This artsy couple threw a rockabilly wedding on April Fool’s Day. Their dress code was red and black, and one of the brides even scored a nontraditional red wedding dress by thinking outside the box!
I have always loved and been fascinated with the 1950s especially the pin-ups, music, swing dancing, and custom hot rods, so Garrett and I decided to have a rockabilly/Doo-Wop-themed wedding that also incorporated our love for cars.
The ceremony site was decorated with the black/red/white rockabilly theme. To keep the guests thinking this would be a traditional wedding, the DJ played traditional classical music while the guests were taking their seats. After all were seated, the DJ who was actually a Wolfman Jack Impersonator who welcomed everyone in an authentic Wolfman Jack fashion.
“After getting engaged at a historic 1940s San Francisco tiki bar, we decided to theme our wedding to match. Everything including our cocktail choice, wedding party dresses, shoes, centerpieces, boutonnieres, guest book, and drinking glasses had a tiki vibe with hints of our nerdy and punk rock/rockabilly backgrounds.” Yep, this retro tiki wedding is KILLING IT with awesome themes and massive style. You’ve got to see it…
This ultra stylish, 1950s-themed wedding inspiration got us right in the bookish feels. The bookstore backdrop is tickling our geeky hearts. I’m loving the aesthetic of myriad piles of books, shelves receding into the distance, and old wood from floor to ceiling. I wish we had scratch-n-sniff technology for the book smell! Plus, it’s totally a stealable idea for your own engagement shoot or wedding portraits.
This pair’s kick-ass rockabilly-themed wedding had bold colors, fun style, and an all-around good time. They had a tattoo table with temporary tattoos, a personalized cornhole game, caricaturist, photo booth, popcorn, cupcakes, DIYed ribbon wands, and a guitar guest book. And just wait until you see the bridesmaid’s retro floral dresses and persimmon shoes. LOVE!
This rockabilly pair knows how to look fabulous on a budget. With their pups in tow, they danced all night, DIYed tons of decor (including the paper flower bouquets!), and had some killer wedding party photos. Don’t miss the bride’s epic red hair and cocktail-length dress.