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Deco Decadence – Inspiration for an Art Deco Gold, Black & Ivory Wedding

Teasing and tempting little peeks of the new Baz Luhrman Great Gatsby film, being made next door in Australia, have started to appear on the world wide web and I for one can not wait!

Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby

Carey Mulligan, the with her ever chic hair in a bob, as the effervescent Daisy Buchanan and Leonardo Dicaprio in the dapper lead….. ohhhh it has me squealing with excitement and feeling all inspired!  The Great Gatsby, set in 1922, is inextricably linked to Art Deco…..

The Great Gatsby Gold, Black & Ivory Mood Board

Gold Dress by Candice Konya via Style Me Pretty, Cloth Bound ‘The Great Gatsby’ book – CB Smith, Gramophone Image via Photo Dictionary, Vintage typewriter via The Silver Pen,  Art Deco Art from Flickr via Pinterest, Jazz Age Hair – BHLDN, Time to Drink Champagne – Not Cot via Pinterest, Target Brownie – Wedding Bee

To capture the glamour and the decadence of the Deco era I chose a simple but effective palette of Gold, Ivory and Black…..

Art Deco Gold, Black & Ivory Wedding Inspiration Board

Feather Fan via Love My Dress, Flower Girl Headdress – Jannie Baltzer via Love My Dress, Table Numbers – Hello Lucky, Deco Dress – Topshop, Table Setting from Style Me Pretty, Bracelet – Jenny Packham Onda III, Vintage Car via Style Me Pretty, Vintage Travel Cases – Victoria Station on Tumblr, Lace Headband – Erica Elizabeth Designs, Groom via Style Me Pretty, Art Deco Cake – Superfine Bakery  via Wedding Chicks, Telephone via Style Me Pretty, Invitation – Deco by Bella Figura   

Art Deco was such a lavish and ornamental style this rich and swanky colour palette works perfectly. For details think feathers, ellaborate beading, headbands and linear symmetry in designs, decorations and jewellery.

There are a number of designers that immediately spring to mind for the bride’s dress, Johanna Johnson and her 2012 Collection The Luxor, being the first!

The Amory, with little decoration is all about the cut and the sumptuous swathes of material…..

Johanna Johnson The Amory from the 2012 Luxor Collection

Or for something strapless and a little more elaborate and glitzy, The London……

Johanna Johnson The London from the 2012 Luxor Collection

 Or for a little bit of both The Odetta……

Johanna Johnson The Odetta from the 2012 Luxor Collection

I think it’s fair to say any one of Johanna Johnson dresses from the Luxor collection would be perfect –  and don’t forget JJ is now available on line from her e-boutique.

And when I was looking for an art deco inspired gown back home in the UK, who should I turn to but of course Jenny Packham with her deliciously Deco dresses, like The Imari……

Jenny Packham Imari Wedding Dress

Or The halterneck Luna…..

Jenny Packham Luna Wedding Dress

(Jenny Packham is stocked in Helen Rodrigues, Elle and Le Louvre in Australia and her accessories are all available online at Jenny Packham)

How gorgeous does that headband look with Luna?? It just finishes off the look. I adore Jenny Packham Accessories!

The fabulous Karen Willis Holmes also has a couple of Art Deco inspired designs in her collection, including the lovely Samantha with its belted waist……

Samantha Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes

And the shimmering, drop waisted Keisha……

Keisha Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes

Amoret by Temperley from the Ophelia Collection

(Temperley Bridal is stocked exclusively in Australia by Helen Rodrigues)

Or Kristene from Claire Pettibone with its teardrop shaped train……

Claire Pettibone Kristene Wedding Dress

Baz Luhrman’s film can’t be released quickly enough for me 🙂