Regular readers of Love My Dress may recall this feature shortly before Christmas, where Vintage Wedding Planner and Stylist Tiffany Grant-Riley debated 'what is a vintage wedding'. Tiffany illustrated her guest post with some inspirational photographs from a number of talented Photographers across the globe, one of which was the lovely Ashlee Carter, of US based Sakura Photo.

The photograph that Ashlee kindly allowed to be reproduced on Love My Dress, was actually part of a beautiful Great Gatsby inspired wedding photoshoot.

Ashlee told me more…

"This Gatsby Inspired styled wedding shoot was styled by myself and shot at the historic Stoneleigh Hotel in Dallas, Texas

I am a huge fan of Art Deco and the Roaring Twenties and wanted to create and photograph my dream vision of a wedding styled for this glamorous era…"

And what an amazing job Ashlee has done – I just adore the whole concept and love how Ashlee has pulled this whole look together so beautifully.  The model Bride in this shoot wears a stunning ivory embellished mesh gown, white ostrich feather and pearl fascinator and an art deco silver brooch and Swarovski crystal shoe clips…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Ashlee Carter, Sakura Photo

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...


This beautiful photoshoot features delicious looking vanilla cupcakes with an art deco flower motif by Opulent Cakes, vintage roses arrangements and bouquet by Blue Lotus Floral Design, flapper-style hair by Stylist Ryan Chambers Hair and makeup by JTorry Makeup Artistry.

I just love this shot of the female model being prepared for the shoot – that vintage inspired up-do is beeeeeeeeautiful !

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

"The mahogany dinner table is decorated with Limoges china, cut glass decanters, silver candelabras, antique skeleton keys, old cameras and willow branch lights from 'World to Home'…"

You can get similar cherry blossom branch lights in the UK from Graham and Green

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

"The 1920s spearmint candy was supplied by the Old Time Candy Company…"

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Photoshoot - Photography by Sakura Photo...

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Credits

Photographer: Ashlee Carter, Sakura Photo
Concept, Styling, Planning & Design Direction: Ashlee Carter, Sakura Photo
Florals: Brianne Denton, Blue Lotus Floral Design
Hair Stylist: Ryan Chambers, Ryan Chambers Hair
Makeup Artist: Jenny Torry, JTorry Makeup Artistry
Cupcakes: Donna Nino, Opulent Cakes
Models: Sheri Hernandez and Travis McHenry

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Such beauty, isnt it?

Huge thanks to Ashlee Carter of Sakura Photo for so kindly allowing reproduction of these gorgeous photographs and providing me with the detail to accompany them. 

If I was to ask you what kind of inspirational wedding photoshoots you would like to see on Love My Dress what would they be?  Do you have any particular theme or styling ideas? Leave a comment below and let's get some ideas flowing!

Have a lovely morning everyone. The weekend is nearly here 🙂

Much love,

Annabel xXx

Annabel

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. She is passionate about photography, supporting women in business and in life, and is in her element being surrounded by nature and the countryside.

  1. That bouquet is breathtaking – I’ve never seen one with ostrich feathers used before, genius!(Can you tell I’ve just signed up to your email updates – I’m loving my slice of LMD in my inbox each morning!) 😉 Sam x

  2. God this is to die for, what amazing photography and styling, well done to all involved. I just love the Bride’s hair and makeup and the bouquet. Everything about this is so beautifully put together.

  3. Thank you so much for this! What amazing inspiration for my wedding next year, which is a Great Gatsby vintage inspired affair, I cannot wait to share this with my BM who is helping me style everything, she’ll totally love it. Just fabulous as always lmd! xxxxxxxx

  4. Hi Everyone!
    Thanks so much for your lovely comments, I knew you’d totally adore this photoshoot as much as I do (thanks again to Tiffany Grant Riley for first of all bringing it to my attention! Clever girl!).
    Ashlee – it’s my pleasure! I look forward to featuring more of your work on Love My Dress 🙂
    ‘Mrs Trentham to be’ – better make sure you submit your wedding to be featured on Love My Dress! (make a note of that NOW!) 😉
    Much love all,
    Annabel xXx

  5. This is amazing! Loving the brides smoky eyes, to be honest I think brides are bit wary of using makeup like this on their wedding day but I champion it all the way!
    She looks like a movie star, amazing!
    ALso loving the grooms suit and in fact everything love it!
    Hopefully you can show a wedding that this shoot has inspired! x x x

  6. I adore that bouquet!!! It’s simply stunning, loving the model’s hairpiece as well. You can’t beat Art Deco glamour! xxxx

  7. Hi, I love this post, everything about it is amazing! I wonder if you could tell me where the brides pumps are from please? I would love to wear something similar on my wedding day.xx

  8. I’m getting married really soon. Just looked at David’s Bridal and I don’t see this one, do you know style number?

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