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A Retro Bridal Shower…

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…So Fitting For The Soon-To-Be Wife!

Sure, times have changed.  Much of what used to be tradition had gone out the window.  Poof, gone!  Just like that.  However, nothing says we can’t bring a little bit of it back, right?  I mean, they do it all the time when it comes to fashion, so why not bring it home too?

This week over at the OneWed Savvy Scoop Blog, I guest blogged about a theme to bring out the pinup housewife in all of you…so of course I had to share!  If you’re planning a bridal shower, get ready to get girly…

retro fabulous bridal shower board created by its a jaime thing dotcom 2

(Photo credits ~ Top L: LB Event Couture, Bottom L:, Bottom M:  Head Of The Table, Right:  Anne Taintor)

Consider serving cherry pie instead of cake and grab some Coca Cola inspiration from my friend Kim over at Head Of The Table.  Or, customize your own bottles with Jones Soda!  To personalize, use similar sayings like shown on the gift bags above or even upload vintage themed photos to your bottle labels.

Thank your guests or pamper the bride with pretty little pinup style bath products from one of my favorite stores, Margarita Bloom!

retro fabulous bridal shower board created by its a jaime thing dotcom 4

(Photo credits ~ Left:  Beauty goodies from Margarita Bloom, Right: Vanity Girl of Vanity Fair)

When it comes time to decorate your shower space, mix your retro theme up with this unique turquoise and red Modern Kitchen Theme by Hostess With The Mostess!

retro modern tablescape idea via hostesswiththemostessdotcom apron by themerrymartinidotcom

(Photo credits: Flowers, tablescape via Hostess With The Mostess, Cherry apron via The Merry Martini)

I especially adore how serving utensils were used for the centerpieces – what a great idea!  After the shower, let the bride take them home so she can work on becoming her own domestic diva self.  Don’t forget the apron!

Craving more retro?  Click HERE or visit a few of my favorite vintage loving peeps at GlamourvilleThe Glam Guide, Vintage Glam Weddings, Rock ‘n Roll Bride, GaGaVida and Pin Me Up Photography.  Happy planning, beauty girls!


Written by Jaime

thUTCp31UTC05bUTCTue, 26 May 2009 19:09:19 +0000 11, 2008 at 7:09 pm

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  1. I love this idea! So cute and fun!

    Globetrotting Bride

    thUTCp31UTC05bUTCWed, 27 May 2009 10:54:33 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:54 am

  2. Yay! Thanks, I thought it was fun too…it would be a great idea for a bachelorette party too, especially playing up the “pinup” part!

    Cheers & thanks for reading!

    Jaime 😉


    thUTCp31UTC05bUTCWed, 27 May 2009 13:15:40 +0000 11, 2008 at 1:15 pm

  3. The whole retro pin-up girl thing might be a really cute idea for a Boudoir photo shoot. These seem to be gaining popularity, but I’m just not sure I could do it…
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I’ve got you on my reader list now!


    The Thirty Something Bride

    thUTCp31UTC05bUTCWed, 27 May 2009 14:05:09 +0000 11, 2008 at 2:05 pm

  4. That would be a great idea for a boudoir photo shot! I’ve seen so many different boudoir shoots and while I’d love to be able to pose in something little, I agree with you – I don’t know if I could bring myself to do it…lol.

    However, I’ve seen a lot of girls do the boudoir shoot wearing cute pj’s or something that covers them a little more – sexy doesn’t have to be slinky, sexy can be something as simple as wearing your guy’s buttoned down shirt, a robe or a cami & boyshort! 😉

    I do looooove the idea of pinup though – imagine wearing short shorts, high heels and a retro style top…drool!

    Thanks for reading…have a lovely!



    thUTCp31UTC05bUTCWed, 27 May 2009 15:11:43 +0000 11, 2008 at 3:11 pm

  5. Jaime,

    Thanks for sharing this inspiration! I’m actually working on a bridal shower gift for a good friend of mine and I think I’ve taken on the retro housewife theme. I’m putting together a kitchen set with an apron, fun red utensils, and other kitchen accents, so these photos are a great inspiration! 🙂



    thUTCp31UTC05bUTCWed, 27 May 2009 18:07:54 +0000 11, 2008 at 6:07 pm

  6. Aww, my pleasure! I’m sure the gift you’re working on will be majorly loved with lots of ooohs and aaaahhs! Let us know when you’ve got it all together or post it on your blog for us to see once it’s finished maybe? I’d love to see!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    ~Jaim 😉


    thUTCp31UTC05bUTCThu, 28 May 2009 11:07:10 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:07 am

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