1950s Mod Wedding


Every so often I get the honor to collaborate with a group of amazing peers and friends. Today’s post is a reflection of one such collaboration. Jesi Haack and I met two years ago when I met with a small group of photographers at Starbucks one sunny afternoon. Jesi was just starting her wedding design and coordination business and came along for great conversation. I distinctly remember meeting her and liking her after 30 seconds of conversation. I adore her love-me-or-hate-me-I-don’t-care personality and the fact that she says precisely what’s on her mind.

Jesi designs weddings for unique and quirky brides, so when we had the chance to join forces for a styled shoot, I was thrilled for what was in store. I suggested a 1950s Mod Wedding photo shoot and Jesi spun the idea into deconstructed vintage theme, adding a modern twist. Using Pucci patterns, leather jackets, and oversized lashes, this vibrant shoot was infused with bright colors and bold accents.

The shoot couldn’t have happened without these amazing vendors, whom I am forever thankful for their support…
Styling and Design: Jesi Haack Design
Florals and Design: JL Designs
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Paper Goods: Wiley Valentine
Hair and Makeup: 1011 Makeup
Dresses: Shareen Vintage
Venue: Memphis Cafe Downtown Santa Ana
Linen: Latavola
China + Flatware: Classic Party Rentals
Bridesmaids Hairpieces: Pixel and Hank
Bride Veil and Bow: Mary Me Bridal
Models: Jackie+Matt … Hilary+Mitch … Stacey+Tyler … real life couples who are just as beautiful on the inside, as on the outside. I asked for models on Facebook and these couples kindly gave of their time to help with the shoot. Love them!
Photography: Jasmine Star

There’s always a HUGE part of my heart that goes wild when I get to work with Carissa of JL Designs…she’s a former bride of mine and a truly amazing girl!

Melody at Sweet and Saucy Shop just wows me every time…

The seating chart…

My angle…

JD’s angle…I think I like his better…

I wasn’t expecting JD to photograph portions of the day, but of the few he captured, I’m very thankful…

Again, he’s a few more of JD’s photos…the photo on the right just kills me.

We ventured outside for a few bridal party photos just past sunset…


Many thanks to Jen at Green Wedding Shoes for featuring this shoot, so definitely check it out to see more photos!

Happy Tuesday!

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  1. Brittani

    May 3rd, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Wow, this is so cool!! Love love love this session. The models are dramatic, and awesome. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  2. Ceresa Caudill

    May 3rd, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    …and creamy skin!! you are amazing, jasmine!!!

  3. Brittani

    May 3rd, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Someday, you’re gonna take my picture. =) And that of my love. ♥

  4. Lulรน

    May 3rd, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Every single detail is definitely AMAZING… love your works ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Abby Grace Photography

    May 3rd, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I love that second to last shot- so cute! It looks straight out of the 60’s. Adorable shoot!

  6. sherri lynn

    May 3rd, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Love everything! The table is to DIE for – I need that tablecloth and all of the place settings and flowers! That cake is gorgeous too. What a fun day! My favorite picture is the last one – her dress is awesome!

  7. Life with Kaishon

    May 3rd, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Wow. Those are some serious eyelashes : ) coolio!

  8. Lauren @ ELD

    May 3rd, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Loooooove this! Love the styling, the shots, the colors- so inspiring!

  9. Nicole

    May 3rd, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Amazing…..as always! I wish I lived closer so I could bug you to let me second shoot with you!

  10. Bianca

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Gah-gah-gorgeous, darling!

  11. melanie bittick

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THESE!!!!! you knocked this one out of the park.

  12. Sabrina Nicole

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    LOVE IT!!!! You all did such a fantastic job collaborating. My favorite shots are the last two!

  13. Suzie Bell

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Absolutely amazing. I love the hair, the eyes, the clothes and what gorgeous poses. JD hit a home run with those shots. I think I like the b/w shots best, very classic.

  14. Catherine Mac

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    SENSATIONAL! Love the vibrance and richness of these Images!

  15. MIGUEL ANGEL south texas photographer.

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Nice tones and vibrant color. 1950 my favorite fashion decade. Leather jackets lots of gel on the hair.

  16. tanya Petraglia

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    This is amazing Jasmine, no words! I LOVE the detail in the last one.

  17. Latrice

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    This shoot is amazing, so many details! Love love love IT!

