I don’t know about you lovelies, but I have been eagerly awaiting the release of Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” for what seems like forever. I mean, one of my all-time favorite novels brought to life by the always amazing Leonardo DiCaprio? Yes, please. And while I may or may not have already purchased tickets via Fandango, I still have a few hours to wait until I can see it on the big screen. Lucky for me (and you), the oh-so-talented Photography Stylistas have sent over their own take on the classic… and it’s downright lovely. From the beautiful stylings of Whitney Ambition to the fab paper goods by Molly Jacques Illustration to image after image of serious pretty, it’s making my wait feel a little less antsy. Thank you, Photography Stylistas. I owe you one. See it all in the full gallery.
From The Photography Stylistas… The Stylistas are a group of ten Chicago based photographers that compose stylized wedding shoots twice a year. The theme of our most recent shoot was a modern re-write of the 1920’s classic The Great Gatsby in response to the upcoming movie release this May. It was shot at RPM Italian in Chicago which is the restaurant co-owned by Guiliana and Bill Rancic. RPM graciously allowed us to shoot while the restaurant was closed, allowing for optimal styling of the location and models with other vendors.
Concept + Design: The Photography Stylistas (Christine Brizendine of Dabble Me This + Dominique Strom of Dominique Strom Photography & Design + Heather Hart of Heather Hart Studio + Jenny Chavez of Hope Faith Love Photography + Jill Tiongco of Jill Tiongco Photography + Katrina Mather of BKM Photography + Keren Chookaszian of Keren Sarai Photography + Nikole of Nikole Marie Photography + Robyn Schwab of Robyn Photography + Zipporah Kapambwe of Zipporah Kapambwe Photography) | Styling : Whitney Middleton Gruber of Whitney Ambition | Venue : RPM Italian | Invitations + Details: Molly Jacques Illustration | Desserts : Biere Chocolates | Cake: Kim Smith: KJ’S Cupcakery | Floral Design : Nancy Krause Floral Design & Garden Antiques | Wedding Gown: Diane von Furstenberg via Rent the Runway | Bridesmaid Dress: Trina Turk via Rent the Runway | Clutches: Diane von Furstenberg Handbags via Rent the Runway | Jewelry: Siebke Hoyt Jeweler | Suits: Urban Offering | Headpieces: Carly Reynolds: Mata Hari’s Daughter | Bride’s Hair: Jillian Koch | Bride’s Makeup: Gigi (firstname.lastname@example.org) | Bridesmaid Hair, Makeup, and Groom’s Styling: Shaundria Blythe (email@example.com) at Solo Salon | Models : Noelle Lynch + Ryan Dunn (Bride + Groom), Shaundria + Luke Blythe (Bridesmaid + Groomsman)