Let’s be real—when you get carried away, some wedding themes can become gimmicky. And when done repeatedly—well, they can ring tiresome and unoriginal. The Roaring '20s theme, a trend since 2013, when the latest movie version of The Great Gatsby hit the big screen, should have made its way to the annals of history by now. Yet the glitz, glamour, and overindulgence endures.
That said, we hold a special place in our hearts for the timeless allure of the Art Deco wedding. Though dubbed the lost generation, the artists of the era were certainly on to something—the arresting designs full of distinctive silhouettes, sharp geometry, and extravagance still stands the test of time—and as today’s brides have proved, it doesn’t lose these eternal qualities when thrown into a soirée in the name of love. If anything, Art Deco influences in weddings have evolved into more subtle touches, often receiving a modern refresh that only enhances its charismatic aesthetic.
A classic black-and-gold palette will always hit the right notes, but so too does a smoky gray resin with lavish accents or bright white, greenery, and some gilded glitz and glam. Geometric décor is still getting a lot of attention in a clean, modern palette—use it to your advantage with gold triangles or diamonds as a ceremony backdrop or hanging centerpiece to evoke the strong, bold lines of the period. Break out the 1920s typography on your paper goods and signs for a realistic feel, subtle vintage accessories like a bar cart or candle holders, and the flappers’ drink of choice: champagne. And don’t forget to ride off into the night in your vintage getaway car!
Seriously, who can say no to a fantastical Jazz Age party? Not us!
Have Gilded Flatware
The opulence of the 1920s is brought to life in a romantic place setting of gilded flatware, plates of intricate designs, and a menu with the standard Art Deco sunburst, all set against a lace canvas.
Pair Brass Candlesticks with Contemporary Details
Rather than completely imitating the era, this reception table intertwines its elements into a subtle, contemporary style. Brass candlesticks, simple and elegant table numbers in a gilded frame, and foliage nestle together for a beautiful centerpiece. Centerpiece by stylist Daisy Says I Do.