2014 Top Wedding Trends: The Great Gatsby/ Roaring ‘20s Theme

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2014 Top Wedding Trends: The Great Gatsby/ Roaring ‘20s Theme

Currently, icons of pop culture (and all of us “normal folk”) are becoming completely obsessed with the ‘20s. And why wouldn’t we be? – It seems like the past decade has been full of violence, heated debates, and an economic recession…Sometimes it’s nice to dream about prosperity and economic growth; a time of fun and happiness- That’s just what the 1920s was all about…The American Dream! I cannot think of a better way to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments than with a theme centered on a hit novel that magnificently epitomizes life in the 1920s: The Great Gatsby: written by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Movie screenplay by: Baz Luhrmann)   Between the years of 1920 to 1929, the Nation’s wealth more than Doubled; sweeping Americans into a “Consumer Society.” People had extra Money to spend which enhanced the quality of life. This particular era of fortune has been named The Roaring Twenties; a term well suited to characterize the decade’s distinct cultural edge in major cities during a period of sustained fiscal wealth. I realize that there are lots of websites out there with great ideas on how to incorporate this theme into your wedding….But I want to take it one step further- Not just some décor here and there, but what if you could create an atmosphere in which everyone truly felt as though they had been taken back in time?!! Some of the basics include: All things that glitter, Gold Dipped Glasses, Rimmed Plates, Feathers & Pearls, and Stationary with a mix of Bold and Romantic Typefaces(Don’t forget those Escort Cards!) Then comes some of the creativity in planning: The Attire… The Bride’s Gown: Should be very feminine. A slim-fitting silhouette, with exquisite detail. Bridesmaids: An obvious choice might include a flapper-style dress (Can be Short & Sassy or Long and elegant) *All complete with adorned accessories; whether it be a jeweled headband, cloche hat or veil, pearl bracelets, or even a mix of it all. Of course, we can’t forget the hair either. Popular styles in the ‘20s included the Short Bob, Fringe Waves (Short or Long), and the Chignon. 1920 era-appropriate dresses are mirrored in recent collections of Reem Acra, Jenny Packham, and Maggie Soterro. Many would assume the girls appearance can complete the “look” for the theme- But let’s not forget about the guys…. After all, the boys need killer threads too! Excellent examples can be found at blacklapel.com where they have broken down 4 distinct styles directly from The Great Gatsby movie itself. Here, you can customize the suits to fit your personal style and select just how “swanky” your guys should be (ie: If you prefer the formal tuxedo/bow tie or a more laid-back approach). But why even stop here? Another major trend in 2014 is Guest Attire. Don’t leave it up to your guests to guess what clothing is appropriate. If you truly want to pull this theme off, then they should take part in the role too! (Plus, who doesn’t like a chance to play dress-up?) If you don’t feel right about requiring a particular dress code because you are...

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