Feature Friday – Great Gatsby and Downton Continue Their Influence on Wedding Trends for 2014

It’s Feature Friday! As I wept my way through the last episode of Downton Abbey this season, not for the events that transpired in the lives of the Crowley’s, for the fact that I was no longer going to get my weekly fix of fashion, design and love for all things vintage. Just look at them, I mean, Wow! What is there not to love?

Downton Abbey Wedding

Since my first love, Downton, has decided to rip my heart out and force me to wait for what feels like an eternity for its return, I find myself counting down the days until I can view the Great Gatsby on the big screen!  I read on the Architectural Digest that it took the set design team 14 weeks to get the Gatsby house just right, I think all Gatsby goers are going to want a little bit of Daisy in their lives.

Daisy Buchanan

The set of Daisy Buchanan’s sitting room is sure to inspire many brides and grooms this upcoming wedding season. The parlor design would make an amazing back drop for a photo shoot, then turn lounge for guests to sip on whiskey cocktails. You could even look to serve prohibition era type drinks if you want to really go all in on the theme.

Daisy's Sitting Room

Weddings in 2014 are sure to transport us back in time and expose us to the mystique of New York style during the 1920’s.  The vintage outdoors theme will remain, but the décor will shift to an elegant and refined feel, versus a natural earthy aesthetic. Doilies will win in the battle with burlap. Dresses are going to be more formal with a modest sophisticated edge and lots of lace. Brides are going to spice things up with a whimsical coifed hair style, lace cuffs, dramatic head pieces and bright lipstick. They are going to add a pop of individual style with color in their shoes. Oh and did I mention pearls, pearls, and more pearls? Bridesmaids will complement their bride in flapper style dresses that are made to dance. Grooms will be ever so classy and emulate Gatsby and his elegant party guests. Check out the photos below to get a sense of the trend.

Overall Feel:

Great Gatsby Feel

Bride Inspiration:

Bride InspirationWedding Dress2

Wedding Dress 3Bride Style Hair

Bride StylePop of Color Shoe2

Groom Fashion Inspiration from the Great Gatsby Collection Brooks Brothers:

Great Gatsby StyleGreat Gatsby Style

Bridesmaid Dress from Juliette Hogan :

Bridesmaid Dress Juliette  Hogan

Décor Ideas:

Candelabra1920's Entrance

sweet Dreams Mood Board7Wedding Cake

sweet Dreams Mood Board5buffet table

If you are planning your wedding for 2014, I imagine you might want to Daisy’fy some of the details, while also keeping things uniquely you. Happy Wedding Planning!

Photos Courtesy of:

Overall Feel: http://www.onewed.com/photos/show/vintage-wedding-themes-great-gatsby-reception-decor–3
Daisy Parlor: http://mylusciouslife.com/
Bride Inspiration: Bride and Groom from http://www.bridetobe.com, Kataya Dress: http://new.shehurina.com.  Flapper style dress from Etsy, Pearls and Lipstick photo by Heaton House Events, Pop of Color shoe http://wish-upon-a-wedding.com
Décor Ideas: Wedding Cake from Lissa Alexandra, Black Candelabra http://www.confetti.co.uk/shop/product/5-arm-wedding-candelabra,  Buffet http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/picture/184491


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