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1920s Vintage Glamour

The 1920s have an almost mythical feel – speakeasies, flappers, prohibition and gangsters.  So what better era would there be for a glitter and glam shoot?  Today’s Inspired Creations Contest concept from Allison Barnhill Designs, Elizabeth Ryan Photography, Intrigue Design & Decor, and Up Do’s for I Do’s brings the glamour of the past to life.  Ridgely, Maryland has a historic train caboose in town – the perfect setting and an iconic detail from the era.  Vintage china and tea cups, an antique watch and engagement ring, and a fabulous brooch bouquet are just a few of the little touches that bring the romance of the Roaring Twenties to life.

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All of the paper pieces had a special quote that was handpicked for each item.  For example, the menu, “life is uncertain, eat dessert first”, which had the menu items in reverse order – with dessert first, of course!  Rhinestone accents on the stationery add a touch of sparkle.

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Check out even more of the gorgeous images in the gallery, and if you love the 1920s glamour and it’s your favorite Inspired Creations Contest idea, let us know in the comments!

Event design and stationery – Allison Barnhill Designs \ Photography – Elizabeth Ryan Photography \ Floral and decor – Intrigue Design & Decor \ Hair and makeup – Up Do’s for I Do’s \ Cupcakes – Caroline’s Cupcakery \ Dress – Retropolitan \ Location – Ridgely, Maryland Historical Society \ Model – Kaitlin MacCallum

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99 comments on “1920s Vintage Glamour

  1. Allie writes...

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shoot! They nailed glitter and glam to perfection. Hopefully this inspires other brides to have a ’20s themed wedding.

  2. Wow! Glam!!! So exciting to see this on EAD’s blog! Really enjoyed working on this inspiration shoot and appreciate the opportunity! Thanks again!

  3. claire writes...

    Amazing photos with exquisite details and styling! What an incredibel wedding this could be!

  4. I can’t stop looking at the images. The detail is fabulous! The location is fabulous! The styling is fabulous! The dress came from Retropolitan in Ellicot City and is beyond fabulous! I am so honored to see our work featured here on Elizabeth’s blog.

  5. Katie Watson writes...

    every detail is gorgeous! this would make an absolutely stunning wedding!

  6. Michelle writes...

    I love these pictures, everything works together so perfectly and all the vendors who participated do a fabulous job!!!! Love it and it makes me want to help someone with a 1920′s themed Wedding!!

  7. WOW, WOW, WOW…This is absolutely beautiful. The details are intricate, whimsical and magnificently elegant; the shoot location is perfect – this group did an outstanding job! The brooch bouquet is to die for :)

  8. I love this so hard. I seriously wish that South Asian Brides could do something like this, would love to style something like this for the brown brides!

    Simply put, I am in love!

  9. Christina writes...

    The 1920s is my favorite era and your design captures it perfectly. Stunning.

  10. Caroline writes...

    Gorgeous use of color and I love the various photo angles used….Beautiful!

  11. Karen writes...

    These are FABULOUS shots!!! What a beautiful concept and elegant idea…love all the details!

  12. Caitlin writes...

    How glam are my wedding photographers?! I absolutely love this in its entirety – so gorgeous from start to finish. The details are just perfect – so happy to see these amazing vendors getting recognition! Congrats! :)

  13. Abby writes...

    Great Gatsby, these are absolutely wonderful! What a terrific exploration into 1920′s glam and enhancing the elegance factor with a themed wedding.

  14. What a beautiful use of color, lighting, and composition! It’s like I was transported back in time, only with a better camera and a top-notch art director! Very glamorous.

  15. Barbara writes...

    Your images capture the love and romance of this wonderful era, and transports one back to a magical time!

  16. Melissa Huston writes...

    Absolutely gorgeous!! The location, hair, paper, dress, flowers – its so well done. Congratulations!!

  17. Beth writes...

    It was such a pleasure being a part of this shoot. The final product is stunning! I’m definitely getting ideas for my own wedding :)

  18. Patty writes...

    I love this shoot!! What an unique idea! The pictures are phenomenal and really capture the moment. These vendors are an amazing group!

  19. Victoria writes...

    So classy and elegant! The details are fabulous and the pictures are beautiful. :)

  20. Kenny writes...

    Great setting. The use of the train with the model that looks like she stepped out of the movies is brilliant. The styling of this shoot is very good.

  21. Kim D. writes...

    Absolutely stunning! This is a wedding I wouldn’t want to miss.

  22. Winters writes...

    The dessert cart is incredible. The details are captivating and interesting.

  23. I’m speechless! This is magnificent and so happy to see Allison Barnhill Designs in this shoot with so many other talented vendors. Oh and that bouquet = to die for! I love all things vintage and glittery! Fabulous shoot!

  24. Ellie writes...

    Fanticatic, Married almost 59 years and the next time I want to have a 20′s wedding but only if I can look like Kaitlin MacCallum, what beautiful bride. Ellie

  25. Linda writes...

    These pictures are great. They catch the romance and fun of the 20’s. I have looked at every picture two and three times and see another wonderful detail every time.

  26. Ashley Sims writes...

    Simply gorgeous! I love the classic elegance and rich color.

  27. Andrea Locke writes...

    I Do’s for UpDo’s is AMAZING!!!! I will for sure be going to them for my wedding. They do an amazing job

  28. Tom writes...

    Extraordinary styling and photography from an incredibly talented group of people. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

  29. Shanna writes...

    What an Amazing Day!!! It was so awesome being a part of this shoot, and working with such a talented group of people. We sure nailed 1920′s Glam… Love it!!

