Sixties Dream Wedding Design with Retro Flower Power
by Brynlee Handy September 27
If your idea of a dream wedding involves some vintage sixties style or flower power, let us introduce the editorial inspiration for you. Meeker Pictures perfectly captured this mod sixties dream wedding where a palette of effervescent pastels was an obvious choice for this retro design. All eyes are drawn to a focal lounge scene set with nostalgic rattan décor from Junk in Love Events and rich velvet textures that make our hearts sing. The natural and luxe feel of these elements was a refreshing change for The Orchard at Caney Creek where a revival of mod hippie style is in full effect. Installations Holyoak Floral Design truly brought the flower power with whimsical blooms in the same muted pastel palette as this technicolor wedding cake created by Cake Conspiracy that’s giving all the sunburst vibes with its artful and cheery three-tiered goodness. Hair and makeup pro AH Specialties gave us a total Kacey Musgraves meets Priscilla Presley moment with a full lash and winged liner plus her volumized pony with a classic middle part. Our model stuns in a high-neck gown from Wanderlust Bridal Boutique that looks as if it’s straight out of Megan Draper’s closet and she pairs it with a stylish chiffon sash to match – a retro revival in a la mod accessories. Add a few more tasteful custom elements like a colorblock invitation suite from Jo’s Paper Kitchen with simplistic and playful details documented throughout this photo gallery, or see it captured in highlights by Still Productions Films – plus, read on for a note from just a few of the talented creatives that brought this upscale wedding editorial to life. Cheers!
Photo // Meeker Pictures
Video // Still Productions Films
From the hair and makeup artist, Robi with AH Specialties: “For a touch of expectedness, reflecting the ‘then’ and the ‘now,’ we went with a classic middle part. To frame the face, we styled soft, yet thick(er) strands; careful not to make them too bouncy or too feathered. The sides swooped over the ears, just in time, and at the perfect angle, to show off those stunning pearl earrings. Keeping the iconic ‘poof’ subtle from the front was important, as not to take away from the model’s features… but in perfect perspective as she turned different directions. The updo twisted effortlessly in the back, to meet the curls that cascaded down the middle of her back.
For her makeup, an array of tones from brown to a deep purple blended out over the eyelid; free of harsh lines, thoughtfully emphasizing the strong winged eyeliner. We used soft contouring, with minimal highlight to gently enhance the model’s natural features. And careful not to be too bold, too red, too pink, or too orange, we mixed a number of stains to create the perfect lip color, which paired exceptionally with Taylor’s handbag and the floral arrangements!”
From the baker, Cheryl with Cake Conspiracy: “Whenever I have to create a design based on a specific time period, I always look to fabric and clothing from that era for inspiration. For this cake design, I chose a bold vintage pattern paired with muted tones and stretched them the height of the cake for the focal point. We then added some multicolor texture to the rest of the design in bell-bottom blue to provide interest all the way around the cake. That last bit of 60s ‘flower power’ was added in the way of a few handmade sugar poppies and hypericum berries. I absolutely love designing colorful, unconventional wedding cakes. I get the distinct impression that most couples are reluctant to break out of the traditional white wedding cake mold, but I say ‘be you!’ Be bold, and make your cake exactly what you dream it can be!”
From the invitation designer, Joanna with Jo’s Paper Kitchen: “I wanted to be inspired by the mod/English 60’s style instead of the ‘groovy/hippie’ style. I researched some print ads from this era and found this lovely ad for a print company. I loved how the print was all contained in the colorblock. And the super cute pup.
I also love abstract art so I incorporated the color palette into a fun combination of overlays, similar to Mondrian’s art. Even though he wasn’t an artist during this decade, it reminds me of that aesthetic. What I love about this design is that the color palette could change for any couple and become something soft and tonal with all the same shades. Or go a completely different direction with an autumn or winter color scheme. This was digitally flat printed, but it would also work with letterpress and be gorgeous.”