This styled shoot has been in the works for a while, and I am so thrilled that it was featured on GREY LIKES WEDDINGS today!
When I got married in 2009 my husband and I pulled from some art deco and art nouveau inspiration for our save the dates and invitations (and got married at the gorgeous San Francisco City Hall in all its Art Deco Architectural glory!), and I’ve become quite smitten with the 1920s (Boardwalk Empire was lovely eye candy). I’ve been working with an awesome web designer (Bethany of B*Spoke Studio) on a new website and along with the new site have been sprucing up my branding, so planning this shoot has gotten me even more pumped for the improved brand! I’d also love to encourage brides to incorporate things that they love in their weddings, I wanted to show that you can translate vintage inspiration (like the Art Deco and Great Gatsby boards making their way around Pinterest) into a real modern wedding with a classic feel. Champagne, navy and gold, and 1920s dresses are all things I really love and this is really a dream come true! And I love my new mirror (the gold octagon mirror with the bar menu), this was my first time lettering on a mirror and it’s hanging up in my house with the menu still intact! If you haven’t seen my daily handlettering project you can visit my tumblr here!
I am ever grateful to everyone who helped with the shoot, from the lovely bride and groom (real couple, Mary Jane and Sam, playing Eleanor and James for the day), the amazing Jenny Packham Eden gown from Carriage House (I was over the moon when Mary Jane tried it on!). And the AMAZING Marieé Ami girls took my initial concept and totally made it happen from invitation design and prop/wardrobe/photo styling, location scouting, furniture moving, champagne pouring…I couldn’t have done it without them! I was also lucky enough to borrow the bar cart that I was obviously obsessed with from my friend Morgan Trinker (thanks to her husband Jamie for transporting!). On the day of my friends Mary Margaret and Smith and Brittany Arias assisted with some behind the scenes photos and muscle (haha), while my crazy-talented friends Paul and Courtney of Kinora Films captured some behind the scenes video! I can’t even pick favorites with this shoot, I love how everything came together, the faux bob with loose vintage curls my friend Mallory styled, the colorful food from Savoie Catering, the vintage ribbon and anemones for the bouquet, the dancing and lounging by the pool, confetti send-off, navy and gold invitation suite, blue and gold cake by my friend Laura… I still can’t believe it’s all real!
Make sure to scroll to the bottom to see out all of the incredible vendors involved in the day!
VENDORS WHO ARE AWESOME!
PHOTOGRAPHER, CONCEPT, CALLIGRAPHY: Spindle Photography
VENUE – Private Home, Mountain Brook, AL
EVENT DESIGNER – Mariée Ami
WARDROBE/PHOTO STYLING: Kathleen Cook of Mariée Ami
MAKEUP- Mary Jane McAllister (also model)
HAIR- Mallory Anderton of Oak Street Hair Group
CAKE – Laura Self Burton of Uprising Cakes
CATERER – Savoie Catering
FLOWERS – Katie McDaniel of Cloth of Gold Flowers
BRIDE’S GOWN – Jenny Packham from Carriage House Weddings, Homewood, AL
HEADBAND by Jenny Packham
JEWELRY- Cuff from Jenny Packham
BRIDESMAIDS Dresses – Bella Bridesmaid
GROOM’S ATTIRE- tails & shoes from Mr. Burch Formal Wear
STATIONERY – Mary V. Baugh of Mariée Ami
letterpress portions printed by Four Hats Press
BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO: Kinora Films
MODEL/BRIDE – MaryJane McAllister (groom: her husband, Sam)
PLACE SETTINGS- Table Matters
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Tags: 1920s Wedding Inspiration, Anemone Bouquet, Art Deco Wedding Inspiration, Bar Menu Mirror, black and white bouquet, Carriage House, Champagne, Cloth of Gold Flowers, Gold bar cart, Great Gatsby Wedding inspiration, Jenny Packham Eden Gown, Mariee Ami, Navy and Gold wedding inspiration, Poolside Wedding, Savoie Catering, Uprising Cakes, Wedding Cocktails