Inspired by hit TV shows like Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey and Baz Lurhmann’s recent film version of The Great Gatsby, the 1920’s air of optimism and glamour provides a perfect palette for an event designer to get creative.
This was the era of elegance, glamour and opulence. When designing a 1920’s inspired event, some themes you may wish to consider include a full-blown nightclub scene or a gangster-inspired speakeasy scene.
An opulent floral and feather centrepiece
Retro style champagne saucers
Use rich and opulent fabrics such as damasks, velvets and other brocades.
Lace fringing was all the rage in this period, so lace overcloths, or lace fringed napkins and seat ties would be absolutely perfect for this type of look.
Gatsby inspired table with black lace runner
Bespoke chair backs in black and white lace with black voile, beaded overcloth
Bespoke, full-length tied, chair wrap in white voile
Art-deco style wedding stationery & cut crystal glassware
For sets and props, anything with an art-deco look will work great. For centrepieces, tall and opulent flower arrangements are the order of the day, or if you want something more low-key, consider using a table lamp beside a simple Cala Lily in a vase.
One thing you'll notice from watching shows such as Boardwalk Empire is that the party people always seemed to be having a great time.
Your choice of entertainment therefore is key to pulling off a successful event. So, think Jazz combos and flapper girls and you'll be halfway there.
Remember, the 1920's was a free spending era so the more budget you can allocate towards styling and entertainment, the more realistic your event will be.
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