  18. Patricia Lorenzo

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Wow. These are GORGEOUS!

  19. Damaris Mia

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Love! Beautiful setting and gorgeous models! Great job!

  20. Diane -{Harrisburg Family Photographer}

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    How awesome! What a really cool inspiration for those who love that style….completely classy!

  21. Regina White

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Love it. The colors and the style are fabu.

  22. The New Diplomat's Wife

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Love those eyelashes and near-beehives. Beautiful work!

  23. Allison Rawlings

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Love. Love. Love – everything about it. Thanks for the inspiration. My favorite part is all that orange!

  24. rich

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    wow – what a super unique/beautiful shoot! great shots!!!

  25. Yen

    May 3rd, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    i love the tablescape! it’s great seeing all these images. thanks!

  26. jesi haack

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    you are my hero.

  27. Anthony Quesada

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    wow what a collaboration! So beautiful and so much fun. You brought it all to life. Great job!!!

  28. Gail

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    WOWZERS!! I mean, I knew I already loved you but hearing that this whole ’50s homage was YOUR idea? I LOVE YOUR BRAIN!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    One question though (’cause Don asked me to pass along)โ€”he wants to know why he wasn’t invited? After all, cocktails WERE involved. And beautiful ladies ๐Ÿ˜‰


  29. Kate Douthwright

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I love every single detail. The sequin dress and long eyelashes are amaze! You captured the perfect vibe as well.

  30. Terri Cannon

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Just Lovely!!

  31. The Memory Journalists

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I love the styling! What a great shoot. I would love to see some cool couple have a wedding like this. Amazing photos as usual!

  32. Angel Canarys

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I’m shrieking with delight! LOVE this!! Fabulous job! love love love!

  33. Marissa Rodriguez

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Whoa. Freakin’ amazing!!!!!!! That is all.

  34. Mikaela

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    wow, how fun!! her gown is amazing, love all the sparkle!

  35. Mirian Silva

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Jasmine, I absolutely loooooved this theme wedding. Tangy!

  36. kristin cook

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    oh girl…what a fun, fun shoot!
    just fabulous, dah-ling ๐Ÿ˜‰

  37. Joel

    May 3rd, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Jasmine, you did an amazing job shooting those details. Really phenomenal! I LOVE the first photo on the right with the repetition of the red chairs in the background. Beautiful.

  38. Ashley Swallow // Live. Laugh. PHOTOGRAPH.

    May 3rd, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    STUNNING! What an amazing shoot and opportunity to work with so may fabulous vendors. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great job!

  39. AlexFrame

    May 3rd, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Wow) Nice Style)

  40. Nicole

    May 3rd, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    OMG! That cake stopped me mid-scroll! Love! Great shoot!

  41. David Wegwart

    May 3rd, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    All I can see is her eyes. Just about every shot is this great big pair of eyes. C’est magnifique.

  42. briana Moore

    May 3rd, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I love this! Santa Ana, right?

  43. jenn {bow tie & bustle}

    May 3rd, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    girl! this shoot gives me chills! so stunningly awesome! brilliant and totally gorg! you rocked it!

  44. Erin K

    May 3rd, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I’m always amazed that you are able to find such talented people to work with. What a fun shoot! The silver dress is amazing.

  45. Columbus GA Wedding Photographer

    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Details Details Details. Great looking shoot.

  46. Marissa Nicole

    May 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Ah…I am loving the last picture. Glamor & rustics-ness (word? I don’t know). Crazy Good, J. Crazy good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (FB…hehe)

  47. Paula Franco

    May 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    One thing I like the most of your work is your ability to capture details and thing like they were alive. The light and the colour are amazing. Great session and great post! Thanks for sharing I always learn a lot!

  48. gina

    May 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    just saw this on my fb feed through green wedding shoes and went wow!!! so fresh, so sassy, so , yes, so mod(dy)!!!!!

  49. Lydia

    May 3rd, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    What an amazing shoot! Love how the theme was taken to the next level!

  50. Danielle Aquiline

    May 4th, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Awesome shoot, Jasmine! Those lashes are killer. And I’m loving all the sequins and the birdcage veil!

  51. Dawn & Michael Mitchell

    May 4th, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Love the concept and of course your execution!

  52. stephanie h

    May 4th, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I Love everything!!

  53. Carlee M

    May 4th, 2011 at 2:52 am

    LOVE!! That last shot gives me goosebumps!! SO awesome!!

