Romantic Wedding Inspiration from The Great Gatsby

gatsby moon

Guys, is it cool if we gush for just a second? Because this shoot – a peek into the recent Three Nails Workshop – is just so good. And since we’re sure you’re all going to agree with abandon, we’re feeling pretty excited to share that Hunter (of Three Nails) is giving away one seat to his next workshop (that is already sold out!) at the end of the post. So photogs, be sure not to miss the entry details!

Ok, floating back down to reality – and the prettiness before us – we’ll admit one thing, we’re Gatsby obsessed. So an editorial filled with 1920’s-style fashion + design is already bound to grab our attention. And when we heard that Hunter built all of these different sets (including two 11′ tall moons + a massive wall covered completely in molding!) our minds were only further blown. There’s confetti, sequins, tulle, candlelight, and enough gold details to make a girl giddy! And since we know that all things art-deco and 20’s-themed are popular forms of wedding inspiration, we’re hoping to see lots of fun weddings in the near future that incorporate a pretty thing or two from this stunning editorial.

gold leaves

gatsby dress

gatsby dress

Ladies with extreme style!

gatsby dress

gatsby bridesmaids

And that moon! Unreal, right?!

gatsby bridesmaids

gatsby inspired invitation

gatsby inspired invitation

gatsby moon

This dreamy setting makes us fall deeply in love with the idea of a candlelit indoor ceremony!

gatsby ceremony

gatsby ceremony

gatsby ceremony


skinny candles

romantic tablescape

Layers upon layers of different gold elements helped give this table it’s opulent vibe.

gold sequin linens

gold flatware

gatsby china

satin gold linens

gatsby dancing

From Hunter, So the models would actually get in “character” throughout the shoot, I blared the dance songs from The Great Gatsby soundtrack and they all danced together while people threw confetti into the air. It was so surreal! It literally felt like we were back in the 1920’s. 

gatsby dancing

gatsby dancing

gatsby confetti

gatsby dress

gatsby dancing

gatsby inspired cake

gatsby inspired cake

gatsby piano bride and groom

See even more loveliness in the beautiful film by Psycle Films!

So, did those of you who were thinking of incorporating a little 20’s or Gastby style into your day just love this? We did, big time. We’re sure there will be tons of questions about the gorgeous vintage-inspired attire + how to recreate the look from this one! So be sure to follow us on Instagram, where we will be sharing a little shopping guide based on this shoot later today! :)

photography: Hunter Leone // venue: Dixie Cotton Gin Shrevport, Louisiana // planning + design: Hunter Leone // florals: Mandy Cathey // videography: Psycle Films // hair + makeup: Meka Reliford // invitation: Atelier Isabey // cake: Silver Palate Cakery // prop rentals: Pursuing Eden Vintage Rentals // wedding gown: Galina Signature from David’s Bridal // bridesmaids dresses: Adrianna Papell // secondary venue: Silver Lake


Are you a photographer who wants to attend one of Three Nails Photography’s workshops? Well, it’s your lucky day because Hunter is generously giving away one seat to his upcoming workshop today on GWS – and this workshop taking place on May 5-7, 2015 in Shrevport, Louisiana is already sold out! – so this is your only chance to attend if you don’t have a seat already.  This is a great chance to learn from Hunter and build your portfolio by getting to capture one of his amazing styled shoots! Just fill out the form below, and we’ll pick a random winner on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 2pm PST. Winner will be announced on this post on or around July 1, 2014.

***Thanks so much to all who entered and the lucky winner was Alyssa M.!***

Thanks for your interest in our sweepstakes. The entry period is now closed.

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  1. Love the shoot and love the behind the scenes video. Inspiring and different. :)

  2. This wedding inspiration is really romantic and fantastic.

  3. This is so epically beautiful! Deco is done a lot but rarely this sumptuously. Where are the gowns from?

  4. Amazing wedding!!! It’s like we are jumping in 20s right now

  5. Whoa!!! I’m speechless.

  6. I’m in love with everything about this shoot! So stunning!

  7. I absolutely adore this shoot, the dresses are gorgeous!

  8. Fabulous and exactly what brides are inspired by this year. Detail, gold, luxury, sparkle, drama… Love-Love!!

  9. Are you sure that wedding gown isn’t actually Galina Signature for David’s Bridal? The entire shoot is beautiful but I sell that dress at my store…

  10. SO GOOD. every single detail. Hoorah!

  11. I love Hunter’s work. It is always amazing, but these photos truly took my breath away. Awesome work.

  12. Lovely Wedding Idea! Thanks For share this.

  13. Nice photographys. It’s a good inspiration.

  14. This is the most perfect thing that ever happened!

  15. What a beautiful and glamourous photo session!

  16. I love this wedding! I actually have the dress she has on for my wedding dress! This photography is incredible, and so is the make up! Does anyone know where her head piece is from??


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