Hosting a Gatsby-Inspired Wedding How-To
F. Scott Fitzgerald concludes his classic The Great Gatsby on a sober, yet beautiful note: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” The recent movie release, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, rekindled interest in the novel, a cautionary tale of romance, betrayal, unfulfilled dreams, and satire. In addition to inspiring the film, many are scanning the pages of the timeless classic in order to emulate the elegance and class of Gatsby’s Upper East Side parties on their big day. Here’s how to throw your own, Gatsby-themed bash:
It’s All In the Details (Gold Details)
Couples are embracing gold accents to liven up wedding decor. “It’s a move towards sophistication. For example, we’re planning an outdoor event right now, but there’s crystal on the table, and gold silverware and chargers,” a San Francisco wedding planner told The Bridal Guide. A growing number of brides and grooms-to-be are choosing wedding decorations rentals with neutral and pastel base colors and gold and/or bronze details. Some are even adding a gold ribbons or tubing to the cake! ABC News recommends “a pleasing palette of blush, peach and ivory, with silver and bronze metallics. Add touches of bling with easy, shimmery materials like charmeuse and voile, gilt-encrusted ribbons, pearls, and beading.”
Make Gatsby Proud: Throw A Lawn Party
Start with wedding tent rentals; wedding tents for rent can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Decorate tents and open, outdoor areas with “linens, strung lighting, and blankets on the grass” for “an easy, relaxed background in which guests can feel comfortable, while you add as much luxury as you like with other elements, such as food, drinks, and live music,” ABC News continues.
Complement Elegant Venues With Fine Foods and Classy Cocktails
Finally, bring everything together with the right dinner menu. Serve champagne and high-class cocktails in delicate crystal glasses. Start dinner with light finger sandwiches, and conclude the meal with cake and desserts dusted with edible gold details.
Host an unforgettable, Gatsby-inspired wedding. Decorate wedding tents for rent with elegant crystals, beading, and gold details. Embrace the beauty of the great outdoors, and serve the finest foods to top off the evening. To see more, read this.