From to timeless fashion to ultra-luxurious parties, there’s no doubt the chic style of the roaring ‘20s has got the wedding world buzzing! Do you swoon for glitz and glamour? Then, grab hold of this trend and take a look at our tips for planning a Great Gatsby wedding!
Here are some awesome Great Gatsby wedding ideas from George Street Photo & Video that we think you will simply love! From your wedding gown, to the decorations at the ceremony and reception, these tips will help you put on the best Great Gatsby themed soirée you can!
No ’20s-themed party is complete without flapper-inspired style! Intricate beadwork and shift gowns are all reminiscent of ‘20s attire, so seek out those elements when choosing your bridal gown and dresses for your ‘maids. Don’t forget to round out your beauty look for your Great Gatsby wedding with statement styles like sculpted finger waves or sultry red lipstick. Look out, Daisy Buchanan!
The Look & Feel
For an authentic ‘20s feel to your Great Gatsby wedding, find a venue that has real history to it. Art Deco architecture and styling reigned supreme in Gatsby’s heyday, as well as expressionist artwork and influences, so keep an eye out for those features during your search. Not only will they wow your guests and offer an opulent ambience, they’ll also make great backdrops for your photos!
Say it with us — authenticity is the name of the game when it comes to ‘20s-inspired wedding and reception decor! Old magazine clippings, decanters and vintage books are ideal decor pieces, and can be purchased from antique stores and rental companies at affordable prices. And, if you really want to immerse your guests in the Gatsby lifestyle, pass out ‘Anti-Prohibition’ cocktail bottles filled with whiskey as wedding favors, or craft telegram-themed wedding programs and thank-you cards.
Travel back to the Jazz Age with your Great Gatsby wedding and get ready to dance the night away! Play old phonograph records during cocktail hour to set the scene, set up a champagne tower or give guests gold streamers to wave during your grand exit. Partying like Gatsby means going all out, so the more ‘oomf you add to your reception decor, the better!
With all the preparation and planning you’re putting into your ‘20s soirée, you’ll definitely want to look back and remember how it all came together. Be sure to chat with your photographer ahead of time to figure out which details you’ll want capture, and what shots you consider priority. He or she might even have a few tips for poses, lighting or composition to capture every element in all its vintage glory!
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