Do current wedding trends have you baffled, and you just aren't feeling any of them? Why not take your wedding design back to an era you feel more comfortable in! Jesse and Van did just that.
From her ankle length dress to their emerald green streamer cake backdrop, their entire wedding day feels like we went back in time to the 1950's! You can see even more of their Mid-Century blue and green wedding in the full gallery here. All beautifully captured by Simply Lace Photography.
I’ve always known that if I were to get married, I’d want a 50’s inspired tea length dress so that I could freely move, dance and wear a fun pair of heels. Emerald is the colour of my birth stone and I knew it would look fantastic on my maid of honour Amanda, so I wanted that colour to be incorporated and just found other jewel tones that worked with that colour for my other 3 bridesmaids
Retro Design With A Modern Twist
Jesse is a graphic designer and I’m a big crafter, so we knew we wanted to create a lot of our own décor and print work. Jesse and I also both love antiques and vintage finds, we especially gravitate towards mid-century design. So based on that, we knew that a wedding with a retro DIY feel would be the perfect fit for us.
Choosing Just The Right Flowers
I absolutely fell in love with the most gorgeous pale antiquated roses (early grey, amnesia). After speaking with Bev of ifiori to see what she thought, she replied informing me she had just been talking about these hoping a bride would let her use them, so we were both incredibly happy and excited with the new selection. We had 3 different types of these pale roses, along with eucalyptus leaves in our arrangements.
A Favor to Love And Charish
Jesse’s dad Rob passed away several years ago, I never had the opportunity to meet him. When he passed one of the items Jesse received was his Jade tree, he had this tree since the 70s. I thought giving each guest a cutting from this tree would be a great way to incorporate Rob into the festivities, while adding greenery to the tables and giving our guests something that they wouldn’t just throw away immediately after the wedding.
Need Cake Ideas? Check Pinterest
After searching on Pinterest for a mid-century cake, I found an image of one and thought it was absolutely perfect for us and changed the colours to match our palette. The cake topper was designed by Jesse and we had it laser cut through a business near his work.