Going Gatsby: Art Deco Wedding Stationery Ideas

The glamour, the grandeur, the glittery details...Baz Luhrmann's screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby may have been released over three months ago, but the trends inspired by the Art Deco era of this movie (and book) are still going strong! Dreaming of a Great Gatsby-themed wedding? Wondering how to translate this trend into your wedding invitations and stationery? For today's post, we're highlighting three simple ways to infuse your stationery with that Gatsbyesque glow.   #1: Design Elements Art Deco ElementsThe Great Gatsby is set in the  Jazz Age of the 1920s--an era gilded in opulence and glamour. To recreate this look on your stationery, you could try designs that feature swans and scalloped patterning, both of which hint at the ornamental decadence of this time period (especially if tinted with golden hues). Studded geometric patterns were also popular in Art Deco design, while soft, silky feathers were often fashioned to flappers' hairpieces and headbands. Head over to our website for Gatsby and Art Deco-inspired invitation suites   #2: Font Styles Art Deco Fonts Another fun way to play up this trend is through typography. Dress up your invitation and stationery wording with Art Deco fonts. Decorative and vintage font styles, such as the ones shown above, echo the look of Gatsby-era art, from theater marquees to concert posters for live jazz and swing. Many of our Art Deco-themed invitations already come with specialized typography, but you can also use our Design Studio to personalize the fonts on any design. Parisian Std Medium, above, is just one of the 100+ fonts available inside Design Studio. (If you'd like to use one of the specialized fonts on a different design, you can make a Special Design Request inside Design Studio. We'll be happy to help carry that font over to your design!)    #3: Color Palettes Art Deco Colors Of course, color is one of the easiest--and most effective--ways to infuse your stationery with that Gatsbyesque grandeur. Popular Art Deco colors include:

  • Rich, bold shades like black, white, and gold (pictured left and top right)
  • Softer, elegant hues like champagne, eggplant, and ivory (pictured lower right)

Whether you're planning an urban black-tie affair or a vintage soiree in the country, these Art Deco color palettes are sure to give your stationery some Great Gatsby flair. ------ Are you having a Great Gatsby-themed wedding? What designs, fonts, or colors are you using to help capture your theme? I'd love to hear your ideas!