A Florida Art Deco Wedding

This wedding was sent my way by an avid reader who spotted this gem and promptly emailed me to let me know of it. The vintage bride is a costume historian, so having a gorgeous Art Deco wedding true to its style but still keeping a fresh feel was an easy task. Her 1930s inspired wedding gown was designed and handmade by Nicole as well. Their wedding took place at Disney in Orlando, but it was certainly not your typical fairytale affair, no sir. Beautifully captured by Jensey and Nathan from Root Weddings, who recently launched a jaw dropping new site and blog.

I could go on forever talking about this wedding, but I will stop yapping and let the photos speak for themselves:
Florida Art Deco Wedding
Vintage Umbrella Parasol Pagoda wedding props
Vintage Cascading Presentation bouquet inspired by the 1930s 1920s Art Deco weddings
Disney Wedding in Florida by Root Weddings
Disney Wedding in Florida by Root Weddings

From the bride, Nicole:

I suppose most of it came from a 1930s and Art Deco inspiration. I’m a costume historian, so I have a strong interest in other times and I’ve always found the 1930s to be elegant without too many frills. The locations for the ceremony and reception we decided upon were heavily inspired by the early 20th century as well. I tried to bring the colors that worked with those areas, which were all based on a seaside theme, picking blue-greens and contrasting coppers. It was really fun to try to figure out a way to bring that vintage look into all the wedding aspects with out making it feel overdone. For the reception I wanted it to feel like an 1930s night club, so I choose jazz music and tried to find decorations that appeared in old photographs of clubs (mercury glass, palms, and peacock feathers). I also had a silhouette artist making favors, so I brought some vintage hats from home for the guests to wear during their sittings. I tried to DIY a lot of the wedding, even though Disney takes care of most of the event. I made the invitations, both of my gowns, my husbands suit, the bridesmaids coats and muffs, and the bridesmaids
made their own evening gowns to go under the coats. I also got to help with designing the cake, which was a very fun and new experience for me.

My advice for future brides would be to look for inspiration not just in wedding magazines, but in your locations and in places you wouldn’t necessarily associate with weddings. Our color scheme we originally found in one of my husbands video games which takes place in what was once an Art Deco utopia at the bottom of the ocean.

Wedding Vendors (Orlando, Florida):

Photographer: Nathan and Jensey of Root Weddings / Venue: Disney in Orlando / Wedding Dress: handmade by the bride / Officiant: Kevin Knox / Hair and Makeup: Patricia LeJeune / Shoes: My Vintage Sole / Vintage Parasols: Bella Umbrella / Top Hats: Gypsywitch Designs on eBay/Silhouettes illustrations seen at the reception: Kathryn Flocken from Paper Portraits / Bride’s hairpiece: Topsy Turvy on Etsy.

28 Comments
  1. What a beautiful couple and hugely stylish wedding! I love that you find all the greatest weddings to showcase. Absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Gorgeous wedding! I normally do not like wedding dresses with sleeves, but this draped/wrap dress with the bolero is perfect.

  3. This is simply stunning. I’ve never seen a wedding like this one before! I love the flowers she chose as well. Where can I can an umbrella like these?

  4. The Roots are great friends of mine and yes I may be a bit bias, but there’s no denying there awesomeness after looking at these photos. This wedding is gorgeous! Nicole, your style is impeccable from the parasols to the location- everything looks like perfection. I love that you didn’t go overboard with the era and that it doesn’t scream Disney. Well done!

  5. LOVE. so many fabulous understated details! Love the silhouettes and the hats and what a gorgeous gorgeous bride and… the peacock feathers as centerpiece~ perfectly dramatic!!!!

  6. My favorite items of this wedding is the cake – probably one of the most unique designs I saw online, recently! And the simplistic centerpiece!

  7. As much as I love Disneyland, I never would have thought that it could be the backdrop to this sort of look. I stand corrected.

    Gorgeous!

  8. This is one of the prettiest weddings ever! Love each and every touch. The bride and groom are amazing and so are the photos. One of my all time vintage favs! Thanks for posting it!