Friday, May 31, 2013

1920's - A Theme of Many Names


Photo Credit: imdb.com
I know what you're thinking, "The Great Gatsby, again?" But wait, before you think this post is about the movie, it's not. I simply want to break down the elements of what many are calling "The Great Gatsby" theme.

Jewels and furs and bling, oh, my!

Let's first layout that The Great Gatsby is merely one direction you can take the 1920's theme. All of the glamour and "do it big" attitude is certainly appealing, I can't deny that, but glamour can be quite expensive. Still, there are the big hall parties, big plume feathers, short sequin dresses and short hair. All of which can still be done without breaking your budget.

Another Style

Eclectic Weddings 1920's Themed Display
Eclectic Weddings 1920's Theme Display;
Photo Credit: Farrell Photography
Another thing that the posters of The Great Gatsby embody is the Art Deco side of the 1920's. Art Deco is defined by the many crazy geometric shapes and bold colors. Think, The Crest theater in downtown Sacramento.

Simple, Yet Memorable

Eclectic Weddings 1920's Theme Display;
Photo Credit: Farrell Photography
Here's an example of a budget friendly version of the 1920's theme. Black and white gives the theme a bold contrast in color. An oversized martini glass with clear beads holding up the ostrich feathers makes the centerpiece. The favor is a tulle wrapped favor tin. The invitation and the table numbers are using the Art Deco style design and text.

Check out Eclectic Wedding's, a Sacramento wedding planner, 1920's Pinterest board for more ideas!

~ Autie