Get ready for some stunning Old Hollywood ballroom wedding inspiration with a twist. Today’s styled shoot is all beauty in black and white. Planned by Lauren O Events the Gershon Fox Ballroom was the perfect venue. Azalea Floral Design, Evolution Rentals CT, Fleurish Couture Paperie, Cake Addiction, The Pink Phoenix Event Design, The Wedding Embassy, Kiss and Makeup, and hair by Amber Gaudreau all created magic to bring this gorgeous styled shoot to life. This A team was completed by the talents of Eric Foley Photography. Now go relish in every beautiful Art Deco detail that is sure to inspire.
From Lauren O Events, The inspiration for this shoot was Black & White Luxe with accents of Old Hollywood Glamour. We wanted to capture this classic era, while portraying a message that love has no color. A bold message yet one near and dear to our hearts as Lauren and I are both proud mothers and wives of biracial families.
The Mezzanine at Marquee Events was the perfect venue for this shoot. The building, the former home of G. Fox Department stores, is Art Deco in style and bursting with details that we knew would photograph beautifully in black and white. When I began thinking about the location I knew I wanted a location that didn’t require tons of styling to bring the vision to life. The Mezzanine and its ornate mirrors, spectacular view of the atrium below and moody lighting embodied exactly what we were looking for. Our photographer, Eric Foley, did an absolute beautiful job with the lighting so that the texture really popped in the black and white photos.
Not only was it rewarding to see this concept come to life, but such a pleasure to work with so many amazing vendors in the industry. These wedding pros are top notch quality and so passionate in what they do.
More from Lauren O’Brien, of Lauren O Events Being as this was to be photographed in black and white texture and contrast were incredibly important. Deb Ramsey, of Cake Addiction, combined texture and contrast to create a stunning cake display that became the focal point of the shoot. Traditionally Art Deco is angular, geometrical lines and lots of contrast. I introduced touches of Art Nouveau to add texture and really feel the two styles combined produced a beautiful result, while staying true to the era.
The invitation suite designed by Zeb Powell of Praez Occasions heavily inspired the tablescape. The rhinestone embellishments paired beautifully with the sequin linen and antique crystal glasses. The flowers provided by Azelea did a beautiful job tying everything together.
For fashion Megan Dumaine of The Wedding Embassy selected a gown that fit closely to the body and was accentuated with beading and sequins that sparkled in the pictures. For our groom we chose a classic black Tux that really added to the Old Hollywood feeling. Next to the fashion and venue, hair and makeup is a key element in achieving an Old Hollywood Glam look. A classic red lip and loose waves for the model’s golden locks were a must. “I was very careful in choosing a lip color, it was the focus of the makeup and needed to photograph well in black & white. After covering up the models tattoos, I dusted her body with an illuminating bronzer that left her skin glistening, a tip I took from Eric Foley our photographer.” said Pamela Dintzner Contreras of KiSSandMaKeUp.
Our hair stylist, Amber, represented our theme well, with loose waves, pulled back in a detailed jeweled hairpiece. Not a single hair was out of place, and the model’s golden locks looked beautiful. While the photographs were the fruits of our labor, we were also fortunate enough to have the entire photo shoot documented with video by Matt Van Ness of MV Film Productions.