Friday

Wedding Themes and Venues: Styling Ideas Part 2

A 1960's inspired cocktail party for those special birthdays!

Some of you just love a party, some of you also love a particular film or TV show. With bags of creativity and a smidgen of confidence you can throw a celebration like no other. Take your passions, throw in your own personal style, bags of creativitiy and hey presto, you too can party like Mad Men, or the Great Gatsby, dress like Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffanys, dance to the tunes of the Jazz Age, kick your heels to the Charleston, travel the world as a Steam Punk Exlorer, share a Brief Encounter themed affair, or sup tea in a Downton Abbey garden party.

Your choice of venue is if course key to how you might start to style your party, and with so many wonderful venues to choose from, this will be your starting point for dressing a room and yourself. The growing interest during the last year in teepee and barn weddings suggest that you like to party big, have fun and enjoy the festivities in plenty of outdoor space. You can throw into the mix pretty much anything in these spaces (you will need to think big with your styling) and party games. For more glamour, think heritage hotels and unusual entertainment venues such as theatres and cinemas, where you can be transported back in time to the heyday of the picture and pleasure palaces of the 1920's and 30's. Within these incredible buildings you can become your own showgirl or stars of your own hollywood show!

Whether you choose to DIY in a barn or prefer the focussed customer service of a 5 star hotel, Itsy Bitsy Vintage can help you develop your style and theme with design consultations and prop hires. Here are a just a few ideas for themes, which would you pick?

Images have been collaged from a selection of my own work and other images taken from Pinterest to provide these inspiration design boards. All images for Itsy Bitsy Vintage taken by Jonathan Bean Photography.

A Teepee Boho Festival themed wedding.
(including images by Jonathan Bean Photography and Samantha Broadley for a teepee shoot with Teepee Tent Hire, styling by Itsy Bitsy Vintage.)

A retro seaside themed wedding inspired by Morecambe Bay and the Midland Hotel.

A DIY homespun Vintage Barn Wedding
(with travel inspired guest table props and centrepieces designed by Itsy Bitsy Vintage photographed by Jonathan Bean Photography)

A rustic flower filled barn wedding.
Suggested vintage china settings and rustic inspired centrepieces by Itsy Bitsy Vintage. Venue photos by Jonathan Bean Photography at the Bayhorse Inn, Forton.

A 1920's inspired Speakeasy Wedding with flappers and prohibition props.
(with Midland Moonshine bottles created by Itsy Bitsy Vintage for a Prohibition wedding at the Midland Hotel in Morecambe. Suitcase photo by Jonathan Bean Photography.)


 An Opulent Great Gatsby and Charleston themed party.
(1920's props and table dressing for a Great Gatsby Showcase at the Midland Hotel by Itsy Bitsy Vintage. Prop photos by Jonathan Bean Photography)

An Art Deco styled Cinema wedding.
(suggested centrepieces styled for the Torch Club Ball by Itsy Bitsy Vintage and photographed by Jonathan Bean Photography. Venue photos of the Stockport Plaza.)

A Brief Encounter anniversary celebration by the Dukes Cinema, Lancaster, November 2015. Vintage china by Itsy Bitsy Vintage, train and clock props by the Dukes. Photos by Jonathan Bean Photography. 


 Mid Century cool with a Mad Men inspired wedding.

 A Darker Shade of Vintage: A SteamPunk and Showgirl inspired theme for you Divas and Gents! 

Edwardian chic for a gentrified garden party with cream tea. Vintage china cake stands by Itsy Bitsy Vintage, china photos by Jonathan Bean Photography. 

All other photos courtesy of Pinterest.