Katelyn & Scott’s Glamorous Great Gatsby Wedding

February 16, 2011

“The Great Gatsby was my inspiration (minus the abundance of alcohol and affairs!)” bride Katelyn told me. “Our style for our wedding was very glamorous, but not without that 1920’s quirk.  I like to think my style is quirky too, so this was perfect for our wedding day.  Plus, I love fashion and culture from the past!  Now, I could never justify spending as much money on a party as Jay Gatsby, but I still wanted my reception to be as unique and fun.  So, I replaced stuffy details like flowers with more lively ideas like bright peacock feathers, and I picked a beautiful venue (that happened to be brimming with vintage touches!) where everyone would feel at home – The Guild House, Bakersfield, CA.”

“The wonderful thing about our venue too is, unlike Gatsby’s money, ours is not wasted when spent at The Guild House.  Every person working at house is a volunteer, and the proceeds benefit the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic.  The multi-course meal was delicious, and I know Gatsby would have approved!  The overflowing wine was purchased at a local grocer, Green Frog Market, and was absolutely wonderful as well!”

Katelyn wore a Maggie Sottero gown (these will always hold a special place in my heart as I was a “Maggie bride” too!) and carried a vintage brooch bouquet (some were antiques that had been in the family for over 100 years!) instead of a floral one which she made herself. The bride’s Mother made all of the centerpieces, boutonnières and other bouquets from feathers instead of flowers.

Photography Credit: Made You Look Studios
Venue: The Guild House
Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero – AD3396
Bride’s Shoe: Nine West
Bride’s Veil: Chantilly Bridal, Valencia, CA
Bride’s Earrings: Brighton
Bride’s Ring: Taffera Jewelers in Bakersfield CA
Groom’s Suit: J Crew
Cake: Smith’s Bakery in Bakersfield (butterflies were from etsy seller Sugar Robot)
Entertainment: Caitlin Colebrook
Bridesmaids Dresses: Cache