Retro-Meets-Rustic Wedding Inspiration

folklore bride and groom

The vision for today’s styled shoot began with the bold hues + fun prints found in 1970’s stoneware! Set on a rural winery in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, the team from Folklore Vintage Rentals created an environment that perfectly combines the old + the new; the natural + the nostalgic.

A bit more from the stylist, At Folklore we love all things old, vintage, antique, worn, and flat out broke, but we have a serious soft spot in our hearts for retro! The prints, the colors, we can’t get enough. The venue we selected for the shoot, however, couldn’t be any less retro. It’s the unlikely combination of our retro color palette, rustic winery venue, and rural San Juan Capistrano location that allows timeless vintage pieces to pop in a fresh new way.

There are so many pretty details for you to draw inspiration from for your wedding, including some lovely looks for your bridesmaids! Loving their effortless up-dos, fun dresses + unstructured bouquets! Big thanks to Jen Wojcik Photography for the lovely photos.

folklore bride

folklore bride

folklore bride

folklore bouquet

folklore bride and groom

folklore bride and groom

fun grooms shoes


folklore bridesmaids

folklore bridesmaids

dessert dresser


The tear station is such a sweet + unique idea.  And don’t you just love the ceremony set-up? The mismatched vintage chairs + wood plank stage adorned with flowers would provide such a fun setting for exchanging your vows.

vintage chair ceremony

milk glass ceremony aisle

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folklore wedding

lace bridesmaid dresses

folklore inspired bouquet

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love letter writing desk

amber glass decor

yellow jar vases

teal cabinet decor

vintage tea cups

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See the behind the scenes of this shoot in this sweet video by Caleb Wojcik Films!

Thank you so much to these talented artists for sharing their work with us today! And be sure to check back in a bit for a retro-inspired Get the Look!

photography: Jen Wojcik Photography // event design, coordination + styling: Folklore Vintage Rentals // venue: Hamilton Oaks San Juan Capistrano // hair + makeup artistry: Alpha Borriboonratana of Sweet Fuss Hair and Makeup Artistry // vintage furniture + props: Folklore Vintage Rentals // bridal blouse, bridesmaid dresses + accessories: The Daisy Shoppe // groom’s attire: Vintage Sanctuary // bouquets, floral crowns + boutonniere: Pamela Lowe Florals // table centerpieces, prop florals, + aisle florals: Folklore Vintage Rentals // videography: Caleb Wojcik Films

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  1. Love this sweet shoot!! Gorgeous work as always from Jen Wojcik!

  2. The flower crown, bouquet, chairs, everything! So beautiful!!

  3. This is just awesome collection… so romantic.

  4. The wedding theme is so unique, beautiful and inspiring. Loved the concept of tear table…its so thoughtful.

  5. Very nicely taken photos. Love the bright colors.

  6. Lovely shoot! I really like how they used the wood pallets and dressed them up with the flowers… very pretty!

  7. The floral crowns are devine and wonderful ideas for a retro and rustic themed wedding

  8. rustic wedding theme is awesome ..pure natural wedding ..:)

  9. Ahh! I wish this was my wedding! LOVE IT!


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