  54. Lloyed Valenzuela

    May 4th, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Awesome!!! I love the colours, another inspiring shot from JS.

  55. AnneMarie

    May 4th, 2011 at 4:02 am

    What a totally cool shoot!!!!

  56. fotografia ล›lubna Krakรณw

    May 4th, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Wow! Great shoot, style and colours are perfect.

  57. Jessica Sweeney

    May 4th, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Love these! The colors in the first few images are so great, and that eye makeup is the definition of dramatic.

  58. Kathryn Andrews

    May 4th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Cool shoot! Love the colours and style!

  59. LaVon

    May 4th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Get out of here!!! Jasmine…that shoot is too cool!!!!

  60. Mona Alicia

    May 4th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I love your eye for angles, and these shots are like eye candy! Please, please, please don’t think I am dissing you because I love your work, but wouldn’t this style be 1960s instead of 1950s? Or am I totally wrong? I wasn’t going to ask but it’s been bugging me since yesterday so I just had to!

  61. debbie steeper

    May 4th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Love this. You’ve inspired me to set up a stylized shoot too.

  62. Anne T.

    May 4th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    This is seriously my favorite shoot you’ve done! I love all your real couples, but I just love everything about this. The styling is gorgeous and all the details are awesome! Well done Jasmine + team!!

  63. Michelle Hebert

    May 4th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    These are SO stinkin’ awesome Jasmine! You NEVER disappoint!

  64. ashley barnett

    May 4th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I love her dress, veil, makeup- everything! I totally want to rock a sequined wedding dress!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love this shoot- it is very fashion forward but with a nod to classic cool and has a great vibe. The "Time to find your seat" wall is AWESOME!

  65. s h e r r y

    May 5th, 2011 at 12:18 am

    AWESOME. I loove her lashes ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Parv

    May 5th, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Given that I’m always trying to learn from your stunning work, could you provide some insight into what kind of gear you used for this? Specially, lenses? Would I be correct in guessing an 85mm/1.2?

  67. JamieY (Las Vegas Wedding Photographer)

    May 5th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Wow, this is so beautiful. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her eyelashes. This is such an awesome shoot

  68. Katie

    May 5th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous. Amazing!!

  69. Kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer}

    May 6th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Oh I love these! That cake is gorg! Love the colors1


    May 6th, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Beautiful work Jasmine! Bringing the models outside takes the set to a whole new level!

  71. cassandra-m

    May 6th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    absolutely gorgeous. I still love that you always push yourself to be different. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  72. Les Wollam

    May 7th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    What a wonderful sense of whimsy in the whole design of the wedding. you’ve captured it wonderfully.

  73. Kechi

    May 8th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    This is FAB!…..but wasn’t the mod era in the 60’s? just sayin’, lol

  74. Peter {Memories of Tomorrow}

    May 9th, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Lovely work. A real retro feel.

  75. Alex Beckett Photography

    May 9th, 2011 at 4:56 am

    Great wedding Jasmine, really love how your style fits the wedding style.

  76. Paige Overturf

    May 9th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Wooowww! I love love love this!! Love the colors as well!!

  77. Morten Fjord Stengaard

    May 9th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I just LOVE this theme. Great setup for the shoot. What stunning and beautiful pictures.

  78. Natalie Licini

    May 9th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Absolutely breathtaking! I love the feel of this glamorous 50s style wedding!

  79. Carissa Woo

    May 12th, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Great Photography.

  80. WeddingSnapper

    May 18th, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I’ve got clients on the punkier side of mod that I’m shooting later in the year – I think they’re going to dig this. But then I have to try living up to Jasmine’s exceptionally standards. Eek!

  81. Lyndsay London

    May 18th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Wow! This is one of the coolest wedding posts in all the lands! Nicely executed J*!!!

  82. Tabatha

    June 10th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    In LOVE! This shoot truly captures the things I love most: fabulous photography, the 50’s, fake eyelashes, and super hot people! Way to go, awesome vendors!

  83. Sarah B

    June 17th, 2011 at 2:44 am

    I absolutely love these, your colors are so beautifully saturated, as always!

  84. diego@diegomolinaphoto.com

    June 27th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Beautiful pictures, Got to love the make up. Well Done J.

  85. RBadal Photography

    December 2nd, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I love that makeup. Which lens are you using here J, or is it more than one?