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Registry Style Profile: Retro

Howdy, folks! Thanks for joining us as we continue our journey through our Registry Style Profiles with a look into our punchy and colorful Retro Registry Collection with very special guests Christy Weber of Junebug Weddings, Lyndsey Hamilton of Lyndsey Hamilton Events and Sofia Crokos of Sofia Crokos Events. Curious which other styles we've featured? Check out previous posts on our Classic, Preppy, Modern, Green, and Eclectic collections before you jump.  Folks have been creating registries that mix a little of each so we hope these picks will only further inspire you to create a collection that is reflective of YOUR personal style.

So let’s get started with our retro picks...A retro home could take design cues from almost anytime in the past. No matter which era inspires you, chances are you have a relaxed, playful home that buzzes with vibrant colors and clever accents.

Here are some of our inspirations when we think of a retro styled home: 1950’s polka dots and atomic red, 1960’s vivid mod prints, 1970’s harvest gold and avocado, 1980’s pink pastels. Dior, Pucci, Halston, Calvin Klein. Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Lauren Hutton, Cindy Crawford.  What comes to your mind?

A Registry for the Retro Couple

Brides Dress and Accessories by Gabriella New York Bridal Salon | Photo Credit: Karen Wise Photography

Words of Wisdom from the Experts

To give you some insight from the experts, we asked our style savvy wedding pros (and retro-style lovers) to share their favorite picks.  Please join us in welcoming Christy Weber from Junebug Weddings, Lyndsey Hamilton from Lyndsey Hamilton Events and Sofia Crokos from Sofia Crokos Events.

Christy Weber, the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Junebug Weddings picked out a few of her favorite home decor pieces that fit her retro style. She says:

"Cooking with good knives makes all the difference in the world, and the MKS knives below are just that, plus they are so fun to display for a burst of color in the kitchen. I also love these Toddy Bird napkins - who wouldn't love to be given a drink or snack with one of these gorgeous napkins along side? And this Jonathan Tufted Stool is simply the epitome of chic decor, and so useful too! In small living spaces, or in large ones, having quick extra seating options is always a plus."

A variety of MKS Knives | Toddy Bird Napkins by OrtolanJonathan Tufted Stool

"I am always inherently drawn to "retro" pieces, with my favorite aesthetic being mid-century modern. The architecture and design from Eames to Neutra are so inspiring. The era was so distinct and identifiable. The clean lines and functionality of the pieces is so beautiful while remaining utilitarian. Here are a few selections that remind me of quintessential mid-century California modernism" - Lyndsey Hamilton

Bridget Bardot Go Go Cowgirl by Gregory KirschenbaumBialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Maker | Malibu Clutch by Lyndsey Hamilton for Fleabags

"In my personal life, I am infamous for paying "homage" to the stylish decades of the past. I love taking chances and mixing what I have in the closet and I do the same when it comes to entertaining at home or for my clients. Consider incorporating the simplicity of the Vera Wang China with these robust candle holders to add some "retro" in the mix. And of course, no party is complete without an eye-pleasing, music sound system to really make the night a hit!"

Imperial Scroll Dinnerware Collection by Vera Wang | Double  Candlerholder in Colors by Menu | Geneva Sound - S

So, what do you think?  Does ‘Retro’ fit your style profile?  What do you think of our picks, is there anything we’ve missed?  Have a look through our full collection here and let us know.  And, as always, if you have any questions, thoughts, or ideas, leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you.

Thanks again, and happy registering.
Kate