Monday, August 25, 2014

DOWNTON ABBEY MEETS THE GREAT GATSBY

These images just blew my socks off the moment I laid eyes on them.  I adore 1920s-30s themes and this stlyed shoot out of Kansas City has it all. Inspiration for this shoot came from an infatuation with the aesthetics of both Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby.  The theme and styling were designed by Michelle Marie Photographie, with wardrobe styling and garments provided by J. Lynn (including the groom’s fabulous beaver-skin top hat!).  The Philips Hotel in downtown Kansas City was chosen as the shoot’s location for its historic art deco design and majestic ballrooms.  “Pumpkin” the Bulldog even made an appearance alongside our chic couple, adorned with an antique rhinestone collar!
The two most prominent DIY elements of this shoot are the artisan-crafted headdress and the tiny fan place cards. A local artist, Jamie Everdene of Waste Not Wear All, hand-crafted the silver headpiece worn by the bride.  Comprised of elaborately carved silver and copper with small accent pearls, this piece was designed to be a modern interpretation of the art deco headpieces worn throughout the 1920s. The miniature fans, acting as place cards, spell each guest’s name in retro bubble stickers. 
CREDITS:
Photographer:  Michelle Marie Photographie//Dresses: J.Lynn Bridal//Veils and headpieces:Waste Not Wear All//Floral Designer: Owens Flower Shop//Cake Designer: The Cakery Bakery//Reception Venue:The Philips Hotel//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

2 comments:

Ashley said...

Gorgeous!

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely post!!!
Have a good week!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