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47 Retro Wedding Ideas

From Throwback 60s Weddings to Nostalgic Dessert Decor

— August 16, 2014 — Lifestyle
If you haven't yet found your "something old," these retro wedding ideas for decor, ceremony themes and apparel should spark your imagination. If you're a fan of looking to the past for inspiration, these wedding pieces take cues from the last couple of decades, bringing a fun modern twist to things that have long been part of wedding traditions.

Part of what makes vintage fashion and decor so charming for a wedding is that it can be packed full of personality. It's even better when a couple is able to use pieces that have been in the family for a while, although it's just as easy to DIY some of these retro-inspired projects, or source objects from a local thrift shop.
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Avian-Themed Cake Decorations
Avian-Themed Cake Decorations
The Flaming Flamingo Cake Topper from BHLDN is Artfully Quirky
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Nostalgic Dessert Decor
Nostalgic Dessert Decor
These Sweetest Day Cake Stands from BHLDN Embody Elegance
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Jovial Wedding Video Lookbooks
Jovial Wedding Video Lookbooks
The Gant Spring Wedding Campaign Exudes Charm
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Romantic Drink Decor
Romantic Drink Decor
The Arrow Bottle Stopper for BHLDN is a Nod to Cupid
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Delicately Botanical Headpieces
Delicately Botanical Headpieces
Etsy's Lavender by Jurgita Shop Features Striking Crystal Designs
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Avian Cake Toppers
Avian Cake Toppers
These Confectionary Toppers are a Pair of Charming Love Birds
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Throwback 60s Weddings
Throwback 60s Weddings
The 1960s Wedding of Demelza and Andy is Like Being Warped into the Past
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Vintage Matrimony Videos
Vintage Matrimony Videos
Emily Schuman's Wedding Sneak Peak is Retro
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Regal Personalized Crests
Regal Personalized Crests
Happy Menocal Custom Heraldry Portrays Your Family's Personality
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Bohemian Bridal Accessories
Bohemian Bridal Accessories
This Ivory Flower Crown from Etsy's Whichgoose Shop is Boldly Feminine
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Demure Bohemian Bridalwear
Demure Bohemian Bridalwear
The Kate Dress from Ruche is an Understated Wedding Option
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Modish Men's Bow Ties
Modish Men's Bow Ties
The ‘Mama Wolf’ Etsy Shop Crafts Chic Bow Ties for Men
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Bridal Opulence Accessories
Bridal Opulence Accessories
BHLDN's Lady-of-the-Manor Headpiece is Inspired by Nature's Beauty
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Postcard Wedding Invites
Postcard Wedding Invites
These Meaningful Wedding Material Designs are Creative and Sweet
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Vintage Bridal Couture
Vintage Bridal Couture
The Enchanted Atelier Spring Lookbook is Stunning and Dreamy
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Alternative Wedding Keepsakes
Alternative Wedding Keepsakes
Surprise Guests with the Nuptial Invitation Tea Towel
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Eternal Bridal Bouquets
Eternal Bridal Bouquets
The Handmade Colectibles Etsy Shop is Blossoming With Felt Flowers
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Retro Pop Weddings
Retro Pop Weddings
This Vintage-Inspired Pop Culture Wedding Draws from Music's Colorful Past
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Golden Treasure Desserts
Golden Treasure Desserts
The My Sweet & Saucy Wedding Cake Looks Pretty Enough for a Pirate
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Brooch Wedding Bouquets
Brooch Wedding Bouquets
The 'Blue Petyl' Site Offers a Modern Chic Alternative to Flower Garlands
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Luxurious Laced Confections
Luxurious Laced Confections
Sophie Bifield Cake Company Produces Victorian-Inspired Wedding Cakes
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Whimsical Wedding Clutches
Whimsical Wedding Clutches
The Frenchie by ila Handbags is Perfect for Brides and Bridesmaids
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Gatsby-Inspired Bridal Gowns
Gatsby-Inspired Bridal Gowns
The Anna Sui Aiguille Gown is Inspired by 1920s Elegance
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Multi-Page Marriage Proposals
Multi-Page Marriage Proposals
Guy Shield Professes His Love Through Cleverly Folded Images
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Blushing Bride Veils
Blushing Bride Veils
The Tessa Kim 2011 Lookbook Features Gorgeous Bridal Headpieces
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Pocket Square Invites
Pocket Square Invites
Benign Objects' Screen-Printed Handkerchiefs are Elegant
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Elegantly Retro Wedding Editorials
Elegantly Retro Wedding Editorials
The Document Journal S/S 2013 Collection Has Vintage Touches
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Playfully Romantic Paper Art
Playfully Romantic Paper Art
Show Some Love with the 'Papercuts by Joe' Handmade Creations
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Whimsical Chocoholic Nuptials
Whimsical Chocoholic Nuptials
Kay English's Willy Wonka-Inspired Wedding Shoot is for Sweet Tooths
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Retro Wedding Party Attire
Retro Wedding Party Attire
Quail Bridal Solves the Brutal Bridesmaid Dress Conundrum
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Romantic Retro Requests
Romantic Retro Requests
The Steampunk USB Wedding Invitations are Chic
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Woven Bridal Bouffants
Woven Bridal Bouffants
'Wedding Dress Collection' by Laura Vanagaityte is for Retro-Modern Brides
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Disguised Wedding Invites
Disguised Wedding Invites
Twig & Thistle Creates Adorable Matchbook Save the Dates Cards
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Brocaded Bespoke Biscuits
Brocaded Bespoke Biscuits
SweetAmbs Owner Amber Spiegel Makes Intricate Victorian-Inspired Sweets
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Personalized Fascinators
Personalized Fascinators
Vintage-Inspired Headpieces by YJDesign Are Custom-Fit to Your Face
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Fantasy Novel-Themed Weddings
Fantasy Novel-Themed Weddings
This Adorable Couple Ties the Knot in Perfect Princess Bride Wedding
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Handkerchief Wedding Invitations
Handkerchief Wedding Invitations
DIY Invites from a Crafty Bride to Be
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Delicate Floral Headbands
Delicate Floral Headbands
These Romantic Jannie Baltzer Headpieces are Perfect for Blushing Brides
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Evocative Engagement Photos
Evocative Engagement Photos
Blushing Bride Studio Helps a Couple Recreate The Notebook
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Vintage-Inspired Wedding Heels
Vintage-Inspired Wedding Heels
Hey Lady Creates Dainty Shoes for Special Occasions
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Royal Wedding Wallpaper
Royal Wedding Wallpaper
Crowns and Coronets Collection is Perfect for Kate Middleton's Big Day
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Vivacious Vintage Bridal Shoots
Vivacious Vintage Bridal Shoots
Brian Cummings Solidifies Retro Revival as the Newest Wedding Fad
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Pretty Princess Wedding Gowns
Pretty Princess Wedding Gowns
The Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012 Bridal Collection is Magical
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Magical Modest Wedding Gowns
Magical Modest Wedding Gowns
The Temperley London Titania 2013 Collection is Whimsical and Classy
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Timeless Sheath Wedding Dresses
Timeless Sheath Wedding Dresses
The BHLDN Fall 2014 Bridal Collection is Flowy and Feminine
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Dreamy Outdoor Weddings
Dreamy Outdoor Weddings
The Luisa Bianchin Vanity Fair Italy Spread is Soft and Romantic
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Retro Wedding Revivals
Retro Wedding Revivals
A Magician and His Assistant Wed 1920's Style
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