  30. Just my style! I love this era! Truly beautiful..everyone involved did an amazing job! So much detail..I hope more brides go for such unique ideas..congratulation’s!

  31. Kaitlin MacCallum writes...

    I had the honor of modeling in this fabulous shoot and words cannot express what an amazing experience it was! Everyone who worked on this project was phenomenal, absolutely the “dream team”!

  32. Linda Bokinsky writes...

    What a beautiful re-creation of that time in history. It is just perfect and so glamourous.

  33. Kathleen Hertkorn writes...

    I love how all of the elements of the shoot came together to create such vintage style! The ephemera is beautiful, and of course, the photography is gorgeous! Great work, Liz and Ryan. :)

  34. Linda Bokinsky writes...

    This is a new and wonderful ideal. It makes one wish that they were planning a wedding just to use this theme. The pictures are absolutely fantastic!

  35. Tom writes...

    Great concept for a fashion photo shoot! A beautiful setting. Looks like the weather cooperated. Very professional modeling!

  36. Denise writes...

    Can’t believe the joy of the train shot with the bride and the brooch bouquet and the fringe in motion—wow, what an idea for a bouquet and how fun. Plus the close-up still-lifes with flowers and artifacts really are atmospheric.

  37. Tina writes...

    The photo work is priceless! It shows the details of the boquet! What an inspiration to do a 1920′s theme wedding! Thanks for the ideas and beautiful work!

  38. Megan Smith writes...

    Wow…the pictures are breathtaking!! Such talent/skill in capturing such a unique look!

  39. Christin B writes...

    Love..Love..Love this 20′s theme….so cute and classy! Very unique!

  40. AWESOME!!! I absolutely love vintage and what can be done items from days passed. Nice work to everyone involved.

    p.s. that dress is amazing!

  41. Natalie Crum writes...

    Before this, I’d never seen a theme inspired wedding so tastefully done! The vendors’ collaborative effort sucessfully captured the spirit of the era and exquisitely so!

  42. Liza writes...

    Beautiful pictures and styling. I love the idea of a roaring twenties theme. Great dress, flowers, and stationary!

  43. Jessica writes...

    The Inspired Creation Contest is a good idea. I just looked at all of the entries posted and this is my favorite. The collection with the cupcakes on the wagon is very impressive. The couch is perfect for the era and I have no words to describe the bouquet. I could go on and on all day about these pictures.

  44. Rose writes...

    These photographs are amazing! Everything from the model’s outfit, hair, and makeup to the ornate details in decor contributes to this glamorous shoot. Every piece comes together to transport viewers back to the 1920′s.

  45. Everything about this is perfect. all of the little details from the dress to the brooch bouquet to the flowers and the paper products. its all fantastic. And the photos capture it all perfectly. well done!

  46. I love, love, love this photo shoot. You feel as though you are truly taken back in time to a beautiful space. What a great job by all! Intrique Designs, I love the flowers! :o)

  47. Sarah Keller writes...

    These pictures are breathtaking! I love the location and the make up was done so elegantly! They did a great job at portraying the 1920′s glamour.

  48. Dawn Edgerton writes...

    Lovely work, ladies – feels very authentic. Oddly enough, I’d never seen it before, but now this is the second time in a week I’ve seen a brooch bouquet.

    Very excited to be working with Sarah and Allison in the future!

  49. Mary Fitzpatrick writes...

    I just met with Sarah for the first time for my daughter’s wedding and told her how beautiful the 1920′s photographs were. I love the look and the feel of the details – the flowers are gorgeous!

  50. Wendy writes...

    Entertaining to look at.
    Romantic in atmosphere.
    Special in detail.
    Delightful hisorical venue.
    A professional layout.
    Marvelous, Wonderful, Astonishing and Extraordinary.

  51. It’s all about the details. These images are gorgeous! I love the work of Intrigue Design & Decor, and Up Do’s for I Do’s!

  52. From the first photograph to the last, I was captivated. I love vintage and I love glamour, so both of them together is nothing short of stunning. Every aspect, from the decor to the attire all speak of elegance and sophistication and each detail was done with precision and care. This tells of a beautiful love story waiting to happen. What an amazing job.

  53. From the first photograph to the last, I was captivated. I love vintage and I love glamour, so both of them together is nothing short of stunning. Every aspect, from the decor to the attire all speak of elegance and sophistication and each detail was done with precision and care. This tells of a beautiful love story waiting to happen. What an amazing job.

  54. Molly, Merkert Interiors writes...

    Another fine example of creative collaboration. Sarah, I love how you have aligned your business with other local talents that together can create amazingly beautiful events and lasting and inspiring images. Any bride would be thrilled beyond words to have your team working for her special day.

  55. Becky Alban writes...

    The floral design and decor outshine the stunning bride in almost every shot! It was done so elegantly and with such detail. I adore the bridal bouquet!!! A fan all the way!

  56. Sara L writes...

    I love this! I love the make up, flowers, (I love the 20′s so that helps!) the Vintage was amazingly done. So much class! LOVE it!

  57. I feel as though this shoot tells a beautiful story. It is charming and refreshing and all the intricate details truly shine. It engages you. Terrific job to all those involved!!

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