Reception Decor

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco Wedding

So far in this series of Art Deco themed Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons we’ve looked at the most perfect bridal hair accessories, decadent wedding invitationsdelicious wedding cakesfabulous bridesmaid dressesbeautiful bouquetsdapper grooms and elegant hair & makeup, which doesn’t leave us much more to look at! In fact next week’s will be the last, for this era at least; but today I’m turning our attention to the all important decor, those little details and finishing touches full of Gatsby glamour that will take your guests back to the Jazz Age and take your wedding from beautiful to breathtaking!

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco Wedding

The roaring 20s a time of prohibition, speakeasies and red hot jazz. An era renowned for its glamour, striking geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation, so for an Art Deco inspired wedding think metallics and jewel colours, feathers, fans and frames; sunbursts, sweeping curves and chevrons; cocktails, gramophones and live music – all were popular in architecture, fashion and art during the era and are sure to give your wedding some wow! Here are 20 fabulous ideas for injecting a little Gatsby glamour in to your celebration….

1. Signage – so your guests know what they’re in for from the moment they arrive!

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Scott Andrew Studio via SMP

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~  Tec Petaja via SMP

 

2. A Creative Aisle – the perfect backdrop for exchanging vows!

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Sarah Maren Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Lara Hotz Photography via Chic Vintage Brides

3. Vintage Ceremony Seating ~ whether mismatched chairs or vintage church pews choose something reminiscent of the era to wow your guests.

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Lara Hotz Photography via Chic Vintage Brides

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Lauren Kinsey via Southern Weddings

4. A Glamorous Seating Chart

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Ross Harvey via Love My Dress

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Scott Andrew Studio via SMP

5. Unforgettable Reception Decor – get creative with your lighting and decor for a party that Jay Gatsby would be proud to host…..

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Brighton Photo via Love My Dress

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Chris Spira via Chic Vintage Brides

6. Lavish Wedding Breakfast Menus

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Chris Spira via Chic Vintage Brides

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Jon Aaron Green

7. Beautiful Chair Decor

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Inkspot Photography via Wedding Chicks

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ ARTIESE  via Ruffled

8. A Place Setting with a Little Luxury – use vintage china and ornate silverware, or goldware!

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Hannah Millard via SMP

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Scott Andrew Studio via SMP

9. Speakeasy Inspired Centrepieces – feathers or frames, both evoke the Art Deco era whilst creating very different looks…..

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Paris Mountain Photography via SMP

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ My Beloved Photography via Style Unveiled

10. Vintage Typewriters – as decoration or in place of the traditional guestbook!

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Shelly Anderson Photography via Artfully Wed

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Michelle March via Ruffled

11. Cocktail Bar – and how about some signature cocktails to get the party swinging?

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Lauren Peele Photography via 100 Layer Cake

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Chris Spira via Chic Vintage Brides

12. A Gramophone – or two?

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Chris Spira via Chic Vintage Brides

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Sonia Bourdon photography via The Frosted Petticoat

13. A Photobooth – for those fun candid snaps…..

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Lauren Scotti via Wedding Chicks

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco Weddingvia Love My Dress

14. And Of Course A Papermoon!

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for Art Deco WeddingsPhotography ~ Kelly Kollar Photography via Ruffled

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ M&J Photography via Love My Dress

15. Jazz Band – to Charleston the night away!

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco Wedding20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Chris Spira via Chic Vintage Brides

16. Vintage Cameras – the perfect centrepiece or finishing touch.

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingVia SMP

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Allyson Wiley Photography via Hey Wedding Lady

 

17. A Champagne Tower – no Gatsby inspired party is complete without one!

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Kurt Boomer via Style Me Pretty

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Heather Roth via SMP

 

18. A Cigar Bar – for the boys!

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingEventful Moments, Photography ~ Arlene Chambers Photography via Every Last Detail

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Raquel Sergio Photography via SMP

19. Art Deco Wedding Cake Toppers

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Beaux Arts Photographie via Wedding Chicks

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingWedding Cake Topper ~ Jolie En Rose Vintage

20. Vintage Getaway Car – for an unforgettable exit!

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Patrick Moyer Photography via SMP

20 Fabulous Decor Ideas for an Art Deco WeddingPhotography ~ Stewart Leishman via Chic Vintage Brides

*sigh* I love them all! And so many of these ideas would be very budget friendly, or even fantastic DIY projects if you’re feeling crafty. So, you really don’t need to blow your budget when it comes to decor….which leaves you more $s for the all important dress! (and there’s a big hint at the subject of next Friday’s post :))

Oh and like I said, don’t worry if the razzle dazzle of the jazz age just ain’t your thing, because after Art Deco, we’ll be looking at Edwardian, 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s….. I am just not sure which one next…. so let me know your preference in the comments below!

Have a fabulous weekend!

 

Amy

x