2013 Wedding Trend: The Great Gatsby

I remember reading The Great Gatsby for the first time in high school. I was in love. The imagery is still so vivid in my mind, and I re-read the novel at least once a year. So it’s safe to say that the day the new movie staring Leonardo DiCaprio, Toby Maguire, and Carey Mulligan opens on May 10th, I’ll be there. But I’m also loving the 20’s inspiration we are seeing in fashion, decor, and yes, weddings.

It’s easy to take a theme too far in a wedding, and the wedding ends up looking like a costume party. But there are ways to incorporate touches of a theme without making it too “theme-y.” Here are some examples:

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A classic lace dress, embellished with a vintage (or vintage-inspired) belt, flower or other accessory.

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And speaking of accessories, how about some beautiful chandelier earrings? And these feature Emerald, the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year.

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Touches of gold, silver, crystal, diamonds and pearls – playing up the decadence of the era.

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This cake could be very modern, but the gold accents play up the Jazz Age feel.

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These gorgeous linens, lit underneath the table, add texture that is reminiscent of 20’s fashions. And the dangling crystals… need I say more?

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This ceremony area is definitely a statement! Without the chandeliers, this could take on a number of styles. But the gold and crystals really add opulence.

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Adding feathers and rhinestones to your bouquets is another nod to the Jazz Age influence, but these additions look beautiful in many styles of bouquets.

For more inspirational photos, and for the sources of the photos featured in this post, check out our Great Gatsby/Jazz Age/Roaring 20s Inspiration board on Pinterest. And if you haven’t read the book, get thee to a library or pick up a copy for your Kindle on Amazon!