Art Deco Wedding Invitations | Moonlight Romance Style

Our Art Deco Wedding Invitations in Moonlight Romance wedding suite will conjure up thoughts of a wedding filled with jazz music and champagne. A magical way to begin your marriage. Our Vintage 1930s Moonlight Wedding invitations will create anticipation of your wonderful upcoming ceremony. An elegant peak into to your event, this invitation is particularly appropriate for Jazz Age, Art Deco and Roaring 20s style wedding themes.  The 1930s were an age of elegant fashion and beautiful lifestyle.  You will find the Moonlight Romance collection to be one of our most complete in added pieces to make your event bathed in romance. From the invites to the rsvps and enclosures, to the table numbers, table cards, thank you notes, favor bag stickers, postage stamps, return address stickers and the commemorative wedding day poster – this art deco wedding suite will make your wedding day especially memorable for you and your guests. This invitation suite is suggested to print on metallic paper stock, in Ice, so that the man in the moon and the stars will sparkle and glow. Be sure to read all about creating an Art Deco event here in our blog.

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Art Deco Moonlight Romance Vintage Wedding Invitations Suite

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Great Gatsby Style Wedding Invitations

We here are all a flutter over the upcoming movie “The Great Gatsby“. We loved the previous 1974 movie with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, and are looking forward to this new exciting incarnation.  If you loved the deliciousness of Moulin Rouge as I did, then we can look forward together to the same dazzling creativity and authenticity by Catherine Martin.Director Baz Luhrmanns’ can boast that she is his designer as well as his wife, and is gifted in her talent for fabulous set design and creation of memorable scenes. The Great Gatsby style is also reflected in the costumes that received the attention of Catherine Martin and Miuccia Prada as well. The Great Gatsby will surely be inspiring brides as soon as the movies spins off it’s reels on May 10, 2013.

Great Gatsby Wedding InvitationsThis heady excitement has inspired us to revise the “Art Deco Silhouettes Wedding Suite” in a color scheme reminiscent of the films dazzling graphics.  We anticipate weddings and bridal showers all over the world taking on the Art Deco aesthetic and the Great Gatsby Style of the Roaring 20s. From the wedding invitations to the bridal gown to the center pieces we see opportunity for Jazz Age splendor and opulence. Start off your wedding celebrations with the spectacular “Art Deco Silhouettes Wedding Suite” and build the expectations of your guests for a wedding event that will be the epitome of Jazz Age Glamour.

Ooh Lala! Fabulous Art Deco Style Wedding Invitation Suite is also available in elegant pink and black color scheme. See this version here: Art Deco Silhouettes | Pink and Black

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How To Create An Art Deco Wedding

garycooperclarabowWe love the idea of an Art Deco Wedding. Adding even more elegance and romance to a day that is already heady with emotion, the Art Deco approach to your wedding day is one that will make your wedding a meaningful and memorable event for you and your guests. Weddings are the high point in any calendar of events, but the added anticipation of unexpected fun will have your guests marking the date and happily planning their attire for your glamorous day.cheers_shvis

Firstly establish the theme. It’s all about the attitude and influences of the 1920s and 1930s. Get yourself informed and in the right frame of mind by watching movies placed in the era like De-Lovely, The Great Gatsby, Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, and films made back in the day like the wonderful Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers confections, Swing Time And Top Hat.

By selecting the period-perfect Art Deco Bridal Shower Invitations, Engagement Party Invitations and Wedding Invitations, you will literally send the right message to your guests, getting them in the correct vintage frame of mind. Even the pre-wedding events like bridal showers can be held with the art deco theme.

Art Deco Wedding Shower InvitationThe total effect and a consistent execution of Art Deco Theme can be achieved by first selecting the Art Deco Wedding Shower or Engagement Party Invitations.  These invites match the Art Deco Wedding Invitation “Silhouettes Collection” perfectly. Or Choose one of our other vintage shower invites, perhaps one a bit more baudy.

Our Vintage 1920s-30s Wedding Shower Invitations features a 1930’s Pin Up Girl dressed in

Jazz Age Attire for a big party.  A perfect shower invitation for the bride and or couple who love all of the the vintage spirit of the roaring 1920’s. Also in keeping with the Art Deco theme is our “He Popped The Question” Shower invitation.Art Deco Wedding Invitation Suite

For your art deco wedding invitations consider the The bold, linear graphic style of our Art Deco wedding invitation “Art Deco Silhouettes”.  Particularly appropriate for Great Gatsby, Jazz Age, Roaring Twenties, and Art Deco style wedding themes. This suite offers a classic art deco palette of black, cream and raspberry. We suggest choosing the elegant metallic paper stock in “Ice”, creating a shimmery satin-like effect.moon_wed_suite

 

Our Vintage 1930s Moonlight Wedding invitations will create anticipation of your wonderful upcoming ceremony. An elegant peak into to your evening-time event, this invitation will conjure up the lyrics from Cole Porter’s love songs. A perfect opportunity to feature the photo backdrop moon at your reception as done back in the 1920s. This invitation and it’s matching components are suggested to print on metallic paper stock, in Ice, so that the man in the moon and the stars will sparkle and glow.

