A 1950’s Rock n Roll Wedding: Laura & Neil

September 14, 2011


Laura & Neil 1950’s Rock n Roll wedding was inspired by the thing that brought them together – music. They explain, “Music was the thing that brought us together – Neil’s Dad played the Cavern in the early 60’s – and we’ve both always had an interest in classic Rock n Roll.”

“We definitely enjoyed searching – Laura liked sourcing her own dress on the internet and having the bespoke accessories made to personalise the look. We didn’t want to look like anyone else and we didn’t want the wedding to be traditional. We choose Sassy of  Assassynation as our photographer because of her unusual and unique style.”


“Guests were greeted with vintage gramophones, radios, antique tins and Rock n Roll and motown music,” they continued. “We placed framed pictures of classic films and 50’s movie stars such as Marilyn Monroe all around the venue and we decorated the outside area with vintage bunting. Laura walked down the aisle to Brian Fallon’s (The Gaslight Anthem) version of the Johnny Cash classic ‘I Walk The Line’. Guests found out the seating arrangements from a poster Neil created in the style of a 1950’s Rock n Roll bill and our tables were all named after classic hits such as ‘At Last’, ‘Be Bop A Lula’ etc.”


“Our centrepieces were stacks of classic 50’s and 60’s crime fiction novels with vases of fresh red roses and every guest had a little record sleeve with our faces on it that Neil had created with a cookie inside, wrapped to look like a record.”


“The Black Cat Trio were a really cool band and Neil lost over a stone dancing to them!” the bride concluded. “Sassy made us both feel really comfortable and had some amazing ideas that we would never have thought of. But Neil would have liked her to have air con in her car! We had the best day of our lives with all of our friends and family and we were so pleased that we did it our way. With the photos, it will be a day we can look back on for the rest of our lives.”

Thank you to Laura & Neil and their photographer Assassynation for sharing these with us today.

Photography Credit: Assassynation
Venue: The Great Hall at Mains, Poulton-le-Fylde
Bride’s Dress: Vivien of Holloway – Underskirt from Cocu and Chadwick, Manchester
Bride’s Shoes: Rainbow club ‘Katherine’ (dyed red)
Bride’s Headpiece: Cocu and Chadwick, Manchester
Bride’s Necklace: Dodo Antiques
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Coast ‘Emeline’ dress in Oyster
Cake: The Little House of Cupcakes
Flowers: The Florist, Tyldesley
Hair: Stephanie Kerr
Band: The Black Cat Trio