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Wedding Style: Art Deco


In years past, brides and grooms were excited to have very formal, traditional weddings. These days, it’s wonderful to have your wedding stand out and be different from tradition; something that reflects your own style and personality. An art deco inspired wedding can be truly classy, beautiful and fun. If this kind of wedding is just calling your name, here are some great ideas that may help you create exactly the sort of art deco wedding you want!


Locations for an Art Deco Inspired Wedding


Although you could incorporate art deco style into any wedding location you select, there are a few places that would really add character and charisma to your wedding. For instance, a hotel or bed and breakfast with art deco design would work perfectly. If it’s a smaller and more intimate wedding, consider an upscale jazz club or art gallery. There are a lot of options when it comes to an art deco inspired wedding, and even if you’ve already chosen your location – you can create the classic and recognizable look in your wedding décor.


Wedding Décor for an Art Deco Inspired Wedding


The great thing about art deco is that you can use any colors you’d like, although muted colors work really well. Consider orange, white and pale blue for colors – however, any wedding colors you choose could be integrated into an art deco wedding. One popular way of decorating art deco-style is to use peacock feathers, which would make wonderful centerpieces with a little bit of imagination and planning. To tie in the theme, peacock feathers can be added to chair backs and even bouquets.


Printed table linens featuring clean lines and a combination of pale colors and styles would work very well for this type of wedding. For table settings, consider using Fiestaware or similar dishes that are bright and colorful. If you can combine square and circular dishes – even better!


Attire Ideas for an Art Deco Inspired Wedding


Consider wearing a beautiful vintage wedding dress and having your bridesmaids wear vintage-style gowns. If you’d rather not actually purchase a vintage dress, many designers are creating dresses which look antiquated. Elaborate headpieces or beautiful vintage hair clips are a great idea. Black and white are perfect colors for art deco, so consider using this color palette for the wedding party’s attire. If you’d like to get a few more ideas, rent old movies or thumb through vintage magazines – chances are you’ll find some great inspiration.


Favor Ideas for an Art Deco Inspired Wedding


Favors for an art deco wedding can be really fun. For a great memento, consider having black and white pictures taken of you and your soon-to-be spouse bedecked in vintage clothing. Order small prints and place them in silver frames with the wedding date engraved. Not only will this add to the charm of the wedding, but guests will cherish this memento long after the wedding. Favor boxes with paisley prints, black and white checks or modern art deco design are also a great idea.  


An art deco inspired wedding is a unique and beautiful way of celebrating your special day in a non-traditional fashion. With limitless options for color and detail, this is sure to be a fun wedding to plan and even more fun to attend!


Last Updated: November 18, 2013 at 5:35 am
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