Friday Favorites: Gatsby Wedding

by Ashton Cude

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

He may have been a fictional character, but no one threw a better party than Jay Gatsby. Who better to look to for wedding inspiration than someone who knew how to entertain his guests well into the evening? The style of the 1920’s is bold, glamorous and timeless. From the striking geometric Art Deco detailing to the glitz and glamour of the American flapper, a wedding done Gatsby-style is sure to be a celebration to remember. Here are five Meant to Be gowns that embody that oh-so-beautiful 1920’s style.

Hayley Paige "Yoko"

The Art Deco beading on this dress makes us swoon. The crepe-textured layers at the bottom add even more visual interest. This gown would be perfect for a summer evening wedding. Those sparkles under candlelight…we need a moment! 

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Justin Alexander 8814

Justin Alexander refers to this dress as “1920’s inspired” and we can see why. This charmeuse and lace dream creates a stunning vintage silhouette. The portrait neckline, beaded train, and illusion back add rich detail from head-to-toe. This gown would be gorgeous at a New Year’s Eve wedding. Can’t you just picture it at cocktail hour with champagne glass in hand? Cheers!

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Stella York 6289

The beading and embroidery on this dress is so 20’s, while the overall silhouette and neckline are more modern. This combination of styles and elements make a timeless statement. Sweet little pearls adorn the dress throughout, while a vertical pattern draws the eye upward. We love the thought of this dress for a traditional church wedding with an outdoor reception. The mix of styles could work in either setting!

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Maggie Sottero "Melissa"

If you’re looking for sass, this dress has it in spades. The organza fabric is covered in Swarovski crystals and beading and falls into a flowing skirt. The fully open scoop back adds even more drama. This gown is sampled in “vintage mist,” a deep blush color that makes the beading pop. A modern interpretation of the flapper style, “Melissa” would make any bride feel like a fashion icon. This dress would be to die for at an outdoor daytime wedding where the color can really shine. A garden would make a fabulous backdrop!

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Any one of these dresses offers a touch of retro glam with a modern flair. If any of these dresses make your heart flutter, give us a call! Feeling inspired by these 1920’s dress vibes? Check out our Pinterest board featuring tons more wedding inspo!