

I stumbled across a brilliant website today and just wanted to share it with you all! A Most Curious Party... was set up by vintage enthusiast Rebecca Hoh-Hale (pictured top left) after she'd spent two years collecting all sorts of weird and wonderful Objet d’Arts for her own wedding.

Audrey Hepburn wedding dress

Rebecca now hires out the items which include home made bunting, chintzy crockery, tablecloths, vases, fabric, peacock feathers, wallpaper, strange and beautiful ornaments, artwork, music from the 20s-50s to help set the scene at vintage and retro themed weddings and events. Team all this with some fitting wedding flowers ideas and you have the perfect package!

And if you'd like to take your 50s theme right through to your hen night, then look no further! Rebecca recently styled a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed hen party where the girls had their hair done 40s and 50s style and dressed as retro screen sirens, sounds like fun!

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Audrey Hepburn Auction

How do you fancy walking down the aisle in one of Audrey Hepburn's own gowns? Well now you could (if you're feeling flush), because Kerry Taylor Auctions will be selling some of Audrey Hepburn's finery at their "Passion for Fashion & Fine Textiles" auction on 8th December 2009!

Audrey Hepburn wedding dress

Lots include a 1950's Paquin couture ball gown (lot 140) and the ivory satin bridal gown designed for Audrey Hepburn by the Fontana Sisters for her marriage to James (later Lord) Hanson in 1952 which did not take place (lot 333). For more details and to view all the lots click here.

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Monday, 9 November 2009

Retro Wedding Favours

Give your guests a day to remember by tying your wedding favours in with your 50s theme. There are so many brilliant ideas out there for retro wedding favours that I think I may have to do several posts to cover them all, here's a few of my favourites to start off with!

50s wedding favours

Why not give the archetypal favour (i.e. a bag of sweets) a twist by using retro sweets such as Love Hearts, giant candy lollipops, popcorn, custom sticks of rock, or a even personalised gumball machine! A boxed cupcake for each guest would look the part and go down a treat at a 50s themed wedding. For a winter wedding, what could be more fitting than a home-made shiny red toffee apple!

If it's a non food treat you are after, then how about a custom mix CD disguised as a vinyl record, perfect for the music loving couple! Other retro gift ideas include personalised lemonade mix, vintage style fans, cupake lipgloss and glider kits (thanks to Laura and Scott from our October wedding story for the last two ideas!)

"So where can I get all this fab stuff?" I hear you cry! Retro sweets from Retro Tuckshop, lollipops from Favors and Flowers, customised rock from The Rock People, cupcakes from Truly Scrumptious, vinyl CDs from Escape Concepts, popcorn, gumball machine, lemonade mix, fans, lipgloss and gliders all available from Wedding Things, also check out Escape Concepts for a range of wedding favours and table decorations.

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Friday, 6 November 2009

50s Style Wedding Dress and Shoe Lust!

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When Erica and Fergus tied the knot the bride chose a gorgeous 50s style Dolly Couture wedding dress, a birdcage veil from, and the most amazing contrasting cherry red shoes to set it off just perfectly!

Ian Arthur Photography has captured the 50s feel perfectly with this classic retro pose!

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Monday, 2 November 2009

Lynsey and Rhydian's 50s Style Wedding

50s wedding decorations

Lynsey and Rhydian looked every bit the retro couple on their big day earlier this year. I am just in love with Lynsey's polkadot wedding dress and veil, and the pastel candy colour scheme they chose for the bridesmaids, flowers and cake is so yummy. Every detail was taken care of in true retro style, even down to the transport!

Thank you to Alun Williams Photography who made it possible for us to drool over this fab retro wedding!

50s wedding transport

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