Friday, May 24, 2013

Retro Weddings - Remember the 50's, 60's, & 70's?

Retro decor encompasses anything from 20 to 50 years ago. Remember Flower Power, Peace Signs, and Love Beads from the 60's?  Elvis, Rock n Roll, and I Love Lucy from the 50's? There are so many fun things to do with a retro themed wedding. What about using old metal lunchboxes to hold flowers for the centerpieces? Include "retro" candy in your candy bar: wax sodas; candy buttons; and Mary Janes.  Bright, bright colors work perfectly for a 60's style wedding: lime green, orange orange, hot pink, bright purple, and lemon yellow. I've used elements on my retro table at Bridal Blossoms such as sisal, colored bubbles, ting ting, groupings of bottles, gerber daisies, and party balls to add more flash to the dazzling colored flowers.  Brightly patterned linens complete the look. Sitting on the tables is a black dial telephone from the 60's.  How cute would it be to use various area codes for your table numbers?  A "phonebook" could display your guest table assignments. I do have a few telephones to rent out to my Whimsical Welcomes brides who would like to use them for their wedding.  Just contact me for a consultation and we'll design a themed wedding together.

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