It’s The Bee’s Knees: Getting a Great Gatsby Inspired Wedding

Today marks the US release of Baz Luhrmann’s newest film, “The Great Gatsby”, based on the 1925 novel by American author, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, the film follows the doomed jazz-age romance between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Many fashionistas are already lining up to see the 1920’s New York set film as the costume design team is out of this world. Catherine Martin, Luhrmann’s wife and the Academy Award winner for costume design in “Moulin Rouge”, teamed up with Brooks Brothers and fashion designer, Miuccia Prada to create the luxurious costumes for the film. The 1920’s have definitely been having a moment in fashion not only with this newest film but also with hit series like “Boardwalk Empire” and “Downton Abbey” dominating the small screen.

So do you feel inspired by the roaring twenties and want to incorporate it into your wedding ceremony but don’t know how? Look no further! We have some great tips for couples looking to add some art-deco charm to their nuptials. For all you brides-to-be, the first place to add some vintage charm to your wedding day would be to start with retro inspired hairstyles and jeweled headbands. You don’t have to look like a cartoon representation of a flapper but you can add pin-curls to long hair and shorter hair styles for a more 20s look. Jeweled headbands are also a very good way to channel the sirens of the silent films of the 20’s and can be a great alternative to traditional wedding veils.

1920’s inspired wedding dresses are definitely trending with brides. Many designers have channeled the effortless style of The Great Gatsby’s Daisy with beaded and streamlined silhouettes. Look to wedding dress designers Reem Acra, Jenny Packham, and Marchesa for their take on jazz-age wedding gowns. The dressing of the bride is not the only place to add 1920’s inspiration. Many couples planning their wedding are also hiring ragtime bands and jazz acts to perform at their wedding reception instead of hiring a traditional wedding DJ. It’s up to the couple to decide how much of a 1920’s influence they’d like for their wedding day but either way, it’s definitely “something old [and] something new” to add to their special day.

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