28 Sep

1920’s Art Deco theme wedding: Susie + Matt

categories Real Weddings

A rustic/country wedding might use a barn as their venue, whereas a 1920’s /Art Deco wedding, like that of Susie + Matt’s, has The Garden Pavillion, in Sonoma. Think The Great Gatsby meets The Secret Garden. Their wedding has got all the classy details – chandeliers, feathers, gold dinner plates, chic guests, and one dolled up cake, perfectly suited for a grandiose 1920’s soiree. And, who better to capture it all then Belathée Photography!

1920's theme wedding

Jocelyn Dunn of Petit Bereau designed their invitations. The formal invitation was letterpressed while the rest of the suite was flat printed. Smart way to keep it classy but save money.

1920's theme wedding

Sample sales, sample sales! You must go to them! That’s how Susie scored this Jenny Packham gem at Marina Morrison, in San Francisco. And, can you believe that bouquet? We wish that was sitting on our desk at this very moment.

1920's theme wedding

1920's theme wedding

Notice the Art Deco details in the venue’s architecture?

1920's theme wedding

For their guestbook,  Susie pulled new and vintage postcards together. She let guests pick the card of their choosing to write a little message, and compiled them into a book when the wedding had passed. (We also love the idea of hanging your favorite postcards on a clothesline in your work space!)

1920's theme wedding

1920's theme wedding

1920's theme wedding

1920's theme wedding

1920's theme wedding

I wanted to have a DIY photobooth for my wedding but didn’t have the time to do it myself, so my dear friend Christa Hill volunteered. I discussed the concept of my wedding with her and gave her a couple of specifics I had in mind for setup and design. Christa took the idea and ran with it. Her design and setup blended in so well with our venue and theme that it became a key component to the event without dominating it. Her creativity, sophistication and professionalism completely exceeded my expectations. 

1920's theme wedding

1920's theme wedding

Their cake + first dance song couldn’t have been more suiting! They danced to My Baby Just Cares for Me by Nina Simone. Listen to it here:

1920's theme wedding

We love a themed wedding, especially when it’s executed so beautifully! Congrats Susie + Matt!

Photography: Belathée Photography / Venue: The Garden Pavilion / Florist: Cara Nelson / Catering: Alex’s Catering / Ceremony/Cocktail Music: Bay Music & Entertainment, Inc. / Shuttles: Pure Luxury Transportation / Cake: Perfect Endings / Photo Booth: Christa Hill / Bride’s dress: Jenny Packham / Bride’s shoes: J.Crew / Jewelry: Haute Bride / Groom’s suit: Paul Smith

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  1. The themed wedding is elegant and fun. Not over done at all! It allows guests to have a good time on such a joyous day.

  2. wedding cake. historical kind of wedding. you add history pages to it. beautiful bride with the red lip.

  3. Gorgeous wedding! Does anyone know the bridesmaids’ designer?

  4. Looove the art deco motif on the invitations and the amazing cake! What sweet pictures!

    xox Mrs. Châtelaine in Paris

  5. Wow love the details of this wedding – the stationery, the cake, the photobooth, and the venue, its all deco delicious! And the brides dress is incredible, she obviously has impeccable taste….. I might be slightly biased :-) it is also the dress I chose for my wedding!

  6. I like the feathers in the boutonniere. Polka dots!

  7. this is amazing! i’m loving all the details, especially the cake!

  8. Your pictures due justice to the wonderful event that was Susie & Matt’s wedding. Perfect place, wonderful people and such stylish decisions throughout. A special day for special people.

    Just one thing, how did Matt marry Liz, Ashley, Melissa and Susie without someone noticing.

    Auntie L

  9. Biased about the invitations since Jocelyn did them but the rest of the wedding is absolutely stunning!!!

  10. Beautiful post! Makes me want to relive the experience all over again.
    The bridesmaids dresses are Amsale.

  11. i love it. a sophisticated themed wedding. not contrived or cheesy at all. just beautiful!

  12. That is the most sophisticated wedding ever! Every single person looks beautiful and I love all the 20’s style details. My favorite picture is the las one…what a kiss!!

  13. I love 20’s style. I think is so elegant for men and women and so femenine; architecture and art from this time are very original. Elegant
    Great wedding, elegant but not serious. :)

  14. So elegant are the invitations! so beautiful!

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