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Most commonly seen, Gatsby weddings are done in black and gold but wait until you see this stunning navy and gold Gatsby wedding!  Katherine (Kat) and Barjes live in New York and they executed this navy and gold Gatsby wedding theme to a “T”!   Every detail they picked was cohesive and sophisticated.   The navy blue and gold color palette is simply sophisticated!   These colors looked awesome on their stationery!  They went with our Jacqueline Collection for their wedding invitations and their suite included invitation, rsvp,  information card, and gold envelopes with addressing in our Digital Calligraphy.  They swanked up their invitations by choosing to do everything in metallic finish, as the shimmer really glams up the look and feel.  Their ultra swanky venue, Swan Club, was the perfect space for their navy and gold Gatsby wedding.  So many great captures and detail shots by Michelle Jonne Photography.   My personal favorites from their photo gallery are the formals taken in the outdoor courtyards with all the green, perfectly manicured shrubs.  And I must say, having your fur baby participate in your wedding ceremony is priceless!  It’s also a lot of fun because you get to accessorize!  Stay tuned for our next blog post where we will feature a “Questions & Answers” section to continue this real wedding story.  There you will find out where Katherine and Barjes found their fur baby’s cute neck collar accessory and answers to many questions we had for the couple!  After seeing all their wedding photos, you may want to have a navy and gold Gatsby wedding!

Also, I love hearing what couples have to say about their wedding day, so here is a “snip-it” from Katherine and Barjes: Where to begin on this.  After a honeymoon phase shortly after our engagement we couldn’t agree on what to do for the wedding.  I wanted a destination, Barjes wanted local.  After lots of back and forth and realizing there wasn’t going to be a budge on the destination, I jumped on the New York wedding bandwagon and we started to search for a wedding planner shortly after.  Planning this wedding was time consuming, sometimes exhausting, at times challenging with family, but we met some amazing people along the way and it was also an incredible experience for us.  Barjes’ 105 year old grandmother traveled from Ecuador to our wedding.  We had lots of family and friends travel from all over the United States to come spend this day with us and we learned a lot more about ourselves and each other along the way.  We wouldn’t trade this in for anything, not even the beach!


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Janna and Chet’s Gatsby Wedding in Long Beach, California was filled with fun My Lady Dye stationery!  Their stationery was in classic black and white and in our Jacqueline Collection.  This is one of our Gatsby themed Collections which features a variety of Art Deco font types and bold graphics…all of which exudes Gatsby style!  See My Lady Dye’s Pinterest board for inspiring Gatsby, Vintage Glam, & Art Deco pins!

The Jacqueline Collection was a perfect fit for the Bride & Groom’s wedding venue, which is a “floating hotel”!   The Queen Mary is a retired troopship and it’s not only a floating hotel and wedding venue, but home to 3 world-class restaurants, and is an icon in Southern California.

Loving how the ship’s interior wall decor made the Candy Buffet “POP” with life, color, and movement!  And the “step right up to the candy buffet” sign was the perfect finishing touch to the candy buffet table.  The Bride & Groom also had a Cigar Bar, Gift Table, and Escort Card Table which all featured signage in the same matching Gatsby theme. Their reception tables were detailed in Gatsby style with the matching Jacqueline menu cards, table number cards, escort cards, and reserved cards. The black and white program cards were a hit as well!  The back of the program card featured a sweet thank you note to their family and friends. The Janna & Chet loved the stationery so much, that they decided to have their wedding cake inspired by the Collection!  Loved how the Cake Designer incorporated the graphic and Art Deco font type. Stationery: My Lady Dye Photographer: Mikal Lok with Lok In The Moment Photography Cake Designer: Rossmoor Pastries


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When a bride falls in love with her whimsical wedding cake, that inspiration may carry into all her other wedding details! This was true for a Bride I had worked with a few months ago. From the start, this bride knew exactly what she wanted and provided me with a photo image of her whimsical wedding cake. She even gave me the CMYK colors and font type that was used on her actual wedding invitations.  All these very important and specific details were incorporated into her custom table cards and escort cards.  The cake detailing entailed abstract flowers, spiraling vines, and leaflets. Go figure, this wonderful, whimsical, white iced wedding cake, with vibrant orange floral detailing, would win her heart!

With her heart “sold”, she desired to have her stationery details for the reception to reflect this exact look and “feel”.  From that one photo, I digitally re-created a close-to-perfect replication of her wedding cake graphics, which was used to create her custom table cards and escort cards.  These items were printed on white matte cardstock with graphics in orange and text in dark purple.  The spiraling floral graphics artistically entwine to the backside of the escort card as well. The table cards are tented and layered with orange matte cardstock. The vertical, upright form of the escort card is exemplified, as they were elegantly displayed in a formal linear setup making for a very bold statement and great tablescape.

  Along with the tented table numbers at each table, two separate tent cards were made for other side tables at her reception. These cards were titled “Guest Book” and “Cards”.  I loved her modern take to the guest book, which was a large, white, ceramic plate, entirely signed by all her guests. This piece is both decorative and functional I believe! I also loved her modern take to the card box, which was a whimsical and elegant bird cage! Wedding Stationery by My Lady Dye Photography by Olga Photography Wedding Cake by Wedding Cake Wizardry & Other Edible Art


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