The 1920s was an incredible, vibrant era full of exuberance so it’s easy to see why brides and grooms have fallen in love with a luxury Art-Deco wedding theme. Because of this prosperous time, social customs and fashion became much more relaxed, with a revolution introducing the flapper dress and wonderfully extravagant headpieces. We’ve put together a few ideas to help you create this glamorous wedding theme…
Firstly, lets take a look at the fashion of the Art-Deco era. Bridal fashion in the 1920s was full of extravagant detail – embellishments and sequins were used in abundance and fringing was a must-have. This wonderful era was ultra glamorous so luxury outfits and accessories were highly sought after. Fashion became a statement, and brides reflected that through plunging necklines and rising hemlines. Even now, Great Gatsby-styled bridal gowns and accessories are still hugely popular! Exquisite pearl beading on gowns with fitted silhouettes or dropped waists will look opulent, and you’ll definitely wow your partner. T-bar shoes adorned with glitzy detail will look beautiful – especially if you’re wearing a shorter gown so you can show them off. Sparkling headbands, vintage hair-combs and dramatic earrings are perfect if you’re planning a luxurious, Art-Deco wedding. You can never have too much glitz and glamour when it comes to this theme!
Bridesmaids can pull off this look extremely easily – shimmering gowns with sequins are a modern take on The Great Gatsby style, and they’ll really complement your bridal look too. Grooms can incorporate this fabulous theme into their wedding attire with waistcoats and bow-ties that were a staple in the 1920s, and they’ll definitely add a touch of luxe to their style.
For your bouquet, rich colours such as plum and wine red will look absolutely divine. Add a few Ostrich feathers for a Gatsby-esque look, and match with your maids and hubby’s buttonhole for a completely coordinated aisle style.
Black and gold is a wonderfully decadent colour scheme for an Art-Deco wedding theme, however you can create any colour combination you prefer – be sure to add metallic accents across your theme to create a glamourous vintage feel. Set the tone of your day with Art-Deco inspired stationery. Feathered centerpieces are relatively purse-friendly and effectively create a vintage tone to your day. Why not consider draping beads across your chairs rather than traditional chair covers?
Champagne towers and fancy cocktails are a definite must-have, as they were both a classic element of the 1920s era – we’re talking martinis and whiskey based drinks! Vintage gramophones and typewriters will create a wonderfully antique vibe, and your guests will feel like they’ve taken a step into a bygone era. You’ll be able to find a lot of wedding reception décor in antique shops, including weathered books, decanters, vintage suitcases and birdcages. A beautifully crafted wedding cake decorated black and gold icing will look magnificent standing tall.
The Roaring Twenties were completely dazzling, exciting and impossible to ignore! This lavish theme is perfect for a glamorous couple who want to create a nod to this charming time period.