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King and Prince Lawn Wedding Ceremony Reception
May 31 2017

Great Gatsby Wedding at The King and Prince Resort

When we met with Jackie and Alex to discuss their wedding plans, we were just as excited as they were to be a part of their wedding. As you’ll see in their fantastic images from Brooke Roberts, they are so very much in love (just look at the way Alex looks at Jackie.  #heartmelt).  What made them the perfect Cocktails & Details® couple is that they are known for throwing parties back in their current hometown of Atlanta.  To quote Alex, “Everyone fights for an invite to our parties!”. Instantly, we were in love. We also knew we had to make this wedding amazing.

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Alex and his family vacationed on Saint Simons quite often when he was a child, so it held sentimental meaning for him. When he shared the King and Price with Jackie, they both knew this was they place they had to exchange vows.  The mission was simple– a formal, classic affair that was full of details and surprises.

 

We wanted to create an event experience that was unforgettable, but also approachable and enjoyable for guests.  Jackie and Alex wanted a Great Gatsby style affair, but the directives were clear– nothing cheesy or over done.  We took the task of developing an event that immersive in the theme and location, while staying true to the details that made the couple who they were to family and friends.

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Wanting to keep to tradition, they opted not to see each other prior to the wedding, but did take pictures at the beautiful Avenue of the Oaks near Sea Island.  And, hello!  How stunning are they!  One of our favorite details were the girls’ custom made jewelry and Jacquelyn’s era inspired bohemian wedding bouquet.


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Since they didn’t see each other during a First Look, I love how Brooke and Paul captured their first time seeing each other at their wedding ceremony at the King and Prince.

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While Jackie and Alex were off taking fabulous pictures like these, guests were treated to a champagne tower that was popped upon their arrival, while listening to the sweet sounds of a jazz pianist and guitarist.

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Along with champagne and delicious hors d’oeuvres, butlers passed around the guests’ escort cards, giving that beautiful white glove treatment that can be expected at a Gatsby wedding.  Upon time for dinner, all of the doors to the ballroom were opened simultaneously with a formal dinner announcement from the head butler.

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We designed an intimate table setting of estate and banquet tables around a diamond shaped dance floor. This was perfect for all of the guests to have a great eye line to everything in the room— from the cake cutting to the jazz trio on a bandstand.
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While guests enjoyed dinner, unbeknownst to them, we had a few more surprises.  As we whisked Jackie and Alex away for a little private time, we had black request cards passed out at different intervals to select guests throughout the evening. You can imagine how everyone’s curiosity was piqued when they received (or saw someone receive one) a card that told them they were needed upstairs.

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Guests are led upstairs to the King and Prince’s Retreat Room, where they were met with a very real looking Prohibition sign, signaling something clandestine was ahead.

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We turned the entire floor of the Retreat Room into a Speakeasy– incorporating the vintage bar, aged signs, bootlegger crate and barrels.  There was even a bouncer, ensuring all patrons of the speakeasy would follow the rules.

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Guests had no idea what was going on but were having a blast. Each was invited into the Speakeasy to see Jackie and Alex canoodling in their private club. Once all the guests were inside, the party began and was NON.STOP.

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We weren’t necessarily done– while guests danced, smoked cigars and played in the Photo Booth, we sent in cigarette girls with late night bites for everyone to enjoy while the night winded down.

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Overall, it was an amazing day!

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Special Touch: Jackie & Alex’s dog, Carter made a special appearance in his little bow tie!

Fun Moment: Pretty much everything!

Unique Detail: Their first trip together, Alex met Jackie in New York, where he sent her dozens of lavender roses.  We incorporated these in Alex’s boutonniere and Jackie’s bouquet.

Event Team

Wedding Planning & Design: Cocktails & Details®
FloralsStraton Hall Events
Photography: Brooke Roberts Photography
Hair and Makeup: Emma Collins Beauty
Dinner Entertainment: Phil Morrison Trio
Speakeasy Entertainment: Party Solutions Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Serendipity Bakery
Dinner Menus: Minted
Rentals: LUXE
Wedding Ceremony Venue: King and Prince Resort (Delegal Room)
Wedding Reception Venue: King and Prince Resort (Retreat Room)

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May 12 2016

Gatsby Inspired Jacksonville Yacht Club Wedding

We had the pleasure of designing and planning Shaen and Kingston’s beautiful Jacksonville wedding at the Florida Yacht Club.  Their touching ceremony was held at the historic First Baptist church that was filled with so much emotion and love. We combined their love of the Jacksonville Jaguars  by incorporating their colors into the Great Gatsby theme the bride had her heart set on.

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Event Team

WEDDING PLANNER AND DESIGNER //Cocktails & Details®

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER  // Dana Goodson Photography

FLORALS //  A Happily Ever After Floral

WEDDING CEREMONY VENUE  // Riverside Baptist Church , Jacksonville, FL

WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE // Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL

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Apr 12 2016

Fashion Monday: Galia Lahav

For every little girl, there is a different vision for her wedding day.  It typically starts with a princess-like ball gown and tiara.  But every little girl eventually grows up.  Sometimes, her fairytale wedding vision stays the same.  But when it doesn’t, there’s Galia Lahav.

