Think black and gold wedding, and images of Art Deco glamour instantly come to mind. But if you’re not looking to recreate an entire Gatsby-esque setting for your wedding, there are still ways to convey that same sleek opulence with touches here and there of that unmistakable 1920s style! As they say, it’s all in the details. And we’ve certainly discovered some fabulous ones to inspire your own black and gold wedding!
Capturing the Glamour of Art Deco!
The key to capturing that Art Deco look and feel begins, of course, with your elegant black and gold palette. Then it extends to the sheen of lustrous fabrics and gleaming metals, the iconic geometrical patterns of that era, and lots of glitter, glitz, and sparkle.
A show-stopping brooch bouquet, for instance, would immediately set the opulent mood as early as the ceremony. Then, as guests move on to the reception, greet them with a stylish set of guest cards to pen in their greetings, along with a formal gold-on-black wedding table seating plan.
The table settings can be drop-dead gorgeous, too! Black linens, black dinnerware edged in gold, gold napkin rings, and gold-trimmed gift boxes with Art Deco graphics on each place setting. Your menu cards can echo the same graphic look with stylized fonts.
The edibles and beverages must be equally glamorous, too. Consider a tiered wedding cake embellished with black lace flowers and feathers, and gold medallions and borders. Then, cap the occasion with a dramatic champagne tower for the wedding toast, and fancy cookie favors iced with Art Deco designs.
brooch bouquet – Lillybuds Bouquets, via Emmaline Bride
champagne tower – Gather Together Events
art deco cookies – 100 Layer Cake
menu card – Fig. 2 Design Studio
cake – The Caketress
table setting – Lisa Lefkowitz Photography, via Rue Magazine
guest cards – Martha Stewart Weddings
wedding table plan – Project Pretty, via Not on the High Street