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Vintage theme weddings can pull from many eras, and this is our collection of 1940s-themed wedding ideas and vintage wedding dress photos. You might also want to check out our collections of 1930s theme weddings and 1950s theme weddings. Still hankering for even more? Go bathe in our vintage wedding archive.

Trisha & Matthew’s lots of DIY colorful wedding

I think if I were to hire a bride to make my own DIY details, this would be the one. She made awesome paper flowers and a rolled magazine page card box, but the most amazing contributions were the FABULOUS bridesmaid dresses and homemade cake — all of which look professional. This bride and her helpers have major talent. On top of it all, this pair is so damned cute that I will call them Squishies and they will be my Squishies.

Rachael & Chris’ retro polka-dot cocktail party wedding

Retro dresses, victory rolls, in-ceremony Facebook updates, a pre-ceremony cocktail party, lots of polka-dots, and an impromptu feat of strength on the dance floor: it’s a retro wedding for everyone!

Alix & Nick’s WWII era 1940s elopement

Fedoras and cloche hats, seamed pantyhose, and tears of joy — I want all of these in my WWII era-inspired elopements. The good thing is, this wedding had it all plus the cutest couple you ever did see. All I could hear in my head was “here’s looking at you kid” in these photos. Travel back to the 1940s with this elopement!

Wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and more hotness at Unique Vintage

I’m kind of REALLY excited right now, because my favorite clothing store, Unique Vintage, is now our newest offbeat sponsor! I can’t wait to show you their amazing vintage-inspired dresses, both in their collection and even in my personal collection!

Monday Montage: historically-inspired wedding outfits of epic proportions

After browsing the Offbeat Bride Flickr pool this week, I started obsessing over all of these fabulously ornate and historically influenced wedding costumes. Let me tell you, the details on these outfits are impressive. Now, I share with you a couple of fabulous Renn Faire dresses, some stately steampunk gear, and two fantastic vintage duos.

Fabulous vintage hairstyle inspiration

If you’re looking for vintage hair ideas, look no further than Offbeat Bride reader, SarahFutureSailor’sWife, and the results of her wedding hair trial… I love this set of photos. Just show it to your hair dresser as an all around view of great vintage, retro, pinup, 40s-style wedding hair and you’re good to go.