Vintage inspired wedding receptions have been hugely popular over the past couple of years, but one of the hippest themes for 2014 is the roaring 20's with its flapper style gowns and old jazz music. Whether you decide to throw a fun cocktail party, informal dinner or an outdoor event, this theme gives plenty of options for a glamorous bridal outfit, chic décor and exciting food and drink menu.
Announce it in style!
Firstly, you should pick a stylish save-the-date card to announce your wedding date. It can be designed like an art deco invitation to a 1920s jazz club or decorated with a fine lace pattern. Black and white letter press cards with a lace bordering is an elegant choice, but you can also use a plain white card with retro typography and add a DIY touch by wrapping it with a piece of vintage lace and a satin ribbon.
It is All about Feathers and Pearls
Get yourself a pretty lace dress and accessorise it with a pair of vintage heels, pearls around your neck and a feathered head piece. From renting a vintage 1920s dress to buying a designer gown, finding a beautiful flapper style frock will be easy as it is a massive trend this year. You can even wear a pearl studded dress and combine it with a matching head piece. Weddings were very informal in the roaring twenties and brides were dressed up in loose-fitting dresses and shoes with small heels, so choose a comfortable frock for an effortless glamorous look and get ready to dance all night! For a truly glamorous Great Gatsby inspired reception you will also need a fabulous vintage car that matches your dazzling dress.
Cake, Champagne and Oysters Rockefeller
Choose a multi-tiered wedding cake decorated with lace and pearls or even decorated cupcakes. Décor at your reception venue should be luxurious and extravagant and the same goes for food and cocktails. At every 1920s inspired wedding reception champagne is a must as it was one of the most popular drinks at the time. You can serve it in champagne saucers to make it look authentic, and add a range of vintage drinks such as Mint Julep, Southside, Sidecar, Highball, and French 75a.
Food-wise, you can serve typical 1920-s meals such as breast of chicken a la Rose and Waldorf salad, but to add a bit of luxury to your menu, you can include champagne gelatine with whipped cream and oysters Rockefeller.