You can pull inspiration from anywhere, and I mean anywhere, and I would love to see a wedding that was inspired by an old powder room. They were so feminine and dainty. I can imagine a pink and black one, where perfume was dotted on a woman's wrist so delicately, and men kept quiet while a woman took hours to primp. Got the visual?
Lets get inspired!
Sometimes starting the look off with your bridesmaids is inspiring in itself because there are so many options. Choose something feminine with a modern flair such as a sash or belt. But keep the fabrics soft and flowing, kind of like you would imagine the skirt of the makeup vanity being. A high waistline is very 1940's and quite flattering as well.
The bridal gown should embody femininity. Soft fabrics, gorgeous lace, and a body that follows the curves of an hour glass figure. The wonderful thing about lace is that while it is a very traditional fabric, it can have a modern twist to it with three dimensional flowers.
And remember the saying "Why don't I slip into something a bit more comfortable" You can actually take the lace layer off to reveal a sexy char muse slip dress. (pictured below) Perfect for a reception dress!
Include moms in on the picture too! They should have that 1940's look but with a bit of attitude. And talk about not dressing matronly, (which is what we hear from every mom that walks in our door) this dress is anything but! Walk around in this little number with a cocktail and you have the complete look of a 1940's powder room setting!
As for the setting, you can really pick up the look and feel of a vintage powder room here. Adorn the tables in soft cloths of pink, surround the tables with white chairs that have a black ribbon around them. Centerpieces can be really creative, such as vintage perfume bottles or antique picture frames with photos of the couple growing up. And be sure to get the feel going by having Sinatra playing in the background during cocktails and dinner.
Hope your inspired!