Blue + Retro + Vintage! Quite a break away from a traditional fall wedding—which is exactly why we love this inspiration and are thrilled to share it with you! Not only is this theme quite unique for autumn, it’s also pretty unusual blending ‘fun retro’ with ‘elegant vintage.’ Our finds prove that it can be done, though, with just a few well-chosen accessories and accents for your ceremony and reception!
Blending Retro and Vintage in a Blue Fall Wedding
For the ceremony, sashay down the aisle in a tea-length wedding dress (3) with a pinched waistline and full, flouncy skirt. Pair it with a vintage-style bouquet (5) of white silk flowers with sparkly blue brooches, plus a mini ‘birdcage’ veil or a perky fascinator.
For the reception, see if you can rent or borrow a sky blue vintage VW Beetle (4)—and park it alongside the guest area. You’ll have half your decorating done right there! Add a vintage typewriter (1) also in light blue, to serve as a cool alternative ‘guest book.’
Oh, and you mustn’t forget the wedding cake (6)! Have one in elegant powder blue, trimmed with sugar lace, bows, perhaps a monogram or cameo, and draped with a strand of pearls!
Your wedding stationery (7) can take on a whimsical striped retro look, too—from invitations to programs to escort and place cards, even to buffet labels and favor tags. And for favors, think romantic pomander-style pouches (2) containing sweet treats or vintage trinkets.
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Other hints for capturing this look:
- Have the bridal party don powder blue accessories, too. For the bridesmaids, mismatched short dresses in shades of light blue. And for the groom and groomsmen, sky blue boutonnieres, ties or bowties, pocket handkerchiefs, or even socks!
- Cute ideas for the flower girl would be a light blue petticoat peeking out of her dress or a darling pair of blue shoes. While for the ring bearer, powder blue suspenders or a striped vest.
- Centerpieces of blue hydrangeas, blue-rhinestone candle holders, and blue-tinted vintage glasses and candy dishes would make your guest tables a lovely sight!
- And as you drive off in that VW Beetle, make it an old-style getaway with balloons, streamers, confetti, and tied-on cans—all in powder blue and white, of course!
1 – ozTypewriter / 2 – Bellenza / 3 – Matthew Christopher via Brides.com / 4 – Bow Field Wedding Cars / 5 – Jessica Frey Photography / 6 – Nadine’s Cakes, One Gateau via Cake Geek / 7 – Diva Gone Domestic Too (etsy shop)