Setting the scene for a Vintage 1930s wedding theme, old Hollywood glam, or a glamorous party. What a beautiful style to get married in or to host a cocktail party with this old Hollywood glam..
During the mid 1930, women wore tight fitting flowing bridal gowns in a slippery high-sheen fabric. There bridal dresses were often made of satins in silk or rayon. The most used colors for the wedding, were ivory, cream, pinkish white or pale blue white and sometimes adorned with silver fox as the favorite fur. The gowns were imitations of the glamorous evening dresses worn by Hollywood movie stars.
The style of the wedding dresses showcased cowl necklines, curved trains and long medieval sleeves were the main features of the dresses. The Bridesmaids often wore similar styles with Juliet caps and large bouquets of roses completing the picture.
The vintage bride sometimes carried a small handbag instead of a bouquet. Although roses were popular at the time the most popular flowers were the Madonna lily.
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Royal and society weddings influenced wedding trends in the 30s just as they do today. Princess Marina of Greece married in 1934. Her dress was a sheath cut on the cross. She had wide hanging sleeves again creating the medieval look. The fabric was silver and white brocade.
Royal weddings influenced wedding trends
Syrie Maugham’s famous white room style which ranged from, bright white, cream and beige would make an ideal setting a for 1930s themed wedding. Furniture lacquered or tubular steel, chrome or metal plating with textured wallpapers in off white decorated early 1930s rooms. Mirrors and mirrored screens add shimmer and shine.
White interiors with mirrors, lacquered, steel, chrome furniture
White vintage cars like the 1934 Auburn 851 would eco the glamorous era. The color schemes of the 1930 could also be repeated in the clothing or the decor. For example the usual colors cocoa brown with hyacinth blue, prune with turquoise or mustard yellow with grey.
Classic white car, cocoa brown, hyacinth blue, turquoise, mustard yellow and grey.
Eyebrows were plucked and penciled. Elizabeth Arden launched arrange of seven lipstick shades. Mascara and eye shadow came in four shades and eight shades of rouge became available. Suntans became fashionable to enhance the fashions particularly white swim suits and the satin dresses.
The glamorous 1930 wedding gave way to the drab 1940s. Even through the lavish ball gown wedding dress was for a limited time popular in the 30s the era is more known for the glamorous white satin and glitter of movie star style. Therefore a 1930 wedding theme with white figure hugging gowns, white cars, white Madonna lilies with lots of glitter and shine would be more authentic.
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