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 canapés 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
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?