Tuesday, October 11, 2011

1950's Inspired Wedding ~ Katie + Jim Sycamore Springs Guest Ranch


Photographer:Melissa Dunstan Photography
Dress: Anne's Alterations
Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals
Caterer: Epic Events
Hair & Make-up: Victor

Katie & Jim knew they wanted a 1950's themed wedding but weren't sure how to pull it off. Katie had her dress, wanted sunflowers & daisy's Incorporated into the decor and had a box full of coke glasses for vases. The rest was up to me. Well let me tell you how much fun I had going to different antique shops and thrift stores to find props to try and bring the era to life for her day!

Melissa Dunstan & Kristen Carnes
did not disappoint with the photographs!

Katie & Jim wanted their ceremony in a circle. I hung daisy's from the tree over the ceremony site. After they said their "I Dos" the skipped down the aisle.

Katie's dress and shoe clips were designed by Anne Thomas of Anne's Alterations. I absolutely loved the yellow petty coats & the suspenders!

I pulled in as many authentic details to the era as I could find. I used lavender, butter cream and turquoise cotton linens. An old Kodak brownie camera, sunflowers & daisies in coke glasses as well as black and white photographs of Katie & Jim's families lined the tables.

I strung individual daisy's in bud vases over the head table for a touch of whimsy!

Cocktail hour was by the pond. I printed out interesting facts from each year of the era and hung them from the trees for guests to read. An old popcorn machine and pepsi crate were great accents to the appetizer table. I found an old Frigidare produce drawer to chill the white wine in.

The tables were named after 50's television shows. The magazine rack is also from the 50' (Fun fact... Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses and I have seen Breakfast at Tiffany's over a dozen times. So I threw my personal copy of the record in as a prop!)

I borrowed an old platter pak of records from my Dad's collection.

More fun props I found to decorate all of the tables with.

Couldn't resist buying this Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Book!

Apple pie was served for dessert. It was a beautiful day!

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