Classic 1940s Wedding Day Style

Sara-Anne & Michael’s 1940’s inspired wedding had some really great touches. They balanced the classic look with quirky details so to make their wedding a perfect mix of tradition and personality. The wedding took place at Saphire Estate, Sharon, Massachusetts in May and Sara-Anne wore a gorgeous Oleg Cassini dress which showcased her ink in a classy yet cool way.

Sara-Anne told me all about their wedding and the inspiration behind it. “I suppose it’s cliche to say “I hate the traditional” – it kind of started out that way, but then I found myself wanting to do something that was a blend of both classic 1940s and with a modern day edge. I’ve always loved the fashions of 1940s – the Varga look especially.”


“Oddly, the whole look got framed around the dress. At David’s Bridal, I noticed that Oleg Cassini had a line of gowns that were very classic and timeless. I’ve always loved the gowns he designed for Jackie-O, so I was thrilled when I found out that he was designing for DB.  I knew I wanted the classic pompodour hair style and a bird cage style veil as soon as I got the dress. From there it was 1940s all the way. While it wasn’t a wedding “theme” per se, my husband and decided to fashion ourselves in the look. I even used my grandmother’s petite prayer book that she carried when she got married in 1948. In that way, it made it very special.
My husband wanted to go with the low-top Chucks. He hates conventional suits and tuxes, so he thought having the whole grooms side wear them (including the ring bearer) was a nice touch.”

Thanks to Sara-Anne & Michael for sharing their wedding with us today

Credit: SW Photography
Venue: Saphire Estate
Dress: Oleg Cassini
Bridesmaids’ dresses: David’s Bridal
Bride’s headpiece and veil: Distinctive Veils
Bridesmaids’ jewellery: made by one of the bridesmaids, Tara Beaulieu
Flowers: Judy’s Flowers, Foxoboro, MA.  
Hair: Dee Damian of Claudia Curl Salon, Providence RI
Make up: Greta Geiselman of Providence, RI
Cake; Wright’s Dairy Farm, Lincoln, RI
Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

5 comments

  1. Thanks Kat for posting these! I loved working this wedding. Sara-Anne and Mike are just wonderful people and I’m so lucky to have met them!!

    Sheryl Widberg
    SW Photography

  2. Karen Thomas

    As mother of the groom, Mike I might be a little partial!!! Sara-Anne looked beautiful. Sara’s gown was gorgeous and the veil was so 1940’s!!!! I was a liitle taken back when Mike ‘s groomsmen were going to wear the chucks. I have to tell you they looked great and I know they were very comfortable. They were a “hit”!! Mom loved them and the way they looked in the pics!!!! They were very “Mikeish”!!!!
    The girls carried cayla lilies-wow!!! Saphie Estates was the perfect setting. The cake looked wonderful and tasted even better!!!! The photographer, Cheryl captured everything and made the wedding lots of
    fun!!! Mike’s wedding band was once his granfather’s who was married in 1942 ish.
    Way to go Sara and Mike!!! Lots of Love , many emotions and great memories made for a perfect wedding.

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