Old hollywood glamour wedding theme
Old Hollywood Theme
There’s nothing more glamorous than an old Hollywood-inspired wedding, complete with all the glitz and glitter of a Gatsby-era party. The timeless style is hard to beat—from the iconic silhouettes to the Art Deco-style accessories, the decadence and elegance of the Roaring '20s make for the perfect wedding theme.
From flapper girls to the silver screen starlets, there’s no shortage of old Hollywood makeup and hair inspiration to borrow from. Some of the key elements of a vintage hairstyle include polished, voluminous curls, sleek finger waves, or a classic rolled-up style. Paired with a retro-inspired jeweled headpiece, you’ll be all dolled up and ready for your moment in the spotlight.
Don’t Forget The Dress
Dresses in the old Hollywood era (between the 20’s and 40’s) were super sleek, feminine, fluid and gorgeous. Most were sheath-style dresses, although some of the more formal styles might have included ball gowns or mermaid-style dresses. Most of the dresses in this area featured fabric that draped lazily (but elegantly) or cascaded into pools of silk, satin and chiffon. Opt for a sleeveless sheath dress, cinched at the waist, with minimal embroidery or beading.
Everything Hollywood in this era was glittering, glamorous and glitzy. If you want to go with this wedding theme, picture a formal Gatsby setting and you’ll know exactly which direction to go in.
Mercury glass or silver candleholders and vases as centerpieces, gleaming charger plates with art-deco style flatware, intricate crystals, layers and layers of hanging chiffon or tulle…these are all wonderful elements to use in this theme.
Most brides opt for a modern cake (fondant and tiers) but with an old Hollywood design. Geometric lines are perfect, as are the colors gold, black and silver, and baby blue. Cakes that focus less on the floral embellishments and more on the color palette and patterns are perfect
Usually, cakes created with this theme feature elaborate piping or fondant work, and at least one shimmering, metallic color.
The Hair & Makeup
When you’re trying to decide on the perfect hairstyle and makeup for the old Hollywood wedding theme, think of Bette Davis with her thick, long eyelashes, finger-waved hair, and rich, red lipstick. This is the perfect look for this wedding theme.