Monday, August 10, 2009

Christine & Greg Say "I Do" Rockabilly Style

I remember first coming across Christine's wedding blog, My Wedding Rocks, and immediately bookmarking it. Her first blog entry stated that she was planning a "rock & roll wedding with a little touch of outlaw country." Her wedding mantra combined with her sassy profile pic (see below) were indications that her wedding was going to be FUN. From their photos, it looks like Christine and Greg did not disappoint. Christine was kind enough to allow me to share with you photo candy from her big day.

Christine and Greg's ceremony and reception were held at the Olde Gahanna Sanctuary, a former Peace Lutheran Church (built in 1895) turned community centre, located in the Columbus, Ohio area. When I asked Christine about her venue, this is what she had to say, "There are beautiful stained glass windows everywhere and it has an old school charm to it. For the price, I couldn't beat it. I was allowed to bring in my own food and alcohol. That really helped keep my costs down."

Christine wore a gorgeous fit to flair Melissa Sweet replica while Greg donned a custom-made jacket made by the legendary Manuel who has designed clothing for Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones and even the King of Rock n' Roll himself, Elvis.

A few months before the wedding, Christine and Greg purchased a 1954 Chevy Bel Air which made for a great photo prop.

Christine, with the help of her mother-in-law and bridesmaids, made the wedding bouquets. They had purchased the flowers in bulk beforehand from two local florists. I love how the pink pops against Christine's dress.

Align CenterChristine and Greg had these VIP lanyards made for their bridal party.
Christine DIYed her centrepieces. She purchased annuals from a local hardware store and planted them in glass vases she purchased from the Dollar General! The centrepieces were placed atop records, keeping with the rock n' roll theme. The guest favours, customized guitar picks, were scattered around the centrepieces.

As you can imagine music was a major part of this rock star couple's big day. The couple had one of their favourite bands, Blackberry Smoke, play at their wedding (if only I could get Oasis or Coldplay to play at mine....sorry, daydreaming). Apparently they bought the house down as they blew a fuse! Local band Rosie also performed turning this wedding into a rockin' concert!

I asked Christine her favourite par to the day and this was her response:
It has to be walking down the aisle with my father and seeing Greg at the alter with tears streaming down his face. It was so emotional and special and sweet. I knew I was marrying the man of my dreams! The whole day was incredible and it felt so amazing to have all of the people we love the most help us celebrate our day.

The bridesmaids wore black halter 50's swing-style dress which were purchased from Trashy Diva.

I love this picture. To me it sums up how sassy Greg & Christine are and how much fun they and their bridal party had.

Thank you Christine & Greg for sharing your photos with us and congratulations!! To see more details from this rockabilly wedding, visit Christine's wedding blog. Christine also writes a music blog, check it out at Hell on High Heels.

All images by Sharon Elaine via My Wedding Rocks.


Heather said...

Super cute blog!! Found you from a friends page.

Tenille said...

Love the lanyards and the bride's tats.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Those are the most badass pics I've ever seen. The tats, the dress and the jacket mixed with the 45s and the flowers - wow!

Marie-Ève said...

So, so, so, lovely. Totally badass and fantastic. Buying an old powder blue Bel-Air is one of our dreams too! (and coincidentally, I blogged about it today!)

very married said...

i LOVE the pic of rings with the aviators. soooo cool.

honey my heart said...

i love this wedding, every detail and all of that style!

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