A Roaring 1920′s Wedding: Geneva + Matt

Matt is a writer and Geneva is an artist. They both love antiquing and Geneva’s ring is from the 1920s. Their gorgeous venue, the Clarke Estate was also built in the 20′s so they thought it would be fun to have a roaring 20′s party! Saying their vows under a large tree in the middle of an orchard, surrounded by the loveliest of friends + family and dancing to the romantic tunes of Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra and Fred Astaire, their wedding was pretty magical. Thanks so much to Joy at Wildflowers Photography  for letting me share these gorgeous photos with you all today!

bride with jeweled head piece

groomsmen in bow ties

groomsmen shoes


What song did you walk down the aisle to? Regina Spektor Real Love – a John Lennon cover

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

bride and groom

bride and groom

bridal party

1920s bridal party

1920s beaded bridesmaid dress

1920s bridal party

1920s bridal party

shutter door escort cards

bottles and frames centerpieces

bottles and frames centerpieces

bride and groom polaroid


Most memorable part of your wedding day? It was when the whole wedding party did our dance to Bette Midler’s “Boogie Woogie Boy.” Everyone didn’t even know how to react but what came out of it was hilarious and fun! It ended with Matt being picked up and spun around like a doll by one of his groomsmen.

wedding rings on typewriter

cupcake tree

bride and groom dancing

bride and groom dancing


Any advice for those planning right now? Start now! We did everything big really early on such as venue, catering, flowers and clothing.. and dealt with the details at the end. Hire creative people to do exactly what you want! And Wildflowers photography is the best ever! I highly recommend using Joy for any photoshoot you may have coming up. She has a way of capturing every heartfelt moment.

I couldn’t agree more! Congrats to Geneva + Matt! And be sure to check out their fun amelie themed engagement session that Wildflowers photography captured also! :)

photographer: Wildflowers Photography // venue: Clarke Estate  // wedding dress: Claire Pettibone // groom fashion: Zara // cupcakes: Blueberry Bakery of Long Beach // floral design: Krista Jon // rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals

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Comments

  1. Looks so vintage. I love the theme! Can’t say anything but WOW!

  2. What a fun wedding – love the cupcake stand type thing that is amazing!!!! what a fun couple! Would be fun to be apart of a weddnig like that! :) Thanks for posting this!!!

  3. What a cool wedding! I love when couples do their own thing. Her hair is amazing!

  4. How cool is that cup cake stand! All the bridesmaids dresses are great. Is that a vintage tattoo on her arm too:-)

  5. Wow!!!
    Superb!
    Hair, dress, flowers, cupcakes, table decorations! Everything is perfect! We are glad to see our bow ties, too :)

  6. This is gorgeous. I love how they can totally pull off this look. So cool.

  7. I love the crazy cupcake stand they had. I’ve never seen anything like it.

  8. The cupcake stand is amazing! I am amazed at how every detail is planned out…literally everything! Such a fun wedding and even better theme :)

  9. I LOVE the men’s brogues and bow ties, great look with their suspenders.

    Her dress and look is to die for, they really nailed it. The last photo is gorgeous. What a beautiful day to remember.

  10. holy moley! this is absolutely gorgeous. the bride’s style is stunning!

  11. what a stunning wedding, stunning bride …love the styling and those flapper dresses are to die for!!
    Huge Congratulations
    x

  12. I love her shoes – any idea where they are from or are they vintage??

  13. their location is gorgeous! love the big tree. and love the bride’s hair. pretty pretty :)

  14. What a stunning and perfect look for this bride. I love the fusion of old meets Indie.

  15. Hi! Thanks everyone.. I’m
    The bride.. The shoes are Rachel
    Simpson. Most of the antiques are ours and are available to sell but not the cool cupcake stand! Ha of course! That we rented! But it’s birch pieces attached to sticks! Thank you again we had a great time planning this! Email me with any questions

    Genevamendosa@yahoo.com

  16. Really! Amazing! I can’t really can’t be more emphatic. The stylization is sheer perfection!

  17. Fabulous idea!! More weddings should definitely take on the roaring 20s theme! Love love love! And all of the various centerpieces, florals, etc…amazing!

    The French Bouquet: Custom Wedding Florals
    http://www.thefrenchbouquettulsa.com/blog

  18. Looks like such a fun wedding!

  19. Beautiful images of an amazing wedding, I’m so impressed how beautiful it’s been done xx

  20. Love the vintage look of the wedding.

  21. a beautiful ceremony :X this location is gorgeous

  22. Loving this completely retro vintage wedding! What a great way to incorporate and appreciate history!

    And the cupcakes and cupcake decor look so scrumptious!

  23. Wowza 1920s tattoo sleeve bride! Lol

  24. I wore this Claire Pettibone dress too at my wedding and just loved it! You looked stunning :)

  25. Everything looks amazing!

    You said you rented the cupcake stand? Where from??

  26. Any of the bridesmaids interested in selling their dresses?

  27. lovely am using your photos as inspriation for a 1920′s bridal shoot. x

  28. Where did the bridesmaids get their dresses? They are fabulous.

  29. where is his wedding band from? Love it!!

  30. What a beautiful wedding… love it!

    … it is so nice to find someone else who loves the twenties as much as we do!
    Last saturday Bambi and I were a part of a twenties circus called
    -Chapeau Club-
    we had just an amazing time..
    if you like to see some pics or read a little more about -Chapeau Club- please visit our side!

    Love Bird
    from Fatcatconnection
    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/2013/08/chapeau-club.html

  31. Looks like an amazing wedding I’m having a 1920s themed wedding I was wondering where the bridesmaid dresses are from.

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