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Art Deco Gold: Posts tagged “gold” on Art Deco Weddings. All posts that include something with an art deco gold or golden theme or design element: gowns, decor, invitations, flowers and more. Get vintage wedding inspiration by browsing our site by hue.

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 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).

Art Deco Cake || Sugar Realm

Today we’ve got another amazing art deco cake from Deco Weddings favorite Sugar Realm. We featured their gorgeous art nouveau cake a while back, and originally discovered them with this incredible silver and gold art deco wedding cake, but I’m not lying when I tell you: this is my favorite yet. Take a look:

Art Deco Cake White Gold and Black
SUGAR REALM. You have done it again.

From Ileana of Sugar Realm:

The bride and groom, Monica & Jack had chosen a black, silver and gold color palette, inspired by the Great Gatsby Book Cover, and were attracted to the geometric configuration of its design. During our consultation, the couple also mentioned their love for traveling, and their attachment to Thailand, where they will be traveling for their honeymoon. Jack had lived in Thailand due to work, and mentioned how impressed he was by the magnificence of its architecture. The idea of creating an “Art Deco Temple” came to mind while trying to fuse the beautiful geometry of the Art Deco design era, and the tall configuration of a building or “temple”.
Great Gatsby Wedding Cake
Art Deco Cake Wedding

Absolutely stunning… and like the art nouveau cake, the (same) venue was part of the inspiration. The Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio….

Art Deco Wedding Hilton Netherland Cincinnati

So beautiful. Oh, and have we forgotten to mention something extremely important? Yes we have. Not only does it LOOK great, I am deeply saddened I will not be able to taste the chocolate truffle sponge cake, paired with white chocolate and semisweet chocolate mousse. YUM. Oh we’re not done? No, it’s also infused with chocolate liquor, and Sugar Realm’s luscious orange suzette, made of orange sponge with orange blossom and white chocolate mousseline, with a ginger infused syrup.

What? What. What. Amazing.

Art Deco Manicure || 1920s Nails

Out and about recently I saw a girl with the most amazing art deco manicure, and I immediately realized: of course, NAILS needed to be a post! Can’t believe we haven’t done it already, though we’ve had some posts featuring 1920s Makeup… but check these out:

If you’re planning your wedding, you’ve probably already thought about the dress, the decor, your hair, maybe even your makeup, but do it up with 1920s nails and it adds the perfect deco detail to your day. Some of these may be a bit “out there” for more traditional brides, but if so they would still be amazing for your engagement party, bachelorette, shower, honeymoon… or just regular life! Click the art deco manicure photos below for full images and links to the source (some with tutorials on how to get the look.)

Art Deco Wedding Invitations

When I first saw these amazing art deco wedding invitations from Invitations by Ajalon, I was honestly kind of bowled over:  besides being objectively gorgeous….

Art Deco Wedding Invitation || Gold + Black

…which they are, they are also so in line with my personal style I felt like someone had maybe seen inside my most secret thoughts and designed the perfect art deco invitations for me? But alas, no, since I didn’t see them until now, years after my own wedding.

Art Deco Wedding Invitations

This deco invitation set, called Chicago, has everything you (or I) could want:  bold geometric art deco styling, and fabulous matching pieces. It’s available in letterpress if you have the funds and the desire to go luxe, or digitally printed if you are on more a budget but still looking for glam and art deco. And look at those accompanying pieces! You’ve got a matching art deco RSVP card:

Art Deco RSVP card

Gorgeous gold deco place cards, menu and matching art deco table numbers:

Art Deco Table Numbers

And even the perfect art deco envelope liners to complete the look:

Art Deco Envelope Liner

Want more customization? Looks like they make it easy: according to their site you have your choice of ink and foil colors, paper sizes, custom paper types and more. Very cool, very stylish, very easy. Here’s the same art deco invitation in a custom color combo (still looking gorgeous):

Deco Invitation

Anyway, I love this suite. I’m sure you can tell. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Check out this set and others at Invitations by Ajalon.

Art Deco Wedding Shoes

I recently spied some crazy-beautiful deco shoes while browsing the web and realized it had been far too long since we did a shoe post, so it’s time take a look at some new ideas for the perfect art deco wedding shoes. First up, the inspiration for this post, and the kind of thing that really makes you realize fashion truly is an art form… the perfect deco detail wedding shoes… the Francesca from Emmy Shoes

Art Deco Wedding Shoes

Art Deco Wedding Shoe

Ermahgerd I can’t breathe those shoes are too incredible…. like, almost painful in their beauty? Yes. Another lovely from the Emmy Shoes line, the Leila Gold, is pure 1930s glamour. Kid suede and metallic leather and all around loveliness:

Deco Wedding Shoes

 For a (somewhat) more affordable deco wedding shoe, the Mimosa T-Strap from BHLDN has a similar vibe (Art Nouveau, delicate deco, and very very pretty):

Art Deco T-Strap Shoes

Finally, absolutely love these zig-zag deco cutout, glitter bomb Max Kibardins:

Art Deco Shoe


Gorgeous! They were available over at ShopBop but appear to have sold out. You may have luck on eBay or elsewhere, if you find ‘em let us know and we’ll update the post.

