Portfolio: 1930s Art Deco (IDo November 2011)

Good morning lovelies!

After managing to show the Exotic Paradise shoot a few weeks ago, I figured it’s about time I blog about the next shoot I had styled for IDo magazine. Again, a huge thanks to super talented photographer Jessica Moritz for letting me share these photographs.

The theme this time was 1930s Art Deco. I had just watched Water for Elephants, a love-story set in a Depression-era 1930s circus, and it really inspired me to set the tone for this shoot (besides finally understanding what all the fuss about Robert Pattinson is about 🙂 )

1930s art deco faux wedding shoot gramophone hydrangeasThe shoot took place at the Phoenicia Hotel, a historic Art Deco hotel, and a perfect setting for the opulence and glamour that we wanted to portray. The dress and veil were provided by Wedding Bells … Marquita did a fabulous job styling the bride for this shoot. The veil was positioned in such a way to give that 1930s feel, and we added a headpiece at the side for more bling. Pearl necklace (used as bracelet) is from Zsa Zsa.
1930s art deco wedding faux shoot

The hairstylist for the shoot was Alison Chetcuti of Scissors Tango, while Gaby Naudi was the makeup artist. Hair was styled in finger-waves, and makeup reflected the 1930s glamour … red lipstick and all the works.

phoenicia hotel malta wedding 1930s art deco gramophone hydrangeas

 Antique Memories of Fgura kindly gave me the red chair and gramophone to use for the shoot. What would a 1930s-inspired shoot be without a gramophone, right? Gold vase is available for rental from Elegant Impressions.

malta destination wedding 1930s faux wedding shoot hydrangeas brooches

Joseph of Flower Arts was the floral designer for this shoot. He used hydrangeas for the bouquet and incorporated brooches for that extra shine and opulence.

malta destination wedding 1930s art deco faux wedding shoot hydrangeas gold black white

 The inspiration for decor was chosen along the lines of ‘vintage eccentricity meets opulent glamour.’ We set up a sweetheart table in front of this magnificent door.

1930s sweetheart table art deco malta destination wedding gold black and white ribbons brooches

I used black and gold ribbons as a table runner. Joseph did an amazing centrepiece using hydrangeas, roses and orchids which he put in a black vase. We then surrounded them with little tealights and gold vases.
1930s sweetheart table art deco malta destination wedding gold black and white ribbons brooches

Gold plates, decked out with black napkins, completed the look. I tied some gold ribbon around the napkins, and used brooches from Zsa Zsa as a napkin ring. I have to admit that is one of my favourite table setups so far!

hydrangeas 1930s faux wedding styled shoot malta destination wedding

The Phoenicia hotel is so opulent, and the model Victoria looked like a screen siren … It all seemed as we had been transported back to the 1930s!

hydrangeas 1930s faux wedding styled shoot malta destination wedding

 This is another favourite photo of mine … I have to admit though that there were so many favourite photos, I had such a hard time choosing which ones I should post. So I hope you join me on Facebook, where I’ll be posting more photos from this shoot.

A huge thank you to all the team … Hope this has left you inspired …

Elaine x

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