Saturday, January 28, 2012

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding

Timeless. Sophisticated.1920's Vintage. It's true glamour inspired by the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald - one of my personal favorites from school. The fabulous Gloria from Grand Engagements styled this shoot, and I am still swooning over the gorgeous images from Gavin Wade. Since this was Gloria's decadent creation, I am going to share her words describing the style of the shoot with you...because I really couldn't say it better myself.

"Old mixed with new is a favorite equation of mine. It is not just vintage, not your borrowed or something new, it is a little more than is about style. Create a modern wedding inspired by The Great Gatsby with a hint of Southern twist is just that; glamorous, sophisticated and modern."

"Our inspiration included the subtle shades of powder blue & butter cream yellow because the home had such a open garden setting. When it came to flowers, I envisioned a whimsical garden style with their enchanting secret garden gates. Everything had a glowing and airy feel to it yet had such a radiance about it. I wanted to make sure everything was balanced and that when you look at the pictures you felt that you could envision yourself there in the moment, enjoying lemonade, playing croquet and chasing butterflies. The styling was all about going back in a moment of time and almost reliving the past, but better. The croquet balanced the freedom that this era was all about. An additional key ingredient was the 1927 All American Packard that brought the 20’s back to life."



I created her bridal bouquet with a mix of snowy white and cream flowers. We used white peonies, white china mums, garden roses, ranunculas, and lisianthis, lightly accented with greenery for a soft touch. The stems were wrapped in white ruffled trim ribbon and finished with a vintage pearl brooch.


The centerpieces were created with soft white, cream and butter yellow flowers, lightly accented with greenery and placed in mint julep cups. We used white china mums, peonies, garden roses, lisianthis, ranunculas, stock and veronicas for a whimsical, vintage garden flair.


I love China Mums, and used them throughout this shoot. They have this perfect, ruffled look that no other flower can compete with. I also like their coloring, a butter yellow shade in the center, that fades into a cream, then ends with a soft white. They are such a classic flower that is really coming back, and I couldn't be happier. 
After all, everything "old" is new again... n'est - ce pas?

The shoot was also featured on the chic Grey Likes Weddings' blog, click here to see the feature. 
Thank you so much Summer...xoxo

Photography :: Gavin Wade Photographers
Styling & Design :: Gloria McCune of Grand Engagements
Flowers :: Heavenly Blooms
Food :: Jay's Catering
Cake :: My Sweet & Saucy
Butterflies :: Chase-N-Butterflies
Linen :: La Tavola
Stationery :: Grand Engagements
Rentals :: Town & Country Rentals
Vintage Rentals :: Found Vintage Rentals
1927 Packard :: Classic Limos
Hair & Makeup :: Vivian Tran


  1. Truly stunning!! Everything about it is absolutely gorgeous! Great job...

  2. Jaclyne, it is always such a joy to work with someone as amazing as you are! xo, gloria

  3. The ivory, white, and buttery yellow palette creates such a delicious-looking setting. Fabulous!

  4. Simply adore your blog! :) I am an editor of The Wedding Magazine, so if u would like to collaborate just write me! Love your works <3



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