A Simple, Sweet, Retro Rock’n’Roll Wedding – Chris & Tristan


What’s better than a Rock ‘n Roll wedding? I think getting married by the King is something special, that’s exactly exactly what Chris and Tristan did when they got married! With a custom dress from Dolly Couture and photography from Jessica Branstetter, I am in love with this retro wedding!


We met online. A fateful friend’s request on MySpace. I was a little hesitant because he was a bit younger than me, but he was cute so I accepted. I messaged him saying I wasn’t on MySpace often, so he asked for my number. A few days later he called me. During the conversation I discovered he was still in high school, meaning he’d fibbed about his age on his profile two years. I wasn’t sure what to think, being twenty-three and living on my own… He was surprisingly charming, assuring me he always had a thing for “older women”. Haha. Like I said, he was cute, so…  That’s how we initially met.

We had Elvis style vows performed. Promising to not have “suspicious minds” and not to be a “hound dog”… To “love each other tender…” etc. I know Chris and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Several people told me they were either laughing or crying or both! It was lovely and light-hearted. Just what I wanted.


We made our own centrepieces, though I had inspiration from a picture I found online. We ordered a bunch of those little, fold-out, cardboard classic cars. Pink and white ’59 Sunliners I believe. (Chris was impressed when my grandma asked why we didn’t order Chevys. Sorry, I was sticking with a color scheme! Haha) and set a jar inside for one pink and one white hydrangea.

We both have such peculiar tastes. We got hitched by Elvis, which was amazing. A friend of ours gave us these cute, glass Frankenstein & Bride of Frankenstein salt and pepper shakers from a horror convention a few weeks before the wedding which made a perfect cake topper. Also, instead of the traditional wedding march, I walked down the aisle to Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away”. Just honest, just us.


I didn’t take into account my tattoos at all. I had a specific idea of what kind of dress I wanted. We have toyed with the idea of a couple’s tattoo but nothing is set in stone- er, skin yet… He also says when he gets a little more filled up (tattooed) on his upper body he would like to get my lips tattooed on his neck. Which is pretty hot if you ask me!


How fab is Chris and Tristan’s wedding?! They held their wedding and reception at Knights Of Columbus in Indianapolis, Indiana and I love her custom Dolly Couture dress! Thank you to them both and to Jessica Branstetter Photography for sharing with Marry Me Ink today!

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