“The Queen’s Gambit” not only reignited the world’s passion for the classic board game but also evoked a nostalgia for the rich aesthetics of the 1960s. Drawing inspiration from the show’s enchanting era and the fiery hues of autumn. I helped create this vintage styled shoot using a 60s colour palette for their wedding florals. This vintage, 60s wedding shoot is perfect inspiration for those seeking to make a sophisticated and memorable statement on their big day. Join me as we delve into the world of “Queen’s Gambit” inspired retro wedding flowers and the enchanting autumnal tones.
The shoot took place at The Alfred Tennyson, a handsome Georgian townhouse in the heart of Belgravia. A perfect location to take our couple, first getting some candid shots in the surrounding cobbled street. The London mews cart house doors the perfect backdrop to show off the couples antique wedding accessories, vintage bridal hairstyles and retro wedding attire perfectly styled by Anemone Style.
For the vintage bridal bouquet, I started with my 60s colour palette off burnt orange, mustard yellow, cranberry red, chocolate brown and plum these deep and earthy tones are a perfect colourful alternative a traditional autumnal colour palette. Mixing traditional romantic roses in bright orange hues with seasonal ranunculus and dahlias provided the strong pops of colour I was after for this groovy bouquet. I finished the period- specific bridal bouquet with bright yellow craspedia and softer pale pink chrysanthemums to add contrast and depth to the arrangement. The 60’s inspired bridal bouquet looked flawless next to our brides vintage bridal outfit and retro winged eyeliner.
For the vintage- inspired buttonhole I decided to create a twist on the classic and add a touch of sophistication making the central flower an orchid. This provided a flamboyant centrepiece and natural curve. I then finished the antique floral accessory with pops off yellow and a deep red orange- ideal for our groom’s suave blue velvet jacket pulling together the exquisite 60s colour palette in one small celebration of this nostalgic wedding theme.
FLORAL BOWL CENTREPEICES
The wedding breakfast styled with peach toned stationery, citrus name cards and towering tapered candles in mustard and orange created the ideal setting for my retro- themed floral decorations. I opted for 1960’s floral centrepiece’s adorning the table with overflowing floral bowls. A mix of bright bold oranges offset with cream and purple textural florals and delicate bright yellows shooting out creating wispy shapes above the bowls, a celebration of the beautiful colours off the past.
MANTEL PIECE ARRANGEMENT
To complete the perfect retro wedding flower decorations for the couples wedding banquet. I added one of my favourite old- world floral designs. A huge show stopping mantel piece arrangements a celebration of the nostalgic 60s hues. To create this heirloom flower display I created an a- symmetric focal point using overlapping textured greenery before adding overspilling flowers. With front facing yellow, orange, red, peach, and purple flowers the instalment looked as if it was exploding forth. Roses, carnations, lisianthus, ranunculus and chrysanthemums in bright hues like colourful fireworks adding a sense of jubilation and celebration to the unique space.
If you’re dreaming of getting married in the heart of the city in a cool chic venue, I think this style of retro wedding flowers would look perfect in some of my favourite southwest wedding venues- The Mount Without, The Orangery, The Forge, The Square Club, and the Manson House just to name a few. If you are dreaming of vintage retro wedding florals- get in touch I can’t wait to talk vintage flower trends, unique nostalgic wedding colour palette and create your perfect wedding flowers.
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