With all the traveling This Planner has been doing lately, the thought of a 1960s inspired wedding or event popped into my head and so we thought we'd share our latest inspiration montage for this incredibly fun theme. When you think of travel to any desired destination, traveling by air is half the fun. And by throwing in the look and feel of the 60's, you're adding a whimsical element to an already cloud-nine theme.

Think of all the possibilities that a theme as fun and stylish as this could bring! Here are just a few ideas:

  • Setting the reception in an airline hanger

  • Ceremony seating lined up airplane style (3 seats on either side of the aisle)

  • Servers dressed as 1960s airline stewardesses and serving from carts rather than trays

  • Bridesmaids dressed in 1960s-inspired dresses complete with pillbox hats

  • The Bride dressed in a form-fitting 1960s inspired dress with a pillbox hat and birdcage veil

  • Paper airplane ceremony programs and/or menus at each place setting

  • Invitations inspired by 1960s airline magazine advertisements and delivered in an Air Mail envelope

  • To announce the Bride and Groom's entrance into the reception have an overhead voice start with "Attention passengers this is your Captain speaking..."

  • Wedding Party enters the hall carrying pull-luggage boldly labelled with their role (i.e: bridesmaid, maid-of-honour, groomsman, etc

  • Sky blue, patterned linens

  • Luggage-tag seating cards that double as favours

  • Model airplanes or fluffy clouds hanging from the ceiling

  • Tall cylinder vases filled with fluffy cotton (to resemble clouds) topped with a large model airplane (or a toy airplane for a more whimsical look)

  • Sky blue wedding cake topped with an airplane or a steward and stewardess cake topper

  • Appetizers served up in little airline bento-boxes

Inspiration board created by Et Lofte Events
Special thanks to The Knot (mini airplanes) Martha Stewart (paper airplane invites) GreenWeddingShoes (wedding cake), Style And Elegance Wedding Coordination (airport hanger ceremony) Screenrant (PAN AM photo) and more for the awesome images



So I was working on an ad and this thought crossed my mind. Weddings are a celebration of uniting two people, two personalities, two perceptions of life. And so planning a wedding isn't just about the formalities (or the one-upping the last wedding you attended) but also about personalization -- expressing who you are as a Bride, a Groom and more importantly, as a couple.

Just something to think about when you dive into your wedding plans. What type of Bride and Groom are you? And how will you express that in your wedding?