Art Deco Glamour

You may remember I recently advertised for some interns to work with me during the summer, one of those chosen was Heather Cole who will soon be launching her company EvelynCole. She has been an enormous help so far, this is her last week with us so I thought we would bid her goodbye with a mood board she has designed.

Theme: 1920’s / 1930’s

Mood: Glamour / Art Deco

Colour: Cream/Ivory with an accent of blackThe inspiration for this board is the glamour of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Although the fashion of the time was about simplicity, the 1920’s was all about luxury! Geometric shapes and lines were popular and stationery such as this found on bellafigura would set the theme for your wedding day!

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Wedding AttireFor your bridal gown a stunning crossover dress worn over a silk camisole such as this one from couture designer Lindsay Fleming as seen on Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride shouts glamour without being OTT. To complement this team this with an elegant bridal bouquet of white / cream calla lilies, finished with vintage lace ribbon and an art deco brooch scoured from a local antique fair or a family heirloom.For your bridesmaids these dresses from Monsoon as seen here with a black skirt add some contrast to the colour theme. Rather than opt for bouquets why not have your bridesmaids hold functional but pretty flapper ivory handbags as seen here, wear embellished pearl jewellery such as the bracelet seen here, and have their hair finished off with a pearl or antique art deco hair comb.For the bridegroom, best men and ushers a tuxedo as seen here was essential attire for the 1920’s gentleman, partner this with a simple Calla Lilie boutonnière.

TransportThis 1930’s vintage convertible car as seen here would be perfect for a glamorous and memorable arrival to your ceremony and reception.

ReceptionGreet your guests after the ceremony with a champagne punch and martini drinks reception. Why not have the drinks served in classic glass saucers and martini glasses and to create an atmosphere hire in a jazz saxophonist.For the wedding breakfast a stunning hotel or stately home ballroom adorned with crystal chandeliers such as this one here would be the perfect setting. The key is to keep the table décor simple, rectangle tables rather than round keeping in tune with the geometric theme, with perhaps one tall floral centrepiece dominating the table and a hint of glamour bought to the table by these gold beaded charger plates. A square fondant iced cake decorated with art deco sugar plaques as seen here would be the perfect focal point.Guest favours such as these hip flasks would be perfect for male guests, and for the ladies vintage art deco brooches from your local antique fairs and centres.To liven the party up for the evening why not transform a ballroom into a jazz club. Position small round tables lit by LED table lamps around the dance floor, hire in a jazz band to play modern and classic tunes and have waitresses present ice cream cones and bowl food to guests from cinema / usherette trays.

Photographs from left to rightTop: Bridal Gown, Lindsay Fleming; Bouquet, Wedding Magazine; Stationery, Bellafigura; Cake, K.Roses on FlickrMiddle: Pearl Bracelet, Monsoon; Men’s Suit, Marc Wallace; Bridesmaid Dress, Monsoon; Reception & Chandelier, Southern WeddingsBottom: Flapper Clutch Bag, Etsy; Vintage Car, London Legend; Hip Flask, My Wedding Reception Ideas; Charger Plate, Well Dressed Tables

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