What could be better than ringing in the new year with a Great Gatsby themed wedding shower? This classic theme has recently resurged in popularity and we think it’s a great excuse for people to show off their creativity and play dress-up 1920s style!
Gatsby and glam go hand in hand and nothing says glamour like a velvet roped, red-carpet entrance! We recreated our own envious entry,reminiscent of 1920s Hollywood. At the end of our red carpet, guests were greeted by a strolling Champagne Diva. This elaborately costumed server, provided by J&D Entertainment, offered new guests filled Champagne flutes from the 60 slots built in to her hoop-skirt gown. Her stunning, but functional costume was chosen to complement the theme and she was a popular photo op with the guests throughout the night
Upon entering, the guests had the opportunity to make their mark with a unique type of “guest book” that reminded everyone, this was Gatsby, Texas style! Guests couldn’t miss the 30’ by 32’ wooden and glass container in the shape of Texas, featuring a supply of mini wooden hearts for guests to autograph and then deposit in the opening at the top, creating a massive message montage. The glass front can be customized with any message you like and it can be displayed on a stand or mounted on the wall for a one-of-a-kind Texas art piece. (coosadesigns.com)
An opulent color scheme of black and gold was chosen to create a sophisticated look and feel to the overall décor. Houston specialty linen experts, House of Hough,styled glitter-filled table tops with these colors intertwined together.
Flowers were by Belinda Lewis and Michelle Woodward,who created stunning centerpieces for the tables and high tops. Gold and black flowers are hard to find so Belinda paired red roses and white hydrangeas styled in vases of gold with gold accents. Fabulous, feathery plumes were added to give each centerpiece that Gatsby touch.
By Jade Lewis
Photography by Anthony Rathbun