of bridal mood boards for your inspiration and delight. Without doubt, The Great Gatsby has
been one of the most hotly anticipated movies of recent years and in
the build up to its release May, the world of interiors, fashion and
weddings has been well and truly inspired by the Roaring Twenties…
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1920s America was all about decadence and materialism; the Jazz Age saw an influx of wealth and the pursuit of unrestrained pleasure, against the backdrop of Prohibition. This extravagant era therefore provides a rich source of inspiration for a luxurious and high end wedding day look which harks back to an intriguing time.
Gatsby Glamour is all about evoking the fantasy of the era but maintaining a soft prettiness. This look therefore is delicate and beautiful, working with a colour palette of dusky pink, creams and dove grey to create a look that is undeniably full on glamour and decadence but yet gentle, nostalgic and romantic.
Women's fashion took a huge leap forward in the '20s with the look of the day being bold, brave and decadent with a slight androgynous twist. Emulate this exciting time with a wedding dress reflective of the era; forget corsets and large skirts and instead opt for a dropped waist number with exquisite detailing. We love the Jenny Packham Azalea and Claire Pettibone's breathtaking Thalia.
The ultimate accessory for this look has to be an ultra romantic Juliet cap veil or if you're not convinced on a veil then consider a detailed headpiece for some glamorous wow factor. The new Blush collection from Silver Sixpence in her Shoe has some fabulous pieces which would be just perfect for this look. You can see this delectable collection featured on The Look board above, isn't it just the most divine image you have ever seen, captured by our favourite wedding photographer Katy Lunsford.
And of course, we couldn't not mention the jewellery could we?! Layered pearls would look fabulous with a high neckline dress or if you're wearing your hair up then consider some statement earrings for an extravagant final touch.
There are some fabulous flapper style dresses on the catwalks and high street at the moment which would be a fun and decadent look for your bridesmaids. Think soft pink and cream shades with dresses adorned with shimmering sequins and beaded strands; these dresses come to life with movement and will look fabulous in your photographs. Worried about cold legs in those short dresses? Pair a pink flapper dress like this stunning number from Jigsaw with soft grey tights for a practical yet stylish look your maids will thank you for.
Go all out with your florals; think decadent, overflowing displays constructed with beautiful, soft blousy blooms like David Austen roses and peonies. Add interest and texture with silvery green foliage, silver brunia and beautiful orchids for an extravagant look.
Remember, this look is all about unrestrained glamour, so focus on large, breathtaking arrangements in tall candelabras but add depth and volume with collections of smaller vases around the base of your displays or dotted around your venue. Present single blooms in mercuried silver vases which will come to light in twinkling candlelight or see if you can source some vintage cut glass vases.
This decade saw a huge shift in arts and culture; draw inspiration from period appropriate fonts and graphical motifs in your stationery and why not name your tables after key figures from The Great Gatsby or defining aspects of the era such as Jazz or Prohibition?
And to keep your guests entertained, why not bring the Jazz Age to life with a jazz quartet and perhaps even a few flapper girl performers to create a real party atmosphere, coinciding with the arrival of your evening guests.
The opportunities are endless here to create a timeless, elegant look which just oozes glamour, perfect for the romantic bride looking for that true wow-factor.
Michelle & Vicki xx
Event Designers and Stylists at Pocketful of Dreams.
Pocketful of Dreams are creative event designers, passionate about creating beautiful experiences. They design, style and deliver unique weddings tailored to your own personal story. Email Vicki@pocketfulofdreams.co.uk to find out more.