A special thanks Marry Me Tampa Bay for featuring our styled shoot and to our bride and groom models McKenzie and Will. Their destination wedding to Italy was postponed due to Covid-19. Paige and Franklin our wedding party models are actually in the wedding too. We tried to make this day as special as possible for them and can't wait for their Italian dream wedding. Until then, we hope you enjoy the photos from our Art Nouveau inspired styled shoot.
From the minute I walked into The Anderson House for a site tour I fell in love. It provides everything couples need for a classy and intimate affair with family and friends. The house is from the late 1800's so we went with an Art Nouveau theme and color palette of emerald green, pink and violet. The colors worked well with the home's rich woodwork.
I did a lot of research into popular colors, florals and fashion during that era. We knew the first things we needed were the right period inspired dresses, tuxedos and of course you can't do the 20's without a little feather hairpiece and some pearls. Jessica at All Brides 2 Be had the perfect vintage style wedding dress, color and silhouette for the bridesmaid and traditional black tuxes with white vests for the gentlemen. I love one stop shopping.
The architectural style for the era was asymmetrical and curvy lines. I wanted the floral arrangements to be reminiscent of that. White dyed peacock feathers were added to some of the arrangements as well as the bridal bouquet and fabulous oversized boutonniere. Another quintessential 1920's nod.
The ceremony space was outside on the lawn centered around the water fountain lined with loosely arranged florals. For guest seating, we used gold chiavari chairs with velvet cushions and lined the aisle with antique asian lanterns and florals.
The cocktail reception was set on the lawn with high top tables adorned in blush velvet table cloths and floral arrangements. A fun Champagne tower using what's called a coupe got the bubbly flowing. The coupe is a style of champagne glass popular during the 20's and well before. It was replaced with the flute around the 50's. Told you I did my research!
Guests enter the foyer through beautiful front doors where the welcome table and guest sign in book are located. This is their first glimpse of the floral and candle lined staircase, the antique Steinway piano and the cozy lounge. After the couple's first dance, guests find thier way to dinner while the piano music fills the air.
The dining room is set with vintage style serving pieces, gold trimmed crystal and china and candelabras dripping with crystals imitating the stunning crystal chandelier. Gold gingko leaf napkin rings embellish the emerald green silk napkins placed next to each menu with its art nouveau design. The ginkgo leaf is synonymous with this time period and is a symbol of love and hope.
After dinner and wedding cake, guests can relax in the lounge, dance in the foyer or enjoy the cigar roller and whisky bar on the expansive porch. Your gentlemen will love this and so will your fur baby. We experimented with emerald green smoke bombs for a dramatic closure to the evening. I think it turned out amazing. Once guests depart, the couple has the option of utilizing the bridal suite on site for their wedding night before departing for the honeymoon.
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