My husband and I have been unknowingly intertwined our entire lives. It wasn’t until we met and began dating that we realized that we were truly destined to be together. We were born and raised within 20 miles of each other, and even attended the same preschool together. Our parents were not best friends or coworkers; they did not even know each other. Fast forward about ten years and both sets of our parents divorced and our mothers moved out of the city and into the country. They began working together at our church daycare and that is how I first met my husband (that I can remember).
I did not like him at first, he was my total opposite. Two years after that first meeting, we ran into each other again the summer before I started high school. We have been together ever since. Facing unimaginable challenges including welcoming our first son while I was in high school, could have been enough to end our relationship many times over but we have succeeded over them all. Over this last 12 years, we have grown up together, started a family, and continue to grow in love each year. Ever since I was a little girl, I have grown up around old things, my family owns an auction business, and I have been fascinated with decades past.
Whenever thinking of my wedding, I always admired the vintage style. Unfortunately, my husband and I did not get the chance to have the wedding experience when we first married. This shoot was incredible, everything from the gown, the décor, and the tablescape were straight out of my dreams. It was like having my dream wedding day without having to do any of the planning. ~Brittany Halota
1. Art Deco shapes as seen throughout the 1920’s era can be seen in the invitations, cake and candle and floral holders.
2. A Tea bar, dessert bar and cigar bar were included. Dessert included what would now be called jello shots. But in the 1920’s liquor was often added to gelatin to hide the fact that it was around.
3. An after party at a true to the era speakeasy. This speakeasy was designed by the ONLY prohibition museum in the USA. Drinks from the time period included:
The Mary Pickford
4. True to the speakeasy era – keys gave the hidden secret to party goers. The keys were in plane site but only those who understood the rules of the speakeasy knew the significance. Keys were found attached to place cards. Those place cards had directions inside.
5. Ornate picture frame with quotes from F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. A sign in table with an old typewriter with instructions to leave a “key” for a happy marriage. The messages were kept in a bird cage.
7. A fabulous 1929 Packard Coupe was the “get-away” car!