Gatsby Theme?

posted 3 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MoodyFoodie:  They look Gatsby to me. Although my wedding is done and over with, I’m planning a big 30th birthday for myself and doing the 1920’s/ flapper theme. Same thing as the Gatsby. I think a lot of feathers and beads go with the Gatsby/1920s theme. I found a lot of pictures from Pinterest that I pinned on my board. Here are some to help with your inspiration.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

@MoodyFoodie:  I thought about doing the gatsby theme, but decided just to go with a vintage theme. Go on pinterest and search “gatsby wedding”. TONS of ideas! Hope that helps! 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

glitz, glam, geometric art is very gatsby

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@MoodyFoodie:  It’s very much 20s, art deco, opulence was a good word.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s not really called “gatsby theme”, what you’re referring to is called Art Deco. It’s a design movement that grew in popularity during boom of the 1920s, which coincides with the same time period of the book.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MoodyFoodie:  that’s cause it’s pinterest and a lot of the people on there have no idea about art/design movements, they’re coining a term based on a recent mainstream movie. i’ve seen things on there titled “gatsby” that are clearly Art Nouveau, which is not even the right decade.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i haven’t seen anything gatsby related.  but it took place in the 20’s with people who had lots of money.

so i would gather it would be 20’s style: beads, feathers, and bling.

Post # 12
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Honey bee

@atlbride2013:  I think the era of Art Nouveau and Art Deco overlaps quite a bit in the 20’s, but please correct me if I’m wrong.

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@SoupyCat:  Not exactly, but you’re right that they both embrace modernity but in their own way. Art Nouveau embraced natural elements such as fairies and insects in a gilded semi-geometric style (think Gustav Klimt), and faded out in influence by WWI. Art Deco came after WWII and didn’t fade out until WWII. It was very angular and used modern materials like stainless steel. Sorry, I’m an art history fan. 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I just find it funny that people throw extravagant “Gatsby” parties.  I think the point of the book was something about how the extravagant parties could never fully satisfy Gatsby.  Not slamming Gatsby parties, just appreciating the irony.

Post # 15
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Honey bee

@atlbride2013:  Thanks for the lesson 🙂 I guess I thought Art nouveau was still on trend in the 20’s (although fading) due to many of the gold gilden objets d’art and and ornamental decor associated with Gatsby.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Gatsy is just a pop-culture term used to describe a 1920’s Art Deco look. It sounds like that’s what you’re looking for.

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