A Great Gatsby, 20’s-inspired wedding: Shannon + Ed

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Alas, this sun-filled long weekend must come to an end. Not to worry – we’ve got a great week ahead and are kicking it off with a little throwback to the 1920’s.  Remember last week when we wished for more Jazz Age weddings? Our little wish came true when Shannon + Ed’s roaring wedding shot by Weddings By Two came our way. Shannon is a seriously talented handbag designer and amazing creator of this Upcycled Doily Lamp (which is blowing our minds). Oh how we love our creative brides!

great gatsby wedding

great gatsby wedding

great gatsby wedding

Dying over their fab feather headpieces, veils, and dresses? We are too. Shannon purchased her entire get-up at Patricia South’s Bridal (which just so happens to be her parent’s shop!). The bridesmaids were also dressed in a variety of gorgeous dresses from Patricia South’s and all had free reign to make their own feather headpieces!

great gatsby wedding

great gatsby wedding

great gatsby wedding

great gatsby wedding

great gatsby wedding

great gatsby wedding

great gatsby wedding

“five photos immediately above by Odette NY”

The very Gatsby-esque Ram’s Head Inn couldn’t have been a more perfect venue. It was even built in that era! And, those small bottles (filled with tasty whiskey) as their favors? Love. Super easy DIY – Shannon designed and printed the labels and also used the bottles as place cards with a kraft tag of each guest’s name. What guest wouldn’t love walking away with one of those bad boys?

great gatsby wedding

great gatsby wedding

great gatsby wedding

great gatsby wedding

As you’d imagine their first dance was simply romantic. They had Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra play Night & Day.

Listen to it here:

great gatsby wedding

Are you thinking what we’re thinking? One, Patricia South’s dresses are so intricately gorgeous that we kind of wish we could get away with wearing one for each day of the week. Two, how fun would it be to have all your guests dress in theme? It’s actually not that hard. Shannon told us that 99% of her guests came dressed up all thanks to having included “Jazz Age attire suggested” on their invitations. Great tip! Congrats Shannon + Ed!

Photography: Weddings By Two / Venue: Ram’s Head Inn / Band: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra / Flowers: Nicolette Camille / Hair: Anna’s Salon / Makeup: Becoming Faces by April / Bride’s, Groom’s & Bridesmaids attire: Patricia South’s Bridal

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jillian on Jul 5, 2011

how lovely! i adore all of the 20s-inspired clothing. xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Cassie on Jul 5, 2011

Totally beautiful! Any idea who makes the bride's gorgeous t-strap heels? They are pretty perfect.

Amber on Jul 5, 2011

Love this wedding! So unique!

Sara Gray Photography on Jul 5, 2011

There is so much beauty in this wedding! I especially love how guests committed to dressing to the theme as well. Great work!

Erica Colorado Occasions on Jul 5, 2011

Love those flapper bridesmaids dresses. I really admire brides willing to do out-of-the-ordinary weddings. They make for such a great atmosphere (and great pics too!!) Thanks for sharing.

Taylor on Jul 5, 2011

I love this idea. It was such a beautiful wedding. If only I could pull off something as creative as this.

Jessica on Jul 5, 2011

The clothes for the bride, bridesmaid and groomsmen are amazing. Love the brides hair! And the venue could not get any better. Then you see very old school camera in one of the shots - perfection. A super concept/theme that is not easy to pull off - congrats, looks fab.

Tracy Wong Photography on Jul 5, 2011

How inspiring! I love that all the guests were in on the theme too!

Tiffani on Jul 5, 2011

I'm literally swooning over this wedding! I love to see themed weddings so perfectly executed. Looks like they all stepped back in time for the day and even their guests looked FLAWLESS!

Jessica on Jul 5, 2011

I love that they had just two long tables instead of a bunch of small ones, it just seems so much neater and collective versus breaking everyone up.

Krista Mason on Jul 5, 2011

WOW! Love this wedding, so adorable! Great job everyone!

