Roy and Rhian's Meet
1950's Vintage Wedding

These guys are such fun, really bringing in that feel of times gone by with a 1950's vintage wedding. Roy and Rhian have a special charm and the vintage feel of this wedding is there, but not completely overboard in the usual way.

Rhian said "We decided on a "50's Vegas boxing match" for the outfits, venue and car with "Caribbean meets Welsh" for the catering. Our colours were mainly black and cream, though we had a few pink decorations to stop it feeling too monotonous."

They had a pretty large wedding with well over 200 guests. The reception was held in the Barry Memorial Hall in Wales, where Rhian is from. Rhian said "it had sentimental appeal as I had been in school plays there, had ballet lessons there, and attended teen discos and pantomimes. It was also fun to get married on the stage, and the "Memo" as it is known, is a bit of a Barry institution."

Rhian's wedding dress had a 1950's Audrey Hepburn style, black prom dress with plenty of cream petticoats and fabulous big bow at the back. It was made especially by Angela Morris-Winmill in Forest Hill. Rhian accessorised with a black headband that had a grey and cream beads in a pretty flower design along with pearl earrings and necklace. Her makeup was done by Aiza from We Love Artists.

The food was all Caribbean style with jerk chicken and curried goat as well as other Caribbean specialities. The Welsh part came in as Rhian's grandmother made 500 Welsh cakes, similar to a flat scone, which they gave to our guests in place of favours. This comprised the "Welsh" part of the "Caribbean meets Welsh" theme for our catering.

Vintage style wedding

When I spoke to Rhian about why she felt her 1950's vintage wedding was different, she said "Once the guests were seated cabaret-style at their tables, the lights were dimmed and our MC introduced Roy and I in the style of a Vegas boxing announcer, ending with: "And now, for the thousands here in attendance and the millions who wish they could be here, from the Barry Memorial Hall, let's get ready to ruuumbllllllllllllllllle!!"

Our MC then cued the music and my Dad walked me down the aisle between the tables to the Rocky theme tune, whilst Roy shadow boxed and generally messed about showing off on the stage. I loved this moment... I could see Roy waiting for me, and all our guests stood up and started clapping.

Once the ceremony was over, we walked out to the song "99 Problems" by Jay-Z. Our first dance began as Corinne Bailey Rae's "Trouble Sleeping", and then our DJ mixed in Color Me Badd's "I wanna sex you up"...

A small, low key, elegant wedding was not going to suit us. Instead we ended up with a big, cheesy, fun, but still very special day with this 1950s vintage wedding."

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Thanks to Monica from 2M Weddings for sharing these images with us and of course, the wonderful Roy and Rhian for sharing their 1950s vintage wedding.

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