2013 was all about the Rustic Chic trend. Say good-bye to the cowboy boots and distressed décor because 2014’s popular theme looks to be all about the fun and glamour reminiscent in The Great Gatsby. Here are six elements every Gatsby themed wedding should have.

Color Scheme

The most common color scheme of a Great Gatsby wedding is gold, black, and cream. But don’t be afraid to ad pops of color. We suggest light blue, pink or mint green as your accent colors. If you want to have a more romantic color scheme add pops of red in your wedding décor.


Wedding Dress

Great Gatsby inspired wedding dresses are filled with jewels and beads. Many 1920’s glamour dresses have gold and sliver accents. Great Gatsby wedding dresses are sheath cut but if you want to modernize your Great Gatsby wedding look find a dress with all the glamour but in a fit in flair style. Finish your wedding ensemble with a jeweled & feathered headpiece!



Have your bridesmaids embraces the 1920’s flappers style; short dresses with a drop waist with long pearl necklaces. Be careful not to get too retro with your bridesmaids, you don’t want them to look like they are wearing a costume! To avoid this, have their headpiece be a simple barrette with a few small feathers and jewels (not a whole headband like flappers wore).



This is where you can really have fun! Centerpieces are usually tall with white feathers and roses being the main focal point. Jewels hang from the tall gold or sliver vase that the flowers and feathers are in. These glamour centerpieces are easier to DIY than they look!



Great Gatsby themed wedding cakes are usually cream with gold shimmer. Instead of traditional flowers, Gatsby themed cakes have art deco shapes.


Candle Light Receptions

A candle light reception is one of the most popular trends of 2014 and it fits into the Great Gatsby theme perfectly! Candle light receptions bring a glamorous and sophisticated atmosphere to a wedding. Black Bear Crossings’ candlelit package includes ceiling draping with twinkle lights and twinkle lights behind the skirts of the head table and a beautiful floral centerpiece with votive candles.


Whether you decide to go with the Great Gatsby theme or not, our wedding planners at Black Bear Crossings are here to help you every step of the way. If you would like to get a tour of our venue, please contact Shannon at 651.488.4920. We would love to show you our simple & elegant venue that has a beautiful view of Como Park, all year round!

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