The Roaring Twenties – Gatsby + Chanel Inspired Real Wedding


With the recent The Great Gatsby movie reaching over $120 Million in US box office sales alone, Wildflower Linen knows what an influence a great story, great actors and a great time period can bring.  The fashion and design world is buzzing over the fabulous styles behind the lavish and bold looks from the 1920’s era including colors of platinum, gold and black.

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A 1920’s style collage from

Chanel inspirations and designs were also pivotal for women in the 1920’s where Coco Chanel became a force to be reckoned with.  Chanel became a style icon herself with her striking bob haircut and tan placing her at the cutting edge of modern style. In 1922, she launched the fragrance Chanel No. 5.  In 1925 she launched her signature cardigan jacket, and the following year matched its success with her little black dress. Both items continue to be a staple part of every Chanel collection.


Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel & Carey Mulligan playing “Daisy” in The Great Gatsby Movie

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Recently, Ceci Style Magazine did an inspirational piece called “Gatsby Fever” where Art Deco Invitation Designer, Ceci Johnson herself, dressed up for a Roaring Twenties shoot!  Check out her phenomenal invitations and print material samples below.  Stay tuned as Wildflower Linen shares linen advice as a Style Expert on an upcoming issue of Ceci Style Magazine!  We’ll keep you posted!


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REAL WEDDINGS:  The Great Gatsby meets Chanel

gatsby and chanel chair covers and table linens

Event Designer Thomas from Thomas Bui Lifestyles styled this lavished real wedding with a mix of Chanel and Gatsby inspired tablescapes and decor. Renowned photographer, Gene Higa captured some of the design highlights of the room.

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Gorgeous white orchids and large clusters of roses were displayed on art deco styled black & gold pedestals.  Mirror centerpieces with mercury and precious metal spheres adorned the tables.  The show stopper piece was the sweetheart table which was  entirely made of ivory roses and orchids which sat behind an ornate framed mirror.  All of these floral creations were by floral designers, Three Petals.

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Above are the Wildflower Linen Chair Cap Covers that dressed the reception room of the wedding.  There were many variety of chair covers that worked perfect for a 1920’s Roaring Twenties glam.  These included our Bunya gold caps with a Fur Trim, the Paillette gold sequins chair caps and the bunya silver featuring cabaret style beading and trim.

Tufted white walls with black vases and white orchids

Tufted white walls with black vases and white orchids

Lavish Gold and Ivory Wedding Cake

Lavish Gold and Ivory Wedding Cake


Wedding Stylist/Event Design: Thomas Bui Lifestyle

Photographer: Gene Higa

Video: Epic Affair

Floral Designer: Three Petals

Lighting and sound: Platinum Peaks

Cake: Let Them Eat Cake

Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals

Mirrors: Luxe Event Rentals

Custom chiavari chair covers: Wildflower Linen

Location: Furiwa Restaurant