1970s – Eras of inspiration
The 1970s finds its way into our hearts and onto the catwalk season after season, so it’s no surprise it’s a popular choice when it comes to channelling some vintage wedding vibes. Individual style reigned queen in this era of hippie florals, floaty silhouettes and romantic fabrics – it’s the perfect combination for your special day.
The 70s extended the 60s love for free-flowing shapes, but this time with an injection of mother nature-inspired florals. Lace dresses will give you a soft and dainty feel, but embroidery and flowery accessories will really capture the time. Bell sleeves and Bardot off the shoulder dresses will also bring some dreamy 70s spirit to your look.
Those 1970s shoes
We all know the 70s were famed for their exaggerated platform shoes. But take a more delicate line with subtle platform heels or treat your feet to some comfort in a pair of wedges. Keep the palette soft with whites and creams and traditional rope covered heels, or go all out in the spirit of the era with glossy metallics.
The 70s were all about freedom, and this was reflected with tumbling tresses and bohemian inspired beauty. Subtle waves and half-up dos will give you that nonchalant but dreamy look, while big voluminous curls, Farrah Fawcett Flicks and statement headpieces channel the later era’s Studio 54 vibes.
Think flower power when it comes to giving your bridesmaids some 70s spirit. Dress them in floral dresses for a romantic feel – you can even mix and match the prints to create a laid-back, festival look. If you’re more glam than flower girl, look to metallic floor-length dresses to recreate that late 70s vibe.
The 70s men’s silhouette was all about having fun – think bellbottoms, wide lapels and oversized ties. Take inspiration from the look but keep it subtle with double-breasted jackets, loosely tailored trousers and some pops of colour.
Prarie chic or disco doyenne, keep your wedding decor full of colour. Centrepieces are all about the flowers, but add to the look with floral tablecloths and vintage china. Keep it disco with mirror ball decorations and make it all about the dance floor, or channel the easy-going vibes with chill out areas and fairy lights.
Are you all about the 70s for your big day? Whether you’re planning now or looking for inspiration, let us know what you think of the theme in the comments box below.
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