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« on: January 18, 2007 04:21:53 PM »

Hello..
So, my boyfriend proposed to me a couple weeks ago! Which is wonderful, and we are on cloud nine.  But of course Mom kicked in almost immediately with wedding planning even though the wedding is about two years off. Smiley
Anyway, the ring is an antique, art-deco style ring from the late 20's.. which got me thinking it might be fun to do a 20's ish theme to the wedding, think parties at Gatsby's house.  My wedding reception is going to be in an old dance hall on the water.. but how to make the wedding or reception twenties-ee?  My concern is those dropped waist dresses don't look good on anyone!  ANd, i want it twenties inspired, not totally themed out.  I don't want the Ren-fair version of the roaring twenties. :\
thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2007 11:06:45 AM »

you could maybe do some research and find out what their wedding announcements/invites, floral arrangements, decorations, etc looked like, and pick and choose and mix with your own personal style.  also, while drop-waisted dresses don't really flatter, there are TONS of fabulous accessories from the 20's that could potentially be added to moder stuff.  at least you have time, so you can make it really amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007 03:04:33 PM »

Firstly, congratulations!

When you say 1920's, the first thing that comes to mind is jazz.  Even swing and those gorgeous crooners would work if jazz isn't your thing.

Though we tend to think of those drop waisted flapper dresses, there were some gorgeous and flattering cuts to be found in the era.  Have a look through this place - http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/1920links.htm

There are lots of online shops that do reproductions where you can get inspiration.  Try raspberryberet.com or countessgalina.com

For decorating ideas, you could try watching a few 20's era movies - The Great Gatsby, Chicago, etc, for some visual clues.  You'll find a list of films that might help here: http://www.costumes.org/MWBH/100pages/1900_50movies.htm

Though you don't want to go all out insane with a time warp thing, try picking out a few elements that you like to use as accents- colours, lighting, fabrics, flowers/plants, etc.   

This place seems to have heaps of information about the time and might have some images you can use: http://faculty.pittstate.edu/~knichols/jazzage.html   

I hope some of that is useful Smiley I'm sure your wedding and reception will be gorgeous!
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