How to create an Old Hollywood wedding

For some, Old Hollywood can create a sense of nostalgia. It’s glitz and glam, with old-world romance and vintage clothing many would love to get their hands on. The memories of this highly romanticized era seem to forever remain timeless, and it’s easy to see why so many doting couples hold these celebrity weddings as inspiration for their own.

Of course, a wedding is anything but easy to plan. Usually, people take up to a year (sometimes longer!) when planning their big day. There are so many parts to consider, all as important as the other, and with the immense pressure to pull off the perfect wedding, it can seem daunting and almost impossible to plan.

Which is why, if you’ve always dreamt about having an Old Hollywood wedding that’ll make Audrey Hepburn and Marylin Monroe proud, these tips will surely help.


The outfit

Most would argue that the bride and groom’s outfits are imperative when completing the big day, and of course, they wouldn’t be wrong, and when there’s a theme, the outfits heighten in importance with the pressure of matching the décor, venue, etc.

Of course, there are many sites out there to help you choose the perfect dress and most dapper suit. For an Old Hollywood bride, think white or cream lace dresses, empire waistlines, floral detail, and jewelled headbands.  For the groom, imagine a black dinner suit, smart bow tie, and a pocket watch – the perfect vintage accessory.

The photography

When viewing photos of Old Hollywood couples and celebrities, everything is captured in black and white. Although there would not have been a choice for colour photos, the simplicity of a monochrome photograph most definitely has its charms, and contributes to the simple elegance of a Hollywood wedding.

You do not have to solely shoot your wedding in black and white, you could have a mixture with some moments captured in colour, and others in monochrome, but it’s hard to argue against black and white photography. It certainly adds a timeless quality to the images, lending a throwback to the photographic past of a romanticised era.

The venue

Booking the right location is key when it comes to a wedding, and if you’re hosting a Hollywood themed wedding in its entirety, then heading out to sunny LA should be seriously considered. With the Hollywood sign and the allure of Tinseltown, your wedding will be nothing less than glamourous and become the talk-of-town for years to come.

With a multitude of wedding venues in Hollywood, you will find yourself spoilt for choice. Such venues like At the P can offer you a wealth of charm to add to your party, with receptions and views that will complete the timeless, romantic and vintage wedding you have always envisioned, allowing you to celebrate in style.

Weddings are always stressful, but that does not mean you cannot enjoy yourself. When planning, make sure to enlist help, whether that be family, friends, or a wedding planner. Remember – it’ll all be worth it in the end, and maybe, your big day will go down in history with some of the other classics!

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