Great Gatsby-Inspired Wedding Ideas
Make an Entrance
Use these Gatsby-inspired wedding ideas to hark back to a time when sandals were strappy, music was made for dancing, and jewelry took a leap into the future. Baz Luhrmann's star-studded cast has nothing on this glitz.
Your first order of duty? Roll up to your venue (or honeymoon suite) in swanky separates: a Gatsby-esque tie-neck blouse and a sequined skirt by Fancy New York.
Send a Personal Invitation
A fancy party just isn't fancy -- or much of a party -- without some French fizz. Here, the celebratory drink serves as both refreshment and decoration. Champagne maker Veuve Clicquot created this soaring tower -- adorned with a simple ribbon -- using coupe glasses.
Suave Serving Tray
Sparkle and Shine
Don a Headband
All gents cut a dashing figure in a tux, whether it boasts a classic peak lapel (far left), a Victorian-era shawl lapel (second from left), or tails (far right). Even more daring? A white dinner jacket.
From left: Lanvin tuxedo (mrporter.com
); Seize sur Vingt shirt and bow tie (212-625-1620). Vivienne Westwood Man tuxedo (323-951-0707);
shirt; Phineas Cole tie (
). Tom Ford jacket (
Opt for Emerald-Cut
In the 1920s, when Art Deco design was predominant, brides favored precious gems in geometric shapes. An emerald-cut diamond is one way to pay homage to the style without going vintage.
Let 'Em Slurp
Oysters Rockefeller were all the rage during the 1920s, but we think your party guests will prefer these oysters, which are served raw and flavored with sweet Champagne, shallots, and ginger.
Refined Yet Raucous
For grown-ups only, our Champagne gelatin, paired with fresh whipped cream, will delight the young at heart and sophisticated of palate.
You don't need to know your Art Deco from your Art Nouveau to admire this cake's geometric Gatsby style. Covered in buttercream, piped dots of frosting, and cut-fondant plaques coated with sanding sugar, it's just plain pretty, no matter how you slice it.
Cocktails and Croquet
Have a Tea Party
Haute Papier's notebooks exude an Art Deco vibe. Hand these journals out as favors, or slip one in a pocket to take notes during honeymoon touring.
Let It Rain
Light It Up
Cap the night with a send-off wedding guests won't soon forget: a fireworks show that rivals Baz's renedition.
The only thing better than a Rolls-Royce getaway car is one decked out with a lush floral wreath.