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The Gatsby Bride


Everyone’s getting excited over Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby that’s coming out in cinemas real soon! Have you seen the styling and cinematography? Absolutely stunning! And the glamour of it all inevitably turns the spotlight onto the 1920s flapper wedding - fabulous, fashionable and fun! Are you all ready to be a Gatsby bride?

(Left) French inspired bridal lace cap from Twigs & Honey
(Right) Photo of bride from Pacific Weddings

Before we go into the roaring twenties, let’s us share a little something about the stylish era with you.

Vintage brides from Pinterest

The 1920s celebrated economic prosperity. It was an era of artistic, cultural and social dynamism. Jazz was all the rage, parties MUST have dancing and fashion blossomed with flapper dresses and classic bobbed hairstyles. What else could this mean for weddings of the new century? It means the ability to play up the brilliance of twenties trends with new world creativity!

Right so our focus is on, what we like to call, The Gatsby Bride. These trendy brides wore shorter wedding dresses with hemlines that either reached the knee, or below it. Skirts were full and bridal veils were the style of cloche hats with trails!

Now for a modern twist to the twenties. Let’s work these fashionable flapper weddings styles:

  • Gowns that don’t define the waist too much are perfect.
  • Opt for lace, sequins and pearls.
  • Don’t forget veils and quirky headwear.
  • Short hairstyles and chic up-dos are glamorous choices.
  • Style your hair with waves!

(Left) 1920’s bridal style from Pinterest
(Right) Chic hairstyle chart from Lipstick and Curls

Wedding dresses from Jenny Packham

Halo tattered bridal veil from Twigs & Honey
Wedding shoes from One To Wed

Silk dresses from Dear Golden
Wedding bouquet from Elizabeth Messina

Flapper wedding details from One To Wed

Jazz age lawn party from Grey Likes Weddings

Poolside art deco wedding from Grey Likes Weddings

Great Gatsby inspired wedding invitations from Oh So Beautiful Paper

Melissa and Jeremy’s 1920s flapper wedding from Polka Dot Bride

1920’s themed wedding ideas from Weddings By Lily

We hope you’re just as inspired as us. Have fun with these wedding ideas, Gatsby bride!

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