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All That Jazz! 1920s Wedding Inspiration

The Great Gatsby, Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey – the 1920s are back in style! What's better is that it's an era that works perfectly at a wedding. You can go full art deco, from your engagement party to your thank you notes.

The Art Deco bride wears a soft color pallet of white, ivory or gold. While an original gown will set you back a fair whack, there are lots of modern gowns inspired by fashion from the Roaring Twenties. Emulate the glitz, glamour, and opulence of The Great Gatsby or go for a subtler look with style straight from the sets of Downton Abbey. Your bridesmaids can go all flapper with fringe or gowns with plenty of beading.  

When it comes to wedding décor colors that work well are black and gold, glitter and plenty of feather details. Party favor ideas include little bottles of whiskey, vintage keys, or traditional candy. Have Prohibition-style events where you can serve retro cocktails in mason jars, play big band music and more. There are some great songs from the Jazz Age you can play at your wedding, from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong to Duke Ellington. You could even go for a live band playing all your favourite 1920s tunes.   

Finishing touches will always be key to tying a theme together – try going for that sparkle in your shoes, but keep heels closer to the ground on your big day. You can get your cake decorator to add some art deco designs to your cake, and top it off with an art deco style cake topper. 

Hungry for more? Check out a few 1920s ideas on our Pinterest board!

Photographs (clockwise from bottom left): Save the Date: ElleOL | Banner: CobblestoneInvites | Gown: J. Mendel | Earrings: LottieDaDesigns | Headpiece: Danani | Cake: Strawberry Lane Cake Company | Shoes: Debenhams | Table number: Southern Fried Paper | Drinks menu: CobblestoneInvites


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