This Glamorous, Art Deco-Inspired Wedding Is Straight From The '20s

When it comes to wedding inspiration, nothing is quite so magical as seeing what real couples do for their big day. Since 100 Layer Cake is our source for peeping the most beautiful ways brides and grooms say "I do," it'll feature weddings from Australia to Napa and everything in between. Brides beware: You're going to want to pin just about everything you see. And even if you're not engaged, you'll want to check it out just for the love story.
Let’s start by sharing that this gorgeous couple is actually having four weddings. Yes, four. It sounds crazy, but do you know what? It totally made sense for them and was the only way they could celebrate with all the people they loved in different parts of the country. This Art Deco wedding was their first, and their “official” wedding, inspired by all the things they love about the roaring '20s and art deco periods.
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As Rachelle was planning this wedding, she was actually still living in NYC, before the move to Detroit. Because she didn’t know anyone in the city or anyone who had been married there, she relied soley on the internet for everything. The one thing she knew she had to have (after hours and hours of research) was photos by JLB Photography. It was the one big splurge in all the rest of their party planning, it was she felt totally worth it. We totally agree.
Click through for photos of Rachelle and Stephen's wedding!
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Earrings & bracelets: Vintage; Engagement Ring: Vintage; Wedding Bands: Kramar Jewelry.
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Rachelle's planning was pretty budget-conscious, down to doing her own hair. She did it herself in only 15 minutes! So impressed, Rachelle. It’s gorgeous and perfectly fits your glamorous theme. Hair & Makeup: Bride + Michelle Michalak.
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She found her beautiful scalloped, beaded dress at an evening gown boutique, which fit perfectly, and paid only $400. Nice! Wedding dress designer: Aiden Mattox from Fancy Schmancy; Wedding shoes: Nordstrom.
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Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers; Shoes: Saks; Hair/grooming: Standard Barber Company in Detroit.
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As a surprise to Stephen, Rachelle walked down the aisle to an instrumental version of “Hail to the Victors” (the Michigan fight song). It was his favorite part of the day.
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Florist: Katherine Zikakis; Veil: Annette Bridal.
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After the ceremony, the couple and their photographer went on a tour of Detroit, taking photos in all the favorite spots around the city.
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The photos at Cliff Bells in particular are stunning!
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Cake, catering, and rentals: Detroit Athletic Club.
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Such a lovely celebration you two! Congrats on this wedding and the other three celebrations you have to look forward to! Photographer: Jeffery Lewis Bennett; Invitation Designer: Brides brother.