1. We were loving this engagement session set in a retro diner from the very first slurp of those milkshakes. We like how red is the featured color here, popping up in clothing, accessories, and detail shots like the ring one shown below. The couple definitely does the theme well, keeping it cool without going campy.
2. Vinyl is a smart way to bring a subtle retro 50's vibe to your wedding. A record table number won't be easily missed by your guests, who would know what kind of party you're throwing when they open your record invitation in the mail. And signing in on records, which you can frame later, is another unique guest book alternative worth filing away.
3. 50's wedding gowns are flirty, feminine, and figure-friendly with their cinched waists, full skirts, and modest level of coverage. If your grandmother didn't preserve her now classic wedding gown, just turn to Etsy. There's pages and pages of custom made (or true vintage) 50's gowns. Our favorite is this retro number that still feels fresh thanks to to the crumb catcher neckline and textured fabric flower hemline by seller BridalBlissDesigns.
4. Looking for a unique wedding or shower gift? A vintage dinner for two cookbook, or guide to courtship, marriage, and children might be just the ticket. With chapters including "Man, God's Deputy, as the Head of the Home", this gift idea is majorly tongue-in-cheek, but a fun loving bride to be would really get a kick out of it. You could find something scouring a local used book shop, Ebay, or (wait for it) Etsy, which is pretty much like our magical fairy godmother when it comes for unique wedding finds. Books below found here and here.
5. Cars aren't really our thing, but even we can appreciate a pretty, creamy white convertible as a getaway car. Check out your local rental company or vintage car club for your own photo-op. Cans, string, and "Just Married" sign sold separately.