Note: this post includes some affiliate links. You can read more about our affiliate/advertising/sponsorship policies here. As always, we exclusively only feature vendors and artists we genuinely love: businesses, designers and creators who we’d want to showcase even if they weren’t helping support the site. Thanks so much you guys!

Art Deco Glamour Invitations

I don’t think of myself as the most crafty of ladies (well, crafty as in “sly”…maybe sometimes. But not so much with the scrapbooking-craftiness) so I am not a regular at Michael’s. But it seems I was missing out: it’s not all incredibly intimidating Pinteresty DIY supplies over there: they actually have some lovely printed invites, including these gorgeous gold foil Art Deco Glamour Invitations:

Art Deco Glamour Invitation

Love the deco look, and if you still want that DIY flair, you’ve got it: they let you customize almost everything, from the color of the foil to the font combinations. They’ve also got these ones, they call them the Deco Border invites, and while I see a smidge of deco, I also see some Art Nouveau and other things in there as well. But they are for sure vintage-inspired and pretty-as-a-picture:

Deco Border Art Nouveau Invitations

 The moral of the story? Michael’s: who knew? (OK probably a lot of people. But new to me!). You can check out their whole collection of custom printed invites by clicking here.

Note: this post includes some affiliate links. You can read more about our affiliate/advertising/sponsorship policies here. As always, we exclusively only feature vendors and artists we genuinely love: businesses, designers and creators who we'd want to showcase even if they weren't helping support the site. Thanks so much you guys!

1920s Wedding Inspiration

Today we’ve got a fantastic 1920s wedding inspiration shoot by dani. fine photography, and boy oh boy is it a treat from tip to toe….

So many amazing details: flowers, gowns, paper and decor… it’s all gorgeous. Even a few flapper boudoir shots! Love it! Just sit back, click to enlarge, and enjoy all the incredible details….

Oh, and lastly, there’s also a fab 1920s inspired video of the shoot from Summerwind Wedding Films – what fun! Love the vintage filter/feel (and the behind the scenes look!)

And finally, all the credit for this incredible work below.

Photographer:  dani. fine photography
Invitation Designer: Hartford Prints!
Location: The Society Room of Hartford
Personal Stylist: Beth Chapman
Cake Designer: A Little Imagination Cakes
Other: Beneath the Gown
Veils and headpieces: Bijou Van Ness
Model: Brandon Dutch of John Casablancas
Fashion Designer: Carolina Amato
Linens and Coverings: CLOTHCONNECTION
Floral Designer: Datura: a Modern Garden
Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan
Paper Props: Essentials
Heirlooms and extras: General Ecletic
Dress Designer: Ivy and Aster
Lighting: Audio Media Solutions
Jewelry: Maria Elena Headpieces
Dress Designer: Rivini
Cinema and Video: Summerwind Wedding Films
Jewelry: The Something Old Collection
Dress Store: The White Dress by the shore
Dress Store: Tova’s Vintage Shop
Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Valentino Tailors
Model: Jake Bodmer of John Casablancas
Model: Kelsey Sidell of Maggie Inc
Makeup Artist: Larissa Lake Makeup Artist
Model: Lexa Gluck
Model:Anastasia Mikhaleva of John Casablancas

Deco Winter Wedding || Laura + Justin

Well spring has sprung (for most of us…apologies to those of you getting the late snow!), but thought I’d sneak in at least one more gorgeous winter wedding for those of you looking for inspiration for next year….

This one is truly lovely, sent to us from andres valenzuela photography, and chock full of elegant vintage details. And that dress… good lord. Perfection. Click through for the full size images!

Art Deco Shoes || T-Straps + Mary Janes

Shoes, glorious shoes! That’s what today’s post is all about. Shoes, ladies. Art deco shoes, 1920s shoes, flapper shoes up the wazoo(s). There is no time to waste, there are too many shoes to get to.

First up, I have to share a find I made. I am tempted not to tell you all about them, so I can be the only one who knows, but… we’re all friends here. So take a look at these deco beauties, the Sweet Escape from Aerosoles, are… kinda perfect. I mean, if you’re looking for your something blue, and you’d like it to have a 1920s look…. Art Deco Blue Shoe


Right? Oh, what’s that I hear? They are currently on clearance and under $30/pair? And they come in both black and pink as well…?

Deco Flapper Shoes

Get thee to Aerosoles while there are still sizes left! (if you strike out there, you can try Amazon, Macy’s, and Shoes.com — they all have some random sizes/colors left. Good luck! Sorry I took a few of the last pairs! (actually not sorry…. bwahahahaha they are amazing!)

