Vintage 20s, Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration

The 20’s are back with a vengeance! Cloche hats, feather accessories, parasols, the Downton Abbey rage, it’s all coming into the new millennium, especially in wedding and party planning.  In today’s world where everything moves so quickly, it’s nice to revisit this era of opulence and attention to detail.

A 20s themed wedding inspired by The Great Gatsby is an awesome idea. Fill your event space with vintage details and art deco style. Hire a swing band and learn The Charleston. Let your guests release their inner-flapper.

Pearls, Feathers, and Headpieces

Hair accessories of pearls and feathers were signature looks of the 20’s. Headbands and fascinators make the perfect bridal headpiece. You can also try a lace birdcage veil for a look that is vintage-inspired.

Great Gatsby Wedding Decor by Swank Productions

SWANK’S Great Gatsby-inspired wedding was an opulent and chic affair, pulling from the richest of source material, and seeking to bring to life the enchantment and wonder of a marvelous bygone era. SWANK’s mission was to beautify and personalize the venue – the beautiful Hempstead House on Long Island- with chic period details and décor evoking the splendor of the roaring twenties but still keeping it modern.

Swank Productions continued to set the tone with ivory fans and cream-hued parasols, gentlemen in top hats, and cut crystal stemware at the table settings. Guests were treated not only to an amazing array of food and beverage but also to lawn games – bocce ball, croquet, horseshoes and oversized lawn chess were enjoyed by all.

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The Chuppah

Give the chuppah a bit of style with themed feather embellishments.

Escort Cards

For a Prohibition Birthday Party by Swank Productions, each guest received a personalized flask, filled with their favorite liquor.  The unique detail doubled as party favors and seating cards.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding Venues & VendorsBrooch Bouquet

Vintage brooches make a lovely, sparkling bouquet.

Dessert Bar

Decorate the dessert bar in keeping with the theme using tall feather centerpieces with a patterned backdrop.

20’s Music

Liven things up with a swing band.

Vintage Invitations

Set the tone for your event using an invitation with a vintage feel like this one from Wedding Paper Divas.

Gold Foil InvitationOr go for a more art deco design with this dangling gold foil stamped invitation from Wedding Paper Divas.

Art Deco Black & Gold Wedding InvitationsOr this shimmering black and gold design from Wedding Paper Divas.


The 20’s were all about speakeasies and juke joints. Let your guests sip libations from vintage glasses.

Art Deco Style Wedding Details

Nothing says 1920’s like a gorgeous vintage chandelier.  Renaissance Chandelier available from Koyal Wholesale.

The Art Deco period was all about geometric shapes. Incorporate the deco style with your cake or cake topper.

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Written by Lonni Delane