Great Gatsby Bachelorette Bash

Inspired by this season’s fascinating Great Gatsby movie remake, I created an elegant bachelorette party in Great Gatsby style – complete with professional hair and makeup in the style of the period, typical flapper dresses and jewelry, a historic venue, Jazz and Charleston… everything to transport revelers into bygone times – unabashed glamour, wild dancing, retro chic!

Our venue was the former printing plant of the Hearst newspaper empire, now transformed into a hip urban event space, slightly gritty with lots of character:

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RC + Tess Photographers-101 copycake on printing pressOur bachelorette, Katrina, was radiant as a fragile Twenties beauty…

katrina profile 2 color… and her partying girlfriends likewise slipped into the style of this glamorous period:

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kris shoulder colorReady to party! The space was resplendent in glittery black tablecloths covered in thousands of sequins and feather and floral arrangements dripping with crystals and illuminated from within…

flowers 6A Jazz band set the right musical mood of the times…

band lowres…and a professional choreographer instructed guests in dancing the Charleston!

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Charleston 8 lowres… and everybody was definitely having a great time!

models dancing bwThen it was time for a little break to check out the bar…

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cake 2For favors, we had gilded cake pops – it certainly doesn’t get much more decadent than that…

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cakepops lowres 4One thing’s for sure: these girls had a lot of fun!

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Design and Coordination: A Day Like No Other; Venue: The Box SF; Hair and Make-up: Bella Bridal; Catering: Knights Catering; Cake: Pretty Please; Cake Pops: Sweet Lauren Cakes; Flowers: SullivanBotello Designs; Music: Magnolia Jazz Band; Choreography: Dance with Glinka; Photography: rc & tess.