Roll With It! A Disco-Inspired Elopement Inspiration on Roller Skates!

bride and groom on roller skates

Imagine Venice Beach in the ’70s — everyone rolling down the boardwalk rocking the grooviest skater outfits, rad music on the radio — come to think of it, it’s not unlike Venice Beach today! But there’s something special about that California ’70s vibe. And while everyone seems to be jumping on the nostalgia train with a fresh pair of inline skates, Zuza Mcken of Whole Lotta Love Weddings is taking the trend and rolling with it! She designed a whole day around a simple story: girl asks guy, guy says YES.

I wanted to steer away from the usual ‘guy supprises the girl with the proposal and arranges a secret elopement wedding.’ Instead, we reversed the role to show how strong independent women can totally pull off (and should) if they wanted to.

Peggy decides to propose to her love Tommy. She uses their joined passion for skating as an inspiration for the proposal. She books the registry office, grabs her besties to help her out, and then sets off to meet Tommy on the Brighton promenade. Of course, it’s a YES, and the day unfolds exactly to plan. I do’s were spoken at the registry office, the wedding breakfast is set up at their local (and first date) café, and the celebration goes off with a bang!

SO FUN! And it was all captured by Caroline Opacic Photography who focused on unposed movement and capturing the free-spirited vibe of the day.

Proposal on the Promenade

wedding proposal on roller skates
Peggy, head roller girl and bride-to-be, is accompanied by her wing women, Tabs and Fran! The ladies helped pop the question with rad flags created by Tanya of The Daydreamer Studios.

roller skate wedding marry me banner

roller skate wedding bridesmaid
How could you say no?!

Roller Skate Outfits with a Bridal Twist

disco bride on roller skatesThe ladies needed to look fierce and Bowen Dryden knew exactly what to do! They rocked three sequined bridal hot pants and tops in white, lilac, and gold.

bride and bridesmaids sequin outfitsHair and make-up were done to perfection by Lydia Pankhurst and her assistant Natalie Fowle. The day called for big, glittery eyes and hair to match!

roller skate wedding
He said yes!

roller skate wedding

Rollin’ to the Courthouse

pastel wedding bouquet
Bouquet by Lex Hamilton Floral Studio in hand, the vows were next on the itinerary! And a bridal cape was absolutely necessary.

courthouse wedding on roller skates

courthouse wedding on roller skates

Roller Disco Inspired Elopement

Newlyweds on a Roll

bride and groom on roller skates

Pastel Floral Headpiece for bride
The day’s design was all about ice-cream California pastels and the bride’s lilac floral statement crown by Bombini Studio was the showstopper!

Pastel Floral Headpiece for bride

Pastel Floral Headpiece for bride

bride on roller skates with floral headpiece

newlyweds on roller skates

Retro Reception

retro wedding invitation
Stationery by Sundown Paper set the scene with retro fonts and the perfect color palette!

Roller Disco Inspired Reception
Welcome to the party! Zuza and the team created a California sunset vibe at Red Roaster Café with elements like a plush yellow vintage tablecloth, aqua plates, pink napkins and ice-cream bowls, gold cutlery, and pink cocktail coupes.

Roller Disco Inspired Reception

retro table menus

Roller Disco Inspired Elopement
Cheers to the groovy couple!

retro roller disco inspired wedding receptionKathryn of Streamadelica adorned an extra-large arch with colorful streamers to frame the setting and the sunset backdrop and pillars were made especially for this shoot by women at Rock The Props!

pastel disco cake
And for the final detail, artisan cake baker Bronya of Daisy Cake Company created a super-fun modern cake!

Roller Disco Inspired Elopement
We’re obsessed! More weddings on wheels and bridal hotpants and ladies poppin’ the question, please!

photography: Caroline Opacic Photography // venue name: Red Roaster Cafe, Brighton, Sussex, England // event design: Whole Lotta Love Weddings // planning: Whole Lotta Love Weddings // florals: Lex Hamilton Floral Studio // hairpiece: Bombini Studio // hair stylist: Lydia Pankhurst // makeup artist: Lydia Pankhurst // videography: Jay Anderson Weddings // paper goods: Sundown Paper // cake: Daisy Cake Company // models: Peggy Pollock, Tabby Camburn, Daisy Quinn and Tommy Hardman // bride + bridesmaid attire: Bowen Dryden // backdrop + plinths : Rock The Props // banners: Daydreamer Creative Studio // streamers: Streamadelica UK // assistant hair + makeup artist: Natalie Fowle