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1950s

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

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.

You'll want a bookstore photo session after seeing this 1950s wedding inspiration

You’ll want a bookstore photo session after seeing this retro wedding inspiration

This ultra stylish, 1950s-themed wedding inspiration got us right in the bookish feels. The bookstore backdrop is tickling our geeky hearts. I’m loving the aesthetic of myriad piles of books, shelves receding into the distance, and old wood from floor to ceiling. I wish we had scratch-n-sniff technology for the book smell! Plus, it’s totally a stealable idea for your own engagement shoot or wedding portraits.

A 1950s meets comic book wedding with serious retro style

Marissa and Alan’s intimate 1950sand comic book wedding took place at the Country Villa Inn in Virginia Beach. They both rocked seriously chic style with an electric blue suit and the bride’s fab victory rolls and mixed media bouquet.

You’ll definitely want to peek at the record and photo centerpieces, LEGO boutonnieres, geeky Pez dispensers, custom coloring activity books, and many 1950s polka dotted and poodle skirted details…

Retro lovers will go wild for this mid-century modern wedding

Retro style lovers will go wild for this mid-century modern wedding

Mid-century modern interior decor and fashion has been on-trend and we haven’t been able to gobble it up fast enough. Thank the stars we got to see this killer vintage mid-century modern wedding.

You’ll see billy ball centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres, an architectural cake, and the fashion… oh, the fashion! You’ll dig Kaitlin’s cocktail-length dress and sweet birdcage veil (plus bonus reception veil!). By all “Eames,” you must see this retro-fab wedding…

Flash tattoo wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

These mohawked rockabilly wedding ladies took a DIYed wedding by storm… literally

Stacie and Crystal were married in Oklahoma, but had their public rockabilly wedding ceremony and reception at a friend’s home in Wichita Falls, TX. Their families and friends had a hand in everything — from officiating, to music, to venue, to cakes, to food, to decorating, it was a homemade-with-love affair. At the end, it was all toasts and cake and smooching… then tornado sirens from all of the bad weather they’d been having. Hey, it probably means good luck, right? Let’s get a load of this mohawked, fabulously coiffed, and stylish pair.

Join Willow & Chris on their tour of Philly and retro bowling lounge wedding

A purple swing dress, Irregular Choice shoes, a grand tour of awesome places in Philadelphia, a quaich ceremony, and a retro bowling alley reception? This wedding has so much 1950s nostalgia going on to transport us directly there. Add in the geeky and pop culture touches like Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, and their amazing music choices and we’re all totally won over.