Did you already catch Jay Chou’s second directorial effort, Rooftop (天台) in theatres? While reviews on the film may be mixed, we love the retro vibe that clearly had a big influence on the film’s aesthetics, from the wardrobe to the styling, and art direction!
If you’re yearning for a bit of nostalgia yourself, why not opt for the ever-popular retro theme wedding? There is definitely no lack of inspiration in this area from our very own Singaporean heritage (think 60’s getais, old-school kopitiams, ah-go-go and so on) — the many classic local productions such as Beauty World,Wok of Life (福满人间), and Right Frequency (播音人) that have spawned over the years are the perfect proof to how evergreen retro themes can be!
Below we’ve put together some references to serve as the springboard to help you plan your retro theme wedding. Go crazy with the ideas and have fun!
For the venue, why not consider Hotel Re! at Pearl’s Hill? The daring colours (you can spot the 12-storey hot pink building from a mile away!) and patterns in the hotel’s interior design recall a psychedelic age that goes especially well with a retro theme wedding. Depending on your preference, you could either hold the event at the usual ballroom, or outdoors at the open driveway.
When we say ‘retro’, we think of polka dots, and neon colours, in this order! For the feminine bride, we love this Maggie Sottero beauty in blush — the contrast between the sexy lace bodice, and the playful polka dot overlay is just too much to resist! For those with a more minimalist aesthetic, this elegant but youthful white number from Christos will be perfect for you.
Maggie Sottero, Rasharna
Christos Fall 2011 Collection
For the more adventurous bride, we’re sure you know that neon colours are so vogue this season! We love this neon tube gown by Jason Wu and its asymmetrical hemline that is flattering for every bride. The dress has also earned its stamp of approval from fashionistas with its appearance in the pages of Vogue magazine.
Jason Wu Spring 2012 Collection
3. Wedding Favours
It’s easy and economical to find polka-dotted packaging in all kinds of form, be it bags or cones or boxes! Here are a few of our cutest picks.
Who says that retro can’t be chic? This set of stationery by Etsy seller, Jamie Konet definitely shows that monotone does not equal boring. You can even customise your order by choosing your own colours for the design!
For those that prefer a dash of colour, these pieces from Ladyfingers Letterpress will definitely bring a smile to your face! Lovingly hand-lettered before being printed on letterpress, this set of stationery evokes retro influence not just through its design, but through its production as well.