Make a statement with a rebellious and fun wedding trend sweeping the nation…Rockabilly Weddings!
More and more engaged couples are looking to do something different to add a “WOW” factor to their special day, and sometimes looking to the past is a great way to get inspired.
What is Rockabilly? This rock n roll way of life was inspired by rock icons Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash back in the 1950’s. In this era, young adults that listened to their music were seen as rebels and wore a certain style of clothing.
Today, people still embrace this culture of greaser and pin-up fashion, loud music and classic cars.
Who knew that this golden age of rock n roll would later inspire couples looking to tie the knot!
You may want to go to your local bridal store and tuxedo shop to pick out your wedding attire, but to pull off a great overall retro-inspired look for your wedding party, take a look at local boutiques and online stores.
Bettie Page dresses and Mod Cloth are great online stores to get dresses for any size and style.
The Groomsmen can be a little more casual with suspenders and Chuck Taylors.
Bride & Groom
Your wedding-day look should start with your attire, and there are so many different retro and vintage styles from the 1950’s that you can choose from.
For brides, a popular vintage style is the short tea-length wedding dresses.
Another glamorous look from this era is the sleek sassy satin wedding dresses.
The groom can be a little more casual, but don’t forget it is your wedding too. By adding a vest or colored jacket, this will still leave you comfortable but able to stand out in the wedding party as the groom (and yes, you can still wear Chucks).
Everyone in a rockabilly wedding can accessorize! Even the men.
Gals can wear large flowers and do their hair in a retro pin-up girl hairstyle.
Brides don’t forget your birdcage veil and pearl necklace.
Guys can get the greaser look with styling your hair in a pompadour and adding ray-ban shades. Don’t feel like doing your hair, get classy with a fedora.
The best part of doing a rock-style wedding is that you get to have a little fun and be creative.
Make your sign-in book an electric guitar.
Do a fun photo session after you exchange your vows. If you are in Las Vegas, the perfect location for a Viva Las Vegas wedding is the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, Neon Museum or Downtown Las Vegas.
Make your rockabilly wedding memorable with some of these ideas and follow our Pinterest boards for even more great inspiration.
Interested in a rockabilly or retro-inspired wedding? Chapel of the Flowers offers all-inclusive wedding packages, legendary photo sessions at Neon Museum and Downtown Las Vegas, as well as wedding planners to help coordinate your wedding day. Contact our planners for a custom quote via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at 1-800-843-2410 (UK 020 3286 5662).