1930s Art Deco Wedding
Get ready, because this wedding from Love Me Do Photography is some serious Art Deco glam awesomeness. This is a great example of how you can take a classic color scheme – crisp black and white – and use it in a modern way. Brittany and Pat added a tiny touch of sparkly throughout their wedding day, and the mix of glam and rock ‘n roll is a picture perfect recipe. We’re going gaga for Brittany’s Lazaro gown!
From the bride: We chose 24 Fifth because of its Art Deco feel and sunken dance floor. This space used to be the ballroom for the old 5th Avenue Hotel which was built in the 1920s. The building is now apartments but they’ve kept the ballroom. I really wanted our guests to feel like they were in an old supper club which technically, they were! We then chose the church because of it’s location and history as well. It’s the oldest Catholic church edifice in Manhattan.
I made my bridesmaids’ feather hair clips and necklaces with vintage dress clips I bought on Etsy. I really loved getting all the photos of our grandparents together and hunting down these antique frames to put them in. None of them are with us anymore so it was a way of having them there. In the same respect, my bouquet was filled with old pins from my mother’s side. I had hat pins from my grandmother as well as my grandfather’s TWA pins. He was an airline mechanic for them for 30 years.
Everyone knows the actually GETTING MARRIED part is pretty incredible but I have some runner-ups. Walking into the venue and seeing what I had been working so hard on for the past year come to fruition was overwhelming. I cried very happy tears. Also, one of the best parts of a wedding is having all your favorite people in one room. We had friends and family from all over the world (including Australia!) fly in for us. It wouldn’t have been the same without each and every one of them there.
Anything else you’d like to add? I can’t say enough good things about Etsy. I had only recently started buying from there before planning the wedding and it was mostly just for vintage clothing. It then became a part of my wedding planning obsession. Everything from the invitations, to bridesmaid presents to my after party dress was bought through Etsy! I may or may not have made over 40 purchases through them. The customer service you get through the sellers is better than you’d get through any brick and mortar retailer.
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Wedding Vendors (New York City):
Ceremony venue: St. Joseph’s of Greenwich Village / Reception venue: 24 Fifth / Wedding Photographer: Love Me Do / Wedding dress: Lazaro / Groom’s suit: J. Crew / Hair: Alissandra Hipona of High Horse Salon / Makeup: Jackie Schneider / Wedding flowers: Pristine Events / Birdcage veil: AgnesHart / Wedding shoes: Milk and Honey / Bride’s clutch: vintage / Invitations: Hello Love Boutique / Labels: IvyPink / Escort cards: SpectacularStuff / Cards, banner: FlapperGirl / DJ: Hi Society Productions
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What a dress!! Wow.
Yay so exciting!!!
Just one thing I want to note, while the shoes were made by Milk & Honey – the swarovski crystals were done by my friend Kerin of A-Morir. She makes some pretty rad sunglasses.
Thank you so much, Ruffled!!!!
oooohh that’s YOU!
Thank you so much for sharing your wedding with us!
The dress is to die for! A who doesn’t love the Art Deco period…beautiful!
love how swanky it is!
Such a beautiful wedding, <3 everything deco.
Where is that tote from I want to get one for my room? Or was it DIY? I love that you brought some humor into your event.
Cassandra – it’s from the “Who Doesn’t Want That” Etsy shop. They customized it for us. Pretty amazing how many Etsy sellers will do this if you just ask! I have a full list of all the vendors I used on my blog.
gorgeous! i love her dress, bag and those invites! xo
AMAZING dress & accessories!
This whole look is wonderful, I just wish they mentioned where the jewelry was from! Those earrings are perfect.
I got the earrings at RK Bridal believe it or not. They were really inexpensive 🙂
The ring is a family heirloom.
Wow, that dress is such a bold choice and it paid off! What a fun wedding. And yay for Etsy! It’s seriously the best website.
That dress and a fur coat. I’m drooling over here!
What a fantastic style! Loving the hair, DIY ice creams, tatoos, cake and everything!! This is super cool in every way!!! I’m actually drooling!!
Are you interested in selling that beautiful gown!?
Do you know what they style name/number is? I want to find it!
Gorgeous wedding with lots of inspiration.
Olivey – I can not part with this dress! It’s style number 3059.
this is the perfect example of a wedding theme reflecting the couple! what a fantastic, totally cohesive wedding. lovely!
The crystals on the shoes are divine! Such a perfect addition.
You look so gorgeous in your photos! I got the same dress as you, because I fell in love with it at Kleinfeld’s. But, I’m having trouble getting the bodice part to fit. Especially with the heavy beading at the bodice, it tends to scrunch up at the waist. Did you have this problem? If so, how did you deal with it?
I read art deco or 1930’s and my eyes light up. This is no exception. That dress is to die for! And that first photo of the glasses and the accessories is everything I love for wedding fashion!