I have to admit, my attention tends to alternately wander from or get overloaded by Baz Luhrmann, the director of Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, and most recently, The Great Gatsby. The novel is one of my absolute favorites, and in spite of mixed reactions to these very stylized, jumpy movies, I do think I'd like to see it down the line sometime.
Regardless of my cinematic opinions, there's no denying the classic glamour of the 20s, no? Dropped waists, ankle straps, a healthy sprinkling of gold, and slightly more dramatic makeup than usual...I love it all. If you're concerned about your wedding looking like a costume party, don't be! I humbly suggest including just a few of these elements, rather than going all out, and grounding them with a simple palette of black and white, plus a pop of color, like eggplant, burgundy, peach, or mint.
True, the world of the novel is flawed, shallow, and excessive, but I don't think that detracts one bit from the beauty of pieces like these (links below):
|1, 2, & 7. Dresses, Modcloth. 3, 4, & 5. Bangles and Earrings, Bauble Bar. 6. Sandals, Zappo's. 8 & 9. Cocktail glassware, C. Wonder. 10, 11, & 12. Polish in Lucy, Paris, and Claudette, Julep. 13. Headpiece, Etsy.|
P.S. Today is moving day! Prayers, please!