 

Galia Lahav creates some of the most beautiful, yet sexy wedding gowns.  It’s not for the demure or faint of heart.  If you are fashion forward and looking for a conversation starter, keep reading. What I love is the designs takes us fluidly through time periods and locations. Each collection tells a story, allowing each dress in its respective collection to play a starring role.

 

The Ivory Tower collection is reminiscent of the medieval, fairy tale concept of royalty.  But these are not your Disney princess’ dresses.  On the contrary– these gowns look like something the ultra svelte villainess would don before she laid waste to a kingdom.

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The Les Reves Bohemians collection continues the fairy tale vision, trading the sleek lines for more relaxed designs with flowing fabrics. The few straight silhouette gowns are structured down to the last bead, with inspiration from Greek column dresses and sheaths.

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The Jazz Age collection might be a personal favorite.  Loving everything from this era, it is wonderful to see a collection of gowns that are indicative of the glamour and richness of the Great Gatsby time period.  I also love the detail and silhouettes on the gowns– Old Hollywood calling!

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The La Dolce Vita collection might be one of the most beautiful of all. Transporting us to the gorgeous Amalfi Coast, these Italian inspired gowns bring romance and sleek allure of European fashion.  The lace and layered textures bring out amazing designs and expressions.

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In love yet? Of course you are.  Be sure to allow the other collections, Empress, St. Tropez Cruise, Sizzling 1920s and Lourdes to make an introduction.

ShopBevel Jewelry
Jul 10 2013

We Likey: ShopBevel

Still looking for a unique gift for your bridesmaids?  You will love ShopBevel.  What makes them so special?

Shopbevel works with independent designers to bring to market the best in jewelry design. Designers submit designs to the site, the community votes and Shopbevel manufactures and sells selected winners – paying royalties back to the designers. They believe every jewelry designer should have the opportunity to be discovered and we work to create a community to make that possible.

I received a piar of the Gold Elephant Studs— winner of the Wild Thing Design Challenge,  and what made it special for me was the little card I received about the designer and her inspiration for the design.

There is something there to appeal to everyone.  For those loving the Gatsby trend, you will love these amazing pieces:

 

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Get on over to ShopBevel– vote on your favorites, purchase your must-have pieces or submit a design of your own!  Cocktails & Details lovers even get an extra 25% when you use the code BBSTUDS, but hurry– that code expires at the end of July!

Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration
Feb 25 2013

Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration

With Leonardo DiCaprio’s new Great Gatsby movie coming soon in theaters and Boardwalk Empire still going strong, you can expect to see a lot of Roaring ’20s inspired weddings coming up this year.   Translating this age of indulgence and decadence into a design offers you many options to make your event unique and fun.

Wedding Gown

These gowns from Cymbeline are absolutely to die for.  While being a glamorous homage to this era, it still embraces some of the modern lines of contemporary fashion.

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Vera Wang‘s White Label features deco details, tassel trims, beading and drop wasists, while still giving off an ethereal feel.

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Vera Wang White Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Dress
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Go all the way!  Whether you use finger waves or loose waves adorned with a brooch or feather, these styles shout for attention.  Not wanting to go that formal?  Consider a faux bob that frames your face and features.

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Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates

Here is an opportunity to tell/show your guests exactly the type of wedding they are in for.  These not only set the tone for your wedding, but allows you to flesh out details of the theme that you love and want to carry throughout– the art deco shapes and patterns, fonts, colors, etc.

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Art Deco Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding Invitations

Flowers

Take a cue from the flappers and add feathers and/or brooches to your bouquet.  Go for lush florals like peonies, orchids and hydrangeas with a cascading design.

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The Wedding Cake

I love these art deco style wedding cakes!  I love the use of color, metal tones and bling that make it a bit more modern.

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The Experience

The  theme is the overall concept or inspiration for your event. Making it come to life is the experience.  With period piece themes, you actually want to transport your guests into that era through decor, music and lighting.  This is experience can be really easy to duplicate with simple, quality linens in simple colors.  Feather centerpieces would make a wonderful addition to any table, including cocktail tables as they add drama and glamour.  Crystal or tinsel-type curtains do the same to cordon off areas.  Don’t like feathers? Consider leafy palms or clusters of orchids in tall containers.

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Go interactive!  Hire models, waitstaff or get friends to act as cigarette girls to greet guests with seating chart, escort cards, hors d’oeuvres.

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If you’re going for more of the Great Gatsby feel, consider having white jacket waitstaff serve your cocktails during the cocktail hour or champagne during your toast.

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The black and white dance floor with the right lighting could totally transform your event space.

Speakeasy Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration

Naturally, A central point of a 20s speakeasy was the bar.  Here are some fun ways to customize yours to tie in with the experience:

Vintage Speakeasy Menu

Create vintage style poster of available drinks, as seen above.  Include your wedding date, names and any funny stories about the drinks and what they mean to you. It makes a great conversation starter as guests are waiting in line or enjoying the cocktail hour.

Great Gatsby Speakeasy Bar Inspiration for Wedding Have your bar go vintage! Stage a few prohibition style boxes or crates on or behind the bar full of dark bottles and jugs.  Pair them with custom vintage labeled bottles and  mix and match  jars for an authentic feel.

This is a great place to start for inspiration for your Great Gatsby, Roaring 20s style wedding!