We Love... Gatsby Wedding Inspiration


Even before The Great Gatsby hit the big screen this summer there was a major trend in weddings towards the Art Deco style made popular again by the film.

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If bows, bling, and pink aren’t your thing, and you’re more attracted to clean lines and simple shapes, using Art Deco as an inspiration point for your wedding might be just what you're looking for.

The Art Deco movement, which is usually characterized by strong geometric shapes and ornate designs, emerged in France during the 1920’s following the period of rapid industrialization. The movement soon traveled across the pond landing in the United States during the 1930’s and continuing into the 1940’s influencing architecture, fashion, movies, and product design.

Creating a Gatsby wedding and incorporating hints of Art Deco into your wedding is easier than you think and can look incredibly modern and lavish without being over the top.

Below are a few of our favorite ideas for going Gatsby, but the sky is the limit!  There are a ton of creative Art Deco wedding ideas on the interwebs right now and you can go as subtle or as big with this wedding theme as your heart desires.

Art Deco Wedding Cake

Gatsby Wedding Phoenix Image via The Sugar Syndicate

You can't go wrong with the clean lines and classic look of this wedding cake.  If you are looking for a little more extravagance you can spend days on Pinterest looking at Gatsby wedding cakes.  Find a few pictures you love and print them out to give to your cake vendor direction on what you'd like.


Art Deco Wedding Invitations

Gatsby wedding invitationsImage via Letterpress Light

Wedding invitations are the first piece of your wedding your guests see and set the tone for the whole event.  Make a great first impression with a beautifully designed Art Deco inspired wedding invitation.  Guests will immediately know what to expect at your wedding and will be excited for the festivities ahead!


Art Deco Table Numbers

phoenix gatsby weddingsImage via Ruffled

Have your wedding invitation designer continue their motif with the rest of your wedding day paper products like ceremony programs, escort cards and table numbers.  We love the ornate gold frame used for the table numbers pictured to help reinforce the ornate Gatsby wedding theme.