Over the past year, I’ve shared several milestone celebrations from this beautiful couple, who happen to be my wonderful cousins. I was honored, not to mention ecstatic, about being able to help plan and style their Gatsby inspired backyard bridal shower, and then just a few months ago, baby Luca’s adorable puppy and storybooks shower. Yes, there’s an even bigger, more important celebration that happened before baby, a wedding! To be honest, I’ve had these stunning photographs by Ripped Hat Photography for some time, but totally forgot to share them with you, until today!
This couple’s main inspiration for their wedding was the Great Gatsby. From iconic book quotes on their save the dates, to Jenny’s bridal brunch with endless bubbly, and their art deco gilded invitations, you knew right away the look they were going for. A simplistic and modern take on vintage glam.
The bride stunned in her beaded gown, and was the embodiment of 1920’s glamour with signature vintage finger waves and the perfect red lip. Let’s not forget the dapper groom, who stood out in his custom tan suit. And no bow tie for this handsome fellow, he opted for a fun printed tie.
This laid-back duo’s main goal was to not fuss over the small details, especially on their big day. I was asked to come on board the month before to help with flowers and a few decor pieces, like these adorable map roses for their travel inspired guest book table, hand lettered mirror table numbers and seating chart that was oh-so roaring 20’s.
Then again, when your reception is held at the Crystal Plaza’s beautiful grand ballroom, you don’t really need much else to achieve to the Gatsby feel. Gold detailing on the walls, regal candelabras and one stunning crystal chandelier above, what ended up being one of the funnest dance parties!
The flowers were equal parts romantic and modern. Soft pretty blush roses and dusty miller were organically grouped together with whimsical billy balls. And Jenny’s bouquet was just the chicest with succulents and orchids.
The details Jenny and Roberto did choose to focus on, were all symbols of their personality. Miniature favor bottles of Meyer’s Mark bourbon for their love of a good cocktail, a Tequila bar during cocktail hour for the bride’s Mexican heritage, Portuguese appetizers for the groom’s family, and music of all genres for this dancing loving crowd.
How do you end the night in a way every guest loves, with pastries and fresh baked bread of course! Not just a dessert buffet or food truck, but a whole bakery display was set up by the venue as guests made their way out. Guys, there were donuts on a spit, enough said. I know several guests were thankful for those treats the next morning!
Doesn’t this stunning photograph of the bride and groom look like it was taken at one of Gatsby’s most fanciest parties? Just gorgeous!
Jenny and Roberto’s wedding was timeless, classic, traditional, fun, personal, and romantic. It was the dreamiest of days, and looking back at these beautiful photographs by Ripped Hat has me reliving this wonderful wedding day again. Even if it was over a year ago, I’m still honored to have been a part of it. I can’t believe these two have been married a year already, and have blessed our family with the handsome little Luca.
Wishing you many more years of love you two!