Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration
Expressionary Events is so pleased to announce that our Great Gatsby Wedding Inspired shoot was featured on Style Unveiled this week! A lot of planning and work was involved by many talented vendors in designing this look and bringing the glamour of the Roaring Twenties and the classic Great Gatsby love story to life!
The Great Gatsby gives us a glimpse of an era filled with elegance, sophistication and glamour and so we drew inspiration from this great American novel to capture our look. Our vision was to portray a prosperous time in American history by bringing in elements of lush and romance into the unique décor details of the space. The shoot was held at the prestigious Sky Room, located atop the historic Breakers of Long Beach Hotel. Since the 1920’s, this Art Deco venue has entertained Hollywood luminaries such as Elizabeth Taylor, Charles Lindberg, and Cary Grant.
With the May 2013 release of Baz Luhrmann’s adapted film of the Great Gatsby, our goal was to offer inspiration options for brides who would like to capture this moment in time and incorporate modern elements into their wedding theme. We noticed many bridal gown designers such as Kitty Chen and Allure anticipated the release of this film and they created a modern line of wedding gowns and accessories in vintage silk, satin and lace. These and other designers are bringing a modern feeling to the classic shape of the Roaring Twenties with beaded cap sleeves, low backs and drop waists.
The amazing photography was shot by the talented D. Park Photography and The Sky Room in Long Beach graciously allowed us to feature their venue. Linens and chavari chairs were provided by Designer Specialty Linens and all the artwork was created by Bethany Thomas of Commemory Fine Art. Floral was created by Bonne Fleur. Lighting was provided by Premiere Events Group and the elegant cake is from A Wish and A Wisk. The beautiful bridal gowns were from Bridal Elegance and wardrobe styling was done by the talented Connie Kim from Styled by Connie. Makeup and Hair was done by the Rock Me Up Makeup. The behind the scenes video was made by JAK Foto. Stationary and favor box was created by yours truly (Expressionary Events) and calligraphy is by Calligraphy Katrina.