Wedding Styling: Art Deco

An Art Deco wedding is timeless. Rich with sumptuous fabrics and deep romantic colours, this look is the embodiment of 1920s glamour. While black and gold might not seem an obvious choice for a wedding, it’s a palette that allows you to have some serious fun. Perfect for a city wedding, this Gatsby inspired look is all about having a rip roaring reception.

Your guests will hardly be able to resist tapping their well heeled shoes at the thought of swirling flappers and jazz era music. Aside from cloche hats and a champagne tower (a must for any occasion, we think), there are some key styling tips you’ll need to follow for a party of F. Scott Fitzgerald proportions.

Creating a luxurious tablescape is key. More is more when it comes to sparkle. We’ve paired metallic stemmed glasses with gold glitter place mats and votives to really bring the glamour. Introduce darker tones by using chalkboard easels or slate place settings. These matte textures will really help balance the bright gold accessories.

We’ve opted for a large dark grey urn as our centerpiece. This  draws the eye up from the sequin table cloth to the floral display. Use bold colours in your arrangement to create a sense of drama and break up the otherwise block colours.

This theme really allows you to have fun with the details. Use typography to your advantage and make sure any fonts are in keeping with the 1920s style. We’ve opted for an art deco cake topper and a vintage sign to really bring the look to life. Vintage sweet jars and metallic party poms are another way to evoke a sense of decadence. We’ve also been creative with some of the more traditional wedding must-haves: try swapping a wedding card box for a retro mailbox… #WeddingOfTheYear or what?

DIY photobooths are a great way to get your guests into the swing of things. We’ve paired a gold curtain with a black tassel balloon and blush glitter garland to create the backdrop. Don the accessories of the era and use a range of retro props to make your guests feel like they’re head to toe in twenties attire.

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