A Midcentury Cocktail Party Inspired this Styled Wedding

Styled Shoot
After stumbling upon an old photo of relatives hosting a party, the idea for this 1960s design took shape.

From Blondie Events & Consulting LLC

Inspiration for the shoot started when I saw a photo of my husband’s grandparents hosting a late 1950s cocktail party in their home. The men were dapper in their suits, but they also looked so at ease. The women were all dressed to impress with stylish cocktail dresses and intriguing jewelry. I wanted to capture that feeling of sophistication and ease in a mid-century inspired wedding.

Rather than recreating the style of atomic age, we wanted to embrace the bold color choices, geometric shapes, and architectural elements while giving the wedding a contemporary and urban feel. We wanted to capture the night club or cocktail bar vibe of the era, creating an elegant atmosphere where the couple could sip their drinks over the hum of jazz music filtering through soft hazy light.

The newly renovated Rose House in Stevens Point offered an ideal venue to bring together midcentury and modern wedding design. We incorporated unusual architectural features like a glass brick wall as the ceremony backdrop and exposed sandstone as a focal point for the celebration. These features were elevated by vintage furniture, industrial elements, and unusual shapes to create a fresh take on midcentury inspired weddings.

The color palette was thoughtfully chosen to put a bold spin on the ever popular “burgundy and blush” and to modernize the mustard and turquoise combinations seen in midcentury textiles and housewares. We worked with shades of blush, coral, rust and gold as our primary hues, adding in pops of ocean blue as accents.

We knew we wanted the bride’s hair and makeup to echo the sharp cat eye and volume of early 1960s beauty trends and the stunning gown with an architectural train provided by Circle the Date allowed us to incorporate those trends in a modern way.

Our midcentury inspired wedding wouldn’t be complete without a glamourous beverage menu curated by Copper and Pine. As a mobile bartending service, Copper and Pine adds a refined touch and interactive element to any celebration – watching their team mix beautiful cocktails is a true joy!

An outstanding team of collaborators can make even the smallest celebrations feel luxurious. Each wedding professional involved brought something extra special to this shoot from hand crafted rings by Brody Designs to sustainably grown flowers by Green’s Flower Farm. All vendors involved are Wisconsin based and local to the Stevens Point area. We wanted to show that even if you’re planning a wedding in a small Wisconsin town, there is a wealth of talent and creativity to help you plan a truly unique celebration.


Groom's Attire
Cake and Desserts
Bar and Beverages
Kristen Erickson, Bryan Erickson, Angela Schenk, Robin Rothfeder
Planning, Stationery and Design