With my recent articles on Art Deco Great Gatsby film fashion and the top 10 flapper dresses of SS13 thus far, I thought it was about time that I looked at this wonderfully decadent era through another lens.
Unlike my other vintage-inspired wedding themes, this one is inspired by the prevalent Art Deco style of the 1920s as opposed to a colour scheme, and it also features two vintage wedding schemes based on bridal style instead of the usual one! I hope you enjoy the scheme and feel inspired!
Print from Not on the High Street, £15
The first of the two Art Deco wedding schemes is inspired by a 1920s brunette bride, and features a soft colour combination of light gold, silver and a rose cream.
Art Deco Bride sourced from Harrods Magazine November 2011, hair styling by K-Hair Studio and photography by Signe Vilstrup | Gold Art Deco Wedding Invitation from Tartine Paperie and photography by Monique Simone Photography | Gold White Chocolate Lollipops from Pinterest | Gatsby Couple from Kristen Weaver Photography | Diamond Brooch Wedding Bouquet from Fantasty Floral Designs and photography by Alice Hu Photography | Gold Wedding Shoes by Gianni Bini via Dillards sourced via Ruffled Blog | Wedding cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop and photography by Jana Williams Photography
In stark contrast, the next scheme is bolder with black, dark gold, crimson red and cream to suit a blonde Gatsby bride.
Art Deco Bride Gown from J.Mendal, sourced from Harrods Magazine, hair styling by K-Hair Studio and photography by Signe Vilstrup | Art Deco Wedding Invitation from Emily Crawford | Art Deco Nail Art from SoNailicious | 1920s Makeup from My Luscious Life | Black and Cream Art Deco Cake from Lael Cakes and photography by Jen Huang Photography | Black and Gold Shoes from Blogcu.com | White Rose Bouquet with Brooch sourced via Rustic Wedding Chic and photography by Jared & Julie Photography
Nothing spells out the theme of a wedding to come like wedding invitations, and for this era-themed wedding scheme, I had to show you some of the amazing Art Deco invitation designs I’ve found!
Invitation designed by Emily Crawford
Invitation designed by Ceci New York
Invitation designed by Vintage Rose
The topping on this wedding scheme is the cake itself! Depending on your chosen colour scheme, there are a staggering array of Art Deco wedding cakes to choose from. From striking black and gold combinations to rose cream and gold adorned tiered wedding cakes, there is an Art Deco style to suit every Art Deco bride.
Wedding cake by Rosalind Miller Cakes
Cake Topper by Jolie En Rose Vintage
Typically short and styled with finger waves, as a 1920s Art Deco bride your hair should look soft and frame your face. Ideally embellish with a vintage or vintage-inspired brooch pin to one side.
Understandably for some, short wavy hair may be completely against all bridal expectations. In this case, just make sure your long hair is Jessica Rabbit wavy and you’ll still carry off the look with ease! If you’d like short wavy hair for the day, just pin your lovely locks underneath your hair for a faux bob – I promise, with all the waves no one will notice the difference!
Styling by Vanessa Taylor, makeup and hair : Michelle Rosen for TRESemme Hair Care and photography by Carlyle Routh
Hair by Belinda Hay
Elegant and structured, the wedding dress of an Art Deco bride will be ideally cream, heavy with geometric shapes and laden with stylish embellishments.
Dress self-designed by the bride and photography by Kristen Weaver Photography
Gown and headpiece from the Luna Collection by Gibson Bespoke
Augille Wedding Gown from BHLDN
Go bold or go gold. Seriously, there’s no hiding behind the opulence of this scheme, so make sure you opt for uber ornate or glamorously gold bridal footwear.
Gold shoes by Gianni Bini via Dillards sourced via Ruffled Blog
Ornate gold shoes from the Dolce and Gabbana Autumn/ Winter 2013-14 collection
With the growing trend in bridal bouquets made entirely of new and vintage brooches, this style cannot be ignored for an Art Deco wedding. Another opportunity to shine? Uh, yes, please. In such a bouquet, you’ll be able to gather something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. If you’re a little more on the traditional side and are after flowers, go for a simple cream white and rose pink bouquet with an elaborate handle of lace and a statement vintage brooch.
Brooch bouquet by Rustic Creek
For more Art Deco wedding inspiration, take a look at my Art Deco Wedding inspiration board on Pinterest!
Title image from Kristen Weaver Photography.