Today is the day and by now some of you may have already seen The Great Gatsby. With so much buzz about this movie's premier, there has been no shortage of Gatsby-inspired celebrations featured on wedding blogs for weeks now. I love all the glittering gold and art-deco details that is present in many of these shoots and real weddings, but when I think of The Great Gatsby, I think of something else. I remember the scene in the book when Nick Carraway describes seeing crates of oranges being taken into the back of Jay Gatsby's house and then goes on to say that every week the juice from 200 oranges is extracted for Gatsby's parties. To me, this is a symbol of pure decadence and indulgence, which is what makes this period in history and this story fascinating.
Below is my version of a Gatsby-inspired celebration. What I imagine is a garden party that takes place on a sprawling lawn; a tablescape filled with glittering gold details, peach bellinis, fresh citrus and summer blooms, and of course loads of fabulous fashion and jewelry inspired by the 1920s.