The new Baz Luhrmann adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was finally released today, and ever since its original release date in December, the wedding circuit has been blowing up with 1920s-inspired gowns, accessories, and decor. One must be careful with this trend - it can go cheap, gimmicky, and costume-y VERY quickly, but when done tastefully, it can take your wedding to a high level of glamour and style. Here's a glimpse of what's in:
Beaded details, intricate lace, unique backs, and caplet sleeves are all featured in this year's popular 1920s dresses. Designers such as Jenny Packham, Claire Pettibone, BHDLN, and Lazaro are ones to watch.
Headpieces can be anything from bridal caps, long flowing veils, glitzy headbands, and feathered combs. Art-Deco style jewelry and true-to-the-era shoes are a must.
Stay away from the feathers and flapper fringe! Classic dresses with beaded details or plain frocks that can be jazzed up with accessories will hit the right note.
For the Men
Inspiration is drawn directly from Jay Gatsby's wardrobe. For a formal wedding, a classic black tux is perfect, and for a more casual affair, the Gatsby Standard white linen suit will do. Conveniently, Brooks Brothers has created a Great Gatsby collection made of suits, shirts, ties, shoes, and anything else your man might require. (pictured below)
Invitations and Cakes
Art-Deco designs and metallic accents are everything when it comes to keeping with the theme.
No round-ball bouquets here! Organic-shaped spray bouquets work well here, or, for an extra bit of glamour, go for a vintage brooch bouquet. For the non-traditionalist who wants to pay homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald, book page bouquets are all the rage.
There are so many things that make up a wedding, from your venue, reception, food, and activities. Here are some other ways to incorporate the Jazz Age into your day:
Need more ideas?
Head over to Couture Commitments' Pinterest and check out the "Spring 2013 - 1920s" board.