Nassau Inn “Madmen Wedding” Photo Shoot

A little while ago, the Nassau Inn, a historic hotel located right in the middle of Princeton, asked us to help with a photo shoot. They wanted to showcase their space in a fresh way. They especially wanted to give brides a vision of how their back patio could be used for an elegant ceremony or cocktail hour. After brainstorming with them and designer Kristin Rockhill, we came up with the idea of a “Madmen wedding.”

The Madmen theme works perfectly for the Nassau Inn. Unlike a big hotel chain, the Nassau Inn is a single, independent hotel with more than two centuries of history. The current building was built in the late 1930s. With its wood paneled upper lobby, classic gold and burgundy ballroom, and nostalgic “Yankee Doodle Tap Room,” it feels like you could be stepping back in time.

Kristin Rockhill took the Madmen idea and ran with it. Working with Angela Nicole Design and Kelly Hogan, she transformed the back patio into a hip and inviting space. They used a variegated wood panel as the backdrop for the ceremony, decorating it with simple greenery and geometric brass artwork.

The models, Devon and Eric, had amazing chemistry together and played their “Madmen” parts to the hilt. Letitia Kakas and Gena Verde Longo from The Capelli Shop gave Devon a lovely 1960s-style updo and smoky eyes, and she wore a series of knockout wedding gowns from BHLDN.

For some 1960s-style inspiration, check out the images below. The photographs turned out so pretty and we had so much fun!

Madmen wedding styled shoot at the Nassau Inn. Bride wearing BHLDN Bridgette wedding gown with bouquet by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, hair by Letitia Kakas, makeup by Gena Verde Longo, photographed by Kyo MorishimaColorful maroon and gold bouquet with dark red roses and peonies, yellow roses, pale blush ranunculus, ruby scabiosa, and croton petra leaves, tied with apricot ribbon. Wedding bouquet by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride with 1960s style updo by Letitia Kakas, detail of back of BHLDN Bridgette wedding dress, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride and groom on the patio at Nassau Inn "Madmen" wedding shoot styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do; bride wears BHLDN Bridgette dress with hair by Letitia Kakas and makeup by Gina Verde Longo, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride and groom on the patio at Nassau Inn "Madmen" wedding shoot styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do; bride wears BHLDN Bridgette dress with hair by Letitia Kakas and makeup by Gina Verde Longo, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride wearing Ariane wedding gown from BHLDN twirls in front of wood backdrop at Nassau Inn "Madmen" photo shoot styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaMadmen wedding photo shoot at the Nassau Inn styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do. 1960s-style updo hair by Letitia Kakas, smoky eyes makeup by Gena Verde Longo, photographed by Kyo MorishimaMadmen wedding photo shoot at the Nassau Inn, Princeton, styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do. 1960s-style updo hair by Letitia Kakas, smoky eyes makeup by Gena Verde Longo. Pale apricot, pink, white, and somky green wedding bouwuet with multi-colored ribbon. photographed by Kyo MorishimaWhite peony and eggplant scabiosa boutonniere by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride wearing Ariane wedding gown from BHLDN kisses groom in front of wood backdrop at Nassau Inn "Madmen" photo shoot styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaGroom holds bride wearing Ariane wedding gown from BHLDN in front of wood backdrop at Nassau Inn "Madmen" photo shoot styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride wearing Ariane wedding gown from BHLDN with groom in front of West Elm table on back patio at Nassau Inn "Madmen" photo shoot styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride (wearing BHLDN Ariane wedding gown) and groom stand at West Elm table decorated with maroon and gold flowers by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, at "Madmen" wedding shoot at Nassau Inn, photographed by Princeton wedding photographer Kyo MorishimaDetail of outdoor table decor with yellow, maroon, and blush roses and peonies and Croton leaf in a copper tray, styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaMaroon, gold, and white flower tabletop centerpiece by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaDetail of the back of BHLDN Ariane wedding gown with bride's 1960s updo wedding hair styled by Letitia Kakas, on the Nassau Inn back patio in Princeton, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride and groom stand in the ballroom at Nassau Inn "Madmen" wedding photo shoot styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride wearing Bridgette wedding gown from BHLDN stands with groom in Nassau Inn ballroom during "Madmen" wedding photo shoot styled by Kristin Rockhill, photographed by Kyo MorishimaMaroon, gold and white flower centerpiece in the Nassau Inn ballroom, with bride wearing Bridgette wedding gown from BHLDN, during Nassau Inn "Madmen" photo shoot photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride wearing Bridgette wedding gown from BHLDN, photographed by Kyo MorishimaGold and silver frosted wedding cake with maroon and gold flower decorations by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed in the Nassau Inn ballroom by Kyo Morishima.Detail of gold table decor with single rose and foliage styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaDetail of pale green and pink Queen Anne's Lace table decor styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride and groom outside the Nassau Inn red door during Madmen wedding photo shoot styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do. Bride wears BHLDN Amalia gown. photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride and groom celebrate outside red door of Nasssau Inn in Princeton. Bride wears BHLDN wedding gown. photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride smiles outside Nasssau Inn in Princeton. Bride wears BHLDN wedding gown, 1960s-style updo hair by Letitia Kakas, smoky eyes makeup by Gena Verde Longo. photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride and groom on patio of Nassau Inn in Princeton during 1960s "Madmen"-style wedding photo shoot designed by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do. Bride wears BHLDN wedding dress,1960s-style updo hair by Letitia Kakas, smoky eyes makeup by Gena Verde Longo. photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride and groom on patio of Nassau Inn in Princeton during 1960s "Madmen"-style wedding photo shoot designed by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do. Bride wears BHLDN wedding dress,1960s-style updo hair by Letitia Kakas, smoky eyes makeup by Gena Verde Longo. photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride and groom holding "LOVE" letters on Nassau Inn back patio during 1960s-style "Madmen wedding" styled shoot, designed by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do. Bride wears BHLDN wedding gown. photographed by Kyo Morishima Bride and groom holding "LOVE" letters on Nassau Inn back patio during 1960s-style "Madmen wedding" styled shoot, designed by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do. Bride wears BHLDN wedding gown. photographed by Kyo Morishima Bride and groom holding "me & u" props during Nassau Inn "Madmen weddng" styled shoot, designed by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo Morishima. Bride wears BHLDN wedding dress.Single apricot rose on patio table at Nassau Inn in Princeton, styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride and groom in Nassau Inn's Yankee Doodle Tap Room during "Madmen wedding" 1960-s style photo shoot designed by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride and groom in Nassau Inn's Yankee Doodle Tap Room during "Madmen wedding" 1960-s style photo shoot designed by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I do, photographed by Kyo MorishimaBride and groom outside brick wall behind Nassau Inn in Princeton; bride wears BHLDN wedding dress and groom holds ampersand sign. Styled by Kristin Rockhill of Details of I Do, photographed by Kyo Morishima

CREDITS

Venue: Nassau Inn, Princeton

Styling, Props, Decor, and Floral & Event Design: Kristin Rockhill

Wedding Dresses: BHLDN

Ceremony Backdrop: Angela Nicole Design

Furniture: West Elm

Rentals (chairs, lines, flatware): Brillman’s Rental Barn

Cake: Caketeria

Hair: Letitia Kakas, The Capelli Shop

Makeup: Gena Verde Longo

Models: Devon & Eric

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