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Friday, August 9, 2013

{Event} Glamorous Gatsby Wedding Shoot


The very name evokes images of glamour, opulence, and drama.

We are honored to share this gorgeous Gatsby wedding shoot with you today, styled by one of our lovely clients (and friends), Rachelle Love Jones of Fabuluxe.
Rachelle's goal for this shoot was to fuse Gastby-era glamour and old Hollywood opulence. She  showcases luxurious wedding styling with a modern California twist.

If Jay Gatsby and Daisy had ever tied the knot, we imagine it would have looked something like this.
So why not take a note from this golden age and add some glitz, glamour, and Gatsby-esque detail to your big day?


Get ready to feast your eyes on gorgeously decadent details, reminiscent of the roaring 20s and the air of opulence pervading all glamorous events.
You can just picture yourself at a fabulous party in West Egg, perched on a chaise, sipping a cocktail in the late afternoon sun.

Why not grab a glass of something bubbly and lose yourself in the gilded, seductive, and always intriguing world of Gatsby.

The London West Hollywood Hotel served as the perfect backdrop for the Gatsby shoot, with it's striking art-deco designs reflected in details from the floors to the furniture. It's modern sophistication and Hollywood chic at it's finest.

The stunning photos in this shoot are captured by Milla Cochran of The Rose Weddings.

A gorgeous view of West Hollywood from an upper floor balcony.

The groom overlooks the city, dressed in a striking black and white tuxedo.

Love these floors!

While the groom patiently waits, the bride gets ready in her boudoir.

This stunning diamond-ivory gown is custom designed by Loyce Wheatley of Grace Bridal Couture.
It's accented with gorgeous hand-beaded details that give it that perfect touch of sparkle.
The low back, drop waist, and jeweled edging bring a modern feel to this classic 20s shape.

The groom is wearing custom art-deco cuff links that match the bride's earrings, evoking a glamorous feel of high-society.
Both stunning pieces are designed by Astrid Mueller.

These luxe lucite chandelier earrings are a witty take on diamonds' timeless sparkle.
Engraved with a gem-inspired design, Astrid's Elizabeth earrings from her Possibility collection are the perfect flourish for a vintage yet modern look.

The matching Elizabeth choker is finished with a black silk satin ribbon, and channels iconic silver screen glamour.

The bride's hair was done by Nicole Moore of Euphoria Salon, and her makeup is by Sarah E. Jones.

Black satin gloves give a dose of drama to the bride's beautiful ensemble.

They also pick up the black satin ribbon detail in this lovely silk box invitation by Fabuluxe.

Deep burgundy red calla lilies and black feathers up the drama and opulence of the bride's bouquet, created by Nesly Palacios of Nesly's Floral Design & Events.

Tied with black satin ribbon and finished with a sparkly brooch, it's a striking contrast to the bride's soft gown.

How cute are they??

The gorgeous tiling pattern makes a striking backdrop for photos.

As guests arrive at the reception, they're greeted with striking details in deep purples, reds, and blacks. Table design is by Nesly's Floral Design and Events.

We created this rehearsal dinner invitation for a client, and think the romantic script, flourishes, and rhinestone details fit the ambiance of this Gatsby affair perfectly.

Place cards by 2 Hearts B 1 Designs

Glamour and shine in the smallest details will set your event apart.

Wedding vows, written in calligraphy by Jillian, add an elegant and personal touch.
What a beautiful keepsake, framed and displayed later in the couple's home.

Nesly's Floral Design & Events created the awe-inspiring centerpieces flaunting feathers, crystals, and opulence. The stunning vignettes amidst the manicured lawns and oversized chess board transport you to another time and place.

Another gorgeous wedding invitation option would be our leopard print invitation.
The blacks and reds keep it formal and dramatic, while the touch of leopard takes it to that next level of fabulousness.

We love how it coordinates perfectly with everything from the roses to the cocktails!

Rachelle and her team also styled another table with a softer, feminine feel.
We can't get enough of the rosette table covering...isn't it gorgeous?

This letterpress invitation by Astrid Mueller has a clean and modern design, while still evoking the style and feel of the 20s. 

We are also in LOVE with the gold silverware (goldware?) bedecking the place settings!

These gorgeous little favors by So Belle Favors bring in the rich reds and a touch of sparkle!

Custom cookies artfully displayed on the centerpiece are by Amusing Treats.

What's more decadent and romantic than sparkle, satin ribbon, and pearls?


All table linens, place settings, china, and vases were graciously provided by CMC Rentals.

What a beautiful scene for a rooftop wedding.

Time to get married!

Love the oversized chess board!
The groom's all-black tuxedo is also by Friar Tux Shop of Beverly Hills, and the bride's gorgeous gown is by Grace Bridal Couture.

Love these images of the bride wearing a posh faux fur stole!
Talk about vintage glamour.

This unique cake is by the legendary Hansen's Cakes in Beverly Hills.
We love how the letterpress invitation is echoed in the modern cake topper.

What a fabulously stylish venue to hold a wedding!
It's a stunning mix of modern and vintage, a twist of California sophistication with Hollywood chic.

So many unique and fun details!

Thank you Rachelle for sharing this extraordinary shoot with us!
We're so excited to feature all your hard work and fabulous styling!

Make sure to check out all the vendor credits below...what a marvelous job they all did on making this inspiring shoot a success!


Photography: Milla Cochran, The Rose Weddings

Event Planning + Styling: Rachelle Love Jones, Fabuluxe

Wedding Gown: Loyce Wheatley, Grace Bridal Couture

Feathered Birdcage Veil: Grace Bridal Couture

Custom Jewelry: Astrid Mueller, Possibility

'Lauren' Letterpress Invitations: Astrid Mueller, Astrid Mueller Collection

Floral Design: Nesly Palacios, Nesly's Floral Design & Events

Table Linens, Place Settings, China, Vases: CMC Party Rentals

Photographer, Videographer, Video Editor: Josie Lam, JCL Photography and Design

Table Stationery (including Menu, Place Cards, Rehearsal Dinner Invite, & Leopard Invite): 
Jillian Yee-Pham, 2 Hearts B 1 Designs

Custom Wedding Cookies: Sharon Akiel Muse, Amusing Treats

Favors: Nada Andaja, So Belle Favors

Shoes: Steve Madden

Wedding Cake: Hansen's Cakes

Hair: Nicole Moore, Euphoria Salon

Makeup: Sarah E. Jones, Sarah E. Jones

Rings: Models' own

Bride/Model: Vanessa Oksu

Groom/Model: Zachary Thomas Hunter

Production Assistant: Bridget Lewis


Astrid Mueller said...

Thanks so much for the feature, and for showing my contributions to this shoot! It was a pleasure and honor to be part of it.

mackyton said...

Truly elegant wedding shoot done by a professional photographer. Last month, arranged my cousin’s wedding at one of amazing San Francisco wedding venues. It was truly a fantastic party and everyone enjoyed a lot there.

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