The Joyful Jazz Age: Róisín & Chris' Art Deco Wedding Bash
Lights. Camera. Action! Ready to be embroiled by the dramatic great thing about this Art Deco real wedding? Róisín and Chris' celebration in The Set Theatre at Langtons House Hotel would be a total show stopper and that we're here to create you all the facts from Act I towards the final scene! Róisín the bride to be is a designer so you know she's got a watch, and let's just say her personal style and private touches, get this to wedding someone to pin. Featuring peacock feathers, homemade lip balm, flowers in the Tyne River along with a ring with Namibian meteorite, this wedding wooed all of us the way through. Enchanting images at the time were captured by Nina Val Photography and that we think you'll love this bodacious bash. Ready? Let's go!
A lover of all things in the frivolous flapper era, the pair's Jazz-Age inspired wedding dresses started with Roisin's diamond engagement ring is 1930s German Art Deco. It originated from a small company run by two sisters in Brighton who concentrate on vintage jewellery.
Amazingly, Chris' ring is really a wooden band having a titanium inner ring and it has Namibian meteorite running through it. Straight in the stars!
This maid of honour dress from Coast am pretty at night sunlight. Róisín chose dresses from different suppliers that suited her bridesmaids individually plus they matched perfectly.
A past student of The National College of Art & Design, Róisín proved herself a crafting queen. She did the stationery herself, that is very Jazz Age, in addition to making bridesmaids boxes. Each one contained homemade goat's milk soap with essential oils and dried lavender in the garden on the top to look pretty. To finish it off she made vegan coconut lip balm, created using coconut oil; this woman has endless talent!
Róisín's dress was from Eliza Jane Howell and fits the Art Deco vibe she was opting for perfectly. Róisín craftily added the sequins leftover from her wedding gown to her fabulous birdcage headpiece that they got just for £5 on ebay. Proving her green credentials even more she also sourced her white and gold Rachel Simpson shoes as pre-loved on the website too. Her aesthetic was complemented perfectly together with her beauty look from Nicola Plummer Makeup that was full on old-Hollywood glamour - that red lip, flawless skin and excellent eyeliner provides for us serious screen siren vibes.
Róisín says the pair met when she gone to live in London after winning a fashion design internship with River Island. "I'd just finished my degree at NCAD. My boss from River Island was from Newcastle and her friend ‘ginger Chris’ had sent her a stuffed animal style doll however with his face, which was always on her behalf desk." When Róisín visited her house for drinks one night, she recognised him because the ‘ginger Chris’ doll. "As soon as I walked in to the living room I thought he really was attractive and that we just clicked." After 2 yrs of long-distance, Róisín gone to live in Newcastle!"
The couple's page boy designed a rather hilarious ceremony entrance carrying a kid's wedding sign that set a dark tone and let guests realize that this day could be big on fun.
Róisín chose deep deep blue for her black wedding dresses that was the perfect addition and accented the peacock feathers featured within the flowers and buttonholes perfectly. She walked on the aisle to 'I have only eyes for you personally' by The Flamingos.
The lavender within the groom's buttonhole was grown by Róisín's mum that was such a unique touch for this Art Deco wedding, pairing beautifully with dried grass and roses for any vintage floral feel.
The proposal came into being when the pair went to Lisbon for Chris’ birthday. "I'd just woken up and Chris was within the kitchen. I think the electricity was gone due to the kettle and I arrived on the scene and Chris was on a single knee. I looked around as I thought he was fixing something and that he held up the ring box and written inside was ‘will you marry me, you sh**?’ during my eye liner, around the back of the piece of receipt! It was hilarious," says Róisín.
Róisín chose deep magenta calla lillies and baby's breath an attractive and meaningful choice for any wedding day, and an ideal colour pop for that bridesmaids colour palette in addition to the touches of rich red and purple within the venue.
Róisín spent considerable time and effort ensuring her flowers were perfect - annually to be precise! "I purchased a lot of the dried flowers from Facebook marketplace such because the palm spears and also the pampas grass. I sprayed the majority of the small palm spears gold and all sorts of the thistles gold. I did this during the period of the year. The thistles were picked in the Tyne riverbed up at Newburn where I row. I saw them and thought they appear so dramatic and collected them following the summer plus they were dry. My rowing team still think I'm crazy," she laughs.
The couples selection of venue am original and that we wanted to know why they decided on a theatre. Róisín says, "It was dramatic without having to be imposing but still cosy. It was perfect. As soon as my bridesmaids walked in to the venue i was told that to each other ‘this is extremely Ro and Chris.'"
The decor, the monochrome tiles, the dark wood panelling, gold gilded fittings and also the furnishings all made the Langtons House Hotel an ideal choice for this wedding.
"I wanted it to seem like a celebration people, our families, and never a show," says Róisín. "It really was important that nothing was forced, we weren’t doing something simply because it was expected. It would be a non-religious ceremony because it had been just about Chris and I and our resolve for one another. For us it had been perfect."
This photo shoot around the streets of Kilkenny town make the the majority of the colourful shop fronts and quaint streetscapes that vibe perfectly using their vintage aesthetic.
This the moon piece was again artfully developed by Róisín and was an ideal backdrop for photos for guests at night.
This wedding was filled with brilliant jokes which mugshot boards sure gave us fun. Another stylishly sustainable element to proceedings was using old textured gin bottles to keep dried flowers.
Róisín also made the table signs which featured what they are called of mobsters. "Chris is actually interested within the early gangs like Al Capone and that we went with those names as some were filled with character for example Ma Barker."
For their honeymoon they visited Pisa, Florence and Milan. "I'd definitely recommend Italy, remaining in non-tourist places. Trains were amazing and also the food obviously! Florence was our favourite. It really was romantic. The best part was Michelangelo Square once the sun was heading down. You could see all Florence," says Róisín.
A huge thanks to Róisín and Chris for sharing their beautiful Art Deco theatre wedding around. In addition, these gems caught on camera by Nina Val Photography deserve a unique mention too. There's more swoon-worthy material for you within the gallery below!