Planning & Inspiration
Floral Inspiration from 60’s Starlets
While you may not be swooning over the full-length gloves, white stockings, and pill box hats, there’s no denying the sixties brought about a newfound freedom of expression in bridal style – florals included.
Today, we take a glimpse at these sixties sweethearts’ wedding flowers – with tips on how to click fast forward for a vintage-inspired, millennium-approved take:
Audrey Hepburn’s Ring of Roses
Audrey Hepburn married Mel Ferrer in a tea-length flared Balmain* dress with satin puffed sleeves and elbow length gloves, accompanied by a stunningly simple crown of roses. (*Yes, that’s the same Balmain responsible for Kim and Kanye’s cyborgian armor at this year’s Met Gala!)
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At a serene summer wedding in Montauk, Bride and Blossom added wisps of Italian Ruscus, Baby’s Breath, and Jasmine Vine to a ring of white spray roses for a more contemporary, boho feel.
Pattie Boyd’s Cascading Bouquet
Pattie Boyd married George Harrison in January of 1966, wearing a red fox fur coat by Mary Quant over a pink and red silk dress by the same designer, cream tights and pointy leather flats. George wore a Mongolian lamb coat made for him by Miss Boyd.
While you may not be keen on getting married in full fur, we’re loving Pattie’s wild, spilling bouquet. Clean up this look with an elegant cascade of orchids, or by applying the same concept to decorative accents, such as this pew arrangement with trailing eucalyptus and and a champagne satin ribbon.
Catherine Deneuve’s Statement Floral Headpiece
Catherine Deneuve married David Bailey in 1965, wearing peep-toe heels, a long sleeved bell dress and – evidently – white polka-dot panties. Besides reminding us to wary of a windy wedding, Catherine is rocking a statement floral headpiece gathered in the center and propping up her veil. If you’re considering a bold alternative to a circular crown, try a gathered pop of florals, either front & center or nudged to one side for a more casual, modern look.
More from Tracy & Michael’s wedding:
Romantic Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Palm House
June Carter’s Pops of Red
Johnny Cash and June Carter got ‘married in a fever’ in Franklin, KY in 1968. June wore a short lacy dress in baby blue with a matching crown and carried white bouquet dotted with red roses. Adding a splash of red is a great way to spin classic pastels on their heels, whether as bright structural accents in a centerpiece, or a sprinkle of berry tones in your bridesmaid’s bouquets.