A touch of Gatsby glam meets Virginia farm in this wintery, rustic, bootleg inspired editorial photo shoot by Jennifer Prophet and Sherry McNeill. This secret Virginia elopement style wedding was tucked away inside a rustic barn fronting as an old furniture repair shop. They used several props to make the barn look like a clandestine bootlegging facility replete with a speakeasy type door, a corn sheller, stills, a funnel, barrels to store the hooch and a hideaway bar inside an armoire. The cover of the furniture shop lended to the rustic style ripped armchair and the stripped settee they used as the cake stand. I loved how the gold embellishments, rich shades of marsala and buttery cremes juxtaposed the worn, rustic wood and vintage aesthetic.
The shoot took place in one of the barns at stylist Rosanna Smith’s family farm Villa Smith in Gainesville, Virginia. This farm has been in the Smith family for over 100 years. You can’t bootleg without a getaway car and they found the perfect one belonging to Rosanna’s father-in-law, a 1920s vintage Packard whose marsala color inspired the accents and florals. I love the note in scripted calligraphy containing the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald that pay homage to the Gatsby era. “I love her and that is the beginning and end of everything.” Thank you to the amazing vendor team for sending us this glamorous inspirational elopement shoot!
Thank you to the amazing team for sharing this glam 1920’s bootleggers inspirational shoot with us!
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Photography: Jennifer Prophet
Photography: Sherry McNeill
Planning and Design: Bella Villa Shop
Floral Designer: Wild Green Yonder
Cake: Couture Cakes by Sabrina
Calligraphy:‹ Poppy and Scotter
Wedding Gown: Gossamer
Furniture and Rentals: Bella Villa Shop
Silk Ribbons: Silk and Willow
Beauty: Tmak Artistry
Model:‹ The Artist Agency