A Vintage Fifties Fling! – 1950’s Wedding Inspiration

I love the 1950’s, especially when it comes to organising a vintage 1950’s inspired wedding. We have a couple of weddings booked in for next year already, both of which are utilising this theme, but in very different ways.

This can be really diverse theme for you to experiment with so enjoy, my lovely readers…

The Dress

The dress is a key component of a fifties wedding theme, and the traditional halterneck circle dress is the iconic design that automatically springs to mind.

This white satin dress, by Vivien of Holloway, retails for just £89.00 (excluding accessories) and could be the perfect thrifty frock for your wedding day. Image sourced here.

Fifties Halterneck Dress by Viven of Holloway

Fifties Halterneck Dress by Viven of Holloway

This next gown is by the fabulous Kitty, of Kit’s Boutique, who are based in Falmouth. Kit attended the Vintage Wedding Fayre at Devonport Guildhall last month and you can see more examples of her work on the featured blog post. Kit offers bespoke wedding dress design, along with some ‘off the rack’ designs for you to choose from. She really has perfected that vintage fifties look, and this beautiful real wedding was featured on her Facebook Page. You can visit Kit’s website for more information. Image sourced on Facebook – aren’t the bride’s accessories to die for?

A beautiful real wedding - with a Kit's Boutique designer wedding dress

A beautiful real wedding – with a Kit’s Boutique designer wedding dress

For your girls

I really wanted to include Oh my Honey! on the blog – they are amazing! They have been featured on Love my Dress quite reguarly and it’s little wonder. I love these bespoke bridesmaid dresses, they’re quirky, playful and unique – perfect for a real rockabilly wedding! They also tick the fabulous mismatched bridesmaid dress box.

Oh my Honey! Beautiful Vintage Bridesmaid Dresses

Oh my Honey! Beautiful Vintage Bridesmaid Dresses

Shoes, beautiful shoes…

I thought I’d include a couple of options for you – something quite traditional, and something a little bit different.

Loeffler Randall was launched in 2005 by designer Jessie Randall and this Georgia Mesh Lace Up Bootie is just adorable. I love lace up shoes, and the mesh side panel adds another dimension to the design. I think the key when putting together a fiftie’s style outfit is being daring and playful, these shoes still cling onto tradition with being finished in ivory, but with some unique twists. Image sourced here.

Georgie Mesh Lace Up Bootie by Loeffler Randall

Georgie Mesh Lace Up Bootie by Loeffler Randall

I do love a good polka dot – and these Georga Rose Lace Up Boots from Irregular Choice demonstrate just how bold you can be with your choice of wedding shoes. I think under a simple white wedding dress, these shoes would just POP!

Georga Rose Boots by Irregular Choice

Georga Rose Boots by Irregular Choice

Georga Rose Boots by Irregular Choice

Georga Rose Boots by Irregular Choice

Let them eat cake

The fabulous Peggy Porschen has been heavily by Cath Kidston for these particular designs. It’s a more ‘vintage tea party’ take on the fifties theme and would work perfectly with red roses as part of your wedding flowers. You could also incorporate patterned fabrics into other areas of your wedding theme to unify the overall look. Image sourced here.

1950's Floral Wedding Cakes

1950’s Floral Wedding Cakes

Another tea party inspired cake, but this time it’s from the masterminds that are Choccywoccydoodah. They can create the most extravagant bespoke cakes and I particularly like the colour combination of turquoise and hot pink.  Don’t be afraid of colour and design when it comes to your wedding cake for your fifties theme – embrace the alternative! Image sourced here.

Choccywoccydoodah Bespoke Wedding Cake

Choccywoccydoodah Bespoke Wedding Cake

So whether you decide to go frilly, polka dot girly, or rockabilly alternative, be sure to have fun with your 1950’s themed wedding.

Did you use this theme for your special day? I’d love to feature it on Dotty’s, so please email laura@dottyvintageweddings.co.uk with your submissions!

L x


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  1. That’s a really good article, hadn’t thought what styles of cakes would work well for a 50’s inspired wedding.

  2. Thank you so much. Both sets of cake ideas are brilliant. You can’t beat a Peggy Porcshen design but Choccywoccydoodah are also fabulous! 🙂

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