For those who want to add a hint of nostalgia to their wedding sand ceremony, the Mr. & Mrs. Sixty color palette by Sharon Harty brings an element of ‘60s style to the wedding celebration. Certainly, it is a bold choice – but one that is in keeping with the bridal couple who want to place their unique stamp on the world. Mr. & Mrs. Sixty is a breath of fresh air for those striving to create something new and different in their wedding festivities.
The color mood is playful and romantic – perfect for a voyage back to the decade of love, peace, and harmony. The color scheme complements the wedding color themes of white, pink, light blue, and grey, so it is appropriate for a variety of nuptial festivities. Because the seven-layer palette is designed for six participants, it is highly suitable for blended family ceremonies.
Specifically, the palette consists of the following color themes:
- Aqua blue, symbolizing the fountain of everlasting love;
- Oasis blue, signifying the ultimate depth of commitment;
- Ivory, indicating a lightness of being and a spirit of togetherness;
- Pastel pink, showing that the “fun-in” lives – ‘60s style; and
- Lavender, conveying ‘60s serenity with a playful streak.
There are many reasons to turn to the ‘60s for inspiration for a wedding sand ceremony. For one thing, the decade symbolized peace, understanding, and freedom – concepts which still hold appeal today. In addition, the ‘60s brings to mind an idealistic, less complicated time, when all manner of progressive change seemed a possibility. The Age of Aquarius was a time of bold vision – something that a bridal couple would love to celebrate in their unity sand ceremony.
Want to use my Mr. & Mrs. Sixty sand ceremony color palette for your own wedding? Here’s what you’ll need:
- The Heart Shaped Unity Sand Ceremony Set
- Wedding Sand in Aqua, Oasis Blue, Ivory, Dark Pink, Pastel Pink and Lavender
- Small Heart Vases for additional participants
For such a sand ceremony, it seems appropriate to incorporate ‘60s-style wedding fashion. For instance, for bridesmaids, hair could be styled in French twists or piled into small bee hives. Bridesmaid outfits could take the form of tea-length scoop neck silk shantung dress in a shade like Watermelon or Guava. Accessories could include a crystal vintage gemstone pin and matching Lux Chiffon Flower colored headband in fuchsia or Tutti Fruti.
As for the bride a vintage lace gown with long lace gloves would be a great option. If she wants to opt for a more daring look she can choose a short satin tea length dress accessorized with dangling chain earrings with pearl drops and short lace gloves.
Alternatively, a great shorter dress option is a baby doll style dress. Shoes for the shorter look could be either platform shoes, matching ivory pumps or a silver metallic pump. A scoop neck and short lace sleeves are great details to look for in the vintage lace gown. The best shoe choice with the vintage gown would with a classic pump shoe.
If the bride needs something “blue” in keeping with tradition she could dye the shoe a shade of blue from your color palette, if it works with her bridal party color choices and her choice of flowers. A Brigitte Bardot updo, with half of her hair falling below her shoulders would add a retro ‘60s touch.
Sixties-inspired accessories for the sand ceremony can include side brooches on swoop necklines, Tiffany charm bracelets, double-strand pearl necklaces and clutches like this Elegant Quilted Purse in Matte Satin. For the groom and groomsmen, hair can be side-parted and slicked back, while the wedding wear can either be white for summer or tightly-fitted black tuxedos with skinny black or boldly colored matching ties.
Meanwhile, the accessories for the reception can also take on a ‘60s vibe. For a bold look that will definitely be noticed, the bride can choose the “A Kiss and We’re Off” cake topper attractively customized with decorative flowers colored to match the bridesmaids’ dress color.
Also, a great idea for a 60’s style wedding favor that does double-duty are the adorable “Mini-Martini Glasses.” For a nostalgic tone, the martini glasses can be filled with popular 60’s candies like Good & Plenty.
To help guests capture your special moment, place the retro-looking “Single Use Camera-Vintage Design” camera at each table to help set the mood and keep guests saying “cheese!” all night long.
Every bride and groom want their wedding festivities to be special, symbolizing their unique personalities and tastes. By selecting Mr. & Mrs. Sixty as their sand ceremony color palette, the bridal couple inject a memorable sense of ‘60s style and sensibility to their ceremony. By celebrating the unique beauty and allure of the ‘60s in their sand ceremony, the wedding couple celebrates their own signature style as husband and wife.