Tiffany's Breakfast Style Wedding


Legendary movie «Breakfast at Tiffany's», shot in 1961 from the book of the same name, it became not only an expression of the mood of that era, but also created its own style, which is widely used to this day. A wedding in the style of Breakfast at Tiffany is a sophisticated and at the same time luxurious celebration. This is a holiday where elegance is more than retro, elegance in every detail, a lot of glamor, but without vulgarity. We will tell you how to arrange such a wedding and what to look for when preparing.

The image of the bride and groom in style «Breakfast at Tiffany's»

To emphasize the atmosphere of the wedding in the image of the newlyweds, use clothes of the style of the 50s and the signature turquoise color of Tiffany. For the groom - a formal suit with a tie, a neat hairstyle, cufflinks, classic shoes. For the bride, the choice of dress is not so conservative. Ideal would be the prototype of the heroine of the film played by cult actress Audrey Hepburn.

The image of the groom at the Tiffany wedding

Audrey's outfits specifically for the painting «Breakfast at Tiffany's» were created by her together with fashion designer Givenchy. An incredible combination of sensuality and modesty, chic and simplicity made the actress an icon of style for many years. The bride, dressed in the image of the main character Holly Golightly, will always look refined and sophisticated, because such a style is, above all, the standard of elegance. The main rule when choosing an outfit for a wedding is a simple but perfect cut:

  • For a long style, choose a straight or tight silhouette.
  • Of the shortened models, a sheath dress or an option with a full flared skirt in the style of the 50-60s is suitable.
  • Another detail is conciseness, smooth fabrics and draperies are welcome. Sequins, sequins, embroidery and other decor should be at a minimum.
  • The main emphasis in the image of Hepburn is accessories: jewelry, a hat, gloves and glasses..

The minimalism of the wedding dress will allow you to wear any jewelry, so feel free to choose a bright necklace, massive earrings or bracelets. The heroine of the film wears such jewelry. «Breakfast at Tiffany's». Long satin gloves give the look extra chic. A short magnificent veil or a wide-brimmed hat to the color of the outfit will perfectly emphasize the atmosphere of the late 50s. The latter can be decorated with the same colors as in the wedding bouquet, or with a light veil that will replace the veil.

The image of the bride in the style of Breakfast at Tiffany's

Tiffany’s breakfast hairstyle and make-up is another important detail in the image of the bride. Long graphic arrows, false eyelashes, lipstick of a neutral color - such a make-up was fashionable at the time of the heroine of Hepburn, but it is relevant to this day. For a wedding hairstyle, choose a retro style: high babette, combed hair or soft curls look feminine at any length of hair. Of the jewelry on the head, a diadem that can be worn with a veil, or a ribbon matching the color of the dress, is welcomed.

Dress code for guests

A wedding in the style of Breakfast at Tiffany is the case when the dress code plays an important role, therefore, observing it is a must have for all guests. The male half needs to support the groom by wearing a classic suit with a tie, and a hat with rounded edges will help to complete the image. Fashionable in the 50s image of a dude will not work, because he is not represented in the film, which means that he will not be able to support the thematic design of the wedding.

For ladies, the dress code is more free: both a small black dress and an evening outfit to the floor are suitable. When choosing a model - preference is the fashion of the 50s: straight or A-line, dress-combination, skirt-flared. An important condition is not to violate the wedding color palette. If possible, order outfits for the bridesmaids in the same style (of the same style, of the same material or with the same finish).

Tiffany Style Wedding Dress Code

Style wedding decoration «Breakfast at Tiffany's»

The essence of this style is a certain color palette and retro orientation (50-60s). Creating an interior or choosing jewelry for a wedding in the style of Breakfast at Tiffany's is not a very difficult task. The main thing is to withstand the theme, not to succumb to the temptation to dilute it with some fashionable, bright, but inappropriate details. It is not necessary to use very expensive materials or finishes, but a too cheap disposable decor will not work either.

The color scheme of the wedding combines two directions at once: the signature color of the Tiffany jewelry house (turquoise) and the style of the main character. Hepburn preferred in the film and life either monochrome images (black, pink, white), or one bright color, complemented by discreet shades. Therefore, for the wedding, select the main color (traditionally turquoise, but blue, mint, plum, coffee-chocolate or white will do) and dilute it with 2-3 pastel and contrasting midtones.

A big mistake will be to design all the details of the wedding in turquoise colors. The main character, although she was crazy about Tiffany, did not abuse this passion. The turquoise color during the film is shown very little: it is a Holly mask for sleeping, plastic plates in her apartment and a few minor touches in the scenery. Therefore, use this shade metered for the wedding, otherwise instead of elegant chic you will get vulgar turquoise madness.

