A DIY Art-Deco Wedding at Union Station in Utica, New York
Inspired by the Roaring Twenties, Jordan Heath (24 and a marketing director) and Andre Short (26 and a high-school English teacher) had an art-deco-themed wedding that would make Jay Gatsby jealous. "We love the time period and everything it encompasses," Jordan says. "We wanted the day to be glamorous but comfortable, respectable and wildly fun." And what better place to host a 1920s-themed wedding than at a building from the same era? "Union Station is filled with historic character and charm," Jordan says. "Everything about it matched what we wanted our day to be." The venue's marble pillars, ornate gold ceilings and gothic chandeliers were perfect for their elegant ceremony. At the following reception, Jordan and Andre used black, white and gold details with pops of emerald green to decorate their welcome table. These included an awesome vintage typewriter, art-deco gold pyramids and Gatsby-esque signs embellished with Jordan and Andre's custom family crest. Since Jordan and Andre had a dessert reception, they filled the space with standing cocktail tables, which they decorated with leafy greens and green bud vases with baby's breath. Their mothers, who are excellent bakers, created all the baked goods for the party. As wedding favors, the couple gave their guests recipe cards with all their family's favorite recipes, and their guest book called for "recipes" for a perfect date night. The best part about all the amazing details at Jordan and Andre's wedding? They were all DIY! Janelle Rodriguez Photography was there to capture the day.