Inspiration {The Fifities}

The 1950’s – a classic decade with fabulous fashions and bold beauty. From swing dresses to pin curls, inspiration for a fabulous wedding look abound. It’s a fun era to play with and the possibilities for your wedding look are endless. Rock a dewy look like the classic girl next door or amp up your va-voom factor with a bold pin-up look. It’s up to you – and today I’m showing you a ton of different ways to infuse the 1950’s into your wedding attire! So get ready to feel like you want to swing to the Oldies, we’re taking a trip back and getting inspired with everything 1950’s!

{ Top via Pinterest // Bottom via Chasing Autumn Photography & Fine Art }

The truly fantastic thing about being inspired by the 1950’s is how you can tailor it to you’re own tastes and desires. Go all out with vintage dresses for all the bridesmaids, set your hair in pin curls and find a vintage wedding dress for a completely 1950’s look. Or, take the bits and pieces you love about 1950’s fashion and beauty and use those to create your look! Whatever you decide, it’s sure to look fabulous and make you feel gorgeous, which are two things we all want on our wedding days. And, to help get your started, here’s some of our best 50’s fashion and beauty suggestions!

{Top Photo via  Chasing Autumn Photography & Fine Art // Also Featuring: Classic Round Cufflinks // Brushed Silver Pocket Watch // Two Tone Stainless Steel Flask }

As the groom, you’ve got a pretty simple job! Get a dapper ‘do reminiscent of 50’s style down at the barber shop, maybe add in a hot shave and your ready to throw on a classic suit and bow tie to complete the look! If you want to have a little extra something, have fun with your outfit by adding monogram cufflinks, a pocket watch or even a flash of color with a pocket square. You can also opt for a boutonniere, but then we would skip the pocket square to balance your look (you could even swap the pocket square and channel your inner rebel with a flask instead – we bet your groomsmen wouldn’t object to them either!).

{ Top photo via Chasing Autumn Photography & Fine Art  //  Also featuring: Vintage Style Evening Bag in Ivory / Ivory Pearls in Antique Gold Garden Tiara / White Pearls with Pearl Drop }

Now brides, our look is a little more work, but that just means there is even more room to play around and have fun! To start with, a truly retro ‘do will make you shine – I suggest pin curls, victory rolls, a little pomp. Whatever works best with your hair and makes you feel gorgeous! Then your makeup can be fresh and dewy with bright cheeks and lips or vampy with bold lips and eyes care of cat eye swoops and false lashes. Once again, that call is totally your own! Look for a dress that has vintage inspiration with a high cinched or empire waist and/or a sweetheart neckline to show off a gorgeous vintage-inspired jewelry set or a little skin. I also love the look of a delicate tiara or shoulder length veil for a 50’s inspired bride. Then finish the whole look with fun pieces like retro gloves or a delicate clutch purse (which also make wonderful and practical bridesmaid presents along with matching your theme = win/win!).

I hope you enjoyed this quick trip into the past, if you want more inspiration or tutorials on creating an ideal vintage look, make sure you check out our Pinterest boards! In the theme board Vintage Vibes we have everything vintage to inspire you! Or on Wedding Beauty, we have tutorials galore for everything from pin curls to the classic cat eye! Have a great Wednesday everyone, see y’all on Friday!

Our beautiful Mad Men/Vintage Styled Photoshoot is care of: { Photographer: Chasing Autumn Photography & Fine Art // Venue: The Cypress Club, Medicine Hat // Florals: Fresh Flowers & Gifts // Decor: Borrowed Blue Wedding Design // Ladies Apparel: Magic Moments Bridal // Men`s Apparel: Tip Top Tailors // Hair and Makeup: Plush Salon & Spa // Accessories: The Peacock`s Feather}

Photos that are not credited below their frame are courtesy of Pinterest.

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