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Get Jazzed: Roaring Twenties-Themed Engagement Shoot at McCune Mansion by David Newkirk Photography

Before we bid you adieu on this final Friday of 2011, we’re kicking off the holiday weekend with a flappertastic engagement shoot by David Newkirk Photography that’s sure to get you in a New Year’s Eve state of mind.

Salt Lake City couple Kayla and Brian were inspired by the style and feel of the 1920s when planning their February 2012 wedding. As a prelude to their big day, they planned a Roaring Twenties-themed photo shoot at the McCune Mansion.

Check out the sexy, boozy, jazzy shoot (as Dave Newkirk so perfectly describes it), and be sure to read on for all the details behind Kayla and Brian’s prohibition-era inspiration.

Flapper girl and bride-to-be Kayla shares the details of her enagement shoot inspiration:

I have always loved the fashion and the culture surrounding the Roaring Twenties. Once I got engaged, I knew I wanted to have a 1920s feel to my wedding. Our wedding day will be full of feathers, pearls, and flapper-flair. I wanted to incorporate the fun, energetic style of the jazz and prohibition eras rather than the elegant and formal style of vintage Hollywood glam–it just represents our relationship and personalities so well.

I thought by doing our engagements in the same style as the wedding, they would give our guests an idea of what to wear and the general feeling I hope the day will have. I suggested the McCune Mansion as the location for the shoot because it was built at the turn of the century and has beautiful architecture that would set a context for the outfits Brian and I wore. Plus, it’s an amazing venue with so many gorgeous details. David Newkirk’s vision and artistic ability turned my idea into the beautiful images that you see here.

Kayla and Brian are getting hitched February 12 at Park City Mountain Resort’s Legacy Lodge. We can’t wait to see how the flapper-infused fete turns out!

Thank you Kayla, Brian, and David for sharing these engagement photos with us today!

Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve weekend, friends–we’ll be back next year!

Photography: David Newkirk
Props and rentals: Saucy & Kitsch
Dress: BHLDN
Headpiece: Etsy
Hair and makeup: Kristen Packard
Groom’s attire: Dillard’s