Gatsby Wedding Inspiration

Hi East Maders! We've had six weddings and a styled workshop since the beginning of September and we have two more weddings and two styled shoots to go, so we're just about in the home stretch of busy wedding season! Needless to say, I will be sleeping for most of November ;) 

This past spring I planned a styled shoot at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland and it was recently featured on the 100 Layer Cake Blog! The gorgeous model from our ethereal coastal shoot, Samantha Jaeger, is the director of weddings and events at Congressional, so she asked me about organizing a Gatsby-themed shoot to show off the grandeur and history of the club. 

With this shoot, I was still loving the color purple in late spring (even after my moody ballet shoot) but wanted to use the color in a more pink-toned, springlike way. Sweet Root Village crafted an incredible peony-filled runner for the head table and Caitlin Joyce Photography (formerly CJK Visuals) captured some gorgeous images on film. Scroll down to see the complete vendor list! 

Photo: Caitlin Joyce Photography | Planning and Styling: East Made Event Company | Florist: Sweet Root Village | Hair & Makeup: Rachel Lane at Ariel Lewis LLC | Invitation Suite & Calligraphy: Evoke Design Company | Food & Venue: Congressional Country Club | Dresses: BHLDN | Jewelry & Accessories: The Parisian Flea