Grab a Badge
An Elegant and Wintry Art Deco Shoot at Iowa’s Rollins Mansion
Photos By Dust Studios
By L. K. on Jan 31, 2014 at 5:00 am in Vintage and Glamorous
Dust Studios, an up-and-coming Iowa-based photography and videography company run by two talented siblings, joined forces with prop and interior stylist Lauren Chorpening to put together this captivating Art Deco-themed shoot, held in the heart of winter at Des Moines’ Rollins Mansion, an elaborate Tudor-style estate built in 1925. Classic Deco colors—gold, onyx, and copper—combined with bold geometric shapes and an elegant leaf motif set a strikingly glamorous tone evocative of the Roaring Twenties. Nathan Mowry and Kaitie Vander Linden, a real-life couple, served as models, and their joyous love for one another shines through the photographs.
Styled by Sara McConkey, Kaitie’s hair was adorned with Lo Boheme’s “White Cleo” fascinator, a Grecian-inspired headpiece handmade with glittering beaded leaves.
Plaza Florist & Gifts created a creamy white centerpiece for the head table.
Art Deco shapes and a gilded sugar bloom adorned the cake, made from scratch by Roseland Bakery.
Dark flowers and thistly textures were incorporated into both the bouquet and the boutonniere for a touch of drama.
Kaitie donned Rebecca Schoneveld’s Gatsbyesque “Gemma” gown, which features a beaded lace shell over a bias-cut silk-crepe gown with 1930s-inspired seams and a scalloped-edge train.
Sharing is Happiness
Photography > dust studios
Design and Decor > lauren Chorpening of Lo and Behold
Location > rollins Mansion
Flowers > plaza florist & gifts
Cake > roseland Bakery
Bride’s Dress > rebecca Schoneveld
Bride’s Headpiece > lo Boheme
Cufflinks and tie bar > the Weekend Store
Hair > sara mcconkey
Makeup > sara mcconkey
Invitations > beautifully bevilled
Paper Goods > beautifully bevilled
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What's Being Said
Sara, Feb 2, 2014 at 12:50 pm
This is gorgeous! I love that cake especially!
Ariana - Hey Wedding Lady, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:25 pm
Such a gorgeous shoot! Those black and gold details are stunning!
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