What If Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby Got Married? was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by Annabel

The media has gone a little all out bonkers, hasn’t it, it advance of the release of The Great Gatsby movie. I didn’t want Love My Dress to turn in to a cliche because of it, full of photoshoot after photoshoot that ended up overwhelming rather than inspire you.  After all, if you want to learn about chic and elegant 20’s bridal style and how to be creative in drawing influences from the era to style your wedding day, you’ll simply have to buy my book  :) But it would be rude not to pay homage somehow to this much anticipated movie, especially as I adore the book so much (only recently read it!).

And so I’m pleased today to be sharing these images with you this lunch time, courtesy of Andy Griffin Photography, who worked with a creative team led by London based wedding planner Nicole Adeyale.  The collaborators on this project are all London based who share a passion for styling amazing weddings and events. The team wanted to work together to produce imagery that illustrated how Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby intimate big day might have
looked, had their story not been one of unrequited love.

I think what drew me initially to these images was the fashion.  Both gowns on this shoot (a short and long sleeved one) were supplied by Rock My Vintage Dress.

Photography Copyright (c) 2013, Andy Griffin Photography

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The long sleeved open back dress above (which I would frankly kill for) is by designer Lillie Rubin (founded in 1946 in Miami, Florida they specialised in special occasions ware).

The Rock My Vintage Dress
collection of gowns includes designs by Dior, Oscar De La Renta,
Givenchy, Channel, Carolina Herrera, Valentino, Oleg Cassini, Ted
Lapidus and Alfred Fiandaca whom has dressed likes of Audrey Hepburn and
a long list of Hollywood celebrities.

I think I need to pay Rock My Vintage Dress a visit!

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Just look at that shot below – what an amazing potential wedding venue! The collaborative team chose the backdrop for their photoshoot to be the historic country house, Down Hall, which dates back to 1540 when it was sold by Henry VIII to a William Glascock. Quite incredible.

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Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium provided all cakes, sweets and biscuits, including ‘daisy’ cup cakes and a wedding cake. As well as all clear glass items.’

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The creative team worked with a palet of pastel shades and
gold accents, which I always thinks looks super pretty and feminine.

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‘To help set the 1920’s scene, we used a vintage Rolls Royce called ‘Gabriella’ supplied by Lords Cars.’

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‘Sara of Bespoke Occasions did an excellent job creating a fresh,
soft and pretty look incorporating pastel shades whilst, subtly enhanced
the natural beauty of Sally who played the role of Daisy Buchanan.  Kirsty beautifully styled Daisy’s hair with soft pinned curls, the look finished with a pearl and diamante hair brooch.’ 

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I’d like to thank the creative team behind this photoshoot for sharing these inspirational images, with special thanks to Nicole Adeyale.

You can see more fabulous Gatsby inspired shoots right here
on Love My Dress.  You might also want to purchase my book or read
this feature in the New York Post
from last week as it contains a quote
from yours truly.

We’re not over the 1920’s yet are we? Timeless, elegant style with a little bit of cheeky fun thrown in for good measure. I don’t think it’s going anywhere.

Oh, and here’s a little something to whet your appetite…

Movie preview courtesy of Warner Bros

Love Annabel

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Photographer – Andy Griffin Photography
Concept & Styling – Perfect Events
Venue – Down Hall
Wedding cake + Dessert Table – Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium    
Venue Styling – Mediterranean Occasions
Table Linens – Over The Top Rentals
Vintage Table Wear – Classic Crockery
Vintage dress/brooch bouquet + vintage accessories – Rock My Vintage Dress
Vintage Rolls Royce – Lords Cars
Hair & Makeup – Bespoke Occasions
Chiavari Chairs – Rosetone Event Furniture
Flowers + Wedding Stationery – Picture Perfect Events
Grooms attire – Coles
Groom – Ernest Gromov
Bride – Sally McDonald

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13 thoughts on What If Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby Got Married?

  1. I love everything Great Gatsby and these photos really do it justice. The long sleeved dress is amazing and I love the look and feel of this shoot. The cushion cake is exactly the kind of unusual thing Jay Gatsby would have at one of his parties.

  2. Hi Annabel,
    Thank you for featuring the shoot! and giving the opportunity to showcase our creative work. Our dresses and venue styling looks amazing.
    We would love you to visit our studio to see our dresses :) and of course not forgetting our Aladdin’s cave full of Vintage and new venue styling props.
    Once again thank you for the feature.
    Ilknur Tekinbas
    Venue stylist Mediterranean Occasions.

  3. Hi Andy
    I just wanted to say how disappointed I was in you last night entering this portrait shoot with models into the wedding category of the Master Photographer of the Year awards.
    This goes totally against the ethics of the competition after all it wasn’t even an ex bride and groom.
    There were catorgories for fashion ect but you chose to enter a completley made up shoot against real wedding images.
    You are a great photographer and I’m sure you have many great wedding images
    I honestly hope at least you don’t now blog / publicise that you have won Central region Wedding photographer of the year .
    All the best
    Mark

  4. I absolutely love this…. so much inspiration! You could really host a fun modern wedding with some of these adorable ideas too! The photos are just so romantic! I’m already thinking about how I can re-purpose some of these unique items into my next Gatsby themed dinner party! Thanks for sharing!!!

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