1950s Wedding in South Africa with a Flashmob Ceremony: Guy & Kirsty

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Guy and Kirsty had a 1950s themed wedding and everyone dressed up… including every single one of their 282 guests! “To state the obvious, we had a 50s theme and the dress up was compulsory for all guests too”, began the bride. “They all went to town and it rocked my world!”

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“I really wanted our wedding to be a celebration and a good old fashion party! So we had a vibey ceremony with a mini flash mob supporting our dancing down the aisle. This was a complete surprise for my groom! Watching his absolute surprised face whilst he shed tears like no man’s business as we bopped our way towards him was my favourite moment of the whole day.”

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The wedding was held at Harding Cricket & Rugby Club in Harding, a farm town in KwaZulu-Nata, South Africa. “For our décor we had six large pictures printed as a backdrop and added and 50s themed items to create little scenes”, she continued. “We used actual magazines from the 1950s to decoupage all our décor including vases, backdrops and the table seating board. Our photo booth was two boards with pictures strung up between them and a few props.”

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“There were two things I really fussed over like a true Bridezilla; the cd party favors and the personalized name tags. The mp3 CDs were a mix of ‘oldies, newbies and greaties’ and each guest received one. The name places, which took my friend and I forever to Facebook stalk, was each person’s face and name photoshopped into either Elvis’ face (boys) or Audrey Hepburn’s face (girls). With such a large guest list this was a real labour of love!”

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17 comments

  1. Poppy

    Very befitting for a 1950’s wedding in RSA. No black was allowed to attend…just serve

  2. Nosipho

    Dear Poppy. I am a black female who leaves in RSA. I was invited to Kirsty’s wedding by her father, Kirsty and her husband Guy. Unfortunately because of family commitments I could not attend as my children and my mother were travelling form KWT (which is about 7 hrs from Harding) on the wedding day. O! By the way I was not invited to serve I was going to be a guest. Now you may find it interesting that we (blacks in RSA) mostly DO NOT invite whites in our weddings except when we know that there is a white that we would like to invite. To you Kirst I am sorry I missed your wedding but i did have a wonderful time at the pre-wedding party

  3. Jenny

    Oh Poopy Dear how totally off course you are!!
    Do you know these two wonderful people?
    Rather leave your acrid comments to things you know about and not what you assume!!!

    Lovely memories Kirst and Guy. Lottsa Love

  4. Terry

    Poppy please do your best to find some decency in yourself and not spoil a fitting commemoration of what was a most memorable event. As a black man who was at the wedding, your comment is hurtful, vindictive and frankly quite pitiful. You weren’t there so have no grounds to comment, nor do you have any concept of how this was more than just a wedding for the many old friends who attended and had not seen each other for many years. It was awesome. Why can’t people just be happy that other people were happy. #smh

  5. Neil Bowles

    Here here Terry. A totally infantile comment from an ignoramus who has probably left these shores and therefore has no locus standi to comment

  6. Britt Reilander

    Can anyone please let me know where I can find Kristys gorgeous wedding ring? I absolutly love it and need it. Thanks so much

  7. Thina

    Hi, I absolutely loved your dress & am in search for 1950’s themed dress. Where did you get your dress?

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