1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

If you’re crazy about the 1950s and love everything retro then this wedding inspo is going to tick all the boxes when you’re planning your wedding day. With an industrial twist and a modern take on the classic West Side Story, it’s full of beautiful details for your 1950s retro wedding day. Set at The Clara Los Angeles and coordinated by Steph of Lovely Steph Creations it has all the right components, from a short wedding dress and birdcage veil to the most beautiful powder blue wedding car. We hear from the team about the creation of this retro wedding…

 

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

 

Inspiration

“Inspired by the adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story takes place in the 1950s. The feuding families in this case are two warring gangs, the Caucasian Jets and the Latino Sharks, whose previous gang member, Tony falls in love with young Latina, Maria. Star-crossed lovers, Maria and Tony’s risk overcoming hatred, racism, and all tragedies with their hope, love, and dreams of a better future. The photo shoot is based on an elopement-style wedding inspired by the compelling runaway love story.”

 

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

Styling

“Inspired by the story being set in New York City surrounded by construction, metal, and brick materials, industrial elements were also incorporated into various areas. All chairs being used were metal bistro chairs and copper pipes can be seen throughout the other scenes, such as the reception table, dessert table, and signage created by Lovely Steph Creations. The tablescape elements include copper chargers, tableware, neutral grey napkin linens, and white ceramic plates provided by Mun and Stars Co. The centrepieces give the illusion of being made of copper pipes and all pieces on the table provide an elegant, yet industrial feel.”

 

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

Venue

“Every vendor that provided the small details to the larger instalments, brought this story to life. Tying everything together is the historic The Clara venue located in Los Angeles. The industrial and downtown vibes bring New York City to the west coast, which is perfect for experiencing the true romance in the beloved tale of West Side Story.”

 

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

The Details

“The wedding dress is a short lace retro dress with the iconic red Maria belt and vintage bridal birdcage, both delicately handmade by the talented Handmade by Yamileth. The groom’s suit, provided by Friar Tux, is symbolic of the Jets’ shades of blue attire. Maria’s best friend, Anita, is the bridesmaid and Bernardo is the groomsman. Inspired by the colourful era, Anita’s overall look includes a bright orange halter dress, curly retro hair and vintage red lip makeup. The groomsman’s suit, provided by Friar Tux, is symbolic of the Sharks’ shades of red attire. The iconic 1955 electric blue Chevy Belair is the perfect addition to an elopement wedding and seems as if it is transporting you to another time. The bright colour florals on the car are decorated by the talented florist, Petals & Prickly, providing wonderful details to the wedding and elopement theme. For Anita, her bouquet consists of bright summer colours that truly pop!”

 

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

 

“The majority of the florals are symbolic of Maria’s red belt added with white wedding flowers. The colour scheme has been used throughout the beautifully decorated ceremony and reception tables, by Little Moon Blooms, and the romantic sweetheart table by Yours Truly Design. The actual wooden tables were handcrafted by the amazing Rustico Rentals team.”

 

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

 

“The overall vintage looks of the hair and makeup were created by the beauty dream team, Sandy Hillegaart Beauty and Beauty by Dannie. All of the jewellery from the engagement rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, were carefully designed by Carlotta Collections.”

 

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

 

“The wedding cake is definitely a focal point and a masterpiece! Carefully decorated by  Sweet Darling Cakery, metal copper shades were incorporated as well as lyrics to one of the story’s most famous songs, “Somewhere (A Place for Us).” Other desserts such as the sugar cookies, were artistically decorated by the talented Cakes by Bina, incorporating images such as dancers, New York City skyline, classic retro Chevy, and music lyrics.”

 

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

“No detail was overlooked! Even the invitation suite, vows, and place cards include copper elements. The actual invitation and vows are engraved in metal, which truly adds to the industrial look of the story. The calligraphy on these pieces was designed by Taylor Design Studio and engraved by Sips and Soirees.”

 

1950s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

 

 

The Team – 1950’s Retro Wedding At The Clara Los Angeles USA

Photographer A+M Badillo Images  @ambadilloimages

Lovely Steph Creations  @Lovely.Steph.Creations / The Clara Los Angeles @theclaralosangeles / Handmade by Yamileth @handmadebyyamileth / Friar Tux @friartux / Florist Little Moon Blooms  @little.moon.blooms / Beauty by Dannie @beautybydannie /  Sweet Darling Cakery  @SweetDarlingCakery / Yours Truly Design  @yourstrulydesign_ / Petals and Pricklys  @Petalsandpricklys / Taylor Design Studio @taylor_design_studio / Sips and Soirees @sipsandsoirees / Sandy Hillegaart Beauty  @sandyhillegaartbeauty / Carlotta Collections @carlotta.collections / Bright Event Rentals  @brighteventrentals / Rustico Rentals  @rusticorentals / Mun and Stars Co  @munandstarsco / Cakes by Bina @cakesbybina / Brandon Jacobson @slickbrandon1955 / Adi Rodriguez adirawrdriguez / Ashley Fragoso & Erick Cortes  @theoldashtree

 

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