Next up, the Orseena by Boutique 9. Comes in taupe/silver (perfect art deco wedding shoe!) or gold and black. Both are stunning.

Art Deco Wedding ShoeBlack Gold Art Deco Shoe

Still looking for that something blue? Want or need to add a little height, a little wow, a little oomph? These incredible blue and gold art deco platform shoes might be just the ticket…

Art Deco Platform Heels

Wow. Those are just so pretty. Love that rich, velvet-y blue… happy (shoe) shopping, everyone!

Note: this post includes some affiliate links. You can read more about our affiliate/advertising/sponsorship policies here. As always, we exclusively only feature vendors and artists we genuinely love: businesses, designers and creators who we'd want to showcase even if they weren't helping support the site. Thanks so much you guys!

Chevron Invitation

Well what do we have here… another lovely invite from the folks at Paper Source, it would seem, and this one is definitely right up our alley. We’ve featured one of their designs before, a pretty little black + turquoise deco invitation and it’s certainly lovely. But this new design is… well it’s a wow. Pure deco chevron design = pure deco perfection!

Chevron Wedding Invitation

You can get this design printed digitally (i.e. great looking, but less expensive) OR you can get letterpress printed (more expensive, and one color only, but definite luxe-factor). The colors are all customizable too, though the black and gold is incredible to me… ( full disclosure: I may be biased, as it’s very close to my own wedding colors, but I think that black + metallic combo is SO perfect with deco designs.)

There are a whole bunch of coordinating pieces, too: Save The Dates, chevron stamps, envelopes, etc…

Chevron Invitations

Even a clean, lovely gold thank you note (and you will need a lot of these….)

Deco Chevron Thank You Card

So there you have it, ladies and gents! The lovely gold + black chevron invitation from PaperSource.

Note: this post includes some affiliate links. You can read more about our affiliate/advertising/sponsorship policies here. As always, we exclusively only feature vendors and artists we genuinely love: businesses, designers and creators who we'd want to showcase even if they weren't helping support the site. Thanks so much you guys!

Deco Cakes || Black + Gold

I am a big fan of cake. Some might say I am cake’s #1 fan. Like… scary, intense, stalkery fan of “cake” as a concept. I am also (clearly) a fan of art deco style, of beautiful things reminiscent of the 20s and 30s and bygone eras… and so it should be no surprise that I ABSOLUTELY ADORE this deco cake collection, in beautiful black and gold, by Lael Cakes in NYC.

Art Deco Cakes Gold + Black

I mean… just gorgeous. That intense black and gold one is like something out of a dream, or an early (very early) silent film. It’s just phenomenal….

Black + Gold Deco Cake

Ahhh! Perfection. And that other one, the pure deco beauty, geometric, with art deco fan decorations and smooth, sharp edges…

Art Deco Cake

Thank you for the dream of these fantastic treats, Lael Cakes!

(beautiful photos by Jen Huang Photography)

Art Deco Wedding Invitation || Ellington by Atelier Isabey

Just came upon this amazing art deco wedding invitation design and had to share immediately because… wow. I’m in love. In lurve. In loaf. YES. Look at this deco goodness…

Art Deco Placecard

Jeweled placecard holder by Luna Bazaar, placecard by Atelier Isabey, image via Brides.com.

This gorgeous deco wedding invitation suite uses black, white and gold foil to incredible effect…

Art Deco Wedding Invitation

That combination of letterpress and foil stamping is on high quality paper, and the look is simply marvelous!

Deco Wedding Invitation

I’m being totally honest when I say that this design took my breath away when I saw it the first time…I loved my own invitations, but sure wish I had seen these on my search way back when. And so I pass along this find to you, deco-lovers! Check out this whole incredible art deco wedding invitation suite, named the Ellington, at Atelier Isabey.

Vintage Winter Wedding || Emma + Nick

Art Deco Winter PrintThere’s something undeniably romantic about winter weddings. Maybe it’s the coziness factor, or the potential for formal-wear snowball fights, or the opportunity to wear a lovely (faux) fur stole, or all of the above. But I love them!

One of the best weddings I’ve ever been to was a winter wedding in New York City, and I still remember it so fondly. While I’m certain the bride and groom were less-than-enthused about the massive snowstorm that overtook the city just hours prior, there was no denying it created an atmosphere of warmth and camraderie. Nothing like being handed a steaming mug of hot cider before the ceremony, just as you come in from the cold. Switch out of those boots and into some heels and you’re ready to party!

Which is why it should not surprise anyone that I loved this lovely art deco winter wedding, sent to us from Samantha Hook Photography. From the bride’s beautiful genuine vintage gown, to the fabulous venue, to the snowfall(!) just in time for photos, this looks like the perfect evening.