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Golden Era Inspiration: Add 50s Glamour to your Wedding

You may be a modern bride, but by looking back to the 1950s you can add the glamour and sophistication of Hollywood's golden era.

Brides and grooms are embracing vintage themes, and the 50s theme is one of the most popular amongst couples. You can go all out 50s glam or incorporate a 50s look into any aspect of your wedding - from vintage looking invitations with details like lace and polka dots to your music and drinks.

If you want to add some fun you can take inspiration from shows like Happy Days or movies like Grease, and feature records and elements from the diner and drive-in. Look to 50s popular culture - everything from magazines to music - for ideas.

Vintage wedding dresses are perfect for a 50s style wedding, but if you don’t have access to an original dress there are lots of dresses inspired by this bygone  era on sale in wedding dress stores. Compliment the look with glamourous make-up like that of Elizabeth Taylor or Marilyn Monroe. If you want to tone it down and avoid bright red lips you can look to stars such as Audrey Hepburn for inspiration.

The classic car is one of the easiest elements to incorporate in your day. Put your top down and arrive in a MGB Roadster or Aston Martin. Go full retro in a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado or a cute VW Beetle. If you prefer something classic you can opt for a Bentley, Jaguar or an MG.

There are lots of bands who will play 50s music, from Elvis and Buddy Holly to Chuck Berry and Ella Fitzgerald. You could always include a 50s jukebox with your favorite tunes. Sip cocktails and martinis – and don’t forget the olives!

We have lots more inspiration for planning a glamourous 50s inspired wedding day , so take a look at our Pinterest board and share your ideas in our planning forums.

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