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Pan Am Inspired Mid Century Wedding Styled Shoot


What do you get when you mix a bit of Mad Men, a dash of mid century modern and a whole lot of Pan Am nostalgia? You get a first class ticket to glamour! With a tea length wedding dress, vintage details galore and a fun Pan Am inspired palette of jetway blue and sunshine yellow, today’s wedding styled shoot is a creative vision of 1950s charm…..

Pan Am Inspired Mid Century Wedding Styled Shoot

Photographer Marisa of Peterson Design & Photography is here to talk us through every detail of and the inspiration behind this step back in time….IN an era where “stewardesses” were required to speak three languages, guests dressed up in their Sunday best to drink gin martinis on the upper deck while dining on a five-course meal and travel was at its finest… a time that we tried to capture with this elegant, yet colorful styled shoot. 

Our backdrop is The Pan Am Experience within the Air Hollywood studio in Los Angeles. An aviation movie studio that has thoughtfully recreated an original Pan American 747 jet plane to it’s original glory. Everything from the wallpaper, beverage carts to the spiral staircase is original Pan Am swagger. 

The bride is decked out in a lovely, ankle length, mid-century inspired wedding gown by Dolly Couture. The groom is outfitted in a perfect Don Draper-esk charcoal grey suit by The Black Tux. The bride’s subtle, winged eyes and crimson lips painted on by PAGE Beauty along with her up-do classic french twist pays an homage to vintage glamour and style while still be relatable and youthful. The 1960’s jet set style continues on in our couple’s vintage honeymoon outfits complete with a festive, hand-made yellow beret by The Feathered Head.

Our paper goods by GoGo Snap Vintage Stationary paid homage to the rich Pan Am heritage, while still being modern with clean type, pearlescent papers and a 3D pop up invitation that added whimsy and interest. Whilst the plucky yellow and white modern cake by Superfine Bakery was adorned with sparkling sputnik stir sticks from California Lustre. To add some natural elements to the shoot, florals by FlowerDuet decorated our greenery and added pops of texture and softness.

Our Wedding table was styled with authentic Pan Am colors, jetway blue and galaxy gold, and places set with a mix of original Pan Am porcelain china, gold chargers and stemware from Classic Party Rentals. All this goodness is perched on Azure Geo tablecloths by Luxe Linens. And no swinging mid-century pad is complete with out a teal sofa and groovy coffee and end table by Circa Rentals. 

We hoped you enjoyed this magical journey back in time through the images of Peterson Design & Photography with planning and styling by Events by Holly Gray. “

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Isn’t it fabulous?? A huge thankyou to the lovely Marisa of Peterson Design & Photography for capturing every detail so perfectly, and to all of the wedding professionals and creatives who lent their time and talents. If you would like to see more of her work be sure to head pop and take a peek at this delightful Art Deco wedding inspiration before popping across to her website peterson-design-photo.com. You can also find and follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest.

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Contributors & Credits

Venue – The Pan Am Experience // Photographer – Peterson Design & Photography // Planner – Events by Holly Gray // Stationery – GoGoSnap // Floral Design – Flower Duet // Groom’s Attire – The Black Tux // Wedding Dress – Dolly Couture // Headpieces – The Feathered Head // Linens – Luxe Linens // Hair & Makeup – Page Beauty // Tableware Rentals – Classic Party Rental // Furniture Rentals – Circa Rentals // Wedding Cake – Superfine Bakery // Food – Amy’s Culinary Adventures // Videography – Thel Rountree // Vintage Stamps – Verde Studio // Stirrers – California Lustre // Ring Box – The Mrs. Box // Ribbon – Shy Myrtle