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1950s Inspired Retro Wedding {Red & Turquoise}

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Aubrey of Bride Meets Wedding paired bold colors and patterns for a fabulous Retro Wedding with lots of crafty DIY details! She shows how a bold color combo like red and turquoise can make a fun statement white still retaining the classy look of a wedding celebration. For more bright color combo weddings click here and here!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Chic red & turquoise retro cake with bold polka dots & fondant flowers
– Vintage escort card bottles that double as party favors!
– DIY napkin ring flowers made from red tulle, blue felt, and a button center
– Signature blue cocktails served in mason jars with red stripey straws

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PARTY DETAILS, as told by Aubrey

Vintage is so in, and we wanted to showcase it with this year’s hot color combo – red and turquoise! This 1950’s inspired wedding shoot captured by Mentz Photography, let’s guests keep their escort bottle holders as a favor, and shows that not every bride needs a veil or long gown to still be a bride.

Our model stuck with us during this VERY hot photo shoot – showing off jewelry from Stella and Dot with Amanda James and hair/make-up from Opalus Salon and Spa. Our friends at Hand Pickd (Just For You) Floral helped give that pop of red with a gorgeous red rose bouquet and boutenierre. I absolutely loved throwing in some polka dots to give it a retro fun feel – from the table number and escort flags to the awesome cake created by Candle Ready Cakes! A growing trend I have seen with brides is using the cake as a centerpiece for the reception – cutting down costs and letting guests have their own dessert table in a sense.

Sitr up a signature blue or red cocktail and you’re good to go! Not only is this a great look for a wedding, but it can also be used as a bridal shower theme! It’s vintage, yet with a modern twist!



– Planning & Design: Bride Meets Wedding
– Photography: Mentz Photography
– Cake Centerpiece: Candle Ready Cakes
– Hair by Amber Herbst and Make-up by Allison Schoepke: Opalus Salon and Spa
– Bride’s Bouquet and Boutonniere: Hand Pickd (Just For You) Floral
– Jewelry: Stella and Dot with Amanda James
– Model: Brittany Smith

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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

6 responses to “1950s Inspired Retro Wedding {Red & Turquoise}”

  1. Katrina says:

    Lovely! Are those glass bottles from Hobby Lobby?

  2. what a lovely color scheme. Looks just like my website…rasberry and robins egg blue. Love it.

  3. Yes Katrina they are from Hobby Lobby! Love that store! :)

  4. fabulous color combination and great details!

  5. Stephanie Campion says:

    Where can I find those bottles?

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