We Love...The Great Gatsby Look

We Love...The Great Gatsby Look | CHWV

With the long-awaited UK release of The Great Gatsby, we look at some beautiful Art Deco touches, flapper style dresses and jaw-dropping venues.



The Great Gatsby is finally released in UK cinemas next week and we can’t wait to see it! Set against the backdrop of 1920s America, this tale of love, lies and shattered illusions stars Leonardo DiCaprio (swoon!) as Jay Gatsby and gorgeous Carey Mulligan as socialite Daisy Buchanan. The film’s amazing Prada-designed costumes and opulent interiors are tipped to be the inspiration for many 2013 and 2014 nuptials. Here are a few ideas for a Great Gatsby themed wedding...


Wedding dress
For flapper-girl chic, think shimmering gowns adorned with crystals, beading or sequins and accessories with feathers and pearls. A velvet or faux fur shawl would amp up the glamour factor and a statement headpiece finishes things off nicely.


Pearl and Crystal Fan Comb   Twenties Sweetheart Headpiece
Pearl and crystal fan comb, £130 - Emmy Shoes
Twenties Sweetheart Headpiece, £78 - Glitzy Secrets

Aiguille GownHandmade Art Deco Pearl Necklace
Aiguille Gown, £783.12 - BHLDN
Handmade Art Deco pearl necklace , £78 – Not On The High Street

Juniper Sling Eau De Toilette   Rachel Simpson Shoes
Juniper Sling Eau De Toilette, £110 - Penhaligon’s
Ginger, £155 - Rachel Simpson Shoes 


Wedding venue
A chic, sophisticated wedding venue with old world charm is the perfect setting for a Great Gatsby-inspired wedding. 116 Pall Mall in London is a suitably stylish location with an imposing columned entrance and jaw-droppingly grand staircase.


116 Pall Mall Grand Staircase
Image courtesy of Eternal Imaging


Venue styling
Vintage bling is the order of the day. A wedding venue with crystal chandeliers and ornate interiors will do a lot of the work for you - simply add heaps of stunning flowers and a champagne tower. Art Deco was born in the 20s so include geometric designs in your stationery, table plan or placecards. Good colour themes are emerald, jade, topaz and precious metals.

The jazz age was a feature of the 1920s, when jazz music and dancing swept the USA. Hire a vintage gramophone on which to play some classic Charleston records or have a jazz band and party like it’s 1929!


Personalised Art Deco Wedding Print   Vintage Champagne Saucers
Personalised Art Deco wedding print , £20 – Not On The High Street
Vintage champagne saucers available to hire - Lavender & Linen

Vintage 1920s Chandelier    Vintage 1920s Clock   Miniature Gramophone Decoration
Images courtesy of Eternal Imaging

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