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1920s Themed Wedding: Inspirational posts relating to the roaring twenties. Vintage 1920s photos, modern style guides, cakes, gowns, invitations and more information to help you plan a 1920s themed wedding.

Flapper Fashion || Deco Decadence

We are big, big fans of Unique Vintage here at Deco Weddings: looking for flapper fashion? They’ve got it in spades….

Flapper Fashion

That’s an image from their new “Deco Decadence” (two of our favorite words!) flapper fashion look book. Did I mention we love them? We do. They’re stellar site sponsors, yes, but they’re also my (personal) go-to shop for high-quality repro vintage dresses, and have been for years, long before I started this site. I found them initially looking for 50s style circle-skirt type dresses and I’m beyond delighted that they’ve slowly expanded their 20s inspired section over the years. Take a look at these fabulous flapper looks and click on through for more images/details.

Art Deco Wedding || Austin, TX || Karen + Mark

Today we have this simply gorgeous 1920s inspired art deco wedding in Austin, TX, sent to us from ixi.photography
Deco Wedding Texas

Fantastic deco touches from tip to toe, casually elegant style and a crazy-beautiful 1920s inspired bride, this one is a fabulous find. Click the images for more details!

Cupcakes and wedding cake: Capital City Bakery // Ceremony Floral Arrangements: Fleurish // Bridesmaid bouquets and orchid sprays at reception: The bride // Boutonnieres: Central Market // Catering: Whole Foods Market

Sapphire Art Deco Rings

Well today we’re talking sapphire art deco rings, and honestly I could post pics of these all day. It’s been a while since we did a jewelry post, especially a “I will never have that….but I need to have that…but I can never have that… but I NEED THAT NOW” kinda jewelry post, so we’re here to fix that. Let’s get all covet-y and green with envy over whomever owns these gorgeous blue stones.

First up, this gem of a gem, and good GOD do I love this ring. It kinda made me feel almost sick to my stomach when I saw it at first? I loved it so much? That actually happened.

Sapphire Art Deco Rings

I’m a sucker for that simple rectangular cut, and I flat out adore this masculine ring, via Lang Antiques. Deep, gorgeous midnight blue sapphire, 2.50 carats and highlighted on each side with twinkling diamond ‘V’ shape shoulders with calibre sapphire triangle motifs and bottom accents.

Sapphire Deco Rings

Next is the unusual piece, it’s got an almost Streamline Moderne quality to it (maybe the bullet-esque shape of the stone?) and it’s weird and I love it.

Streamline Moderne Sapphire Rings


It comes to us via 1stDibs, this gorgeous 12 carat sapphire art deco ring, and it’s strange and lovely, no? It would go perfectly with those earrings from our Something Blue post from a while back…

Streamline Moderne Sapphire Ring

Finally we’ve got another 1stDibs find, this more classical sapphire art deco ring, original hand made filigree platinum and oh-so-lovely, I think we can all agree.

1920s Sapphire Ring

Deco Sapphire Ring


There really is something special about a sapphire. Gorgeous rings, all!

Art Deco Wedding || Kansas City, Missouri

This lovely inspiration shoot features a styled art deco wedding in Kansas City, Missouri at a fabulous vintage venue, The Philips Hotel….

Art Deco Wedding Kansas City

Submitted by Michelle Marie Photographie, this shoot has it all: amazing deco details, gorgeous gowns, handsome groom’s wear, and a truly striking handmade deco headpiece. Click the images below for more detail!

Photographer: Michelle Marie Photographie // Dress Store: J.Lynn Bridal // Veils and headpieces: Waste Not Wear All // Floral Designer: Owens Flower Shop // Cake Designer: The Cakery Bakery // Reception Venue:The Philips Hotel //

1920’s Wedding Dresses || Galia Lahav

In search of more 1920’s wedding dresses to feature, we recently stumbled upon a designer we were instantly, madly, deeply in love with.  The designer? Galia Lahav. The photo that took our breath away (and zoomed this post to the top of the queue)?  Take a look:

1920's Wedding Dresses
GASP. That’s kind of all there is to say. It’s not even a word, it’s an exclamation and feeling and a… well, GASP! I just love that photo (and gown) so much. We quickly tracked down the rest of the collection, the perfectly named Homage to the Sizzling 20s. This collection has it all, and we’re now forever fans of Galia Lahav! Click the images below for more details.

Art Deco Wedding Invitation || Gold + Black

We’re always on the lookout for art deco wedding invitation designs that strike our eye or fancy, and this glam set from Love vs. Design is definitely right up our alley:

Art Deco Wedding Invitation

Classic deco style, lovely gold and black details, and even the sample location, Cicada, is an amazing art deco venue we’ve featured before. This whole art deco invitation set includes a bunch of matching pieces, including a very cool black and gold invitation backer:

Art Deco Invitation Backer

Plus an art deco RSVP card, a black and gold deco belly band and even a deco styled return address envelope.

Art Deco Response Card

Art Deco Belly Band

Art Deco Address Stamp

There’s even a matching art deco save the date (and it comes in magnet form, too! My fave.)

Art Deco Save The Date

You can see the whole collection at Love vs. Design, where it looks like you can also customize everything from the font to the colors (though as always, we’re partial to the classic gold and black).

1920s Style San Francisco Wedding || Maureen + Steve

We didn’t even realize it, but we’ve got back-to-back NorCal weddings this week with today’s beautiful 1920s style San Francisco wedding, courtesy of photographer Chrissy Lynn.

