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60s tiki-inspired party ideas

September 12, 2012
60s style poolside tiki party

Can you tell we’re not ready to let summer (or the tiki party theme) go yet? It’s just too fun. Like this 60s inspired shoot conceptualized and photographed by Sarah Layne Photography. It’s got all the fixings of a good time. A bride changing from her reception dress into a retro baby blue bikini, poolside tropical drinks with kitschy names served in groovy goblets & glasses, beach ball accents, vibrant pink and blue flower arrangements… all accenting the vintage-inspired pieces that form a cozy lounge reception area by the pool. Let’s dip right into this one!

bright yellow and pink with black pattern invitation suite bright yellow and pink with black pattern invitation suite

Patterned envelope liners, love them!

decorative bird pillow and poolside lounge chair large cocktail ring and turquoise beaded bracelet pink white and green bouquet tropical and bright dessert table tiki party flower striped paper umbrellas and macaroons cake-ball and tiki umbrella cake with cupcake topper s'mores sandwiches and cake pops tiki party ideas vintage 60s beach babe swimsuit and hair

With images of 1960s bombshells like Bridgette Bardot dancing in their heads, the hair, makeup, and styling team transformed natural California beauty, Merrin into a sultry va-va-voom bride.

pink surfboard and 60s-inspired swimsuit vintage 60s glassware tiki-style glasses bamboo vase centerpiece tiki party cocktails poolside cocktails

So happy Sarah shared this one with us. Absolutely love it and can’t wait to see if any of you recreate this for a bridal shower, bday party, or even your wedding!

Hop over to our Facebook page for a ton of cute outtakes!

concept & photography: Sarah Layne Photography / styling & rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals / bridal gown & bathing suits: Lovey by Isha / hair: Tina Valencia from DK Hair / makeup: Thorne Artistry / cake ball cake, s’mores and cupcakes: Cake Ball Love / cake pops: kCreative / macarons: NattyMacs / florist: Rae Florae / invitations & tags: Posh Paperie / models’ stylist: Sandra Buczek from Sandra Nicole & Amanda from Thorne Artistry / models: Merrin & Jimmy (real couple)