Whimsical Ideas for a 1950’s Style Vintage Wedding

There is nothing more elegant than a fifties inspired wedding. Traditional outfits, classic decor, and a romance softer than rose petals. Sounds dreamy, right? Hence, it is hardly a surprise when we get daily enquiries from love-struck couples, looking for old-fashioned wedding venues and event suggestions. Thus, we are rolling out a brief guide, to help you get it right with vintage weddings.

For a timeless wedding affair, it is important to meet a few details. Pillbox hats, birdcage veils, art deco jewellery, vintage bridal gowns, professional makeup artist, and a perfect classical wedding venue are some of them. Below are some of the whimsical ideas you may consider, for an unforgettable vintage wedding. Agreed that throwing a vintage wedding bash isn’t easy, but we promise if done properly, the end results will be breathtakingly glamorous.

Hollywood’s Divas to Your Rescue

Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn are some of the greatest fashion and style icons. And we are proposing to follow their style for a flawless vintage look. If you have grown up worshipping these idols, getting their looking would be easier than slicing butter with knife. Besides, since these divas have revolutionised the fashion world, any stylist would simply love to work Monroe magic on you. Perhaps grab some popcorn and run a movie marathon of classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s et al, and you would wake up as a perfect 50s diva.

Don’t Starve Yourself, The Curves Are In!


We would steer clear of those brides-to-be who are naturally skinny. If however you are pleasantly plump, no need to starve yourself now. Vintage dresses wraps around your curves so beautifully, it would cause a traffic jam even on deserted streets. Wonderful, isn’t it? Going dress shopping with your besties, perhaps bridesmaids and yet having that delicious slice of pizza, washing it down with a Kingfisher and ending a day with a delightful cupcake! Although you can safely enjoy these exuberant moments, we wouldn’t advise you to push your good luck too much. Besides, you might still want to watch what you eat, if you wish to adorn those hourglass silhouettes, fitted waists, and ballet tutu.


Try Different, Look Different


Have you picked up a dress yet? Or would you be going with your mother’s or granny’s dress! Umm, nice idea, and we are sure you must attach some sentiments to it, but are you sure? You wouldn’t want to look dull in a dress that doesn’t fit you proper, right? Of course, you can get it tailored to fit your contours, and if you find then end product pleasant enough, go for it with our best compliments!


If in case you don’t have the dress ready, Vintage Dress Stores contain some delightful surprises for you. Looking for a perfect vintage dress? Ensure you opt for three-quarter length sleeves, a boat neck, slim sloping shoulders, and a tiered lace. However, don’t be afraid to include modest designs, as the 50’s generation preferred wearing long lace sleeves. Modern designers will ensure that you will achieve the vintage look that you are after, so feel free to try something new.

Glam Up with Vintage Accessories!

If we can give one suggestion to make your vintage wedding splendid, it would invariably be to go big on accessories! Pillbox hats, birdcage veils, jewelled headbands, necklaces, and exquisite lacy headpieces are some of the must-add accessories. While the fur stoles shall keep you warm in a winter wedding, beautiful parasols are perfect to be worn as adorable spring accessories. And a bride in all those accessories, with perfect period attire is a sight to behold forever! How excited are you at the mention of all these accessories and dresses?

Pick a Professional Makeup Artist


It all depends on your makeup artist that how you would look on your wedding day. Picking a makeup artist can be overwhelming as it is difficult to gauge what he or she can do without seeing the portfolio. The most essential thing to remember while choosing an artist is the ‘trust’. Moreover, make sure he or she has past experience for performing vintage makeup and hairstyling.


Makeup Style

Whether you are enchanted by the Great Gatsby, or are planning an aristocratic affair such as Downton Abbey, sophisticated 1950’s makeup is back in style. Matte red lipstick, dark eyebrows, and winged eyeliner are the key to the vintage appearance. For a more dramatic look, you can use a spot of blusher.

Less is more


The colours, chunks and the typical pompousness may go and take a hike now. It is time to say goodbye to giant centrepieces, and extravagant gatherings. Vintage affairs are soft, sophisticated and timeless. For a vintage wedding, go soft on colours, have a welcoming sparkling chandelier, and include some greenery, just to recreate a romantic glitz. You can opt for this amazing garden wedding venue, perfect for hosting vintage weddings in London’s Bloomsbury. To bring detail into your wedding theme, do pay attention on every small aspect of your decor.


Stick to Graceful Hairstyles

Scarf-tied up do, side ponytail, soft set curls, and finger waves were some famous hairstyles of the 1950’s. These intriguing hairstyles are back in vogue to rule over our hearts. So, try these before the style re-writes history. In addition, a French twist is also good for those with long hair.

Make It Sparkle


50’s inspired weddings are meant to have that dazzling effect on the guests. To take things up a notch, use hatboxes on tables. Furthermore, a unique vintage flavour can be achieved by using some antique trunks around your reception area to make exquisite seating for guests. Old suitcases, gramophones, birdcages, and traditional flowers are some other objects enhancing the decors of the venue. Does it look exhausting to take care of the decorations and interiors? Simply opt for a wedding venue with Thecitycollection.org offering facilities like decorations, florists and more. You see, planning a vintage wedding of your dreams isn’t as difficult as it may appear to be.

Savoury Quixotic and Vintage Wedding Venues

For a 50’s style celebration, it is important to opt for a befitting and quaint wedding venue. You might want to opt for older townhouses or boutique hotels to opt your wedding and receptions. You may also opt for churches, livery halls, old school buildings, courtyards, and vineyards, available for private hire. You may hire London’s huge and magnificent halls rendering perfect justice to the grand appeal with ease. Also, have a look around wedding reception venues in London, for some eclectic mix of alternatives. Besides, send us an enquiry now, and have a seasoned venue expert find you the best period wedding spaces at best prices.

Wining and Dining, Vintage Style!

Using a vintage food menu is a perfect way to capture the feel of good old days. Wedding food is one of the most important things that guests seem to remember. Fortunately, as the trend of vintage wedding is becoming popular, plenty of food providers have entered the market. As far as food caterer is concerned, either search online or ask your Grandmother to help you picking one up. However, opt for an artistic wedding venue in London and have it take care of the food preparations, silver goblets for wine and everything else truly vintage.


And, Don’t Forget to Arrive in Vintage Style

Add elegance and romance to your special day with a classic pink Limousine, Cadillac, or Chevrolet. These luxurious classics offer a uniformed service to enhance your wedding day experience. And while we are at it, you can also opt for an open-air ride, should the weather be kind. But, before making any booking, make sure that the car hire company has a proven track record and holds a large fleet of cars to choose from.

All these whimsical ideas will help you to give a vintage touch to your big day. Feel free to invite us at your enigmatic 50’s vintage style wedding!

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