Weddings Through the Decades: Roaring '20s Inspiration
Today, the latest interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby hits theaters, transporting us to the glittering, jiving 1920s and the tragic love story of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. It's an ornate era that just screams "wedding theme."
In the midst of post-World War I prosperity, the Roaring '20s were all about new technologies, jazz music, speakeasies, and a flippant attitude. For fashion, this meant simple elegance: feathers, pearls, boas, flapper dresses, bucket hats, and brooches. Weddings were much more informal than in earlier eras — gone were the corsets, tossed aside in favor of drop-waist dresses that showed a bit of leg. Brides danced everything from the foxtrot to the Charleston, and most preferred platinum or white gold wedding rings over traditional yellow gold. Hoping to channel a bit of Jazz Age pizzazz on your big day? Here are some luxurious, inspiring ideas to help you carry '20s charm into your wedding celebration.