Saturday, May 25, 2013

Rock Those Bells--Rockabilly Wedding

There are reasons why Rock 'n' Roll will never die. It's classic. It's ingrained into the fiber of what makes our country great. It's pure Americana.  So on your wedding day, don't be afraid to knock 'em dead gorgeous!

For this theme, as previously stated, I'd think Americana, and the birth of Rock 'n' Roll. Think of the old-fashioned soda shops of the 50s, the 40s bebop era; Page, Monroe, Cash, Dean, and Presley. Black and white checks emulating the iconic racing flag, red, and polka dots are a great place to start. 

A few ideas for the invitation:

These, by yesdearstudio, are available on Etsy

By TheDollCityRocker on Etsy

Doin' Time couple idea on photosharing site

For the bouquet, you may opt for fun or a more traditional approach. For example:

This VegasBaby bouquet on Folksy, isn't available, but I find the look very inspiring; you can DIY. 

This bouquet, artist unknown, is also very creative.  

For silk flowers, I love this option. From Silkbridals on Etsy

If fresh is what you prefer, I love

This bouquet from Avante Gardens Florists in Anaheim, CA

Love this. 

Credit:  Gray Photograpy by Jeff and Jewels

For the bridesmaid, I will go over three themes. The first is the traditional pinup doll, second, sailor babe, and last, Hispanic influenced. For these looks, my personal preference is the A-line skirt and petticoat. You may also like the streamlined pencil-skirt, or wiggle dress. 

Traditional pinup bridesmaid

From the eBay store Sirens and Starlets $40.17

From Uturn Utopia, $59.99

At From Couture $175

Revving up the sexy with the wiggle dress!!

From BettieBang, $58.77

At From Couture $165

Sailor Pinup Bridesmaid

Hello, Sailor!  Wiggle dress from Pinup Girl Clothing, $108.00

Hello, Sailor! full circle dress by DollyDripp at RebelsMarket, $122.22

Photo credit:

Bettie Paige Blue Captian pencil dress, Blue Velvet Vintage, $149.99

Hell Bunny Blue Motley Sailor, at Bettie Bang, $69.77

Hell Bunny Black Motley Sailor, at Rockabilly Gals Fashions, $75

Hispanic Bridesmaid 

For a Hispanic influence, I think red roses like the traditional hair accessory of the flamenco dancers of Spain, and skulls like the Dia de Los Muertos of Mexico. 

Top Vintage Retro Boutique, $141.05 US dollars

Black and red rose halter swing, from Unique-Vintage $70

From Vintage Galleria on Etsy $55

Stop Staring vintage dress, by Boutique_Whimsy on eBay $29.95

Wiggle Dress, Queen of Holloway $30.49 US

Just for fun, I'll throw in these last two looks, which aren't in the themes, but they are too cute not to mention. Both are available from the Pinupgirlclothing website.  Both, $88 each

Photo credit:  Lori Anne photography

Lori Anne Photography

For party favors, I love the idea of tatto-themed, or of course, rock 'n' roll. 

Each contains chocolate. By Love Rocks available on Moments of Elegance

These next two are both from ArtZodiac on Etsy

For the cake, I will give you a few examples of each theme. 

Classic pinup cake

For this cake, I love the idea of harlequin, and of course, references to Vegas

Melanie Ferris at Ferris Cakes

Incredible. The Cake Studio

Sailor pinup cake

GollyGosh cakes and cookies


Hispanic Influenced pin up wedding cake

For this cake, I love red roses, and of course skulls. 

Photo credit Jack Smith

By CakeLava Hawaii

Photo credit:  Drowning Annie

For the wedding china, I'd suggest

Harlequin or Playing Card plates, both on Zazzle

Bed, Bath, and Beyond

Both of these ceramic plates from ShopPlasticLand

Finally, for the bride!!  It all depends on what kind of babe you are. If classic is your preference, you might like 

From Pinup Party

From EtsyLace

Ellana Couture available on Etsy

If you prefer to think outside the confines of that jail, add color. For example 

These three looks by Pixiepocket on Etsy


These last two dresses are vintage, one would only be so lucky to find one similar. Love them. 

Lastly, any pinup chickadee knows, the hair is crucial. Here are a few inspiring looks for your special event. 



Over the top and so much fun. 


This darling hair accessory may be just perfect. From Unique Vintage

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