Planning your art deco wedding needs to include the perfect location as well. The overall effect of the event should be awash in 1920s era ambiance. The search for the right location can be loads of fun. Look into vintage hotels, bed and breakfasts, historic homes, mansions, and museums. Check out historic landmarks, parks, theaters and dance halls built in the 1920s. Even nightclubs built around a speak-easy theme may be just the ticket for a one-of-a-kind affair. Check in with your local historical preservation groups and, if you are lucky, an area art deco society.

Art Deco Wedding

The St. Petersburg Coliseum built in the 1920s is still standing and ready for your art deco wedding.

Setting the stage. Once the location for the wedding and reception is set begin to conceptualize the vintage elements that will add special details to the event. We suggest a special display for the guest book table that features a collection of framed vintage photos of the bride and grooms parents, grandparents and great-grand parents on their wedding day. Center pieces for an art deco effect would feature the color scheme from your invitations and bridesmaid dresses. white+flowers+with+ostrich+feathers+centerpieceThink beyond the traditional floral center piece and consider a swirl of pearls surrounding a vase of white ostrich feathers placed onto a mirrored disk. Surround the bottom of the vase with strings of pearls. Or more simply, a hurricane candle holder with a circle of a white feather boa. Classic elements to your reception can include accents of black and creme. Think black napkins, cream table cloths, a black grand piano with a cream piano scarf and a center piece of cream roses. Keep it simple and classic, and art deco moderne.

Do you love the headband Clara Bow is wearing in our top image? Try this cute little number Wine and Dynamo Headband from ModCloth  And remember to take a look at our 1920s Wedding Styles, Fashion and Music Page on our previous blog entry for more ideas about your attire, wedding flowers, music and dance.

 

 

 

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How To Throw An Art Deco Wedding Shower

Art Deco Hollywood Bridal Shower Invitation

Art Deco Hollywood Bridal Shower Invitation

Art Deco Hollywood Bridal Shower Invitation Suite

Art Deco Hollywood Bridal Shower Invitation Suite

Think about hiring a photographer and doing a vintage photo shoot. Have the gals all pose in their beaded flapper dresses and have a collection of feather boas, headbands, cigarette extenders, fans, martini glasses, hand mirrors and the like to use as props.  For the guys have fat cigars, fake tommy guns, fedoras, and cocktail shakers. Rent a piano (if you don’t own one) pose the groom-to-be playing and the bride-to-be perched on top as if serenading him. Another classic 1920s photo image is the cut out crescent moon stage backdrop on a black starry sky, young lovers nestled inside the curve of the moon.

A speakeasy party will be one that will always be remembered. Be sure to add a password to the 1920 theme wedding shower invitations to kick off the event. Have a large friend in a vintage tux serve as “Bouncer” or a girlfriend dressed in a mans tuxedo (ah la Marlene Dietrich in “Give Me The Man“) as a greeter at the door. Serve a signature cocktail in teacups, so the coppers won’t getcha. Music? Is there any other choice for the 1920s? It was the JAZZ AGE! Here is a go to list of 1920s Jazz standards, but I encourage you to listen and chose the exact Jazz tunes that will set the proper mood for your event. Again I say Cole Porter. Look at the movie “De-lovely” for some added era appropriate musical inspiration.

Vintage 1920s-30s Wedding Shower Invitations

Ooh La La 1920s-30s Wedding Shower Invitations

Moonlight Romance Shower Invitations

Moonlight Romance Shower Invitations

Create excitement with this engagement party, an art deco wedding shower! Be sure to have the cocktails shaking and your guests dressed up in their best Great Gatsby attire. I can just hear the soundtrack for this fab party – Cole Porter singing “Let’s Misbehave” will get the ball rolling. Ain’t We Got Fun?!

Art Deco Wedding Shower Invitation


Art Deco “Popped The Question” Invitations

As for decor think ART DECO, of course. The presence of a graphic pattern – a strong cubist design (not floral, that would be Art Nouveau), use the pattern repeated on the place cards, and chose a color scheme that screams 1920. Try black and gold, deep brick-red and mustard yellow, emerald-green and peach….or my favorite dusty pink and black. Lighting should be soft and warm, drape vintage scarfs over crook-neck lamps, or use swag lamps with crystal mini chandeliers over each small round table. Table cloths of black underskirts with an over lay of the contrasting color of your palette. Lots of fine crystal glasses, and perhaps vintage china from thrift shops in mismatched designs but all from the 1920s and 1930s.

As far as food and drink  – begin the evening with aperitifs complimented by olives, nuts or canapes – followed by a catered dinner – one done with a vintage flair and fine silver. Then finger food sized desserts – served in a separate room – complimenting the after dinner cocktails. Of course chocolate covered strawberries compliment champagne perfectly.

If the event is to planned around a couples shower or engagement party then hold a nice dinner followed by libations and party games  – we like Charades played with a Golden Age Of Hollywood / 1920s theme. Have your guests acting out clues to The Great Gatsby, Chicago, Citizen Kane and Downton Abbey among other memorable movies and TV shows based in the 1920s.

 1920s Art Deco Wedding Shower & Party Invites

1920s Art Deco Wedding Shower & Party Invites

Remember, it’s all about creating memories. Be sure to collect photos and souvenirs along the way to add to your scrapbook of wedding day nostalgia.

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