The wedding ceremony is held in Turku Finland in the beautiful Ruissalo botanical garden. The outdoors location is by one of the beautiful ponds of the park. As two main colors we chose to use white and red. There will be white, 50’s style outdoor tents on the venue and a flower decorated arch for the ceremony. The chairs will be hooded with white fabric with bright red chiffon bow ties on the backside. There will be waiters serving champagne for the quests before the ceremony starts dressed according the 50’s theme.
The wedding reception is held in newly renovated restaurant Pinella, which is located in the heart of Turku, next to the Turku Cathedral. This beautiful wooden building is perfect venue for the 50’s themed wedding. The quests will be taken to the reception with authentic 50’s cars, which are rented form a local collector. The venue will be decorated with the same colors of red and white. As flowers, there will be white and red centerpieces for each table with white table cloths. As name tags for the tables, there will be small miniature 50’s cars holding the cards. There will be a 50’s style band entertaining the quests with 50’s music, such as Bobby Darin, Etta James and The Dixiecups.
The menu is a served dinner. For the starters a collection of 50’s style finger foods is served while the quests mingle before the toast. As the main course, the quests can choose between fillet stake served with seasonal vegetables and mushroom sauce. The wedding cake is a traditionally shaped chocolate cake with white icing, decorated with red lace-like decorations. In addition, there will be a cocktail bar with a bartender dressed according to the theme, serving famous 50’s drinks such as martinis.
The Bride will wear an elegant 50’s styled white, over the knee, wedding dress with red high heels. The hair will be curled and she will have a hat with lace decorations on. According to the theme, bright red lips will complete the style. The groom will wear a tuxedo, black patent leather shoes and red tie and handkerchief to match the color themes.
Text by: Anni Aro, Karoliina Pekkala & Liisa Koskinen
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