Great Gatsby Bridal Inspiration

Hello Lovelies! I need to apologize really quickly. Not only am I going on my very first real vacation this month (hello Punta Cana!), but Satin & Snowflakes also has a HUGE project coming up in mid-April, and I can't be more excited! Unfortunately, it means that I do not have much time as I desperately want to devote to publishing fresh material. For now, this fantastic Great Gatsby inspired shoot featured on The Wedding Chicks is totally worth re-sharing.


Erin Brooks, the creator behind Serephine, loves the 1920s for many reasons. It was a time when women tossed their corsets, hiked up their hemlines, chopped off their long locks, and wore noticeable makeup and fabulous headpieces. Their style was gorgeous and daring. It is timeless, revisited often in fashion.

The ’20s women also won the right to vote, supported themselves, and were a force to be reckoned with. What’s not to love? For that very reason she has added the gorgeous new “Gatsby Collection” to her wedding accessory collection, which was captured so beautifully by Kali Lu Photo. You can see the entire collection in the full gallery here.

From Kali Lu Photo

Something extra special about this shoot, aside from being photographed at the historic Stimson-Green Mansion in Seattle, WA, is that it was entirely shot with film! Kali Leenstra of Kali Lu Photo used a Contax 645 medium format film camera with an 80mm Planer Zeiss lens. She has this to say about why she uses film:

“Why Film? The first reason I fell in love with film is because of the way it makes you shoot. When I shot digital I felt like a lot of my creative edge was lost. I would look at a scene and know what I wanted but instead of taking the time to get the shot I wanted I would just over click the shutter button and hope that something would turn out, or if not I could fix it in photo shop. Film has forced me to slow down and set up my shot. I know it has to work so I take the time to find the art and beauty in what I see. The next main reason I would say that I love film it the way it reacts to light. Film takes the light and wraps in around into an almost 3D feel. I love the way film makes the light look like you can reach out and grab it.”

These photos were captured at the Stimson-Green Mansion that has been in Seattle for over a hundred years. Festivities and celebrations have shaped the character of this prestigious mansion in the heart of Seattle. Enchantment around every corner of the house lures your guests from room to room as they discover wondrous magic in each work of art. This Seattle wedding venue is the perfect place for your vintage style, roaring 20s wedding.

Source: The Wedding Chicks / Photographer: Kali Lu Photo / Venue: Stimson-Green Mansion / Makeup & Hair: Kathy Evans Beauty Studio / Dress Designer: Victoria’s Bridal Couture / Flowers: En Fleur Floral and Event Design / Jewelry: Isadora’s Fine Antique Jewelry / Veil or Hair Accessories: Serephine / Shoot and wardrobe stylist: Kira Bottles