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Sarah Russo3 years ago

Step back in time with a 1920s, art deco wedding!

Made popular again by Baz Lurhmann’s remake of The Great Gatsby, the vintage bridal trend is an elegant theme for any wedding. We’ve covered styling for your gown, accessories and bouquet, as well as a few finishing touches. Read on to get inspired for your ‘roaring 20s’ themed wedding!

Vintage Wedding Dresses & Accessories

1920 Dress

Fashion in the 1920s embraced the frivolous party lifestyle that blossomed in defiance of the prohibition era. Take inspiration for your art deco wedding gown from the beautiful ‘flapper’ dresses, luxurious furs and silks, draping fabric and glamorous embellishments. There are so many options!

Many designers, inspired by the roaring 20s, have released bridal collections aimed at those wanting an art deco wedding. Whether you choose to purchase a vintage-style dress, have one custom designed for you, or go with a real, vintage gown, you’re sure to look spectacular, darling!

To finish off your glamorous look, match your accessories to your dress. Look at jewelled headpieces and headbands, strands of pearls and classic shoes for a vintage look from head-to-toe.

If you’ve bought a vintage or off-the-rack dress, you’ll want to ensure you have it altered to perfectly fit your body.


To find someone to do your dress alterations, make sure you check out LocalSearch! That’s where we found this reliable Wyong bridal alternations specialist!


Sew Affordable

Help ensure your wedding dress fits like glove with the quality alteration services at Sew Affordable in Kanwal. Their services include:

  • Bridal & formal dress alterations
  • Wedding towel gift sets & novelty towels
  • Men’s suit alterations, custom wedding garters & much more

Whether it’s your own gown, the groom’s suit, or a gift for a wedding, Sew Affordable has you covered.

To find out more about their services and to see photos of their work, visit the Sew Affordable LocalSearch profile page.


Vintage Wedding Bouquets

1920 flowers

Compared to a traditional wedding bouquet, you can really have some fun with a vintage floral arrangement. To capture the feel of a 1920s wedding, include ribbons, feathers and plenty of greenery, such as ferns and leaves, in your bouquet.

Large bouquets were very common, as were tear-shaped designs. Drape ribbons and strings of flowers from the bouquet, or partner your arrangement with a flower crown!

If flowers aren’t your thing, or your favourite blooms aren’t in season, try a vintage hand-held fan for a unique twist. Some brides ditch the bouquet all together and carry an embellished clutch.

Although DIY bouquets are fun to make, a florist will be able to capture the feel of your vintage wedding perfectly.


You can find a crafty florist on LocalSearch, such as the Wyong florist below:


Hooked On Flowers NSW 

Catering for all floral arrangements, Hooked On Flowers NSW is your one-stop wedding flowers shop. Their services include:

  • Seasonal & native plants & flowers
  • Jewellery, candles & shells
  • Wreaths, baskets, hampers & much more

Ensure you check out the locally owned and run store to see their beautiful range of seasonal delights such as light adorned wreaths and chocolate pizza! You’ll never know what you will find in this quaint store with plenty of available parking.

To see examples of their beautiful arrangements, visit the Hooked On Flowers NSW LocalSearch profile page.


Final Vintage Touches

Roaring 20s

So, you’ve got your dream Gatsby-themed dress and matching bouquet, but what about the rest of your wedding?

To create a real roaring 20s shindig for your reception, hire a live big band or jazz musician to get the party started. Your guests are sure to love the swingin’ music and it will make sure you feel like you’ve really stepped back in time.

And as for your transportation, you can’t go wrong with a classic hire car to drive away from your wedding, dreaming of the fantastic day and night you had as a 1920s starlet.


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