Throw it back to the 1920s when sandals were strappier, jewellery was sparklier and music was made for dancing, with a Great Gatsby wedding theme. Nail this glamorous affair with our ultimate guide on incorporating the star-studded era into your wedding day.
Say it in style
Give guests a glimpse into your big day with 1920’s style wedding invites. When it comes to Great Gatsby glamour, black and gold are the obvious choice. Complete the look with elegant Art Deco gold border for invites that are guaranteed to impress.
Venues with vintage vibes
While not everyone will have access to their very own Great Gasby-esq mansion, Ireland boasts a wealth of amazing venues, which work perfectly for this theme. From elegant country houses to stunning castles, you won’t be stuck for options.
The finishing touches
Once you’ve found the venue of your dreams, turn your thoughts to your finishing touches to effortlessly achieve 1920’s glamour. Undeniably, the roaring twenties were all about the perfect combination of sophistication and drama! Feathers, diamonds and pearls were a part of everyday life and these features can be easily added to your decor to achieve 1920s style.
When it comes to centre pieces, consider extravagant blooms perfectly finished with white feathers and draped beads. For table numbers, wine bottles finished in gold glitter and feathers are a simple but statement touch. Finally, sprinkle your tables with diamantes for the wow factor.
The Great Gatsby is renowned for its infamous love quotes, which is definitely fitting for your wedding. Place settings, signage and table plans offer the ideal opportunity to incorporate these into your wedding. Stick to the Art Deco theme with1920’s inspired font and colour scheme.
Dress for the occasion
Embodying Gatsby glamour is easy thanks to the wealth of stunning 1920s inspired wedding dresses available. If you’d prefer not to opt for true vintage, you can easily channel your Daisy Buchanan thanks to designers such as Jenny Packham and Maggie Sottero, renowned for their vintage vibes. To embody the opulence and razzmatazz of the 1920s, choose a fully beaded, slinky gown with elaborate embellishment. Or, to nod to the trend, a silk satin bias cut gown with cowl draping is perfect.
When it comes to your leading ladies, up the ante in a flapper-inspired dress with a little beading. For accessories, vintage style shoes are perfect and to really take on the trend, finish the look with a forehead diamante band.
Hire a jazz band
It’s undeniable that music was a huge part of the 1920s so if you really want to embody this theme, choose a jazz band to kick off your wedding reception. Plus, during the meal, play Baz Luhrmann’s upbeat and modernised soundtrack to give guests a taster of what’s to come.
The perfect photo booth backdrop
For the ultimate 1920’s photo booth, our new Great Gatsby inspired backdrop is perfect for nailing your classic theme! The backdrop is already proving a huge hit at both weddings and events. It’s so striking that it looks amazing without props. Or of course, if you want to take things to the next level, add some Great Gatsby inspired props for perfect photos your guests will love.
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