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I need help!! I am getting married around October of next year. I love anything 60’s and 70’s especially the “hippy days”. I know that I only want music played from the mid 60’s to mid 70’s. I know what kind of dress I want. The guys will be wearing skinny suits with skinny ties, (like one of my favorite bands the Beatles). It will be held outdoors in a family friends field. I am having a hard time figuring out decorations for the ceremony as well as centerpieces and decorations for the reception. I am trying to stay away from tye dye and things like that. I know that I want dasies as that is my favorite flower. I am also struggling with food choices. I do know that I would like a soda bar with sodas in the old glass bottles. We will not be serving alcholic beverages in respect to the families, but I would like to create a couple of signature drinks and name them things like the “Yellow Submarine”. If anyone has any ideas at all I would love to hear them. I want to make this wedding a wedding that I will always remember by doing something that I love. I love music. We plan on having the attendants walk down to “Today” by Jefferson Airplane. The theme of our wedding is basically “All you need is Love” as we are both Beetles fans. Thank you in advance for any and all help!!!
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I just watched Pirate Radio and it was a 60’s wedding, on a boat though. I think this website has some good inspiration…
Love your theme too!
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I know I just watched it too…got the soundtrack same day…lol…thanks for the website!!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Super-fun theme, I’ve got a dash of that thrown in my wedding too! What about bunting flags as decor?? I think they totally have a hippie theme…Also, wildflowers, for sure…Maybe incorporate a bit of a paisley pattern for your invitations?
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This is one of my favorite weddings, and the bride did ribbon streamer decorations everywhere instead of florals. They had a bbq and the fashion and baby’s breath bouquet were amazing!
I can’t remember where I saved this picture from, but it has a lot of the style you were talking about. I remember it was a smaller boat wedding and also looked really fun:
A few more good ones:
Post # 7
Thanks guys…These are all great ideas. I want to keep it simple but want to stay true to the theme of the wedding. Keep the ideas coming, I am getting excited the more I see!!
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What comes to mind:
a school bus parked in the field or used to shuttle guests to the wedding
a Volkswagon van – ? used as the bar
another drink idea-Strawberry Fields, A shot of Ryhmn and Blues, A Taste of Honey,
picnic tables with all different table coverings and cushions on the benches
Post # 10
@ Stephanie, I love the tin can centerpieces. Thanks for the bottled soda website. I was having trouble finding a site that had them at a good price. The dress is also great. I have found one that I really liked but have not stopped looking so thanks!
@ Julies, I really like the picnic table idea. Had not thought of that. But we had thought of looking for a old Volkswagon van to shuffle people down to the site.
Thanks guys. I was beginning to worry that I had come up with a great idea and no way to make it fun but still a wedding. Everything I was finding was very childs party like. I am loving the ideas!!!! Thanks!
Post # 11
patchwork comes to mind for me with hippies… i think table runners like the ones below would be wonderful with mason jars and wildflowers/daisies. (i added the invite just because i thought it was super cute!)
we’re having a more rustic themed wedding… but i’ve always been a hippie girl at heart. i’m going barefoot and wearing daisies in my hair. =D there is also an old vw bus near where we are getting married that has been abandoned in a field since i can remember… we’re definitely taking photos there!
Post # 12
There are some great inspiration photos out there. I think the one thing that will make it pretty obvious as to your ‘theme’ will be wearing a daisy wreath on your head…that screams 60’s to me. The fashion of that time was pretty awful, but I think you can have some fun scouting it out. Thrift stores will be your best bet unless you have some older family members who haven’t changed their style in many moons. 🙂 The only thing I still have is a peace sign necklace.
Post # 13
Vagabondgurl where did you find those invites? I love them. I have found a couple as shown below that I thought were very fitting, but I really like the one you posted.
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Ha Ha, this is fun! I grew up in the 60’s-70’s. Did you see the striped paper straws, like they used to have?? If you have a flower girl, she should wear a maxi dress. I saw some recently! Maybe use some “protest style” signs for “Wedding”, “Refreshments” oh, and what about incorporating some macrame or felt somehow, oh what about those italian wine bottles, with the crayon dripped wax over the glass for centerpieces? It would be fun to have buttons with guests names/placecards.
What about Cheese Fondue and breadsticks for appetizers.
Check these out:
Are you wearing leather sandals or GoGo boots? 🙂
Post # 16
Here’s a 1969 recipe:
The oldeset recipe we have (in an American source) is dated 1969:
“Flower Pot Bread
2 cups milk
3 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. shortening
3 tsp. salt
1 cup lukewarm water
2 tsp. sugar
2 env. dry yeast
6 cups sifted flour
Wash and thoroughly grease three red clay flowerpots 5-in. wide and 5-in. deep. Bake pots at 375 deg. 5 to 10 min. Repeat the process. Scald milk in saucpan. Remove from heat and add 3 tbsp. sugar, shortening and salt. Stir until shortening is melted, then cool to lukewarm. Combine lukewarm milk, then stir in 4 cups flour and beat well. Add remaining flour and mix well. This is a sticky dough. Turn dough into a greased bowl and brush top with melted shortening. Cover with waxed paper and towel and allow to rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 to 45 min. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly. Divide dough into three equal parts and place in well-greased flower pots. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk. Bake at 375 deg. 35 to 40 min. with a double thickness of foil on oven rack under pots. Serve in pots using real or fak flowers “growing” from them. Makes 3 loaves.”
—“Flower Pot Bread on Spring Menu,” Amy Vanderbilt, Los Angeles Times, May 29, 1969 (p. F8)