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This wedding inspiration shoot, designed and styled by Jenna Trapasso of Red White and Green Photography and by our very own Ashley Hayward, is bursting at the seams with mid century wedding ideas for both retro and modern brides alike. The paint inspiration is carried through and through, from their paint-a-cupcake to their paint by number guest book – which is a doozy of a DIY project. Oh, and that good looking couple? They graced our site many moons ago on their wedding day.


Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

From the photographer, Jenna of Red White and Green Photography: This shoot brings to life the harmony that was created in the 1950’s between tradition and modernism. It is overflowing with wedding ideas for the vintage-meets-modern-bride.

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photographyMid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography
Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photographyMid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photographyMid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

mid century wedding bouquet
Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photographyMid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photographyMid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

draw the meaning of love guest book

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photographyMid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

The midcentury modern movement was defined by incredible works of art and unique architecture, so the shoot incorporated some fun artistic elements beginning with a RSVP card that allows guests to draw the meaning of love… and ending with paint-your-own-cupcakes.


Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photographyMid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photographyMid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photographyMid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

The bride and groom were styled with the 50’s sub-culture in mind. Instead of the classic Audrey Hepburn wedding look from the 1950’s, this bride and groom are showing off a look that is more reminiscent of the modern fashion and design that began creeping into culture in the middle of this era.


Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photographyMid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography

Mid Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from red white and green photography


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors (Charlotte, NC):

Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Photography: Jenna Trapasso of Red White and Green Photography / Event Stylist: Ashley Hayward / Makeup and Hair: Elizabeth Tolley / Headpiece and Bridesmaid’s Bouquet: McKinna Hahn of Ceremony / Bride’s Dress and Ring: Hong Kong Vintage / Bridesmaid’s Skirt: Sleepy Poet / Wedding Cake and Cupcakes: Cake Lady Jill / Wedding Flowers: Lynette of Bloom Room / Wedding Invitations: Ello There

20 comments
  • love all of it!

  • You guys ROCK! So, so amazing and we had the best time doing this!

  • Unique!! Love it!

  • Pam

    Love love love — especially all the paint-themed fun :)

  • Angela

    Where did the bride’s shoes come from?

  • GET OUT! I LOVE THIS!! That bouquet is amazing and the table is oh so cool!

  • Alice Habbal

    Damn…you guys are good!

  • Ashley

    @Angela — the shoes are the bride’s own, which I believe she found at a vintage shop. She and her husband have a “costume box” at home filled with vintage goodies — so jealous!

  • jen

    love those cupcakes! great shoot!!

  • Bradley

    Ashley, by “costume box” do you mean closet? Ha!

  • Quite possibly the most perfect wedding dress ever.

  • Itching to Pin this dress but it won’t work. Bummer.

  • this is so up my alley! i love everything about it!

  • So inspiring!! These shoot keep that fire in the belly to keep photography fresh inside us all – Im going to plan a shoot like this soon…. cheers for the inspiration guys

  • Taking the inspiration from mid century for your dream wedding is really a nice idea…as the marriages held in mid centuries are filled from love & affection and it can be easily watch through the whole chemistry between the couples…..so couples now a days wants to take the inspiration from them….

  • Love the cupcake idea. It is so cute!

  • Love the mid-century inspiration and details of this shoot. The knee length dress on the bride to her beautiful hat, the painting of the cupcakes, her beautiful bouquet…everything about this shoot is stunning!

  • IN LOVE with her wedding dress! Just gorgeous!

  • Love this shoot! The paint by numbers painting, yarn table numbers and DIY cupcake designs are my favorite elements!

  • Anna

    Great Ideas! I really would like to see what all the guests drew on the ‘meaning of love’ card.. :)