One of today’s hottest wedding trends is the Mid-Century Wedding. The smooth lines, vintage organic designs, and pops of bright color and brass appeal to contemporary couples, whether they are planning a lush farm bash or a big-city extravaganza. They combine Vintage and Modern in one life-changing day. Who doesn’t love going to a wedding and stepping into that fabulous mid-century atmosphere!
Sometimes we find ourselves clicking through Pinterest boards full of mid-century wedding ideas or pouring over Instagram hashtags like #60sbride and #midcenturyweddings We are always in love with modern twists on the mod classics.
As wedding season approaches, we want to share some of our favorite ideas with you, from the original inspirations to the twenty-first century innovations. Read on for some beautiful ways modern brides and grooms make the Past something that helps them launch their Future.
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Wedding fashion in the 50s and 60s stretched from Grace Kelly’s chic ballgown to Yoko Ono’s carefree miniskirt. Colors, textures, patterns, and lots of lace were all the rage. June Carter Cash wore bold, blue lace to her wedding, while Audrey Hepburn stunned in sleek Givenchy. Brides today may not embrace the mini-skirt trend, but lace, color, and even a little polyester still find their way into the best bridal salons.
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We just love this bride who brings all the best mid-century trends together. From her delicate daisy bouquet to the cascades of lace that look as light as air, she balances modern elegance and vintage taste. The gloves are an extra touch that takes us back in time. And with that cascading veil, we can’t help but think she’s channeling Elaine Robinson in The Graduate. She’s stepped right out of the movies and into her beautiful twenty-first century wedding day. And don’t you think that a pair of Graymoor Lane Bloom studs would be just the perfect finishing touch to her look?
Bridal bouquets in the late 50s and 60s were tight, simple bunches, often of just one flower varietal. Small handfuls of daisies or roses paired will with the simplicity of mid-century visions. Some brides opted to add a simple trailing garland of ivy or light greenery.
Brides today go for the clutch of flowers with a pop of color as well. White daisies always work, but we love when brides choose flowers with a more contemporary appeal and arrange them into traditional bouquet shapes. This bride’s choice of brightly-hued ranunculus with a simple trail of greens is pitch-perfect. We love her twenty-first-century update on the vintage style. It reminds us so much of our Cypress Collection Peridot drop earrings. They would be the perfect addition to her look.
The Table Settings
Mid-century Modern works perfectly for wedding-day table settings. From brass-plated candlesticks to teak bowls full of flowers, there are countless ways that contemporary couples incorporate the mod styles into their big celebration. Some couples go all-out and source Atomic-era plates and glassware. Bar styling à la Mad Men is particularly fun, with gold-rimmed glasses, fancy cocktail stirrers, and metallic shakers. This couple paired hammered brass vases with easy DIY votive candles (there’s nothing a little gold washi tape can’t dress up). But we have to admit the radio centerpieces are the pièce de résistance.
Of course, nothing makes a Mid-century style wedding more authentic than a Mid-century setting. Some brides get ready in a Mid-century home – like the ones on Graymoor Lane – or stop for a photo shoot at a favorite vintage shop. Other couples go so far as to choose a reception location that takes their guests back in time. Wood-paneled walls and brass fixtures with big bulbs transport the party from 2019 to 1959 in just a few easy steps. On the playlist, the transformation is complete with the romance classics of the age: Elvis, Etta James, Sam Cooke, and, of course, All You Need is Love.
In the 50s and 60s, jewelry popped with color, bold jewels, and organic shapes. From everyday to your wedding day, Graymoor Lane Designs channels the same bold, beautiful mid-century style. Whether you prefer the delicate, open grace of our open Artichoke pendant or the sleek sophistication of the Star Wall Y-necklace, don’t forget to add “something new” from Graymoor Lane to your wedding day celebration.