Hello Wonderstruck Readers!
Today’s post is a little glimpse into 2014 and one of the trends we think is going to be HOT in the wide world of weddings.
Old-World Vintage Glamour
Old-World Vintage is a style that will gain huge popularity in 2014. 2013 has been a year of a lot of DIY and shabby-chic style, that we are pretty happy to see dissipate in favor of a classier, more expensive looking vintage style. Everything from the dress to the cake to the furniture to the table settings will evoke memories of decades past. This is the time for couples to throw their dream decade themed wedding (20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s! Oh My!). Think rich-looking mid-century furniture, lace, chandeliers, gloves and pearls. Think styles of Downton Abbey, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, The Great Gatsby and Mad Men.
Get ready for some history as we revisit the past in our next few blog posts. Today we are going to focus on The Roaring Twenties.
The Roaring Twenties
Many of the trends of the 1920s rose out of the opposition to the mood of World War I. People were longing for an indulgent lifestyle, one which they could leave their troubles behind and forget the turmoil of the war. Let your Roaring Twenties wedding evoke the opulence of this decade with our tips for a Wonderstruck Roaring Twenties Wedding.
For brides traveling back to the 20s, we suggest a silk sheath dress with glittery embellishments. Pair your dress with embellished white heels or bootlets, beaded gloves, a pearl necklace and earrings, and a short lacy veil or headband. For grooms – tweed and pinstripe tuxes are very in style for 2014. Make sure you wear a vest with a nice pocket watch attached. Accessorize with two-toned Oxfords for your feet and a bow tie with a geometric pattern.
After the reception, make your getaway in a rented vintage car like this one:
Have an Art Deco Wedding Cake!
Have a live jazz band and prepare yourself to dance the Lindy Hop and the Charleston. Taking some dance lessons is a great idea if you really want to impress your guests.
Feature geometric patterns in your invitation, menu, and other printed items. Use geometric patterned tablecloths and crystal glasses.
From 1920 to 1933 the United States went through a great dark period known as Prohibition (dundundun). Luckily, it’s 2014 and the booze floweth. So at your Roaring Twenties Wedding serve some classic cocktails rarely consumed today. Like a Bourbon Sidecar, Dry Martini, Manhattan, or Champagne Cocktail. If you really want to have a Speakeasy atmosphere, give your guests a secret code and have them enter the reception through a back door. For food, opt for light but rich tasting canapés like shrimp cocktail, oysters Rockefeller, stuffed mushrooms, and deviled eggs.
We love the Glitz and Glamour of the Roaring Twenties! What’s your favorite design idea for a Roaring Twenties themed-wedding?