Cocroft & Delbridge on Jul 5, 2011

OH MY GOODNESS! This wedding is stunning in every single way! I just love how even the guests got in on the fun and embraced the Great Gatsby theme with their clothing! Those bridesmaid dresses are so incredibly beautiful...the feather headpieces just add more glamour to these photos.

The Average Bride on Jul 5, 2011

That's SUPER fun! I love it! Love the bridesmaids and guests attire.

Marisa Nicole, Weddings & Events on Jul 5, 2011

LOVE LOVE LOVE this wedding!

Jacqueline L. on Jul 5, 2011

Seriously? The bride and maids look stunning! I love the color scheme of their dresses. So well done!

Mrs. Limestone on Jul 5, 2011

Gorgeous! Wish I was invited :)

Jené on Jul 5, 2011

so beautiful. I love those bride's maids dresses!

Corinna on Jul 6, 2011

Those flapper b-maid dresses are just lovely! I think I like them better than the bride's gown.

rachel on Jul 6, 2011

I spy with my little eye Jenny Gordy from Wikstenmade!!!......love this wedding! BEAUTIFL, and FUN!!!

Kellee & The lover.ly Team on Jul 6, 2011

We love everything about this wedding! The dresses are amazing and the bouquet is gorgeous!

Tracy on Jul 6, 2011

I love how everyone got into costume, not just the wedding party! beautiful.

Mary V. on Jul 6, 2011

What an absolutely beautiful wedding, and perfect weather too! Sometimes the theme of a wedding can overshadow the actual event, but I think in this case - the theme goes so perfectly. I'm with Tracy too, I think it's wonderful that all the guests participated - including the musicians! I bet the invitations for this wedding were so cute.

Dana on Jul 7, 2011

What a visual treat! TFS! (I always wanted a Gatsby-themed wedding)

Bia @ Brilliance on Jul 7, 2011

How fun! I love the theme and the favors are especially fantastic.

Alyssa Zygmunt on Jul 8, 2011

I was lucky enough to attend and it was the most magical wedding I've ever been too. Every detail thought out yet it felt as natural as can be. We were transported to another time and I never wanted it to end.

Stephanie @ rhinspirations on Jul 9, 2011

I am loving this. Just beautiful and so much character shining through here.

Linda Hall - Love Is In The Air - Wedding & Event Decor, Ca on Jul 12, 2011

Absolutely in love with it!

Anon on Jul 14, 2011

Oh my gosh, this looks like the greatest wedding ever! Look how much FUN everyone's having! I would have loved to have been a guest. Congrats to the bride on throwing a really beautiful party (because that's what the best weddings are).

gerry on Jul 18, 2011

Stunning wedding...love everything about it!

Charlotte on Sep 12, 2011

This wedding is my dream :D The water the band the outdoors and the lights man if i have a wedding like this i will be smiling forever

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Sakenya on Jun 11, 2012

...one of the best Gatsby weddings I've ever seen. the flower girl's pose in the family portrait...is priceless.

michelle on Aug 9, 2012

I'm going to a 1920s theme wedding this summer and it's just an extra expense for all your guests! I'm annoyed that we can't just wear something we already have. I'm sure the wedding will be nice but we can't afford much of a gift after buying 1920s outfits. Even from a thrift store, it adds up! Just something to think about. Are your guests as into the theme as you are?

Samantha on Mar 19, 2013

Hi there! My best friend is getting married in July and is set on a 1920's Great Gatsby themed wedding. Do you know where the bridesmaid dresses are from? This would help me out a ton! Thanks!

Sahara on Mar 22, 2013

Samantha- The bridesmaid dresses are by Sue Wong.

Judy on Mar 23, 2013

I need a gatsby style wedding gift!! With an eye toward the fact that extra expense is involved in attending this event ~~ need something clever and special to go with the theme.... Help!

KIM TINDELL on May 6, 2013

I MUST know where the mother found her fabulous headdress. Look at that thing. I need it.

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