Retro Wedding Ideas & Colors
Incorporate vivid colors into your retro wedding day.
Mismatched Aqua Patterns
Nothing is quite so cheerfully retro as nostalgic patterns like polka dots and florals. Aqua is one of the most popular retro wedding colors, and looks flattering on many skin tones.
Red & White
A red and white color palette is one of the most popular retro wedding ideas. You can find a wide array of details fitting for your celebration in these colors. We adore the bride’s juicy red bouquet with a few pink blooms to give it added verve! And this red and white striped backdrop would be a memorable and attention grabbing detail at your wedding (and as a bonus, won’t cost you a bundle to recreate).
Yellow & Gray
For the couple that either loves their comics or are really just kids at heart, use this cool retro wedding idea of a comic book invitation suite and extend the theme throughout your wedding, using lots of bright yellow decor.
Glam Jewel Tones
While most retro weddings have vivid palettes, many do not. This 1940s-inspired glam elopement used jewel tones to create a luxe, elegant look. We adore the bride’s wine-hued fascinator and her other thoughtfully-chosen accessories.
On the other end of the retro wedding spectrum was this tiki party wedding with a retro spin. From pink plastic flamingos, to a wedding program created out of vintage magnetic letters, this eclectic wedding was non-stop fun.
Solids & Patterns
Don’t feel fenced in by a color palette. If you’re getting frustrated that you keep finding details you love that aren’t strictly in your color palette, simply expand it. This awesome retro event pretty much included every color in the rainbow by layering solids with patterns in an intelligent way.
For summer’s retro weddings, few color schemes feel more refreshing than citrus brights. This reception used tangerine-colored table runners with a vintage jacks-inspired pattern. Layered on top were lemon yellow vases and candles, and vinyl record table numbers with matching labels.
When you want a 1950’s-inspired event with lots of romance, we recommend a pink and red color palette. While this retro concept is super girly, it’s also really charming for spring events when everyone could use a pop of color on a gray day. On this sweet tablescape, pink doily hearts and retro lollipop valentines adorn vintage china.
If your wedding is inspired by the late 1960s, focus on retro wedding ideas involving bolder patterns and eclectic colors. These wedding guests are all dressed up in retro finery at this cool UK event.
Brights with Neutrals
When you want to take the kitsch down a notch, pair your best retro brights with neutral and natural elements. This mod tablescape blends in pink and spring green with air plants and earth tones.