The Great Gatsby Wedding Dress Inspiration

Posted by Kim on May 10, 2013

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

We’re so excited for today’s nationwide release of The Great Gatsby movie. This film was a game-changer for the wedding industry before it even hit theaters, so we can only imagine what its impact will be now that it’s showing on a screen near you. Planning a 1920s-inspired fete and want to dress the part? We took a look at stills from the Gatsby film and found wedding dresses that matched some of the gorgeous ensembles worn by the lead actresses. Our 1920s-inspired round-up also includes the chance to win free tickets to see the film (the contest runs until 5 p.m. today).

Are you planning a Great Gatsby-inspired wedding? Tell us about it in the comments!

Vintage 1920s-Inspired Wedding in South Carolina

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 08, 2013

Charla & Chris  

November 10

Johns Island, South Carolina 


Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Chris and I love the water and go out on the boat every weekend when it’s warm. On the water one afternoon, we noticed a wedding at the Island House. We knew immediately that it was the place. Our engagements as well as many other memories have been made on the Stono River. The location was not only gorgeous, but represented who we are as a couple.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. 1920s style clothing – Everyone including my guests wore 1920s-inspired clothing. It was not only fun picking out my wedding dress and what my wedding party would wear, but it also made it fun for my guests as well. Involving everyone brought a special feel and uniqueness that made our wedding special.

2. Invitations– Our invitations were art deco, and the inlay of the envelopes had an imprint with our names. We hired a calligrapher to make it even more authentic and bought awesome 1920s style stamps from Zazzle.

3. 1920s decor– I bought a working phonograph that winds and plays actual records from the 1920s along with 1920s sheet music that I used as decor. My even planner Stephanie even made cool chandeliers out of them!

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding you can’t stop thinking about. 

My dad walking me down the aisle was a moment that I will never forget. We bought top hats for all of the guys to wear. I didn’t want the guys to wear them during the ceremony because I knew I couldn’t take Chris seriously. Last minute, I asked my dad to wear his. It looked great on him, and in a way, it was as if he was giving Chris and the rest of the groomsmen permission to wear theirs.

Vintage 1920s-Inspired Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 11, 2013

Emily & Allan

November 18

Sacramento, California


Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

It was so unique and had beautiful vintage decor. It’s in a very old, historical building in downtown Sacramento. The Metropolitan Ballroom, which is where we held the reception, is on the 7th floor, and has an amazing view of the state capital. I always imagined having an outdoor wedding, but I had trouble finding the right venue in the Sacramento area. We actually went to The Citizen randomly on our way to look at another venue, and we just fell in love with it. It really fit our vintage theme, and it was great to be able to have the wedding party and our families all staying in the same place where the event took place.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The vintage vignette that served as the guestbook table and featured the escort cards that was outside the entrance of the ballroom. The details were just so amazing, and it was inspired by 1920s-30s era travel and also by the Indiana Jones and Jungle Cruise ride in Disneyland! We love Disneyland, and I love going through the lines in those rides because the details are so fun and old-fashioned. I also loved the escort cards; they were luggage tags with skeleton keys. I stamped guest’s names on the tags with a typewriter font stamp set and then tied on the skeleton keys. My bridesman, Ray, (my best friend, who in was in my wedding party, helped me with them, and it was a lot of work, but I love that it was a personal touch and something that I got to do with my best friend.

2. The cake and dessert table because I really wanted a lot of different cakes and desserts. I loved all of the different cake stands, and the vintage books that were on the table.

3. The floral arrangements were amazing and Bob, my florist, did such an amazing job with my my bouquet and my bridal party’s bouquets. I really loved all of the centerpieces, and he went beyond floral arrangements and created beautiful vintage table tops.

3. Give us the one moment from your wedding that you cannot stop thinking about. 

Allan’s daughter, Amalia, and my niece, Paige, who were our flower girls, surprised us with a choreographed dance to Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never.” It was so amazing, and they had been working on it for a month. We had no idea that they were planning on performing at the wedding! I was so proud of them because they did such a great job memorizing the moves, and they were so brave to perform in front of over 100 people! I was a cheerleader in high school, and loved choreographing dances so it was so neat to see the two of them doing something I love so well! It was just such a fun surprise and everybody loved it!