If you’ve always wanted to live in the period of the Roaring Twenties at least for a day, why not for your wedding day? Break the traditional cliche pattern, and have a wedding that will be remembered for its luxury, elegance and glamour. Every single detail, from invitations, to menu and venue can be inspired by the Great Gatsby. There’s no better occasion for experiencing the most glamorous era in history, so let the vinyl spin.
Dancing Through the Night
Remember those Gatsby’s chic parties that went all night long? Well, this should give you the general picture of what your wedding should look like. The period of 1920s is also known as the Jazz Age, which tells you everything about the music genre that should be played at your wedding reception. In order to be even more authentic, you should book a band that will play live music to which your guests can dance through the night. You can even ask them to play the soundtrack from the Great Gatsby movie and have the first dance with your life partner.
Breaking out the Champagne and Cutting the Cake
Everything in the Roaring Twenties was characterized by exuberance, glamour and art-deco style, and foods and drinks didn’t fall behind. Therefore, make sure that your wedding cake and rest of the menu don’t lack in sophistication and elegance. When it comes to the beverages, Gatsby’s party wasn’t a party without champagne popping every once in a while. One of the most eye-catching details of your wedding should be a champagne tower consisting of crystal coupe glasses filled with the finest champagne. Furthermore, don’t leave your guests without a drink in their hand and include classy cocktails made of gin, champagne and brandy to convey the true spirit of the 1920s. The champagne flavor can be also present in the menu, adding a unique taste to oysters and desserts, such as gelatin with whipped cream.
Now, let’s deal with one of the stars of the evening – the wedding cake. The art-deco design should be incorporated in every aspect of your wedding, including the cake, and you can do this by opting for a geometrically shaped cake, or geometric art-deco details. You can make the cake even more dazzling by coloring it in gold.
Dressing Up to the Nines
One of the most important aspects of any wedding is clothing, especially the bride’s wedding dress. You should go with a vintage wedding dress with laces or art-deco embellishment, since you should look as lavish as possible. You can opt for a dress that will emphasise your silhouette, or for a bohemian flapper dress. When it comes to accessories, think in terms of feathers, pearls and fascinating headpieces. Incorporate sparkles and diamonds in your entire look, including shoes, jewelry and a purse. When you think of the women in the Jazz Age, you cannot leave out headbands, so make sure to prepare them for your guests as well, if somebody forgets to bring theirs. Your bridesmaids should also wear amazing dresses in flapper style or with dropped waists, complemented with appropriate accessories. The groom and the groomsmen will look dashing in tuxes with peak lapel or shawl lapel, and dramatic bow-ties. For more authentic appearance, they should wear pocket watches and art-deco boutonnieres.
From Details to Venue
If you’re doing a Roaring Twenties wedding, then do it right – make sure to have everything covered, and start with invitations. You should create classy vintage invitations in art-deco style to get your guest ready for what’s coming. When it comes to location, the best choice would be a lavish mansion, but if you don’t happen to know a Gatsby, any other venue will be perfect as long as it’s decorated in the right manner. The colors of 1920’s were white, black and gold, since they set a note of glamour, sophistication and elegance, so make sure to use them for your invitations and venue decor.
You should give your best to create an atmosphere of the Jazz age, which means feathery centerpieces, pearls and sparkles for table decoration and lush materials (for examples, silk and satin drapes). In order to make the ambient even more authentic, furniture should be in accordance with the general atmosphere, and you can check out some interesting options here. Remember that art-deco is based on rectangular forms and geometric shapes, but create a contrast by adding some occasional curved ornamental elements.
You will remember your wedding day for the rest of your life, so make your guests remember it, too. Glamour, elegance, sophistication, and glitz of your wedding will take you to another era and you’ll wish to never stop dancing so hire the best from Undercover Live Entertainment!