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AN OPULENT ERA WEDDING THEME

AN OPULENT ERA WEDDING THEME
Written by Theo Dermatis

The inspiration for this shoot came from that most opulent and glamorous Gatsby era: the inimitable 1920s. The vision was to create marvelous scenes reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most notorious work. Full of grandeur and historic character, The Society Room of Hartford served as the perfect venue providing architectural drama and elegant interiors. We selected a rich jewel tone palette accented with silver and gold to create an overall majestic ambiance.

This was further accomplished by the luxurious details styled by Dani Fine Photography, Tony Palmieri of Datura: A Modern Garden, Geoffrey Ecker and Kia Martinson of General Eclectic. Palmieri also designed gorgeous arrangements and custom bouquets to complement each look worn by the models. The Dani Fine Photography team conceptualized, styled and photographed this remarkable shoot. What really made this shoot unusual was the collaborative effort to source genuine antiques from this period. We wanted to underscore the luxury, excess and utter beauty of the time by incorporating some authentic pieces. General Eclectic was a terrific resource to that end. Additionally, we had an amazing vintage dress provided by Tova’s Vintage Shop and a myriad of lavish jewels and other accessories provided by a variety of stylists and experts. Beth Chapman, fashion stylist and owner of White Dress by the Shore was the genius behind the sumptuous gowns, fantastic headpieces, magnificent antique jewellery and accessories. The fellas, outfitted by Enzo Valentino of Valentino Tailors, wore traditional tuxedos and stroller suits, characteristic of the 1920s.

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Photographer:  dani. fine photography | Hair Stylist:  Melanie Dias of Larissa Lake Makeup Artist | Floral Designer:  Datura: a Modern Garden | Reception Venue:  The Society Room of Hartford | Invitation Designer:  Hartford Prints | Cinema and Video:  Summerwind Wedding Films | Dress Store:  The White Dress by the shore, Tova’s Vintage Shop | Dress Designer:  Rivini, Ivy and Aster | Other:  Beneath the Gown | Cake Designer:  A Little Imagination Cakes | Lighting:  Audio Media Solutions | Linens and Coverings:  Cloth Connection | Makeup Artist:  Larissa Lake Makeup Artist, Stephanie Loulakis of Larissa Lake Makeup Artist | Jewellery:  The Something Old Collection, Maria Elena Headpieces | Personal Stylist:  Beth Chapman | Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Valentino Tailors | Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan | Veils and headpieces:  Bijou Van Ness | Fashion Designer:  Carolina Amato | Paper Props:  Essentials | Model: Jake Bodmer, Brandon Dutch and Anastasia Mikhaleva of John Casablancas; Lexa Gluck, Kelsey Sidell of Maggie Inc.


Written by Theo Dermatis