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Channeling the Great Gatsby: Your Art Deco Wedding Theme

Today, inspired by Phillippa’s gorgeous Gatsby style look for her Clonabreany House wedding last summer, we’re falling for everything with a bit of fringing and a flourish of faux fur as we transport ourselves back to the roaring 20s for a gorgeous Great Gatsby inspired wedding celebration! The Art Deco style of the prohibition era is the perfect theme for an all-out Big Day celebration, and guests are bound to get in on the fun when they hear all about flapper girl dresses, Champagne cocktails and all things extravagant for your Big Day!

The Style

When it comes to wedding dresses we’re looking at designers like Jenny Packham, Gwendolynne (pictured below) and Temperley Bridal for beautiful hand-beaded sheath gowns with an edge. Go for something slinky and soft, with plenty of embellishment that will allow you to dance right into the night. Of course where it all comes together is with a stunning statement headpiece, and we’re sure you’ll find something from one of the wonderful wedding accessory designers on the weddingsonline directory, that sets a fabulous tone. Bridesmaids in fully embellished dresses (full length or below the knee) with a dash of fringing are sure to carry the theme right to your bridal party, and we’ve no doubt the boys will be all on board with bowties and boater hats to accessorise a slick three-piece suit.

The Decor

For a Gatsby style wedding, the decor is all about opulence with glittery golds contrasted with elegant navy throughout your venue. What makes the decor really pop is the details – a vintage typewriter for the guestbook, a gramophone perched alongside old family photos and feathers and fairy lights as far as the eye can see! Make sure to check online for free (for personal use) 1920s style fonts to create your own Art Deco inspired stationery, and serve up some tasty prohibition era cocktails during your drinks reception (we’re liking the sound of a Sidecar or a Southside – the rumoured favourite cocktail of Al Capone and his cronies!)



Bride in Gibson Bespoke Headpiece, photo by Mark McGrogan/Flash Art Photography via Bridal Musings | Art Deco Black & Gold Wedding Cake photo by Jen Huang for StyleUnveiled | Invitations by The Finer Details photo by Cecelina Photography via Rock My Wedding | Vintage typewriter wedding guest book photo by Shelly Anderson Photography via Artfully Wed | Old style cocktail glass photo by O’Malley Photographers via Tulle & Chantilly | Bridesmaid with vintage camera photo by Allyson Wiley Photography via Hey Wedding Lady | Vintage style wedding dress by Gwendolynne | Dinner & Dancing Sign Photo by Tec Petaja via SMP | Gold & navy tablescape photo via The Perfect Palette | Statement Wedding Headband by Bride La Boheme, photo by Loft Photography

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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.

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