Chances are you’ve watched enough Mad Men to recognize the mid-century modern style that defines the 1950s and 60s. We’ve freshened up the look with a little shimmer and shine, making it into a stunning wedding theme that’s creative and unforgettable!

mid-century glow

Clean Lines
The mid-century modern look is all about clean lines inspired by organic and geometric shapes. We embraced the beauty of clean lines early on for this look by choosing wedding invitations with a simple, geometric frame around the wording. The frame on this Mid-Century Metallic Invitation is printed in real foil and sets the tone beautifully. The geometric shapes shown throughout this style story match perfectly, lending a cohesive design element from invitation to reception. Learn how to make these shapes yourself at Sugar & Cloth.

Simply Shine

Everything about this look glows! Yet the amount of sparkle is never overwhelming due to the very simple nature of the décor. The geometric shapes shine beautifully but they are also light and airy which makes overusing theme difficult. Gorgeous metallic colors in gold and rose gold appear in unexpected places like the bridesmaid dresses, silverware and wedding cake décor. Brighten things up even more with a few industrial details like the Edison light bulb shown here as a part of the reception table centerpieces.

Greenery Refined
You might not think of greenery, or even flowers, when you think of mid-century but we liked how some simple touches of greenery gave an undoubtedly modern-day feel to the wedding theme. Greenery is simple and unobtrusive, which is why it works so well with the mid-century style. Plus, the rich color is a welcome addition to the theme, breaking up the metallic details and softening the look overall.

Photo Credits: Cake: Ivy and Stone Cake Design via Instagram, Table Setting: Sarah Street Photography via 100 Layer Cake, Hanging Décor: Elaine K Garland Photography via Ruffled, Bridesmaids: Victoria Selman Photography, Bouquet: Sonia Bourdon Photographe via Ruffled, Ring Box: OAK & FIR via Inspired Style