The beautiful S&W Event Space in downtown Asheville, NC was the perfect setting for an art deco inspirational shoot. With it's marble floors and intricate tilework, glass and wrought iron, it is a stunning setting for any elegant affair.
There is quite a history to this event space. During Prohibition, S&W housed a speakeasy complete with a hidden corridor. It was then bought by a Charlotte-based chain of restaurants, and became an upscale cafeteria, featuring low-cost, southern food.
Recently renovated, specifically for events, it still has the feel of the roaring 20's. The minute I walked in to discuss the shoot, my mind was made up that art deco would be the theme.
Nick Gillespie of Blue Bend Photography was my creative partner. Upon our first meeting at S&W we quickly agreed that outdoor shots would be as interesting as the indoor space, with it's intriguing architecture.
All creative partners jumped on board with the art deco theme and came together to create a spectacular "Great Gatsby" like shoot.
Floral: Blossoms at Biltmore Park ; Gown: Wilflower Bridal ; Cake: Tiffany's Baking Co ; Hair and Makeup by Heather; Stationary: Baggy Goose ; Rentals: Classic Event Rentals ; Vintage China, etc: Upstyled Settings ; Model: Jacqueline Clavette ; Craft Cocktails: Cordial and Craft