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Mid-Century-Modern Cocktail Party Wedding Inspiration


With Summer in full swing today’s wedding inspiration shoot couldn’t be any more perfect! A garden celebration inspired by the retro glamour of the 1960s, but with an unmistakably modern twist, complete with cocktails and a banquet of the most delicious looking food. And all in a bright and bold palette that is seriously seasonal!

1960s Inspired Cocktail Wedding Inspiration

Inspired by a mutual love for all things mid-century, photographer Jamie Mercurio and Sara of Lulu & Co. Events got together a team of talented local wedding pros to create their vision of a 1960s inspired cocktail party wedding! Captured at The Stonehouse Manor, it is filled with the most fabulous florals: dreamy bouquets, table arrangements, and a wall installation created by Leslie of Marigold Floral Studio.

As Jamie and Sara were sourcing props for the shoot at Portland Flea For All, they also happened across the most amazing 1960’s asymmetrical white cocktail dress, with beaded neckline and adorable bow. They both loved it so much that they bought it then and there. And it just happened to be the perfect fit for their bride, Tara – talk about fate!

The retro pedestal table, white wire egg chairs and vintage glassware and candlesticks, were also all finds from the Portland Flea For All!  The yummy looking Asian-inspired cuisine was whipped up by Harvest Moon Catering Co. and the snazzy laser cut wood for the invitation suite, as well as the chic mirrored drink stirs with atomic stars, were the creation of Jen Pepper from The Chatty Press.

The brocade bridesmaid dress was another vintage find, this time Everchanging Seasons. Whilst the girls’ mid-century-inspired hair and makeup was created by Ariel Johnson Makeup who gave the beehive-and-big-ponytail styles of the time a contemporary twist.

Every detail came together so perfectly to create an unforgettably stylish Summer celebration! So be sure to have your pinning finger ready before scrolling any further…..

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Isn’t it fab?? I just love the bright bold palette and those beautiful florals! And is it just me or has it left you wanting a bar cart?? An instant pop of glamour to any home, plus who doesn’t need cocktails on wheels?! Here are a few I found…..

Chic Vintage Brides Shop the Look

Back to the shoot though, I can’t thank everyone involved behind the scenes enough, but especially Jamie Mercurio who captured every stylish detail so perfectly. If you love Jamie’s style of photography and would like to see more of her work you should pop and take a peek her website at www.jamiemercurio.com and be sure to find and follow her on Instagram.

Now if this floral affair has you dreaming of a garden wedding of your own, you might want to take a look at this heavenly Lavender farm wedding editorial, or this ethereal fine art editorial is utterly breathtaking – with its focus on bridal style. Or if its the mid-century modern style you’re loving then this Pan-Am inspired editorial is a corker! And you will love this mod elopement inspiration shoot, or if its a real wedding you’re after then take a look at Tricia & Aaron’s super sweet celebration!



Contributors & Credits

Photography – Jamie Mercurio Photography // Venue – The Stonehouse Manor, Popham Beach, Maine, USA // Event Design – Lulu & Co. // Floral Design – Marigold Floral Studio // Wedding Dress – Vintage // Bridal Boutique – Portland Flea For All // Hairpiece – Lulu & Co. // Bride’s Ring – Springer’s Jewelers // Bridesmaid Dresses – Vintage and Everchanging Seasons // Hair & Makeup – Ariel Johnson Makeup // Stationery – The Chatty Press // Catering – Harvest Moon // Wedding Cake – Bear Brook Bakery // Desserts – Bear Brook Bakery // Rentals – Portland Flea For All // Models – Tara Cavanaugh and Kendyll Farley // Drink Stirs & Coasters – The Chatty Press