How to Host a Retro Mad Men Inspired Wedding
Hello and I hope you are so far enjoying the start of 2015. It felt amazing to take two whole weeks off to enjoy the festive season, (that hasn’t happened before!) but by golly doesn’t it feel good to be back! We have missed you guys!!
So today we have throwback to the sixties with this mad men themed shoot! We asked photographer Amber Hempen to share her advice on styling such a swanky do…
“The inspiration is from the early 1960’s, with a contemporary setting. We wanted this wedding to transport us to the time of Audrey Hepburn and Mad Men with modern accents of black and white patterns (such as stripes and small polka dots).
Our bride had vintage flair with a hint of modern. Her dress was simple in form, but timeless. The Hair and makeup was a nod to the stunning Audrey Hepburn whilst the groom’s suit, with its plaid pattern and 3 button look was chosen to represent the dapperness of Mad Men.
Guests would be able to enjoy the whiskey and cigar bar set up on a stunning vintage cart with clean, chalkboard inspired signage. The garland brought a touch of whimsy without being fussy. The sweetheart table juxtaposed the festive retro floral pattern of the napkins with the clean and modern black & white stripes of the runner. The flower arrangements had hints of a feminine blush with the bold yellow billyballs. The sweet miniature daisies added just a touch more of that 1960’s vibe.
The dessert table featured a yellow daisy cake design, tying in the miniature daisies used throughout the floral designs. The delicious cupcakes were served in vintage champagne glasses and the scrumptious lemon macaroons were displayed artistically on retro inspired pedestals. The geometric backdrop of black dots placed asymmetrically gave the dessert setup a modern twist for our modern couple.”
Photographer: Amber Hempen Photography// Professional: A Classic Affair// Apparel: Bad Wolf Clothier// Floral Designer: Clark County Floral// Model: Daniel Abello-Rodriguez// Event Venue: Gray Gables Estate// Model: Lily Le Fauve// Cake Designer: Memories and Cupcakes// Signage: My Painted Life// Design and Decor: Power of Love Rentals// Dress Store: Richele Kay Bridal// Cinema and Video: RP Imagery// Design and Decor: Vintage Mingle// Invitation Designer: Vintage Mingle// Hair Stylist: Wink PDX// Submitted via Two Bright Lights//