Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Themed Tuesdays: Gatsby-Inspired Weddings

You've undoubtedly seen the many previews and posters for the new Great Gatsby movie. (If, by some chance, you live under a rock and don't know what I'm talking about you can see a preview here.) So you had to know that the inevitable "Gatsby-inspired Wedding" post was coming. 

This wedding theme is very close to me, since I've been planning to style my wedding around the Jazz Age. If I could be born in any other decade, it would be the 20's. The "Roaring 20's" epitomized glamour and decadence, so when styling your Gatsby-inspired wedding, make sure to incorporate these key elements from the decade:

  • Bold, geometric shapes
  • Gold or silver accents
  • Peacock feathers
  • Pearls
  • Lace
Hopefully this helps you get a better idea of how to style your Gatsby-inspired wedding!

When designing your cake, try to include a hint of gold or silver, but keep it at just a hint, otherwise it could look
a little too gaudy. I would avoid any floral or overly feminine accents.

The bridal bouquet or floral centerpieces would be a good place to incorporate peacock feathers. I also love how the bride in the second photo added a diamond brooch for some extra opulence.

Instead of a traditional veil go for a statement-making headpiece. Make sure it has diamonds, rhinestones, pearls, feathers, the works.

Try to use geometric trim and a vintage font when designing your invitations. The more ornate, the better.

I would incorporate candles, crystals, and ostrich feathers


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