Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brides: Wedding Inspiration
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!
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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 from Long Hairstyles How To | Gold Art Deco Wedding Invitation from Bells & Boards | Gold White Chocolate Lollipops from Pinterest | Gatsby Couple from Style Me Pretty | Diamond Brooch Wedding Bouquet from Camilla Pihl | Gold Wedding Shoes from Ruffled | Gold and Cream Wedding Cake from Weddingomania
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 from Pinterest | Art Deco Wedding Invitation from Elli | Art Deco Nail Art from SoNailicious | 1920s Makeup from My Luscious Life | Black and Cream Art Deco Cake from Style Unveiled | Black and Gold Shoes from Blogcu.com | White Rose Bouquet with Brooch from Rustic Wedding Chic
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!
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.
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!
Elegant and structured, the wedding dress of an Art Deco bride will be ideally cream, heavy with geometric shapes and laden with stylish embellishments.
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.
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.
For more Art Deco wedding inspiration, take a look at my Art Deco Wedding inspiration board on Pinterest!