It's 2020 and while your wedding may not have turned out as you planned, we're predicting that a number of weddings this decade will take inspiration from the '20s a century ago. One of the most popular vintage-inspired wedding themes we hear referenced by brides and grooms belong to those who love The Great Gatsby. Though the story itself didn't have a happy ending, the allure of the grand parties and style is enough to ignite inspiration. Whether you choose to go with a full theme or just incorporate some design elements from the glamour of the Roaring '20s, there are a number of ways to pay homage to the luxury of the era with your event design.
Rising in popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, Art Deco design showcases rich colors, geometric elements, and stunning details. Couples planning their nuptials can achieve an Art Deco look by adding geometric shapes and ornate fan-inspired motifs, luxurious lighting and sunburst designs, and stunning glass and mirrored details. The most popular color palette for an Art Deco-inspired wedding is black and gold, but any hues can complement a décor style reminiscent of the Jazz Age with the right embellishments.
From the engagement ring and invitation suite to the design elements that adorn your ceremony and reception, take a look at 15 Art Deco-inspired wedding details, below! To see more from these beautiful real weddings, click each photo for additional information and inspiration.
The bride’s engagement ring featured a vintage Art Deco style, which complemented the many geometric design motifs incorporated throughout the fête. Photo by Amy Anaiz Photography
The groom’s cuff links showcased an azure-and-gold Art Deco design. Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography
The bride wore a sleek beaded gown and glittering headpiece reminiscent of the Jazz Age. Photo by Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers; Venue: Vibiana
“We wanted a ‘Gatsby-Deco’ feel to it,” describes the bride of the décor, which featured a black, gold, and ivory color palette with Art Deco-inspired patterns. Photo by Curtis Dahl Photography; Guest Seating by Chameleon Chair Collection; Planning & Design by International Event Company; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
The couple’s wedding ceremony featured Art Deco-inspired elements such as light fixtures and extravagant pampas grass along the aisle. Photo by Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers; Venue: Vibiana
In order to complement the couple’s Art Deco décor inspiration, cocktail tables were covered with lavish patterns and decorated with black-and-gold candle votives and geometric gilt vases filled with anemones. Photo by Curtis Dahl Photography; Planning & Design by International Event Company; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
To complement the architectural details of the venue, an Art Deco-inspired geometric ice sculpture held Champagne bottles throughout the cocktail hour and reception. Photo by Roey Yohai Studios
One of the popular trends of wedding décor is laser-cut details, so why not incorporate two trends in one: a signature cocktail menu featuring an acrylic base with laser-cut gilt elements in an Art Deco-inspired design? Photo by Larissa Cleveland Photography
A striking Art Deco-style bar featured a custom design showcasing illuminated malachite panels covered with an intricate gold geometric pattern. Ivory blooms were perched atop Art Deco-inspired gilt risers featuring a suspended slice of malachite. Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography
This menu featured black stationery and a golden Art Deco-inspired font and geometric design. Photo by Katie Edwards Photography; Floral Design by Flowers by Cina; Linens by Luxe Linen; Venue: Vibiana
The reception showcased unique gold sunburst structures, textured gilt linens in an Art Deco design, and striking centerpieces with the same design motif in mind. Photo by Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography; Linens by Luxe Linen; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers; Venue: Vibiana
Go all out with your dance floor by incorporating a bold, golden Art Deco design to really create a wow-factor for your wedding reception! Photo by Jenny Haas Photography; Planning & Design by A Charming Fête
This couple’s six-layer wedding cake featured a hand-painted Art Deco design along with hundreds of cascading sugar roses. Photo by Curtis Dahl Photography; Guest Seating by Chameleon Chair Collection; Planning & Design by International Event Company; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers
The couple’s reception space took place in a large room with 75-foot-high ceilings at a historical venue in New York City. Centerpieces featured Art Deco-inspired gold palms to complement the style of the site. Photo by Roey Yohai Studios
The five-tier wedding cake featured alternating fan-inspired designs befitting the Art Deco aesthetic of the décor and a standout layer showcased a gold starburst made with three-dimensional shapes. Photo by Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography; Planning & Design by Linda Howard Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers; Venue: Vibiana