This past weekend I had the honor and pleasure of attending a wonderful 50th wedding anniversary. It was gorgeously decorated, with poster-sized pictures of the happy couple on their wedding day many years ago, mums as floral arrangements to give it that fall, rustic feel, personalized 1961 CDs party favors, and just enough gold to pay homage to this special anniversary. Why am I shamelessly promoting this fabulous event you might ask? It’s not just because it was my mother who decorated or the fact that I helped. No, no, it is definitely because the happy couple is my grandparents!
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the party and rocking out to some Elvis Presley, I found myself looking at this gorgeous picture of my grandmother in her wedding dress. It was 1961 and she was dressed in a gorgeous tea length sleeved dress which was so classically sixties I could barely stand it. She saw me admiring it and came over and said, “Honey, that dress couldn’t have cost me more than $50!” I just loved the classic, Audrey Hepburn influence to her wedding dress, with its elegance and simplicity. Swoon. I almost wished I could get married back then, just to wear that sort of gown.
(My grandmother, affectionately called Nannie.)
While wedding dresses today can cost up to the thousands upon thousands of dollars, Unique Vintage has some amazing options if you are going for a nod to the sixties, or a more modern look to make a bride’s special day one she will look back on at her own 50th wedding anniversary!
xo, Emily Fogarty, UV Blogger