{Inspiration} Great Gatsby Styled Shoot at Church Street Ballroom

Brides with Chauffeur, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The roaring twenties was a time of wealth, reform and an ongoing party. This Great Gatsby theme put together by Misty Miotto‘s team encompasses all there is to love about this age, with a modern swing to keep it relevant. Follow the marvelous photographer on a journey to the past.

Bride with bouquet, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

One groom, so many brides! Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The 20s introduced a “new woman” and ladies everywhere were breaking traditions in everything–especially in fashion. Here, the model brides are no exception with bobbed hair styles, bejeweled hair pieces, lavish jewelry and dresses from The Collection Bridal which did an incredible job capturing the essence of the era.

Church Street Ballroom, Gatsby-themed wedding, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The bride’s look is a delicate balance between something new and something borrowed. Her hairpiece, gloves, jewelry and veil are all borrowed from the twenties while her dress has a modern bodice with simple details–making it the perfect canvas for her more expressive pieces. The attention to detail makes this look work without being costume-like.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery Gatsby-themed wedding

Ballroom at Church Street, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The name “Golden Era” is extremely prominent in the color selection for the decor. The golden, ruffled table covers from Over the Top use texture to add variation and the feathered centerpieces add the free flowing breeze of the period. The Church Street Ballroom is the ideal place to hold such an event because architecturally it enhances the theme with its symmetrical design, high ceilings and large columns. All of these factors give guests a chance to Charleston the night away in style.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom escort cards

Custom wedding menus by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom wedding invitation and invitation box

Our escort cards, table numbers, menus, and invitations are no exception to the glitz and glamour of the signature tune. Staying golden, the creamy background with simple line design stands out when put against the gilded surfaces. We used an Art Deco-inspired font that looks like they were created almost a century ago. The invitations were nestled in gold mesh pouches embellished with sequins and glass beads and placed in gold invitation boxes lined with white faux fur. Talk about decadence!

Dogwood Blossom Stationery custom chair back signs

Custom wedding chair back signs by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Our Mr. and Mrs. chair back signs were used to hold the place of the new couple. Simple, elegant and most importantly–easy to tell who are the guests of honor!

Custom wedding paper goods by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Misty Miotto Photography

This cake by Party Flavors focuses on the elegance of the era by adorning the layers with a simple collection of pearl necklaces cascading from a flower.

Ceremony at Church Street Ballroom, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Wedding reception menus by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Great Gatsby wedding, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

From the ceremony to the reception and to the moment the last guest exits, this Great Gatsby-themed wedding will be sure to leave an everlasting impression.

The collective effort of all the vendors involved made this extravaganza come together beautifully. Watch the video that Key Moment Films put together to see some awesome behind-the-scenes shots:

http://vimeo.com/40839193

Are you a Great Gatsby bride? See more photos and read reviews on these sites:

http://www.bellethemagazine.com/2012/09/great-gatsby-wedding-inspiration-all.html

http://bridechic.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-jazz-age-bride.html

http://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/bridal-buzz/gatsby-wedding-inspiration

http://www.savvydeetsbridal.com/2013/03/styled-shoot-great-gatsby-inspiration.html

Thank you to all of the event professionals involved for all of their hard work!

Venue:  The Ballroom at Church Street

Photographer:  Misty Miotto

Videographer:  Key Moment Films

Floral: Weddings By Carly Ane’s

Rentals:  A Chair Affair

Cake:  Party Flavors

Dresses:  The Collection Bridal

Makeup Artist:  Beaute Speciale

Linens:  Over the Top

Lighting:  Simply Lighting

Transportation:  VIP Transportation Group of Orlando

Chocolate Fountain:  Hello Sugar!

Tux:  Tuxedos to You

Aisle Runner:  Artistic Aisle Runners

Stylist:  Loftis Production Services

Harpist: Christine McPhail

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

 

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{Real Wedding…and News!} Misty & Nelio's Blush Pink + Gold Shabby Chic Vow Renewal

Last May, we were excited to be a part of Misty and Nelio Miotto’s vow renewal, which was featured in Orlando Wedding Magazine this month! If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, check it out online here. The feature highlights the romantic opulence of the event, showing that a vow renewal can be just as exciting and celebratory as the first wedding.

Mon Cheri, Royal Crest Room, Dogwood Blossom, Ceremony

Royal Crest Room Outdoor Wedding papers by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

The couple expressed their ten-year marriage with a butterfly theme, which as Orlando Wedding stated, “represented the couple’s love and personal growth.”

Dogwood Blossom Stationery Custom Wedding Sign

Even the smallest member of the family got a chance to join the festivities, and celebrate the happy couple, by wearing our custom-made sign!

Mon Cheri, Royal Crest Room, Dogwood Blossom, escort cards

Mon Cheri, Royal Crest Room, Dogwood Blossom, place cards

For the impressive escort card display, we used clusters of butterflies in different sizes. Delicate hand-cut butterflies also dotted our reception paper goods.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery at Royal Crest Room
Pink wedding details by Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Mon Cheri, Royal Crest Room, Dogwood Blossom, Dance in Fog

The muted pinks, ivory and gold along with pearls, lace, and an abundance of flowers transformed the Royal Crest Room into a fairy-tale setting.

Mon Cheri, Royal Crest Room, Dogwood Blossom, invitations

Mon Cheri Studios took so many breathtaking photos of our invitations and paper goods! The elegant invitations, above, were displayed with their brilliant gold invitation boxes. We included a vintage brass key as an added sentimental touch.

Wedding Tea Time Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Our sign invited guests to enjoy an assortment of teas during the very Victorian-inspired celebration.

Wedding Menus Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Mon Cheri, Royal Crest Room, Dogwood Blossom, menus

For the menu cards, we used a classic combination of ivory paper with gold trim and embellished with ivory lace, a blush pink satin ribbon and a sparkling jewel.

Mon Cheri, Royal Crest Room, Dogwood Blossom, table names
Wedding Table Number Signs Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Reception tables were named after romantic cities of the world. We layered textures and added hand-cut landmarks.

Wedding Signs by Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Wedding Guestbook Stationery Dogwood Blossom Stationery
Mon Cheri, Royal Crest Room, Dogwood Blossom, Seed favors

After signing the guest book, our sign invited guests to take seed packets home to start their own butterfly garden. How sweet!

Vow Renewal Reception Paper Goods by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Congratulations to Misty and Nelio! We were grateful to be a part of such heartfelt event.

There were so many elements at this gorgeous celebration, all provided by these event professionals:

Venue and catering: The Royal Crest Room

Photography: Mon Cheri Studios

Floral: Atmospheres Floral and Decor

Hair and Makeup: Beauté Spécialé

Videographer: Riant Films

DJ, Lighting, Effects, Photobooth: Our DJ Rocks

Chiavari Chairs and Chargers: A Chair Affair

Cake: Anna Cakes

Chocolate Fountain: Hello Sugar!

Harpist: Christine McPhail

Character Artist: Rafael Diez

Belly Dancer: Carrara Nour

Dress: Minerva’s Bridal

Tux: Tuxedos To You

Transportation: Apollo’s Chariots

Signs: Signs by Sindy

Officiant: Jim Davis Hicks

Confetti: Flutterfetti

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery