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Trend Watch 2011: Retro Wedding Style

Capturing the essence of glamour, sophistication and rich history of the 1950s and 60s – many brides are reflecting back to the styles of Mad Men for inspiration for their wedding looks.

The bride that gravitates towards a retro-style wedding is most Inspired by the timelessness of clean lines, full skirts and spirit of Grace Kelly. She enjoys the elegant attire worn in the boardrooms of Mad Men and the gracefulness of the glamour queens in Hollywood films.

via Julie Harmsen Photography

Vintage Wedding Style: The Ring

For the ring, think intricate settings with metal and diamond detailing. In addition to the beauty and integrity of the lines, you can be confident that these designs will be timeless.

Gottlieb & Sons Style # 26426

Vintage Wedding Style: The Dress

Many dress designers are adapting today’s wedding dresses with retro elements, such as sweetheart necklines, knee-length hemlines and full skirts. For an added element, wear a birdcage veil to continue the theme to the top.

via Dolly Couture

Vintage Wedding Style: Ceremony and Reception Settings

When planning a vintage wedding, the décor and setting will certainly help set the mood. Set your wedding ceremony and reception surrounded by history, such as a restored theater or retro-chic hotel, such as the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, CA.

via Ruffled Blog

To truly embrace the retro feel, brides should seek out inspiration from local thrift shops or vintage boutiques for 1950/60 era finds. Showcase vintage décor at a bar with 60s era cocktails, like martinis with olives or mint juleps (made with bourbon, mint and sugar).

via Alexan Events

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