November 28, 2012

The Great Gatsby : The next new trend for weddings?

A Great Gatsby Wedding Green Wedding Shoes Ashley Photographer

Vintage-inspired weddings have been a very popular trend over the last few years.

But having spoken to florists and from reading wedding blogs, it’s become apparent that a new trend seems to be emerging…weddings inspired by the novel, The Great Gatsby.

The Book

If (like me!) you’re not 100% familiar with The Great Gatsby…

It’s a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald.  The story takes place in the 1920s in America, during a time known as the ‘Roaring Twenties’.

In 1922, Nick Carraway takes a job in New York.  He rents a house on Long Island, next door to the mansion of young millionaire called Jay Gatsby.

Nick finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour.  And he’s drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

The Film Adaptation

Next May, a new film adaptation of the book is being released.  It has been directed by Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of Jay Gatsby.

The Look

The 1920s was a time of glamour, glitz and opulence.

Fashion-wise, ladies wore flapper dresses and dropped waist dresses, often adorned with sequins.

Headpieces were the new accessory to evening wear and they accentuated the new hairstyle of the era, the bob.

Ostrich feathers, brooches, feather boas and pearl necklaces were also very ‘of the moment’.

Art Deco was the style of design and architecture that marked the era.

Weddings inspired by The Great Gatsby

So, I thought I’d share with you some of The Great Gatsby weddings and wedding shoots which have appeared on blogs lately…all with their different interpretations of the theme.

With regards to wedding flowers, white blooms seem to be popular, together with softer colour palettes.

Wedding 2

Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration Belle the Magazine Misty Miotto Photography

Wedding 3

Great Gatsby Rustic Wedding Green Wedding Shoes Hugh Forte

Wedding 4

Great Gatsby Style Me Pretty 2 Brides Photography

Wedding 5

Great Gatsby Love My Dress David Jenkins

Wedding 6

Great Gatsby Style Me Pretty Mike Larson

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading today’s blog post.  It’ll be very interesting to see how many weddings are inspired by The Great Gatsby in the future…

(Images : Wedding 1. Green Wedding Shoes/Ashley Photographer/Itty Bitty Party Committee, Wedding 2. Belle the Magazine/Misty Miotto Photography, Wedding 3. Green Wedding Shoes/Hugh Forte, Wedding 4. Style Me Pretty/2 Brides Photography, Wedding 5. Love My Dress/David Jenkins, Wedding 6. Style Me Pretty/Mike Larson)

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