Monday Muse ~ A Great Gatsby Wedding Affair…


Hello there, yes, it’s Monday Muse time…

I hope you are well, is it snowing where you are? It is here, but I do love a bit of snow and it being so cold that you are, quite simply, forced to stay in the warm.  When you are planning for a wedding, you will often be asked, ‘do you have a theme?’.  Now, you may have already decided upon a theme but that doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate elements from other ‘themes’ on your day.  If you haven’t yet chosen, let us introduce to the 1920’s – of course, they require no introduction, but there is something rather special about the 20’s isn’t there?

The 1920’s. A period of exuberant playfulness, indulgence and the epitome of style and class.  Oh, I love the roaring 20’s themed weddings.  The Great Gatsby is set to take our screens this summer and if you haven’t seen the trailer then do so, as it will fill you with ideas for your day (also, Leonardo Di Caprio is in it, so another reason)  The style of dress, beading, glamour, cocktail glasses, art deco style, the cars, the hairstyles…Ok, you get the idea!

Today one of our favourite photographers, Mark Ammon takes us on a journey back in time to this decadent era. This is sure to give you inspiration for your own day, I know it has for me.

So come along with us and take a trip into dream land created by photographer, Mark Ammon

Let’s first take a peek at accessories.  Accessories are so important during your day as it is these finer details that can really set the scene.  Use whatever elements you like, go wild.  You can source a number of accessories and props by getting friends and family to help you find and collect different items.  Try Etsy, Ebay, and for even more unique items, research your local antiques and collectibles fairs, for example Newbury.  Here, you will find, if you look hard enough absolutely wonderful items for a good price, one you can often bargain with too!

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I love these champagne glasses, different from the standard flutes that we see so often now, they add a real touch of glamour and class.

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As a big fan of vinyls, this is a great touch…

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Gramophone’s just exude vintage style and imagine having one of these sat in the corner playing beautiful music on vinyl. That would be truly authentic. It also makes for fantastic photo opportunities too.

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When it comes to your hair, dress and accessories for you and your bridal party – the 20’s is like a playground! There are so many different things to play with and invite you to be utterly feminine and glamorous.  Think Bugsy Malone, The Great Gatsby…

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Of course, you could always suggest in your invites that your guests can embrace the theme and dress in a 20’s style too…

Even as grown ups, we never tire of playing dress up 😉

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I just adore the above images, the black and white style really emphasises the style.  The poses the ‘bride’ is doing is also very typical of the 20’s and is something you could add into your wedding photo’s and with your bridal parts for a bit of fun!

One of my favourite things about the 20’s is the hair accessories and make-up.  You can really go to town with this, and there are a number of boutiques that either have pre-made 20’s inspired head dresses or they can create your own bespoke one.

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For this particular shoot, a combination of green and white flowers have been chosen, yet if you want to mix that up, do so!  It is your day and as I said, you do not have to follow rules.  Embrace colour, you could even opt for a brooch, button or beaded bouquet and boutonnières  instead of flowers.

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So, what did you think of that? Are there any tips that you would take away from this, any photo’s that really inspired you?

Before I go, I also wanted to say that you don’t have to have traditional photo’s.  Photographers like Mark can create a realistic vintage effect in your photo’s, why not go for a mixture?  Have a chat to your photographer and see what they can offer you.  Also, looking through their portfolio can give you an indication of the various styles that they could provide.

Anyway, enough of me and hope you enjoyed our Monday Muse xxx

Credit Where Credit’s Due

Photography: Mark Ammon Photography http://www.markammonphotography.com

Flowers:          Traditional Vintage Flower Company http://www.tradvintflower.co.uk

Jewellery:       Latimer Brides http://www.latimerbrides.com

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