Homemade Red and White 1950s Wedding: Maud & Robert

Susan Noelle

July 24, 2013


Maud and Robert’s wedding was full on Rock n Roll. This Dutch couple went for a classic combo of red and white with a few touches of orange. Most of their guests even showed up wearing same colours! “For over a year I browsed Rock n Roll Bride for inspiration and was SO inspired by the lovely 50s and vintage and pin-up weddings”, Maud explained. “All our friends and family expected something different for our wedding. They just knew it wouldn’t be traditional or ‘ordinary’. A typical Dutch wedding means a strapless long dress, a humongous sports car, doves, natural make up, a huge white cake… I don’t like any of that, I never have. I like things to be a lot more vibrant and colourful! It’s just us. It’s who we are. In ‘real life’ my husband also rocks the pompadour hairstyle (even to work as a financial analyst!) and I wear pencil skirts and red lipstick every day. Our wedding showed exactly who we are.”


“I made pretty much everything from scratch as I am a graphic designer”, she continued. “I designed the cupcake toppings, the invitations, the save the date cards and the little welcome cards on the tables. We had a animation with our pictures that I put together. I made sure everything was in the same style. Even the favours (printed guitar picks on little cards) were homemade.”


“I also saved some serious money on the wedding dress, although it was custom made. Someone told me an old acquaintance of mine made wedding dresses. I immediately decided to contact her. She made the PERFECT dress for SO much less than those strapless, long gowns you can find in any other wedding store! Our biggest expenses were the photography by Susan Noelle (she’s awesome!) and the party with the BBQ and rockabilly DJ. All totally worth it though!”