Although I wanted to capture a 1920s sensibility, I also didn't want the board to feel like a cos-play pamphlet, hence the glaring absence of fringed flapper dresses and the slightly more modern layered, black dress above. But if your bridesmaids are bold enough to rock some fringe, get on with your bad self! I also wanted it to be *gasp* a tad more affordable. I just love the sleekness of the 20s aesthetic, every dress an ode to the line and silhouette. Besides, how could I not love a decade of fashion that considered flat-chestedness ideal? And that delicious white number above? It's $195.00. Check out the deets for all the cheap goodness.
Mood: 1920s dinner party in the summer
Color Palette: Black, cream, soft pinks, brass
Artifacts of Inspiration: The Great Gatsby, southern mansions, Al Jolson, mint juleps, art deco, frills, "Boardwalk Empire"
The Inspiration Deets, Credits, and Maybe Where to Find Them:
The Acacia Mansion, Amazing Headband from Twigs and Honey (Pretty much any of these would have worked for this board. They are all incredible and I spent way too long sighing over them.), Little Black Flapper Dress from GutsyGirl on Etsy, Incredible DIY Chandelier tutorial from weddinghigh.blogspot.com,Phonograph with CD Capability, Nataya Ivory Dress from RomanticThreads.com, Vintage Groom Suit Guide from Ruffledblog.com, Pink Balloons by Amanda Wilcher via StyleMePretty.com, Black Ikea Framed Monogram, 1920s Music Cover Art, Rose Centerpieces (SO simple and pretty. Some clear glasses + Wholesale Garden Roses = cheap and pretty centerpieces.), Art Deco Lantern Necklace by kneehighsnpigtails on Etsy
A little more on cheap sweetness:
Aviva Events has some excellent ideas on using Ikea products for wedding decor. Score! That frame above is only $29.99.
That black flapper dress from GutsyGirl is only $21.00!
Art Deco Lantern Necklace from kneehighsnpigtails is only $20.00!