Retro Romance: Catherine & Benjamin in Gilbert, AZ

Catherine and Ben began dating after meeting in church, and were subsequently engaged a year and a half later. For their wedding, they chose a 1940s theme, based on the bride’s love of the music and style of that era. They brought their retro aesthetic to life through various quirky details such as having the bridal party dressed head-to-toe in traditional 1940s attire and with décor that featured repurposed hatboxes, vintage furniture and chandeliers. A soda bar served old-fashioned beverages from glass bottles and a projector played Shirley Temple films onto a screen — collectively setting the tone. They chose a color palette of pale blue and sunny yellow for the joyful feeling the shades conjured — serving as the perfect complement to an outdoor wedding.

The bridal party strikes a pose in their 1940s-inspired garb.

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Catherine and Ben began dating after meeting in church, and were subsequently engaged a year and a half later. For their wedding, they chose a 1940s theme, based on the bride’s love of the music and style of that era. They brought their retro aesthetic to life through various quirky details such as having the bridal party dressed head-to-toe in traditional 1940s attire and with décor that featured repurposed hatboxes, vintage furniture and chandeliers. A soda bar served old-fashioned beverages from glass bottles and a projector played Shirley Temple films onto a screen — collectively setting the tone. They chose a color palette of pale blue and sunny yellow for the joyful feeling the shades conjured — serving as the perfect complement to an outdoor wedding.

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The ’maids’ bouquets include blue hydrangeas, yellow and white roses, and feathers.  
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A charming "Just Married" sign graces the front of the couple's vintage tandem bike. The couple recalls, “One of our favorite moments was riding off in our old vintage tandem bike — an instance of pure bliss!”  
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The soda bar serves a variety of old-fashioned sodas for guests.  
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An old birdcage holds advice from the guests for the “love birds.”  
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The table settings featured lace overlays with yellow and blue daisy-printed tablecloths. The centerpieces consisted of old decorated hatboxes, vintage candelabras and flowers in mason jars.

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Antique china sits atop a table and beneath a bell jar — contributing to the retro-inspired décor.  
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Mason jars of yellow flowers hung from a reclaimed frame. Old mason jars recovered from Catherine’s parents’ house were also used to serve drinks.  
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