Invitations for guests

Style reflection «Breakfast at Tiffany's» in invitation letters, this is expensive paper, shades of turquoise, cream and chocolate, satin ribbons with bows, pearls, rhinestones, vintage typeface, engraving and silver stamping. Using these details will make wedding invitations a true work of art, like Tiffany jewelry. For guests, such letters will become a souvenir.

Tiffany Style Wedding Invitations

Seating Card Decor

The design of cards for seating guests at tables can repeat wedding invitations, only in a smaller format. Another option is turquoise boxes a la Tiffany with an engraved name and a symbolic gift for each guest. If this design seems wasteful, order small cards or ribbons with embossing (such a ribbon needs to be tied up with napkins on guests' plates).

Tiffany style seating cards

Banquet Hall Decoration

A retro-themed restaurant is the perfect choice for a Tiffany-style wedding. Key interior details will be black and white photographs, posters, vinyl records, bookshelves, old suitcases, an old dial telephone or typewriter. If you can’t reproduce the atmosphere of the 50s, choose the classic design of the banquet hall, but with the colors. Give up balloons in favor of fresh flowers, ribbons, draperies and glass garlands.

The decoration of the room is similar to the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's

Tiffany Style Wedding Cake

Mastic decor will make a cake of any design and shade. For a main Tiffany-style wedding dessert, order a turquoise-white cake (chocolate, blue, pink are also suitable). Among newlyweds, square cakes are popular, imitating the famous Tiffany jewelry box boxes. If you don’t want a lot of mastic, choose a traditional dessert, covered with white cream and decorated with fresh or sugar flowers of the corresponding shade.

Tiffany's Breakfast Wedding Cake

Wedding Accessories Ideas

A wedding in the style of Breakfast at Tiffany's suggests a certain atmosphere. Various details will help to reproduce it:

  • replace the pillow for rings with a square turquoise box, which Tiffany jewelry house traditionally uses for packaging;
  • use a similar idea for a wedding table or candy bar: square tartlets or cupcakes in mint paper tins look unusual and stylish;
  • beads for pearls poured into glass flowerpots, as if hinting at jewelry that Holly loved;
  • instead of the massive crystal chandeliers popular in that era, use garlands of glass beads - they are more elegant and more affordable;
  • complement the crystal glasses of the newlyweds with turquoise or pearl decor;
  • the most eccentric accent will be a live red cat at the holiday (in the film «Breakfast at Tiffany's» he was a friend of the heroine throughout the story).

Wedding Accessories: Breakfast at Tiffany's Style

Wedding procession decoration

Retro cars are the best solution for a Tiffany-style wedding motorcade. Turquoise cars perfectly emphasize the atmosphere of the holiday. Yellow, red or black colors are also suitable. Keep in mind that vintage cars do not need plentiful decor, and the heroine Audrey Hepburn always did a regular taxi ride. Therefore, a motorcade of brilliant one-color checkered cars will also perfectly support the theme of the wedding.

Retro cars for a wedding

Wedding photo shoot in style «Breakfast at Tiffany's»

Although the main character of the film, Holly Golightly, loved luxury, life often surrounded her with more mundane things. But expressing herself, Holly was not afraid of prejudice and cliches. Her phrase «Do what you never did before!» became a cult. Take this rule into service for a wedding photo shoot in the style of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Allow yourself to do something for the first time, something daring, eccentric, unpredictable.

Holly was in love with New York and loved to walk along its streets. Therefore, the picturesque quarters and modern avenues of a large city will be ideal scenery for a wedding photoset in the style of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Photos with such surroundings are always full of dynamics. Rent a retro cabriolet, do not forget sunglasses, a long mouthpiece, a hat for the groom and a small black dress with a necklace for the bride to get as much as possible with the image of the heroes of the film.

If the season allows, the city park is perfect. It will be appropriate to place a wedding banner with a design from the era of the 50s, against which guests can take pictures. For a more chamber atmosphere, an upscale retro-style hotel or an expensive store with a vintage interior is suitable. True, you have to get permission in advance for shooting, but the result is worth it.

Scenery a la party at Holly is another successful scenario for a wedding photo shoot. You can not only recreate the surroundings of a modest apartment of the heroine with a large crowd, but also actually arrange the final retro party after the banquet. Its main attributes will be champagne, authentic music (jazz, rhythm and blues) and the carefree mood of all those present.

Wedding photo session Breakfast at Tiffany's

Video: style wedding «Breakfast at Tiffany's»

Video filming of a wedding is no less important than a photo shoot. It usually includes shots of preparation for the celebration, a wedding video, the subsequent traditional thematic shooting of the newlyweds on the road. Entrust the production, direction, processing and editing of the video to a professional - so you get a great movie in style «Breakfast at Tiffany's», which will delight and surprise for many years. See an example of such a wedding movie in this video: