A Roaring 20’s Wedding~
“My husband & I adore the Golden Eras, especially the 20’s. We wanted to have a wedding that showed our personal style and that was a roaring good time. Our bridal party went all out; my gals wore flapper dresses and pearls, my daughter who was the flower girl wore a chiffon tulle sequin dress with custom hair accessories made by me. The groomsmen wore what men would wear when attending a black tie event: a black suit with a white shirt and a black tie… very formal & classic. My husband wore a 1920s tail coat suit; very dapper and of course handsome. I made him a pearl boutonniere with a single ivory rose. My bridal look was very Old Hollywood Starlet inspired. My best gal friend made me a chiffon tulle Juliet cap and sewed on beautiful lace appliqués that I crystaled with powder blue Swarovski crystals. I also paired my wedding dress with real vintage chiffon gloves and of course my handmade bouquet. I made my own vintage brooch bouquet in my wedding colors; ivory, champagne, light gold and lots of lace.
As for my stunning dress, I wore Sophia Tolli Morrigan – Style Y11642, a satin dress with lace appliqué details, a sweetheart neckline and a darling lace scalloped trim along the hemline. When I first saw the Morrigan dress I instantly thought of 1920’s femme fatale Jean Harlow; she was known for wearing ivory satin gowns while lounging around.
We requested our guests to dress to impress. Since our wedding was a themed wedding, we wanted everyone to look formal as if they were attending Mr. Gatsby’s Luxurious Parties. We had lots of swing music, champagne, treats and of course gold glitter everywhere. Our ceremony was held in a Victorian home in their gazebo garden at 5pm. Our reception was held in their Crystal Garden Room at 6pm; the venue had beautiful chandeliers, black and white checkered tile and beautiful green ivy wrapped around the pillars. We had a beautiful hand crafted and hand painted paper moon for our guests to sit on and take pictures like they were floating on the moon, with props like a top hat, feather boas and adorable handmade 1920’s props. Our centerpieces were all DIY; we collected champagne bottles, sprayed them antique gold, rolled them in glitter and filled them with ostrich feathers. They were placed on top of gold chargers with tea light candles and rose petals to set the mood. The biggest hit of all was our candy table, which was all done up in carved crystal vintage glass which I have been collecting since I was a young teen. Our wedding was so beautiful and by far one of the best moments of our lives. I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. I am forever grateful for all the help we received from our family & friends.”
Photos by Tayva Martinez Photography