Pinup Style Wedding Inspiration

by Sarah Macdougall on October 22, 2013

I’ve always had a fascination with the 1940’s. Part of it was hearing stories my grandparents would tell about that era, the other part of it was the style. I think 1940’s and the first thing that comes to mind is that iconic picture of the sailor kissing the nurse on V-J Day.


And maybe it’s the hair that was popular back then (and the fact that I can’t make my hair do that no matter how hard I try), or maybe it was the “celebration of the female figure” in images that were risque enough to peak some interest, but there’s something about that style that makes me view it as one that’s hard to achieve, and therefore special.

The modern pinup style has taken a bit of a turn from its roots. I like to think it went something like this: you start with your typical pinup style (tea length skirts, high-waisted shorts, etc), throw in the sailor coming home from war (rawr), and then take the classic style tattoos that the sailor undoubtedly has and move them to the chick. That’s what I’m seeing a lot of. That, and accentuating the girly parts. It’s like it was tailor-made for curvy chicks. I’m down. That said, here are a few inspirational pictures if “rockabilly 40s-50s wedding” is on your “I could maybe think about doing this” list.

pinup wedding cake



vintage glam hairstyle - pinup wedding inspiration

tattoo vintage rockabilly wedding invitation  rsvp postcard set with printable diy option-f77439

blonde bombshell - pinup wedding inspiration

What do you think about having a pinup-inspired wedding theme?


{ 1 comment }

Diani January 14, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Hi Sarah,

I was wondering if you knew where the featured wedding dress is available from?


Diani :)

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