Vintage Themes: Nostalgic Retro Live Music
Everything old is new again!
Old Hollywood themes are popular in California!
Vintage events are so simple to create!
Vintage-inspired plans, classic menus and food stations, vintage attire, California beach destinations and outdoor venues are all part of the fun.
Elegant food stations, aperitifs, canapes — they can be as simple as devilled eggs or a pate of chopped liver on Ritz crackers, or as opulent as blini, smoked salmon and caviar — carved chateaubriand with bearnaise sauce, Waldorf salad, salmon croquettes, cherries jubilee and champagne punch are timeless and fabulous!
Have your bartender mix Manhattans and Sidecars, and use old-fashioned flowers that look as if they came straight from a cutting garden.
California beach and resort destinations are very popular as the backdrop to a nostalgic theme. When you start with a really spectacular setting, it’s easy to have an event that’s the ultimate in nostalgia.
As vintage-themed settings go, there are lots of choices, in every price range.
Don’t overlook the possibility that your family — or a friend — may have a perfect backyard for your celebration!
Since vintage traditions are all about family, friends, love and romance, you may want to consider having your event on a Sunday afternoon or early evening as an alternative to the typical Saturday night scenario. The savings can be considerable, and people are often more relaxed and ready for a good party on a Sunday!
One good vintage wedding idea is to take a cue from John and Jacqueline Kennedy’s 1953 wedding and cut the wedding cake right at your sweetheart or wedding party table.
Meyer Davis and his Orchestra played that night under a canopy on the grounds of Hammersmith Farm. The Kennedy’s first dance song? “I Married An Angel.”
Judy Chamberlain can be reached at 714 319-9242.