The truth is (even though she was a bit of a cow), there’s a big part of me that still wants to be Daisy Buchanan – flitting about in her beautiful dresses with her voice full of money, breaking hearts all over West Egg. Maybe that’s why every time I see a wedding gown sporting art deco embellishment and a slinky, satiny silhouette, I have a full-on, hold-on-to-your-chaise dress swoon. Or why designers like Johanna Johnson and Jenny Packham always have me dying over their latest collections. Forget princess dresses – for a glamorous bride, there’s no better way to go than with a touch of 1920s vintage. Especially when its complemented with gorgeous retro hair, a red lip, or a spectacular hairpiece. So for our month of glamour, I went on the hunt for some of the most breathtaking Gatsby-esque gowns from real weddings and styled shoots, each of them worthy of Daisy herself.
Image credits (top to bottom, left to right): 1- Hunter Leone/Galina Signature via Green Wedding Shoes; 2- Alisha Crossley/Jenny Packham via Southern Weddings; 3- Paige Jones/Bash, Please/Jenny Packham via Green Wedding Shoes; 4- Anna Smith Photography/Chic Fleur Weddings + Events/Martina Liana via Style Me Pretty; 5- Lauren Kriedemann/Johanna Johnson on SouthBound Bride; 6- Goode Green Photography/Anna Sui from BHLDN via 100 Layer Cake; 7- Julie Livingston Photography/Jenny Packham via Style Me Pretty; 8- Karen Kristian via Snippet & Ink; 9- Dani Fine Photography/Ivy and Aster/Beth Chapman via Hey Wedding Lady; 10- Blumenthal Photography/Johanna Johnson via Gretel Sneath; 11- Parisa Weddings/The State Of Grace/Elizabeth Muhmood Kane/Samantha O’ Brien via Bridal Musings; 12- Amy Lashell Photography/Michelle Leo Events via Magnolia Rouge; 13- Robert Lawler/Jenny Packham via Love My Dress; 14- Jose Villa/Easton Events/Naeem Khan/J. Mendel via Once Wed; 15- Em The Gem Photography/Aidan Mattox/Oak & the Owl/Sealed with a Kiss Events via Style Me Pretty; 16- Zipporah Kapambwe Photography/Whitney Ambition/Diane von Furstenberg via Style Me Pretty; 17- Alyssa Michelle Photography/Ferndales Bridal/Maggie Sottero via The Southern California Bride; 18- David Jenkins/Jenny Packham via Love My Dress; 19- Gary Ashley of The Wedding Artist’s Collective/Jenny Packham via Style Me Pretty; 20- Ashley Photographer/Itty Bitty Party Committee/Badgley Mischka via Green Wedding Shoes
MORE GREAT GATSBY WEDDING INSPIRATION & IDEAS:
- Great Gatsby Bridesmaid Dresses
- Hair Inspiration: Gatsby Glam
- Hen Party Theme: Gatsby
- Gatsby-esque Cocktail Wedding
- Gatsby Glam Bridesmaid Dresses from Frock & Frill