The reception will take place outside. It could be in Porvoo and the surroundings will look like a car movie scenery on an open field. There will be red, black and white ribbons and different-colored flowers.
Also, the chairs of the dining tables could be bar stools like they had them in the early 50’s. There will be a tent to protect the guest from the wheather conditions. Old 50s style cars will create a vintage atmosphere for the venue. The decoration could be red, black and white: Vinyls, old cars and dice.
The bride will arrive on a Vespa, an old scooter, which was very trendy in the 50s. The couple will leave, after the ceremony with a red chevy chevrolet, a typical 50s car.
The wedding dress will be ivory, classic with lace and a petty coat. The bride will wear matching white shoes, or possibly leather shows to match the style. The hair and make up will be inspired by the 50s-look with big waves and strong red lipstick. The groom will wear a black suit with a white shirt, braces and also a grey gilet underneath.
Lunch could be a picnic buffet. It will contain Hawaii Toasts and decorated finger food, which was typical for that time as a party snack. Guests will be seated on blankets and pillows on the grass the blankets will have an isolation against the cold and wet grass.
Throughout the day, extravagantly-designed cupcakes will be available for the wedding guests. The dinner will be a seated dinner with different meal options. There will also be punch and white wine. Retro cocktails will serve as a colorful eyecatcher. Additionally, there will be a three-layered red, black and white wedding cake.
The waiters could wear matching attire and roller skates to top off the assesories for the theme. A live-band will play 1950s songs. These will contain artists such as Elvis Presley, Luis Amstrong, Edit Piaf, Eddy Barclay, Chuck Berry.
Text by Deborah Kutsch & Marion Dechavanne