Perhaps one of the most romanticized infamous couples in history, Bonnie and Clyde have continued to be a source of inspiration and a great theme for modern weddings. With elegant vintage details, outfits inspired by the era and a powerful love story, a Bonnie and Clyde themed wedding is a perfect choice for couples who are fans of old infamous tales and gangster movies. Does this sound like your dream wedding? If yes, then check out this article for more inspiration!
1. Bonnie and Clyde style wedding: The history of an iconic infamous couple
Sometimes love comes in strange forms. As seen in history and classical novels, some love stories do not have a happy ending. Two of the legendary heroes of such an unusual love were Bonnie and Clyde, also known as “The American outlawed lovers”.
They met in 1930, when they were both very young, a little past adolescence. Bonnie was already married, and Clyde had a few robberies on his record, so the two had found in each other the comfort and understanding as they had never had before, due to their tumultuous lives. At a first glance, it seemed that Bonnie tried to help Clyde escape the outlaw world, but to no avail. Moreover, the man had gradually begun to make her partaker of the iniquities he was committing.
Being on the run for 2 years, their love started to become dangerous. Bonnie is caught by the police during a robbery, but this only gets her closer to the love of her life. After being released, she chooses to continue this infamous lifestyle with Clyde.
Along with a gang of thieves, the two committed dozens of crimes that made them one of the most infamous couples in the history of mankind. With the police on their trail, Bonnie and Clyde resemble terror in the United States. The case got so out of control, that even the FBI got involved by ordering the two to be captured.
In 1934, their story came to an end – while visiting their relatives, the couple was ambushed by police and shot dead in one of the most frightening and spectacular shootings in American history.
The press condemned the police’s actions, especially since the robbers were unarmed and it is not known exactly if Bonnie committed any crime. Since then, the police have been required to summon anyone before firing.
The story of the two is still surrounded by myths today. But, regardless of the true nature of their story, one thing is certain – they had loved each other and been together until the end of their lives!
2. Bonnie and Clyde wedding ideas: Important details for a vintage event
The fascinating story of the Bonnie and Clyde couple took place in the first half of the 1930s, when America was under the Great Depression caused by the war. So, in addition to the famous photos of the couple, you can find inspiration in the details specific to that era. Here’s what to keep in mind when planning a vintage-themed Bonnie and Clyde wedding:
- The colours
Even if the well-known photos of the couple were black and white, the ‘30s were colorful, with delicate details and combinations, in contrast with the economical situation of those times. The ‘30s were defined by pastel colors: cream, pink, green, lilac, yellow and blue, combined with stronger colors.
- The location
The best place to get married for a vintage wedding is an art-deco ballroom with lavish decorations and chandeliers. Also, a castle could be a top location for a vintage wedding because it already has the needed decorations and the timeless vibe of roaring parties.
- The look
The bride is in the spotlight all the time, but when it comes to a Bonnie and Clyde themed wedding, she is really the queen. For an iconic look, the wedding dress should be beige, with pompous embroideries, sequins, pearls and beads. A simple suit is perfect for the groom, preferably in a shade of gray or brown and with some straps specific to the era. Opt for natural and colorful flowers for the bridal bouquet – roses and peonies, lilacs, wildflowers, hydrangeas, jasmine, gerbera and many more.
- The decorations
For a vintage-style wedding, specific decorations are needed because they are the ones that create the overall vibe. You can find these decorations at antique shops: large gold mirrors, porcelain figurines, pretty vases, paintings and silk or velvet fabrics.
- The gangster details
A wedding with this theme cannot take place without the key elements that bring back the vibe of those tumultuous times of the interwar period. For example, you can appear in a car with a design specific to those times. You will also need a gang of friends and bridesmaids to greet you with toy guns and spectacular fireworks. “WANTED” posters with you and the “gang members” would be another great idea for more authenticity!
Although it is a story with a tragic ending, the love between Bonnie and Clyde has become an inspiration for many romantic couples, who appreciate the deep connection between the two, beyond the crimes they committed. During difficult times, the two managed to live their love story in their own way. If you are also fascinated by the story of the two, then ask for an offer now and let us take care of everything so you can fully enjoy your exceptional Bonnie and Clyde themed wedding!
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