This photoshoot was inspired by Old Sugar Distillery’s whiskey,“Queen Jennie,” which is named after a famous mistress of bootlegging in Madison. The lingerie shots were a direct nod to her picture that is on the label of the bottle. With a nod to the popularity of all things 1920s and 1930s, we put a Madison twist on this time period – a mix of gritty bootlegging (Madison folk like “Queen Jennie” were famous for keeping bigger cities supplied during Prohibition) and the glamour of Art Deco/Great Gatsby parties.
From bespoke gowns to local faire and vintage decor, we wanted the execution to be as authentic as possible: using local vendors, most of whom preserve a specialty craft in the spirit of days gone by: local distilled liquors, handcrafted hats & millinery, vintage decor pieces, and beyond. We are loving this collaboration of so many local talents with the beautiful imagery of Laura Zastrow Photography and the stunning styling and gowns from Monirose – Bespoke Gowns.
Location: Old Sugar Distillery // Concept, Styling, Execution: Monirose – Bespoke Gowns // Canvas Weddings // Photography: Laura Zastrow Photography // Rentals: A La Crate Vintage Rentals // Flowers: Daffodil*Parker // Hair & Makeup: Be Inspired Salon // Invitations: Art Deco Suite – Centennial Press, Milwaukee WI // Lingerie: Contours Lingerie, Madison WI // Men’s hats & women’s hairpieces – The Brass Rooster & Pompadour Millinery, Milwaukee WI // 1920’s beaded gown, fur stoles: Daisy & Stella Vintage // Wedding gowns: Monirose-Bespoke Gowns // Meat & Cheeses – Underground Butcher // Truffles –