Whimsical Retro-Inspired Wedding Shoot

June 19, 2022 | riley

Equal parts colorful and quirky, playful and free-spirited—this retro-inspired wedding shoot takes whimsical elements and bold accents to a new level. Think bright color palette, statement florals, confetti, and lots of sweet treats. Positively bursting with personality, this collaboration between Junebug member Julia Garcia-Prat Photography, Cat Around Film, and a talented team of vendors was dreamt up to inspire unconventional couples to plan their big day their way.

Choosing an industrial loft as the perfect blank canvas, the team created different spaces for a fun celebration. For the ceremony, gorgeous florals created by Atelier Floral and a pink neon heart sign acted as the backdrop. Meanwhile, a romantic tablescape filled with candles set the mood for a romantic reception for two. Not to mention the stand-out addition to the festivities–a stylishly bespoke cocktail bar.

From the fashion-forward wedding attire to the artsy watercolor cake—these photos are serving us some major inspo. Keep scrolling to see the details up close!

The Show-Stopping Modern Wedding Fashion

We chose a gorgeous wedding dress from Wtoo by Watters that was anything but ordinary. The dress with puffy sleeves is the perfect combination of style, comfort, and femininity. It was the perfect dress for our modern bride. And to complete the look, we paired a minimalist hairstyle, daring makeup with a touch of pink on the eyelids, retro heart-shaped glasses, and sneakers to bring out the bride’s bubbly personality.  As for the groom, we combined a striped suit with a vibrantly colored handkerchief to tie into the color palette of the styled shoot. To take it a step further, we added a beautiful charm chain to the groom to add whimsy and white sneakers to keep the look casual and youthful. 

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Why An Industrial Loft Studio Was The Perfect Blank Canvas For This Retro-Inspired Wedding Shoot

Our team wanted to inspire unconventional couples by showing them exactly what they could look like with this creative photo shoot. We found that using a space like this industrial loft gave us more freedom to achieve a modern, urban, and fun look, rather than celebrating in a traditional ballroom. We had the freedom to create the spaces desired for the celebration—from the ceremony to the cocktail bar. The large open space made the decor pop creating a festive atmosphere. The vibrant colors of the beautiful floral arrangements, stationery, accessories, and heart-shaped neon sign contributed to the kitschy romance look we were going for.

The Talented Team:

Photography – Julia Garcia-Prat
Event Planning – Love Punch
Venue – Cats Around Films
Floral Design – Atelier Floral
Cake – Gisele Desserts
Videography – Rob Malo
Invitation Design – Kryptonie
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Veronica Medina
Groom’s Attire – Baggi Store
Wedding Dress – Dream It Yourself
Rings – Loft Bijoux
Rentals – ABP + Tenue de Soiree
Mobile Cocktail Cart – Tap Tap Cocktail


A big thank you to Junebug member Julia Garcia-Prat Photography for capturing and sharing this whimsical retro-inspired wedding shoot with us. Get more wedding inspo by checking out her profile in our directory of photographers from around the world

If you and your partner are open to having an unconventional and unique celebration like this styled shoot, check out our guide to planning a unique wedding to help you come up with ideas of your own!

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