Having one of those awesome weddings with a vintage aesthetic — Rockabilly, pin-up, hot rod, Psychobilly, pop art, or retro-inspired? Looking for the perfect accessories that could double as gifts for your wedding party? You're going to go gaga for our sponsor Retro-a-go-go! Let's take a peak at some of our favorite ideas for your retro-themed gifts and accessories for the guys and gals of your wedding party. I'm talking flasks (my favorite invention), parasols, belt buckles and more…
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of rockabilly posts.
We love us some rockabilly, and we also love it when there's a chic tulle headpiece, flash tattoo decor, a squee-worthy first dance, and our own Rev. D presiding! And you'll love the traditional Polish-Slovak bridal dance that made the groom prove he will move mountains (of people!) to get to his bride.
We love us some rockabilly chic, and this wedding has got the goods. Classic cars, victory rolls, a tattoo-inspired cake, and a handmade black retro dress. Add in the wise-cracking brother who walked the bride down the aisle and some sweet family memorial photos, and you've got the recipe for a family-focused good time.
When I stood in my brother's bridal party I just kept wishing I could see around the maid of honor's head and I thought "Man, being honored is great and all but I've got the worst seat in the house." Plus, some of our shyer friends might feel more comfortable sitting instead of standing as a part of the show.
I can't seem to find anything around Offbeat Bride about others with a bridal parted seated around them so I'm wondering how often it's done and if there are any logistics I should consider.
How much do y'all love brooch bouquets? They're so sparkly and full of personality. Our sponsor Forever After's brooch bouquets is that they incorporate both high-quality brooches and silk flowers so the designs, colors, and themes can exactly match your wedding aesthetics. Check out these offbeat brooch bouquets and make sure to take advantage of Forever After's special offer…
This pair of rockabillies wanted to go all-out with retro style: record place settings, cake centerpieces with tattoo designs, pin-up and greaser stations (for timely coifs!), and a killer band. You have to see what the groom did at the reception to surprise the bride. Let's just say it involves Elvis. Oh, and I think the groom's "cake" will appeal to some of you.
A 1950s drive-in, a vintage candy buffet, Pink Ladies and T-Birds, and even a little heavy metal — why, it must be greased lighting! And you do not want to miss the major rumble that happened at the ceremony. Let's just say that it included "the man, the myth, and the legend" and the "baddest Catholic school teacher ever."
Meggen and Ian are a smokin' hot couple who do not disappoint with their killer fashion. Oh, and let's not forget that there are some super sexy bridesmaids dresses on Meggen's fellow Indie Six salon colleagues. Meggen's dress was custom-made by Denver designer Bradi MacSleyne, of New Culture. And wait until you hear what song they used for a processional…
I'm excited about our newest sponsor Odd Lot Weddings because these invites hit the mark with so many of y'alls favorite things. Julie, the designer and owner of Odd Lot Weddings, creates awesome wedding invites specializing in Day of the Dead, rockabilly, goth, and steampunk aesthetics. But if any of those styles don't resonate with you, she also offers custom design services… and she's got work-arounds for the budget-minded.
This pair had a small wedding with BIG personality: a carnival-themed wedding with retro rockabilly style. There are lots of DIY projects to ogle, including the bride's brooch bouquet, crochet bouquets, button bouquets (so much bouquet love!), a colorful candy buffet, and circus-style banners. Step right up and feast your eyes on the spectacle!