Saturday, 7 April 2012

Elvis and Rockabilly Themed Weddings - What Do They Eat?

One of my secret obsessions - and has been, since I was about 14 - is Rockabilly music. While all my friends were listening to Take That (the first time round), New Kids on the Block (remember them?) and East 17, I was humming along to songs from Elvis Presley, Peggy Lee and Chuck Berry. I loved Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Brenda Lee - basically anything from the 1950s or 60s.

And while I know that Rockabilly-themed weddings in Las Vegas do happen, I was always curious as to what the guests (as well as the bride and groom) ate. Did they eat a wedding cake made out of a tower of burgers? Did they slurp down pastel pink strawberry milkshakes in tall, pretty glasses and feed each other ice cream soda? Well, as it happens, it's not that far off.

At The Viva Las Vegas Wedding Company in the US, an Elvis lookalike will conduct your wedding ceremony, sing a few songs and you even get to have your names up in lights on the marquee. After you've posed for pictures, you can go on to have cocktails and posh canap├ęs in a swanky restaurant. But I think a bash at the Doo Wop Diner sounds like much more fun. You and your guests can get married in the Diner, and then, surrounded by neon Pepsi lights and jukeboxes, you can all feast on: 
  • an 8" pink Cadillac wedding cake with an Elvis topper
  • ice cream (vanilla, chocolate or strawberry) in 'Authentic Diner Ice Cream Dishes'
  • root beer floats and sodas
  • and hamburger sliders
And I don't know about you, but I'm rather taken with this Elvis cake with a Jailhouse Rock topper:

It's all brilliant stuff. This year marks 35 years since Elvis died, and it seems his image is as popular as ever, especially for many people on such a special day. And if you don't like it, then 'you ain't nothin' but a hound dawg *curls lip*.

You can find out more about these themed weddings and see pictures of the Doo Wop Diner by visiting their website. 

What do you think of these Elvis and rockabilly-themed weddings? Sound like fun? Or not to your taste?


  1. Not for me personally but my mum is a huge Elvis fan and she would love it, if she were to marry again!

    1. I think they sound really fun - it would just be hard to convince my husband I think!