The 1920′s are all the rage right now… And between shows like “Downton Abbey” and movies like “The Great Gatsby”, is it any wonder? The clothes, the music, the cars!!! For years I dreamed of putting together a styled photo shoot, but it had taken some time to figure out just how I wanted to approach one… After I got hooked on the BBC’s uber-popular show, I found my inspiration! Shortly after this Christmas, the plans started coming together and interestingly enough, what started out as a photoshoot inspired by a television show turned out to be so much more. It was a history lesson, and a tribute to another generation. It was a chance to really research the wedding fashions of the day. From the dresses (the dresses typically only came to the ankle, with the veil extending beyond), to the flowers (lots of greenery mixed in with the blooms), to the hair (finger waves and bobs) I wanted everything about this shoot to be authentic! So, I found a recently engaged couple to model, found a dress and a tux, a hairstylist, some flowers and a mansion built in 1927 and went to town!
Before I get to the photos, I want to make sure I send very special thanks to a few people and vendors for helping to make this shoot possible… First of all, the models, Annette and Tyler. They were such great sports to get all dressed up and indulge me. I think you’ll agree that they would have easily fit into the 1920′s just as beautifully as they do the 2000′s! Jackie Foltz for doing an amazing job on Annette’s hair! An outstanding online shop that makes gorgeous vintage reproductions called “Ruche“ for Annette’s dress (the name of the style is “Astrid, if you’re interested in finding it for yourself)! The Men’s Warehouse for Tyler’s morning jacket and suit. Evan’s Floral in Grove City for a) not thinking I was crazy to ask for a bouquet mere hours before I needed it and b) putting together a bouquet that was perfectly in keeping with the theme of the shoot! Last, but certainly not least I want to send a big thank you out to the Columbus Museum of Art Women’s Board for the use of their 2013 Decorator’s Show House to be the perfect backdrop for these photos!
Here now, is my nod to the wedding style of the 1920′s! By the way, if this sounds like fun and you think you might want to be a part of the next styled shoot (yes, there will be more)… send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org!