1950s Wedding Retrospect

September 24, 2016

Retrospective Film

If you are wondering where to start and what kind of wedding dress is made for you. Why not inherit your grandma’s or great-grandma’s bridal outfit and show your guests a vintage wedding dress? Let’s get back to 1950s. Turn ‘something old’ into ‘something new’ with these contemporary twists on the best vintages.1950s Femininity and opulence is the order of the day.

1950 The original Father of the Bride film propels designer Helen Rose to fame. Peter Pan collars, nipped waists and lace inspire bridal fashion, and Helen’s long list of celebrity clientele includes Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor.

1953 Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Reiner III of Monaco. She wears a Helen Rose gown made with 23 metres of silk taffeta, 23 metres of peau-de-soie and nearly 300 metres of lace.

1954 Eunice Mary Kennedy needs a stepladder to cut the first slice of her wedding cake. With eight tiers, it’s nearly double her height.

1957 The ballerina-inspired fashion in Funny Face, starring Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire, inspires many brides-to-be.

On trend tips

* For the exchange of rings, use a bejewelled box that is a treasure in itself.

* While adding texture to a simple gown, an embellished cardi creates a second look for the day.

* Scatter plush cushions to devise a cosy chill-out area at your reception.

* A multi-layered cake trimmed with ribbon is a cost-effective way to make an impressive statement.

* Rent glassware or find great vintage pieces from antique stores.

* You can rent a 50s car instead of renting a limo.

* Have the bride’s hair in 50s style.

* Have the newlywed’s engagement pictures taken in black and white. Then display it at the reception.

* Find old film canisters (at antique stores) and use them as accessories.

* Playing love songs from the 50s stars like Frans Sinatra, tony Bennete, etc.

* The bridesmaids wear cocktail style dresses from the 50s like Katherine Hepburn, Jackie O, etc.

* Have the groomsmen dressed in black pants, white jackets and black bowties. Just like James Bond.

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