Gatsby Themed Wedding or Bridal Shower Ideas: Classic and Elegant!

April 2, 2015 at 1:44 pm (Wedding Planning Tips) (, , , , , , , , , )

The Roaring 20s may have been nearly a century ago, but the decade’s affinity to host a grand celebration isn’t likely to become a dying fad anytime soon. Overindulgence was more normal than rare for many – including the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The book has become synonymous with the times. If you, too, are a fan, here are some ways to bring it to life on your wedding or shower day. Just a few will easily carry out a theme, but if you’re staying true to form, you may want to incorporate every one!

Pay homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald by displaying one of his many poetic quotes about love during your reception.

Photo Credit: Dixie Pixel

Photo Credit: Dixie Pixel

Or use it as a backdrop for a dessert table or makeshift photo booth.

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Ostrich feathers were a standard of 1920s style. With their luxurious aesthetic, they can turn something as simple as a place card into an elegant talking point for your guests.

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Use varying sizes to create a large centerpiece or add an element of flair to the tables.

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Dress the part! Adorn a classic 20s hairstyle – finger waves – with an ostrich fascinator.

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No Prohibition laws here. Wow your guests with a champagne tower at the entrance to your reception. You may not be able to replicate the flow of bubbly, but your guests will certainly notice your nod to the times with these vintage coup glasses.

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A string of pearls can dress your space just as well as it can you. Turn an ordinary piece like a candelabra or the bride and groom’s chairs into décor draped in class.

Photo Credit: EVENTful Moments

Photo Credit: EVENTful Moments

Photo Credit: EVENTful Moments

Photo Credit: EVENTful Moments

Leave your guests with a lasting impression of indulgence and glamour by sending them home with a slice of art deco wedding cake. The ultimate over-the-top send-off to ensure the sweetest (and most decadent) of dreams!

Photo Source: Gaby J Photography

Photo Credit: Gaby J Photography

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1 Comment

  1. wedding wisdom said,

    Reblogged this on CONFIDENCE THROUGH WEDDING WISDOM and commented:
    What a fun theme for the fall and winter seasons quickly approaching.

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