#169: Mid-Century Modern

Plum, navy & mad men 1950's wedding inspiration

I’m a sucker for mid-century furniture, it inspired me throughout my design degree and you’ll see influences of mid-century style throughout my styling work.  My ply-based Eames dining chairs are my favourite ever purchase!  This 1950’s design movement was characterised by clean simplicity and an integration with nature, so it’s easily translated into the world of weddings with bold graphics, rich jewel colours and plenty of polished timber furniture.  I think it’s perfect for an Autumnal celebration, the warm colours are so inviting and welcoming and contrasts perfectly with the golden landscape of the season.

Furniture is key, think chintzy styles contrasted with sleek button back sofas in tweedy fabrics and mid-century design classics from Eames, Saarinen and Bertoia mixed with ply and mahogany tables.  Of course a bar cart is a must for Mad Men-style cocktails!  This style of furniture is available to hire in the UK from suppliers like Inspire Hire, just ask if they don’t have exactly what you’re after!  Add rich plum coloured florals, a 50’s prom-style wedding dress with birdcage veil, retro-inspired stationery and some cheeky signage, and you’ve got it covered!


Credits: Pyramid side table by Michelle Landreau via 100 Layer Cake // Bertoia Chair by Michelle Landreau via 100 Layer Cake // Bar cart by Michelle Landreau via 100 Layer Cake // Cake table by Jessica Claire via Green Wedding Shoes // Stationery by Michelle Landreau via 100 Layer Cake // Bride by Jessica Claire via Green Wedding Shoes // Lounge area by Jessica Claire via The Knot // Place setting by via // Sidecar by Jessica Claire via Green Wedding Shoes


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.