Homemade Red and White 1950s Wedding: Maud & Robert

Susan Noelle

July 24, 2013

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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.”

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“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.”

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“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!”

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24 comments

  1. What a seriously beautiful wedding, the attention to detail, just amazing. A beautiful dress and a stunning bride and groom and awesome photography! thanks for sharing

  2. Alenka

    What a gorgeous couple! You can tell how much they adore each other 🙂 Loving the wedding as it’s soo fresh with personal details to it. Very inspiring

    God bless bot of them wonderful people xxx

  3. ZOMG that vintage dress is incredible!! I love their wedding colors and the photo of the bride tearing up. So, so beautiful and totally priceless. Gorgeous wedding! Thanks to the bride and groom for sharing their big day 🙂

  4. Omigosh Kat! I’ve been following Talia on IG/her blog for an age too, and when she sneak peeked her wedding photos I KNEW you would have to be involved soon enough! These pics are wonderful and your piece shares so much more than what I could have expected, so thank you to T&Z for sharing and you for putting it all together x

  5. I love these two, I’m following them both on Instagram and knew they’d end up here hehe

    Beautiful people, true love story.

    And hello the DRESS!!!!!!!

  6. Gorgeous Tattoed bride…pink wedding dress…what’t not to love?

    My brand in South Africa strives to put the Alternative bride right back where she belongs…On Top!

    Thanks for inspiring SA with weddings like this!
    xxx
    The Paper Doll

  7. Your images are an inspiration! My Brand Beyond Burlesque in the UK is also putting real women with style and the sense of the adventure on the map!

  8. Khadija

    These couple and weding and mood are just so extremely beautiful. Wish you all the best, what you have now and even more further in your long happy life together!

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