The roaring twenties were known as a time of glamour, romance, and personal expression. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has brought that era to life decade after decade to millions of readers, and the romance between Daisy and Gatsby is one of the most iconic in American literature.

Even more glamorous? A winter wonderland wedding with touches of Gatsby’s world, with personalized touches. Even before guests arrived, Dana and Greg added a touch of the past with personal thank you’s in the ceremony programs and a monogrammed ice bar. The day began traditionally, with a ceremony at St. Christopher’s Church, overlooking the Chagrin River. Jason Thomas Crocker Wedding Photography captured pictures of the newlyweds on a snow covered bridge outside the church.

But after vows were exchanged, the couple’s theme really came to life. The reception, which was held at The Tudor Arms Hotel, a perfect venue for a lively reception with plenty of Gatsby-inspired glamour. Drinks began right away, with a selection of three signature cocktails made by the bride and groom, with live music provided by the Athena String Quartet. Dinner was served in the grand ballroom, decorated in white and gold, and beautiful linens from Event Source. Glasses of bubbly and escort cards started the festivities, while Rock the House provided music and  amber-up lighting that would have made Gatsby proud. White hydrangeas with jeweled strands hung from the ceilings; the three tiered cake was served on a gold plated platter and embellished with layers of buttercream in rose florets, beside real white roses.

With such beautiful and clever decor, the bride and groom were simply regal in understated elegance. The groom’s fitted black tuxedo was a perfect nod to Gatsby-like refinement. Dana’s bridal gown, on the other hand, married that same refinement with the couple’s winter wonderland theme. A bateau neckline showed a peak of shoulder and complemented illusion lace, three quarter length sleeves. Light ruching across the chest added a touch of splendor to a flowing full skirt, while a chapel veil added a timeless feel. It just goes to show: love is universal, no matter the decade.

resh strawberries and strawberry coulis.

Photographer: Jason Thomas Crocker Photography//Paper Props:Sassyrae Expressions//Linens and Coverings: Event Source//Design and Decor:Elegant Ice Creations//Makeup Artist: Kajal by Kimberly//Hair Stylist:Salon Lofts//Musicians:Athena Strings//Bakery:Corbo’s Bakery//Bakery:Raised and Glazed//Band:Sound House//Lighting: Rock The House Entertainment Group//Floral Designer: Plantscaping Blooms//Event Venue:The Tudor Arms Hotel//Event Planner: Kirkbrides Wedding Planning & Design//

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