A Glamorous and Vintage Wedding at the Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey

Evoking the elegance and grandness of 1920s glam parties, Gianna Smith (29 and a community relations manager for the New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden) and Kyle Hines's (28 and a professional basketball player with CSKA Moscow) wedding had vintage throwbacks with modern designs. Since Gianna planned the event herself, she incorporated every aspect of the modern-day "Great Gatsby" theme throughout the process. Using a clean palette with white, silver, pearl, crystal, feather accents and pops of navy blue, Gianna and Kyle created a luxurious ceremony in a ballroom at the Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey, draped in white and outfitted with pedestals and large floral arrangements. The large staircase in the reception ballroom set the tone for the elegant dinner. The space's high ceilings and chandeliers augmented the silver table linens and white floral and crystal centerpieces. But throughout it all, Gianna's dedication to her theme is what kept the decor cohesive. "Having a 300-person wedding, I wanted it to be an experience for all," she says. "That begins with the theme that is carried out through every detail, starting with the website and invitations. One important aspect for me was that everyone have the opportunity to dress up, get fancy, feel great and party all night." —Allie Volpe