Gatsby styling has really, really taken off since the release of the Baz Luhrmann movie in 2013. The decadence and free-spirited libertinism very much fit wedding celebrations: the feeling that you are at the most swell party ever, and you’re the legendary star of the show. Not hard to see the enduring appeal!

And now a few years have passed, here’s a different direction for the Gatsby theme – a positively gothic one (which taps into the darker themes of the book and film, I suppose). In fact, it also reminds me of Interview With the Vampire in its feel. What a gorgeous mash-up of styles and themes!! I love featuring these styled shoots – there’s no end to the creativity of today’s wedding suppliers.




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The Story of the Shoot by Hannah Taylor

“It was Huntsham Court Bar itself – dark, mysterious and luxurious, with outstanding period features – inspired me to create ‘Gatsby at Midnight’.

“The shoot was to be a late night party with eccentric clothing and styling, embracing the atmosphere and working in perfect harmony with the décor. Huntsham’s rich green walls and dark furnishings were the perfect backdrop for my luxurious fabrics and original period accessories.

“Inspiration for my styling came from the 1920s and Victorian eras. Not wanting to be restricted to one style, l thought why not mix them up and inspire eccentric dinner parties and weddings.”



Photographer – Alistair Campbell Photography

Photoshoot designer/stylist – Hannah Taylor

Location – Huntsham Court

Vintage clothing – Days of Grace

Stationery – Oh So Vintage and Enchanting Weddings

MUA and hair stylist – Billie Edge

Models – Roxanne Ebrahimi and Shannon Thorne