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Punk Meets Pink: A Bikers’ Wedding in Italy

Sara and Gigi combined their mutual passion for motorcycles, 80s hard rock and heavy metal music to create their wedding theme. Married in Mantova, Italy, they created their wedding to feel just like a festival or biker party. A friend who is a graphic designer created their unique wedding logo which they then used on the cake and stationery. Their table plan was a denim jacket with patches on the back, just like a biker would wear!

“A biker metal wedding was the perfect way to express ourselves in our special day”, the bride told us. “We love to go to biker parties around Europe as well as live concerts and festivals such as Wacken, Barcelona Rock Fest and Gods of Metal. 14 years ago we created a free biker association (I Rötam) and until 2016 we organised a biker party every year with rock music, plays, good atmosphere and good food; it was a party for everyone and for all ages. We took inspiration from these for our wedding. We chose pink, purple and black as our theme as they are my favourite colours.”

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Eighties Heavy Metal Concert for Rock Royalty Wedding

Alex and Ashley are bonafide rockstars through and through – even their engagement was Rock n Roll!

“We were travelling home from the first of eight weddings we were attending in 2017, and had spent the whole day joking about how awesome it would be to do a heavy metal wedding; what plans we’d make and touches we’d have to make the day inspired by us,” explained Ashley. “While we were doing a touch of dream shopping before the flight, Alex fell in love with with a jacket that fit him perfectly. I told him he had to get it and he responded ‘The only way I’m going to buy this is if you promise me I can wear it down the aisle in our Rock n Roll wedding!’ I told him that would be fine by me… a couple of tentative ‘OMG are we really going to do this?’ moments later and that was that, we were engaged!”

They picked their outfits out then and there and that sealed the deal. On the plane ride home, they composed the entire ceremony and music. Within a week they had a venue and their completed outfits. They decided to have the wedding in the same October, which gave them under five months to plan.

The inspiration for their day was music, of course. They based every decision around creating a high-end concert atmosphere. They both love dark/romantic themes which go hand-in-hand with Rock n Roll history, and were particularly inspired by 80s heavy metal.“We wanted to feel like rock royalty!” they explain.

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