Let’s take the glamour factor up a notch and step back in time to the Golden 20s…
Who can resist a bride draped in pearls, Art Deco bling and sumptuous silk – sporting flawless skin, Marcel waves and perfect red lips?
This glamourous, Great Gatsby styled shoot by a talented team of UK creatives features a whole host of inspiration for couples planning a 1920s inspired wedding. From the gorgeous gowns to the bespoke, feather adorned shoes, the exquisite jewellery and headpieces to the intricate, gilded, Art Deco wedding cake by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium.
It also features four beautiful bouquets ranging from sparkling, vintage brooch bouquets to dusky pink and peach floral creations.
Gwenda, the shoot co-ordinator, stylist and florist behind The Vintage Floral Design Co. shares the inspiration behind the shoot.
Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration
It’s impossible for anyone in the wedding industry to have escaped the influence that Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ has had in popularising the 1920s theme. It is a look that encapsulates timeless glamour and refinement, so it’s no wonder that brides find the era to be so alluring.
As soon as I saw the portfolio of Jude and Bea of EFC Photography I knew they would be the perfect choice and they kindly agreed to join me on this project. I was further blessed with the good fortune of being able to assemble a dedicated and talented team of collaborators.
The colour scheme consisted of a predominantly neutral palette of ivory, champagne, lilac, blush pink and peach, accented with gold; each responded perfectly to my brief, which also involved plenty of shimmer and glimmer!
Joyce of Brides & Beauty made Hayley and Hannah into the faces of our 1920s brides, who then donned Faith Caton-Barber’s exquisite dresses to complete the transformation into our picture-perfect starlets. Rosie Weisencrantz’s jewellery and accessories added the ‘bling’ factor to their individual looks and there was even more sparkle provided by Jinder of The Finer Details.
No wedding would be complete without an actual cake and Elizabeth’s tiered design (to which I added an abundance of peach and pink roses) positively screams art deco grandeur.
So, too, does the table setting, fashioned from wonderful items loaned by Ellen and Elizabeth of Vintage Flair; feathered and jewelled favours by Lau of French Made; Gatsby-inspired stationery, also by The Finer Details and a centrepiece by myself of roses, hypericum and gilded foliage.
The first of my floral bouquets combined gorgeous peach tulips with feathery blush pink astilbe. The second bouquet was a tight dome of roses, carnations and hypericum, enveloped in a gold wire collar. Marsha Hall’s shoes, bespoke creations for this shoot, were the icing on the proverbial cake!
Thanks to Gwenda and the team for sharing this gorgeous shoot. I hope all you vintage brides and Gatsby fans are feeling suitably inspired!
But the inspiration doesn’t stop there – grab a cuppa sit back, relax and indulge in a little more Great Gatsby gorgeousness with this behind the scenes film by Emily of Smooch Films.Venue: The Sanctum on the Green / Photographer: EFC Photography / Videographer: Smooch Films / Models: Hayley & Hannah / Jazz Trio: Hannah Northedge / Bridalwear: Faith Caton-Barber Bespoke Bridal & Evening Wear / Hair and Make Up: Brides and Beauty / Bride’s Shoes: Marsha Hall / Crystal Brooch Bouquet, Crystal Headpieces & Stationery: The Finer Details / Pearl Jewellery & Pearl Headpieces: Rosie Weisencrantz Vintage Creations / Flowers and Styling: The Vintage Floral Design Co. / Favours: French Made / Vintage China & Props: Vintage Flair / Cake Baker: Elizabeth's Cake Emporium