Post # 1
Hi everyone! So, we are newly engaged and are super into our rockabilly lifestyle and going to car shows with our friends. Since this is our ‘happy place’ I figured why not make things easy and fun and have the wedding be part of a car show. I have found a ‘traditional’ dress that I would like to wear for the ceremony (as to be sure not to have any regrets for not having a ‘wedding gown’), and figured I will change into an all whit pin up dress after we have our ceremony.
Here is where I am having some trouble, we live in Florida and I want my aisle to be a line of cars, I found a picture that looks amazing and would like to mock that (picture shown below). I think having it inside a buildong would add a cool effect, but just wondering if there is a better way if I can’t find a building to use. I just figure the grass would be a pain with heels for everyone.
Also, my in-laws aren’t to fond of tattoss (mine or their son’s) so I figure they wouldn’t be so fond of all of our friend’s either. Where does everyone stand on pleasing the in-laws before you and your future hubby? Should I try to keep things more traditional, or just go for what we love?
Thanks for your input and if you all have any great ideas to add to the wedding, I would much appreciate it!!
Post # 3
@Rockabilly_Love: You would need to find a fairly sizeable space- a convention hall? auto dealership?
You could have the “aisle” of cars across the front of your venue as it would surely obstruct the view of your guests if the aisle were in the traditional center of the room. You will still need to have all the guests chairs on risers so they can see over top of the cars.
I would contact the local car clubs and see if any of them are interested in helping you realize your dream.
Post # 4
@julies1949: I was thinking the same thing too, you don’t want the cars to get in the way of your guests being able to see the ceremony! The cars could also maybe be at the outside of the guest seating? So instead of making up the center aisle, they made up the outside perimeter? Hopefully this helps! :]
Post # 5
I’m in FL too !!! I love the pic you posted. What if .. during your ceremony you all wore bolero’s or sweaters? It wouldn’t throw the whole theme off but it could help cover the tat’s and then for the party … show them all ?
I realllllly love your idea to get married at one of the shows … please please if you can … let me know where .. it would be cool to see it!!!!!
Post # 6
a friend of mine had an outdoor ceremony, and each of her bridesmaids got driven up to the beginning of the aisle in their own old car…. the first one pulled up and the bridesmaid got out and walked down the aisle, then the next, then the next, then the bride pulled up in a nice old convertible. Maybe something like that as an alternative???
Post # 7
I love it! I’m having a bit of a rockabilly wedding too – FI and I do 50s rock’n’roll dancing and we’ve hired a 3 piece group we love, and we’re going to have our teachers come in and give everyone a short dance lesson while we get our photos done.
Anyway – I like the idea of boleros or cover-ups during the ceremony (we’re having a more traditional ceremony too, before cutting loose at the reception). But also, it is your day and your families will be there to support you, so I wouldn’t worry too much about that. I’m sure they’ll love it if it suits your personalities 🙂