I have always dreamed of photographing a classic winter wedding. A wedding with gold’s and blacks. A wedding where everyone is dressed to the nine’s. I started thinking about putting together a styled shoot to make my dream come to life. Lately I have been drawn to the art deco period of fashion. That period was full of glamour, high fashion, and the Charleston. No wonder this period was known as the Roaring 20’s. I knew I wanted to pull in some of the decadence of that period into this shoot. So with that, the theme was born. An Art Deco New Years Eve wedding.
I knew I wanted to photograph this shoot at Kellerman’s Event Center in White Bear Lake. I had photographed a wedding there this past fall and absolutely fell in love with the venue. It’s historic exposed brick was the backdrop for the entire shoot.
I reached out to Meredith Meyer with Bride Support as well as my favorite floral designer, Ashley Fox of Ashley Fox Designs.
Ashley Fox Designs is no doubt one of the best in the industry. Her vision of bouquets with textures and color are what draws me most to her work. I knew I wanted some wine colored flowers in the bouquets, but other than that I asked Ashley to design whatever inspired her. I am giddy about the bouquet she designed. And I was ecstatic that after we decided on the wine colored bouquet, Pantone announced the 2015 color of the year – Marsala which is quite similar to our bouquet color! Ashley also had the idea of using gold hanging vines at the altar. I am in love with how her work made my vision come to life!
Meredith Meyer with Bride support was so instrumental with bringing the other vendors on board. I am so grateful for her help with this shoot. She was so helpful with organizing all the details we needed to make this shoot go smoothly as well as communicate with all vendors involved. Thank you Meredith!
I want to thank Lisa Reinhardt for the gorgeous hair and makeup, A and Bé Bridal for the absolutely stunning wedding gown and headpiece, Queen of Cakes for the indulgent Art Deco inspired cake, Tip Top Tux for the dapper tux, Festivities for the linen and tableware, Paper Event for the invitation suite, and Gittelson Jewelers for the stunning art deco jewelry.
And last but not least, I would like to thank the models, Niki Frost and Corey McIntosh for their wonderful personalities and obvious beauty. You were both a pleasure to work with.
So without further adieu here are some of my favorite images from the Art Deco New Years Eve wedding: