Mr. Gatsby’s Prestige

If you have seen the movie or have read the book, then you must be so head over heels on this wedding theme. Listen with your eyes, and see how everything in this setting glistens with class and glamour. The authentic Madonna look of the bride on her deep red lipstick and and the dapper way the groom looks are both so interesting. It even has a cake trio which looks so appetizing but I’d rather not touch a cake that beautiful, my conscience tells me not to destroy beautiful things. Ha-ha! Completed with the rich gold decorations and meticulously arranged flowers, everything seemed in their right place at the right time. Uh, has Mr. Gatsby been here?


The Album Story

With the return of LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers and the anticipation of the 2016 Republican National Convention, Cleveland is undergoing quite a renaissance! To celebrate this exciting time for our city, we gathered some of our favorite and experienced vendors to collaborate on a first look to showcase an amazing venue in Cleveland where “art, history and luxury blend seamlessly” – The 9 Hotel! The building itself has an interesting past. Formerly the Cleveland Trust Company, it held the wealth of Cleveland’s elite. The bank vaults are still intact and named after those who built them. Original to the property are the Carnegie Vault, now a Bourbon room, and the marble floor, which was buried under seven layers of carpet! The hotel even has a speakeasy – but you didn’t hear that from us! The ornate design of The Mint Ballroom is complimented by copper, silver and gold touches – reminiscent of currency and very fitting for the space. All of the furnishings are elegantly designed in a mixture of contemporary and art deco. What a perfect venue for a couple looking for a unique and hip ballroom!


Centrally located downtown, the rooftop offers an ideal space for photos– you are actually immersed in the Cleveland skyline! We chose a Gatsby/Boardwalk Empire feel for our inspiration shoot and all of the details truly channeled the excitement and luxury of the 1920s.

Wedding Decor Inspiration

The currency themed stationery added a royal touch and blended seamlessly with the history of the ballroom. The linens added pattern and texture to the room but sat perfectly against the elegant mint ballroom chairs (even the ballroom chairs look good here!).

The floral pieces were the epitome of garden opulence – straight from the ornate gardens of a 1920s estate.

The cake trio was truly the icing on the inspiration shoot, mixing art deco with gold and beaded beauty. We can’t forget our monogrammed macaroons, which tasted even better than they looked (trust us).


Last but not least, our guest book typewriter skillfully picked out and provided by Ann of Borrow was a wonderful way for guests to leave their warm wishes for the bride and groom.

Wedding Outfit Inspiration

The dress, provided by Something White, fit our style impeccably and we all agreed the rhinestone headpiece was one even Greta Garbo or Daisy Buchanan would have envied. The makeup and hair took us back to Dick Tracy or the Madonna era, but the deep red lipstick was what tied the entire look together. We would be amiss not to mention our groom, dashing in his black tie and suit, as GQ as they come!



Planning Advice For Couples

If I were a bride/groom I would choose this style because it is fun and modern while incorporating classic, glamorous elements. It’s a perfect marriage between elegant and trendy. I also think this style matches the venue perfectly and enhances the elegance that the room atmosphere puts out there. What better way to make your wedding day the most memorable for your guests than by matching up the decor and creative details with the venue style?


A couple who would adopt this theme prefer the classic elements of an elegant, ballroom wedding styled in a unique and trendy manner. The couple is modern and fun with a vintage flair. They appreciate the glitz and glam of the classic 1920s Gatsby era.



Photographer:  Imagen Photos
Beauty: Kirkbrides Wedding Planning & Design
Reception Venue:Metropolitan at the 9

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