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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 :-)



16 Responses to “Deco Decadence – Inspiration for an Art Deco Gold,...”

  1. March 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Everything is so divine, I don’t know which dress I love more!! Thanks for the pin-spiration!

    • Amy
      March 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Thank-you Julia :-) I know – I wore Jenny Packham so I feel a loyalty for her gorgeous designs, but Johanna Johnson’s Luxor Collection has completely stolen my heart….. but having said that I am smitten with lace at the moment….. Lucky brides-to-be to have such a difficult decision!! x

  2. March 21, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous Post!

    • Amy
      March 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      You’re welcome – so glad you like it :-) x

  3. Pamela Robinson
    March 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Everything is beautiful!

  4. March 22, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I love Art Deco style – you have put together some wonderful ideas here! Those dresses make me want to get married again!!!

    • Amy
      March 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Thank-you Eva – me too :-)

  5. April 20, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I’m a huge fan of Vintage style weddings, but I really feel Aust doesn’t have the resources for a bride to recreate such a wedding. If you look at all the different companies online in the UK supplying for this market, we have been left behind. I am currently looking for a gramophone hire company that will supply a gramophone and 78 records but there is no such company, at least I haven’t found one. I do like the fact that you have featured a lot of gorgeous vintage effects…we need more in Aust.

    • Amy
      April 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks for the comment. I agree, it is (at the moment at least) much harder to find vintage finishing touches for a wedding, but don’t despair because I also know these vendors do exist….somewhere! :-) I am going to put a call out on Facebook to see if anyone can help with your Gramophone and I will let you know!

    • August 24, 2012 at 12:26 pm

      I’ve found one (thus far). I’m actually establishing a hire business myself and I’m so glad I came across your post. I’ll do my best to source some Deco pieces, as I’ve mainly concentrated on vintage cake stands, as I’ve found them to be lacking in the hire market too.
      Here is the website I found with gramophone hire:
      As for the records, you might have to try eBay.
      All the best,
      Love At First Sight styling & floristy

      • Amy
        August 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm

        Oooh Sarah that’s such exciting news! There’s definitely a hole in the market for Vintage hire. Where will your hire business be based??
        Thanks so much for the info on the gramophone, well found!
        Best wishes – and please stay in touch!
        Amy x

  6. February 2, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Awesome post!! May I re-blog this, giving you ALL the credit? I am so in love with the old glamour Hollywood vibe! Super excited that The Great Gatsby is being re-made this year, can’t wait to see it!! Thanks for sharing :)


    • Amy
      February 2, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      So glad you love it, this is one of my favourite inspiration boards :) I can not wait for the Baz Luhrman Great Gatsby (I was so disappointed when they moved the release date from Christmas, but not long now!) Have you seen the trailer for it?? OH WOW! Please feel free to re-post, I would be flattered!
      Amy x

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