If you’re a bride looking to create a retro inspired wedding with vibrant colors there are many ways to do so. Here are some tips to help you create the wedding of your dreams.
Consider Your Venue
Choosing your venue is the first step to creating a fun, retro-inspired wedding. It will set the mood for the entire event. For this shoot, the Providence Cotton Mill in Maiden, NC was chosen because of its versatility. It is a wide open space full of beautiful natural light, essentially a blank canvas for almost any wedding design. When searching for a venue, there is a wide variety of places that can transform into a groovy wedding space of your dreams. Open spaces with natural light, like the Providence Cotton Mill create a beautiful backdrop for your design inspiration and photograph well.
Choosing a Bold and Vibrant Color Scheme
A bright and vibrant color palette is the key to creating a groovy and retro-inspired wedding. Choose a few bold colors, such as fuchsia, orange, and turquoise, and use them throughout your wedding design and decor. A key place to add color in your floral design. The bouquets and floral arrangements designed for this inspiration by Seeded Events and Design are vibrant and fun. The flowers chosen range from classic roses, daisies, and sweet peas to dyed baby’s breath, orchids, and anthurium.
Incorporate Retro Details into Your Decor
Retro design elements, such as geometric patterns and bold graphics, can add a groovy touch to your wedding decor. Use these elements on your invitations, place cards, and other wedding stationery to set the tone for your wedding. Disco balls and neon signs add a fun retro touch and are incorporated throughout the shoot. Geometric arches and wave patterns bring back a playful, nostalgic vibe. These design elements can be seen in the cake, paperie, and ceremony arch.
Choose a Retro-Inspired Wedding Look
A retro-inspired wedding dress can add a touch of glamor and sophistication to your wedding. Look for dresses with bold and beautiful details, such as a high neckline, A-line silhouette, and detailed lace, to create a vintage-inspired look. Hair and makeup are also a big part of a retro inspired look. Braids and big curls can take a look back to the 70’s and 80’s. Beauty by Haley Garber carefully completed each of these bridal hair looks. Once again, don’t be afraid of bright colors! Bright colors can easily be incorporated into your bridal makeup. The bold, bright pinks and corals were a key part of the makeup looks by Brooke Gualdin Hair and Christen Makeup Artistry. More places to easily add a pop of color can be your nails, shoes, or accessories. A colored veil, anyone?
Grooms can keep it classic, or go bold and add some color as well! Don’t forget to add plenty of sparkle.
Use Vintage and Retro Props in Your Wedding Photos
Vintage and retro props, such as disco balls, roller skates, or a record player, can add a unique and nostalgic touch to your wedding photos. Use these props, along with a vintage getaway car, to create beautiful and memorable photos that reflect your retro-inspired theme.
For some added color and texture, the Posh Balloon created an awesome golden balloon arch. Balloon arches are still very on trend right now and can be a nostalgic addition to your wedding decor!
Serve Retro-Inspired Food and Drinks
The food and drinks at your wedding should also reflect your bright and vibrant color palette and retro design elements. Consider serving colorful cocktails and retro-inspired appetizers and desserts, such as mini fruit tarts and macarons. Your wedding cake can be a show-stopper! This adorable cake by Cake Expressions by Lisa fit the groovy retro theme beautifully!
By following these tips, you can create a retro-inspired wedding with vibrant colors and groovy details. With a little creativity and attention to detail, you can create the wedding of your dreams.
If you want to see more colorful inspiration from our favorite venue, the Providence Cotton Mill, check out this Tropical Boho Wedding Inspiration
Here is a full vendor list of all the amazing talent that came together to create this Retro-Inspired Wedding with Vibrant Colors and Groovy Details:
Planning and Design: @samanthagriggphotography @studioplaxco
Makeup: @brookegauldinhair @christen.muartistry
Arches, Neon Signs, Decor: @samanthagriggphotography