Art Deco wedding inspiration

Alternative Wedding Inspiration – Classic Art Deco Glamour meets Valentine’s Day {A Coocouture shoot}


Art Deco Wedding Inspiration


Just a little bit of Art Deco Wedding Valentine’s Day loveliness from a styled photoshoot I did with the Coocouture team! This was featured on Bespoke Bride too – thanks, guys! Credits at the end of the post. xx

Valentines Wedding London


I’ve borrowed the text from Bespoke Bride to explain everyone’s contributions!

Gwenda Of Bohotanical

“For Valentine’s Day 2016, we decided to take on a glamorous, Art Deco Vaudeville theme – think Broadway, bright lights, dancers and just a touch of hedonism! Needless to say, we gave it our usual OTT spin and fortunately, we were joined by some wonderful additional suppliers who helped the vision come to life. Melissa from The Sweet Hostess provided the stunning sequin linen, the sugar swizzle sticks and little silver birds for Lau’s cake, which complement our ever so slightly excessive use of feathers throughout the styling! Inspired by the marquee lighting of Broadway, I dreamed of illuminating the shoot in style, and who better to do this than Eirini and Nathan from Illuminography?! Their letters, hearts and mirrors consolidated the theme to perfection.

For my part, the logistics of getting to the shoot that day meant that artificial flowers were the only sensible kind to use. I’m very fond of using good quality faux blooms for lots of reasons, but in this case, it allowed me to feature peonies and poppies (the latter in a shade that Mother Nature neglected to provide!), otherwise out of season and/or extortionately priced! Many couples who are having a Winter wedding are extra budget conscious, so silks are a great way of obtaining a luxe-look for less.”

Kat of Kat Forsyth Photography

“Working with the gorgeous styling and beautiful model, Megan, I didn’t have much to do beyond making sure the photos illustrated that! But we made sure to utilise some classic vaudeville/art deco style poses to get the mood across! Aside from that, all that was needed was a clean, white edit to evoke the classic black and white feeling of that period, while still being in colour.”

Lau of Frenchmade

“For the cake, on the middle tier, we used a mix Art Deco style silver and gold decorations as well as pearls, diamante ribbon. The other two tiers were covered in flaked coconut for a feathery effect.”

Anneke of Retromorphosist

“Megan’s long thick tresses was styled into a wild faux bob. I kept it relatively unstructured so that it translates as a more relaxed and contemporary style. Eye Makeup is soft and smokey with shimmering tones of bronze and gold – skin is glowing, creating a sultry, yet natural look.”

Marsha of Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes

“I absolutely loved the theme for this shoot. By concentrating on the elegance and glamour of the dancers of the early 20th Century with the sexiness of glimpses of flesh through beautifully adorned fabrics and feathers, I chose to use a luxurious metallic gold leather, alongside beautiful white feathers that were individually selected and attached one by one overlaying them to create a fanned effect. I chose to make a two part peep toe style for it’s elegance in revealing glimpses of the foot”

Karen of Karen Dornellie

“The theme for this shoot made me jump with joy as Art Deco is my fav era and couldn’t wait to get cracking on this dress. Trouble was I had too many ideas!!! I loved the colour choice of white this time round and wanted to definitely add marabou feathers and a lot of diamante bling. I tried to capture the glamour of the era and used a very soft drapey fabric for the main body and added a subtle crinkle,glitter organdy for the top layer. Then it was a case of trimming it in the gold mounted diamante. I did get carried away by adding everywhere including to the super long romantic veil and the tiara, which was a new direction for me. I loved this theme and once the other guys added their magic, it all looks beyond gorgeous.”

Lou of Beyond Vintage

“The stationery was based on geometric patterns of the 1930s, mixed with typographic styles from the era and foiled with a matt silver. The champagne glitter band gives the elegance and glamour of the era. For the tableware I pulled the vintage silver cutlery and cut glasswear from the collection along with silver candlesticks, simple but elegant. The drinks trolley was an ideal host for the vintage cut glass champagne saucers and silver bottles, a perfect drinks station to welcome guests.”

Megan the model

“I had such a fun time at this photo shoot. The vintage aspect of it made it all that more enjoyable and experiencing the hair, makeup and clothing of the 1920’s was really cool. The team that I worked with were amazing and so friendly and I couldn’t have asked for a better day.”

… and we couldn’t have asked for a better model – complete perfection!

The Coocouturiers are:

Gwenda of Bohotanical // Kat of Kat Forsyth Photography // Lau of Frenchmade // Anneke of Retromorphosist // Marsha of Marsha Hall Handmade Shoes // Karen of Karen Dornellie // Lou of Beyond Vintage //Also joined by… Melissa of The Sweet Hostess // Eirini & Nathan of Illuminography //