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1930s

If you’re looking for 1930s theme wedding ideas and vintage wedding dress photos, this is the spot. You might also want to check out our collections of 1920s theme weddings, and 1940s theme weddings, and art deco weddings. Still hankering for even more? Go bathe in our vintage wedding archive.

All your Gatsby and Downton wedding dreams are becoming reality with these vintage-inspired dresses

All your Gatsby and Downton wedding dreams become reality with these vintage-inspired dresses

Fellow Downton Abbey fans: are you as wetting-your-pants excited about the upcoming movie as I am? If that’s up your alley, then this dress shop will thrill every bone in your vintage-loving body. This dress shop recalls all of the glamour of the 1920s with intricate embroidery and beading, Golden Age glam, Art Deco influences, and so much glitz you’ll have to stop yourself from shimmying everywhere you walk.

Vintage weddings that slayed with throwback style

22 retro weddings that slayed with throwback style

Every day is Throwback Thursday when it comes to retro weddings with vintage-inspired details. From the 1920s all the way to the 1980s (where’s our ’90s wedding?!), we’re loving this retro wedding style. Here are some of our very favorite retro bridesmaids, 1940s elopements, birdcage veils, pillbox hats, polka dots, and classic cars.

Offbeat Bride’s 15 most viral weddings of all time

I trawled the numbers to find the 15 most viral, most read, most shared offbeat weddings of all time to end 2015. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this exercise, it’s that Offbeat Bride readers definitely share my passion for Harry Potter (and I couldn’t be more psyched!). Here’s our countdown of the 15 most viral real weddings on Offbeat Bride. Which ones do YOU remember?

Rachel & Jake’s “Water for Elephants” state fair wedding

If you can resist the lure of this bride’s black shimmery mermaid dress, you are stronger than we are. A vision in black, teal, and red, she slays us with her style. Add that to the sexy groom, 1930s circus theme, and pseudo-elopement strategy, and you’ll be ready to marry these two yourself. Plus, if you’re dealing with photo insecurity, this bride knows how to shut it down and embrace your awesomeness!

Marta & Dan’s antique country western wedding

Growing up in auctions, flea markets, and antique-dealing fathers definitely left it’s mark on these repurposing and recycling kids. Like they say, “old trumps new every time!” So an old-fashioned, rural retro wedding was totally in order. Just watch out for the awesome unity ceremony… it’s a little dangerous, but definitely exciting.

A 1930s garden party that you won’t believe took place in 2013

Ashley and Robert had that idea that they’d plan an authentic 1930s-styled garden party. The nail’s head was hit so hard, the nail died. The affair was held at a 1907 Tudor mansion in Highland Park, CA, with a 1935 Packard sedan to deliver the bride. The groom and groomsmen wore 1930s-era morning attire with top hats, while the bridesmaids were clad in couture organza gowns created by Ashley’s good friend and bridesmaid, Theresa Laquey. The bride’s out-of-this-universe dress is actual 1930s vintage from eBay. To top it all off, the catering was based on actual recipes from a 1930s cookbook. Everything about this makes me want to blow my wig… blink my peepers… be dizzy with these dames… and basically blurt out a lot of 1930s slang.