Elegant 1920’s Mansion Wedding

AJ Dunlap Photography

Deep purples and rich golds set an elegant color palette for this beautiful wedding held at the gorgeous Gassaway Mansion. Darling DIY projects abound and with so many cute details there is sure to be something that will brighten up anyone’s day.

When you get lost in this wedding don’t forget to find your way to the full gallery here, marvelously photographed by AJ Dunlap.

elegant wedding invites

butterfly wedding shoes

outdoor wedding ceremony

shabby chic card table

handkerchiefs for your tears

church pews at wedding

diy gold petal aisle runner

wedding programs

purple bridesmaids dresses

hanging bird cages

purple wedding bouquet

purple and black wedding ideas

Grecian style dark purple bridesmaid dresses

Both the ceremony and reception were held at a 1920’s era mansion,  The Gassaway Mansion, with the feel like you were walking back in time. Filled with the exuberance and prosperity of the roaring 20’s, The Gassaway Mansion is the perfect facility for your wedding and reception. A grand mahogany staircase, Waterford Crystal chandeliers, Italian tile, and walls covered in mahogany and cherry woodwork; We feel this stone castle-like would impress even Cinderella.

From AJ Dunlap:
The decor was all designed by the bride and brought to life by the owners of the venue. Most of it was even hand made by the bride and her family. She designed the invitations and programs herself, and even be-dazzled her shoes tiny gem by tiny gem. It was spectacular.
Everything was gold, from the curtains hung for the ceremony, to the invitations, chairs, aisle runner, even the draping in the reception, it was all a breathtaking palette of gold. Her aunts hand-stitched the petals onto the ombre aisle runner.

flower girl ideas

flower girls and ring bearer

outdoor wedding ceremony

“Come as you are, stay as long as you can, love is the key to our seating plan.” Is love the key to your seating plan? If so feel free to steal the super cute idea below!

vintage key escort card ideas

vintage key escort card ideas

Their cake was a stunning 6 layer masterpiece, and in lieu of a traditional champagne toast, they did root beer floats. For favors they gave out succulents in a bottle that waited for the guests at their seats. Each place setting had individual china patterns. The head table was a 15 foot masterpiece, laced with gold, chandeliers, and lace.

shabby chic wedding decor ideas

shabby chic wedding decor ideas

shabby chic wedding decor ideas

door knob table numbers

Do you love these handmade doorknob table numbers? They really add that extra bit of decor to the already well-styled table decor! Stay tuned for step by step instructions on how you can create your your door knob table decor.

door knob table numbers

gold and purple regal wedding cake

gold and purple regal wedding cake

shabby chic champange glasses

wedding cake cutting and dancing

Photography: AJ Dunlap

Venue & Flowers: The Gassaway Mansion
Cake: Holly's Cakes
Hair: Sir Georges Salon
Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo
Dj: Sound Extreme
Aisle Runner: Bride’s Aunts & Cousins| Ceremony Music: McClain Rose | Stationery: Designed by Bride | Caterer: Linda J's Catering | Bridesmaid Dresses: Pretty Evening Dress

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  1. -100. A.J. Dunlap says:

    THANK YOU so much for featuring their day!! I loved all the gold and handmade details. It was such an honor to photograph!

  2. -100. @aj_dunlap says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Tons to be seen and loved at this elegant & shabby chic wedding! @aj_dunlap @kyle_dunlap @wedfestivals @alfredangelo ht…

  3. -100. @designcorral says:

    RT @weddingchicks: Tons to be seen and loved at this elegant & shabby chic wedding! @aj_dunlap @kyle_dunlap @wedfestivals @alfredangelo ht…

  4. -100. Tara says:

    Please share where the Bride purchased her lovely shoes!

  5. -100. Katie Jenner says:

    I absolutely love the colour theme of this wedding. The bride looks absolutely stunning and she has chosen her florals really well – not too overdone, and with interesting textures. I love the bouquet shots! I really love the pops of radiant orchid throughout the decor plan; it’s really well complemented with cream and gold. This could look really tacky if overdone, but this wedding is an absolute delight. I wrote a post about radiant orchid, and using purple for your wedding too! Check it out here: http://beingthebridesmaid.com/2014/02/02/radiant-orchid-wedding/

  6. -100. Sarah says:

    Thanks everyone! To Tara, I got the plain lace shell of a shoe at target.com :-) and I added every rhinestone and the butterflies!

  7. -100. meg says:

    I love the mini terrarium bottles. Any idea where I can get them or something very similar?

  8. -100. Brittany says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Are the bridesmaid dresses from Alfred Angelo also?


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