This fabulous Art Nouveau wedding inspiration oozes 1920s charm and elegance. There are so many beautiful styling details that showcase the decadence of Art Nouveau, and I am delighted to share them with you.

The peacock feathers, soft colours and natural elements add such a romantic feel to the shoot. I adore the bride’s beaded wedding dress, again with a 1920s look.

The styling team has created such a visual delight, captured perfectly by Inge Kooiman.

Rich History

“The location for this styled wedding shoot was Parkhotel Hugo de Vries, a gorgeous Art Nouveau venue built in 1906. The Parkhotel has a rich history as well a lovely 1920’s style. There is a great stained glass window with a peacock depicted, and an intimate, rustic ambiance. We attempted to take the rich history and restore an Art Nouveau wedding style with a bit of a modern twist.”

Groom fastening jacket as he looks out of window

Groom fastening buttons on his jacket

Candles on stairs in Park Hotel Hugo de Vries

Peacock stained glass window in Park Hotel Hugo de Vries

Ivy on stair rail

Bride's hand on banister

Bride walking down stairs of Park Hotel Hugo de Vries

Candles on stairs

Feathers and Soft Colours

“One of the definitive stylish features of the 1920’s look is the use of peacock feathers, which is why they are one of the focal points of the theme. We used peacock feathers in the centrepiece for the dinner tables and ostrich feathers in the bridal bouquet, deliberately choosing gentle and soft colours such as champagne, grey and green, with a flair of pastel rose flowers. The antique table on which all of this magic took place included serving utensils dating back to 1919.

“The wedding cake, with feathers, thistles and golden speckles, is a work of art.”

Wedding cake with feathers on table

Wedding cake with feathers Feathers on bottom of wedding cake

Floral display in widdle of pond

Wedding table in grounds of Park Hotel Hugo de Vries

Wedding table flowers Plate at wedding place setting

Wedding place setting

White rose and Art Nouveau style wedding stationery Chairs at wedding table

Bridal bouquet on Art Nouveau chair

Vintage Dress

“The eye-catching vintage dress featured a skirt with a short train, and a loose top made of heavy, beaded material, with typical 1920’s butterfly sleeves.”

Butterfly sleeves on bride's 1920s style wedding dress

Bride holding bouquet with ostrich feathers

Birdcages hanging in trees Candles in birdcages

Groom wearing grey check jacket and waistcoat

Groom wearing black bow tie

Round wooden wedding sign

Large urns of peacock feathers at entrance to wedding ceremony

Bride and groom holding hands

1920’s Make-Up

“Red lipstick and smokey eyes created a 1920’s make-up look, and the hair featured a handmade hair accessory with beautifully incorporated peacock feathers.

“I hopes this shoot takes people back in time, but with a hint of the modern present and inspiration for the future.”

Bride and groom holding hands in grounds of Park Hotel Hugo de Vries

Tray of champagne Bride and groom with champagne

Bride holding large bouquet

Vintage VW Beetle Hamper on back of vintage VW Beetle

Bride and groom with VW Beetle

Groom with arms around bride's waist as she holds bouquet

Bride and groom

Bride sitting in vintage VW Beetle

Peacock feather bridal hairpiece Butterfly sleeves on wedding dress

Bride and groom standing under wedding sign

Photography: Inge Kooiman

Concept and Styling: Ellen van Oostenbrugge

Shoot Location: Parkhotel Hugo de Vries, Netherlands

Videography: Jan Willem Kok of VisualChefs


Cake: Sweet Appetite

Wedding Dress: Laura van Rooij Bruidscouture

Hair and Make-Up: Bert de Zeeuw and Eugène Romein

Model: Gerbrand Dijk and Theanne ‘t Hoofd