A 30’s Inspired Wedding

As much as I love lots of details at a wedding, I also have a strong appreciation for a couple who decides to keep their celebration small and intimate. Alyssa and Howard were married in her parent’s backyard surrounded by 20 of their closest friends and family. The attire for the evening was formal, so the men wore tuxedos and the ladies wore evening gowns and hats. Have I ever mentioned how much I love adore weddings?

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Photography by Jessica Johnston

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39 Responses to “A 30’s Inspired Wedding”

  1. nicole b.

    Wow… what a stylish affair. The photography truly captures the decadence and drama. Would love to know more about those shoes and that dress. AMAZING. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Tonia

    Lovely! The old-fashioned tuxes are so handsome! Reminds me of the old wedding pictures of my great-grandparents. They really pulled off a glamorous all-American party without being too over the top with a “theme.”

  3. tammy

    I’m working on a similar project in London – we’ve been collecting lovely crystal bowls and candleholders to make a twinkly affair…I hope it’s this pretty! Tx

  4. davina

    what a beautiful wedding! it’s sometimes hard to imagine the affair while you’re planning it, but i think every bride dreams that it will come together the way this one did.

  5. Lydia, Clueless Crafter

    This couple nailed it on the head. By choosing to make it an intimate affair, they allowed themselves to focus on those meaningful details that make guests feel truly taken care of.

    Only one ANNOYANCE: Never have fake sugar in packets anywhere in sight.

  6. Christine

    Gorgeous wedding, gorgeous couple, a-freakin-mazing dress. Whoa.

    And as someone who uses the fake sugar: no annoyance at all, instead: Thanks! :)

  7. Jessica

    Hi Nicole!

    The shoes were Chanel and her dress is a true vintage eBay find! Thanks for all the kind comments-it was a pleasure to photograph their wedding.

  8. Chrissy

    I love the fact that they had a small but formal wedding. Black & white photos were taken up a notch by the 30’s formal look!

    The bride really favors Molly Ringwald. Gorgeous!


    I absolutely love the veil too! Can someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me where it is from?


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