Wedding ideas: Gatsby StyleSaturday, November 22, 2014
Glitz, glamour and staggering excess; that’s the image that naturally pops into anyone’s head when thinking about the world of Gatsby, the roaring twenties being so recognizable that few could dispute such words being key to representations of the jazz age.
Despite F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus being around since 1925, the release of 2013’s hit adaptation, starring none other than heartthrob Leonardo Di Caprio, has truly propelled the title into the mainstream consciousness, and as with any piece of pop culture that oozes such style and poise, many wish to see aspects of the tale in their own glittering celebrations, weddings definitely being one of them!
The styling and design of the era should feature heavily in many aspects of the wedding. Invitations and dining room place cards could have gold and black or similarly contrasting white and black design, utilizing art deco fonts- any that look like they could have been used for a movie or theatre sign in the early 19th century- will work a charm. The all-important wedding cake should also be similarly styled using patterns and designs that are nowadays seen in art deco monuments such as the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station or the Empire State.
Hopefully at least some of these ideas will help you craft your perfect glamorous wedding, though some advice should also be shared for the big day itself- go easy on the champagne!
Here is a playlist that would go perfectly with this theme!