The new HBO period drama series The Gilded Age has already mesmerized audiences across the globe, with its captivating storyline, opulent sets, and exquisite costumes. Amid all the struggles and determinations portrayed by the central characters, there’s one thing you can be directly inspired by. That would be the wardrobe and settings of the series. Especially for those would-be brides and grooms, who are eagerly re-arranging their long-postponed weddings, The Gilded Age can serve as the referencing influence in terms of dress and decoration extravaganza. Let’s meet the expert behind all these.
Mr. Gary Lawrence is an iconic figure who is a walking, talking expert on the Gilded Age. The historian can spend hours talking about the Gilded Age or the era of the rise of the wealthiest families in America. He is the founder of ‘Gary Lawrence Architect’ and ‘Mansions of the Gilded Age.’ His eponymous firm ‘Lawrence Architectural Presentation’ provides architectural models, design presentations, design development, and digital rendering services to production houses, interior designers, architects, and landscape architects.
With an extensive background in the history of Gilded Age landscapes, architecture, and society, Mr. Lawrence has penned several articles and research papers, two bestselling books, and also has been giving lectures for more than 20 years. With his research work, he has brought back the vision and idea behind the lost architecture of the Gilded Age. His works have been featured in several prestigious journals such as Hamptons Cottages & Gardens, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Southampton Press, New York Social Diary, and many more. From 2016 to 2019, Mr. Lawrence curated a symposium on the Gilded Age, which was held at the Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown of New York. It’s no wonder that, with such an expert behind the camera, the show is going to be the best visually beautiful inspiration for all the grand modern-day soirees of wedding ceremonies.