1920s Style San Francisco Wedding

That dress! That hair! That handsome couple! Add together the great 1920s style details, the gorgeous church and beautiful venue (Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park) and you’ve got one seriously lovely day…

Event Coordination: Sadie Waddington, One Big Fish Events
Ceremony Venue: St. Agnes Church
Reception Venue: Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park
Caterer: Chef Stephanie
Dessert: Beaux Gateaux
Florist: Flora Grubb Gardens
Photographer:Chrissy Lynn
Hartmann Studios

1920s Outdoor Wedding || Denisse + Jay

Up today we have this pretty-as-a-picture 1920s outdoor wedding from Wild About You Photography. This lovely celebration took place at Nestldown in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and there are a million details to love, not least this adorable bride and groom…

1920s Outdoor Wedding

Yes! Check out this breathtaking outdoor wedding filled with lovely deco and 1920s inspired details (click images for larger sizes).

Photographer:  Wild About You Photography // Jewelry: Golden Nonsense Jewelry // Dress Store: Marry Go Round Bridal // Floral Designer: Apis floral // Officiant: Ceremonies and Celebrations // Reception Venue: Nestldown // Caterer: Poetry in Motion //

Art Deco Wedding Dresses || Temperley London

It’s impossible to understand why on Earth we haven’t done a post featuring one of our favorite art deco-inspired wedding dress designers, Alice Temperley and Temperley London, but it seems that we have not. But it’s always wow all around when we spot an art deco Temperley London gown…

Art Deco Temperley London

(image via Brides.com)

So how could we not have posted their designs before? Well we are rectifying that now, with this collection of some of our favorite vintage-inspired and deco-fabulous gowns from Temperley London. Click the images for more details!

Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Love this Great Gatsby wedding inspiration shoot, sent to us from Carla Ten Eyck Photography.  We meant to put this up months ago and it slipped through the cracks somehow which is basically a DISASTER because… well, because just look:

Great Gatsby Wedding Inspiration


We dropped the ball, and it was such a beautiful, deco-perfect ball. Gorgeous Great Gatsby wedding inspiration-perfection. Click the images below for more details, and to see the whole gallery!

Photographer:  Carla Ten Eyck Photography//Cake Designer: Ana Parzych Custom Cakes//Invitation Designer: Coral Pheasant//Makeup Artist: d.d.Nickel makeup studio//Professional: Dave Noonan of Carla Ten Eyck Photography//Cinema and Video:Fairfax Films//Floral Designer: hana floral design//Dress Designer: Ivy and Aster//Hair Stylist: Jennie Kay//Event Planner: Jubilee Events//Jewelry:Maria Elena Headpieces//Equipment Rentals: New England Country Rentals//Linens and Coverings: nuage designs//Dress Designer: Rivini//Reception Venue: The Branford House//Dress Store: The White Dress by the shore//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Valentino Tailors//
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Mary Astor || 1920s Hollywood

Mary Astor, discovered at age 14, was one of the few silent stars who successfully made the transition to talkies. Perhaps best known now for her role in “The Maltese Falcon”, she appeared in over 120 films over the course of her career.

Mary Astor 1920s

She was smart and witty (she once said, “There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who’s Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor Type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who’s Mary Astor?”), she was talented, and of course, she was beautiful. A fabulous style icon for the 20s and 30s! (click the images for larger sizes and links)

New York Art Deco Wedding || Marlo + Ted

Check out this stunning New York art deco wedding, submitted by Chris Leary Photography. Love the choice to use all black and white…

With these great deco details and a gorgeous bride and groom, this one’s a winner! Click any of the images below to see the full slideshow.

Photographer:  Weddings by Chris Leary Photography // Cake Designer: City Sweets // Reception Venue: Manhattan Penthouse //

Vintage Travel Inspiration Shoot

What a beautiful vintage travel inspired shoot we have today, sent in from Gideon Photography and brimming with loveliness….

There’s so many great travel-related visuals tied to the 1920s and art deco era (we’ve featured some cool ones before, like these vintage travel poster save the dates) and this styled shoot incorporates several uber-pretty vintage travel elements, from maps and keys to cars. Click the images to see more detail!

Photographer:  Gideon Photography // Event Designer: Forevermore Events // Event Venue: Green Gate Village Inn//Dress Store: Lauren James Bridal // Floral Designer: My Favorite Flowers//

1920’s Wedding Dresses || Jenny Packham 2014

Quick post today featuring one of our favorite designers of 1920s style wedding dresses: Jenny Packham. Her designs are a favorite of art deco wedding aficionados everywhere, and we’re no exception….

(image via Vogue Sposa)

This year’s 2014 bridal collection has a distinctly Edwardian / Belle Epoque flair, mixed in with her classic, signature inspiration, and our focus: 1920s wedding dresses. Click the thumbnails below to enlarge!

Outdoor 1920s Wedding || Sarah + Lee

This beautiful wedding, from Chowen Photography, mixes some of my favorite elements together into a wonderfully unique celebration: a gorgeous outdoor 1920s style wedding. You get the silky, glimmering deco gown and accessories, but you also get backdrops like this one: Wow? Wow. Simply lovely. Click any of the thumbnails below to see the larger images of this beautiful outdoor 1920s wedding!

Photographer: Chowen Photography // Dress Designer: Jenny Packham Bridal // Dress Store: Little White Dress Bridal Shop // Veils and headpieces: Love Veils & Accessories // Feather Fans: Serendipity Bridal // Reception Venue: Maroon Bells//