Exploring new and upcoming wedding collections as well as having a gander at popular wedding trends on picture-sharing website; Pinterest, I’ve come across an obvious theme when it comes to the 2013 wedding, and that is: the Gatsby Wedding.
If you’ve lived under a rock recently, you might not know/guess/realise that Gatsby refers to the upcoming movie from the man who gave us Moulin Rouge and Romeo and Juliet; that movie is of course The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Toby Maguire. Set in the 1920s, the overall look of the movie is incredibly glamorous, as you can see from the official posters:
- Images courtesy of Warner Bros.
Re-creating the 1920′s inspired look, as seen in The Great Gatsby is actually super easy. The most obvious areas that you will probably choose to think about are:
- Hair Pieces
- Dresses - For both the Bride and the Bridesmaids
- Suits - For the Groom and Best Man
- Decor - Table decorations, chairs etc.
Here are a few ideas to help get you started:
Art Deco Hair Pieces and Hair Styles
My favorite of these four head pieces is definitely number three. I love the use of peacock feathers, because the color is so beautiful and bold and works well in a turquoise-based theme for your wedding or special occasion but would also work amazingly well with either white or black.
Traditionally, in the twenties, hair styles were generally short and typically in bob style. However, that isn’t to say that if you have your hair long, that you should have it all chopped off (unless you want to of course). Sleek styles with elegant waves or in stylish buns perhaps to one side look fantastic, especially when complemented with an Art Deco-inspired hair piece such as the ones above.
However, don’t feel that you need to wear a large and extravagant hair piece. Smaller pieces look just as fantastic, and sometimes a little makes an even bigger statement!
The first three dresses represent the traditional white wedding dress, however, 1920s fashions were more pale shades of cream, brown, grey and subtle pinks, as demonstrated in the second three dresses. The nicest aspect of most of these dresses is that although they each have a very Art Deco / Vintage / 1920s theme to them, they also have a modern twist to them which I really like.
As any woman knows, achieving the perfect big day experience, isn’t just about the big things, but also the little finishing touches. The fun thing about a 1920s / Great Gatsby inspired wedding, is that the possibilities are practically endless. You might choose to modernise the experience, or really go all out vintage, with Art Deco chandeliers and real cutlery and tableware from the early 20th Century.
Here are a few of my favorite ideas for the car, the wedding invitations and possible twenties-style decorations that you could draw influence from for your own special day.