I’m sure if Joan Holloway had to be a bridesmaid she would be just as sassy as the smokin’ wedding party in this Mad Men-inspired photo shoot by Tampa Wonderworks Films and Divine Light Photography. With the recent addition of 16mm into their repertoire, Tampa Wonderworks Films put together the perfect ’60s affair fit for the same medium used to capture the wedding of Jacqueline Onassis and JFK. Admirers of the show will love all the clever details like candy cigarette favors and advertisement table numbers. Make sure you check out the amazing film from Tampa Wonderworks Films after you scroll through and click here to see the entire swinging shoot!
Grab a martini and party Draper-style with the phenomenal film by Tampa Wonderworks Films!
From Tampa Wonderworks Films… As an LBB member, to further showcase our uniqueness and to highlight our newest offering of 16mm film, I put together a Mad Men themed shoot shot in 16mm film and HD. I felt the 60s vintage theme of Mad Men and the style, cinematography and theme of the show fit perfectly with the 16mm film medium. 16mm film is a very unique and rare way to capture a wedding. “Black Swan” and “Blue Valentine” (recent Academy Award winners and nominees) were shot on 16mm. JFK’s wedding was also shot on 16mm!
I put together a group of amazing vendors to help bring my vision to life. I asked Lori Randall, LBB Member of Simply Divine Events, to coordinate the shoot. We brainstormed and came up with the perfect venue for this photo shoot- Postcard Inn on the beach in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Postcard Inn features vintage lamps, surf photos, and old school desks and couches which gives that perfect 1960’s feel. LBB Member MMD Events provided their new line of vintage furniture. I got Divine Light Photography on board for their incredible talent and vintage look.
The colors we used throughout the mock wedding were different shades of lavender. The invitation designed by Not From a Box had a retro feel to it, and it complimented the wedding perfectly. Everything in this wedding screamed Mad Men, from the food, to the favors, to the table numbers, and the attire.
We worked alongside Puff n’ Stuff Catering to create a menu that was Mad Men inspired, using the classic dishes from the 60’s… deviled eggs, shrimp cocktail, and classic Caesar salad. For the appetizer we choose Antipasto Kabob, Mini Monte Cristo “On the Rocks,” Chicken in the Egg (deviled eggs), and Chilled Small Shrimp Martinis. Puff n’ Stuff created a plated meal for the dinner portion of the evening. The first course was the unique Porthole Caesar Salad. For dinner we had an Individual Beef Tenderloin Wellington accompanied with Dutchess Potatoes and Green Bean Casserole, which were served in mini casserole dishes. For dessert, guests had “dessert cigars,” crepes decorated to like smoldering cigars filled with assorted mousses and dipped in chocolate- they were even served in an ash tray.
To continue play off the Mad Men theme, we came up with the idea of using Old Advertisements from the 1960’s as guest table numbers and escort cards. Don Draper, the main character in Mad Men, is an Advertising Executive, hence the use of advertisements. For favors, we decided to use candy cigarettes.
Cinematography: Tampa Wonderworks Films / Photography: Divine Light Photography / Event Coordination: Simply Divine Events / Bar Service: uDream Events / Cuisine: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering / Vintage Furniture & Typewriter: MMD Events / Models: Raph Schwyter + Lili Rey + Kriss Pugh + Brianna Strum + Christina Kolosvary + Chris Dube / Wedding Cake: Cakes By Nomeda / Wedding Gown: Buffalo Gal Vintage / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid / Wedding Veil: Anglo Couture / Hair: Holly Nazario of Collective Creations / Makeup: Jess Waldrop / Stationery: Not From a Box / Linens: Connie Duglin / Floral Design: Events in Bloom / Venue: The Postcard Inn