15 Ways to Incorporate Art Deco Details into Your Wedding Day

From sunburst details to geometric fan-inspired motifs, add a vintage flair to your décor.

It's officially 2020 and 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.

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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

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To provide a classic, quintessential, old-New York experience from the start, guests received a wedding invitation featuring touches of Art Deco style. Photo by Christian Oth Studio; Invitations & Calligraphy by Ceci New York

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The groom’s cuff links showcased an azure-and-gold Art Deco design. Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

bride in art deco style beaded wedding dress and headpiece gatsby wedding ideas
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

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“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; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company; Guest Seating by Chameleon Chair Collection; Planning & Design by International Event Company; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

bride and groom kiss at outdoor art deco ceremony sunburst design gold black headpiece gatsby wedding ideas
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

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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

art deco ice sculpture for champagne gatsby wedding ideas
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

custom wedding event bar green and gold art deco geometric design gatsby wedding ideas
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

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The dance floor celebrated the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary in an Art Deco design displayed beneath lush arches of fall foliage. Photo by Jessica Claire Photography; Planning & Design by Thomas Bui Lifestyle

black and white wedding menu with art deco style font gatsby wedding ideas
This menu featured black stationery and a white, Art Deco-inspired font and monogram. Photo by Kelly Guenther Studio; Linens by Nüage Designs

art deco inspired wedding reception black gold color palette sunburst designs gatsby wedding ideas
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 LinenPlanning & Design by Linda Howard Events; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers; Venue: Vibiana

six layer wedding cake with hand painted art deco design gatsby wedding ideas
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

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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

five layer wedding cake white and gold art deco details gatsby wedding ideas
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

For more wedding ideas, view inspiration for dark and moody color palettes, discover the most popular real weddings of 2019, and view popular first dance songs from last year!

Authored by: Kelcy Christy