20′s-Inspired Art Deco Wedding: Kara + Chris

20's inspired wedding

Kara + Chris’ 20’s-style art deco wedding pulls inspiration from so many amazing + iconic aspects of the era – like speakeasies + The Great Gatsby! They were able to modernize the atmosphere + give the day a fun, personal twist by not making it too costume-y + incorporating some playful, whimsical details like their “censored” first kiss + glam, mismatched table linens. And I love that they included F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes throughout, as well as lots + lots of pretty candlelight! Along with their talented team of vendors, Kara + Chris were able to craft such a gorgeous day!

Thanks so much to Dixie Pixel for the stunning photography and, of course, big congrats to the newlyweds!

20s bride

20s inspired wedding rings

Kara is wearing one of my most favorite gowns, Eden by Jenny Packham. I can’t think of a more fitting dress!

20s inspired bouquet

gold lace napkin

20s bridesmaids

LOVE that Kara’s ladies all wore a “Gatsby-style” dress of their choice…so fun!

20s bridesmaids dresses

20s groomsmen

ring bearer sign


20s ceremony

20s ceremony

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

When my husband was so nervous at the altar he was unable to remember the words he needed to repeat so I had to help him. It was so sweet because I have never seen him nervous!

20s ceremony

20s wedding party

20s bride and groom

20s wedding bouquet

chalkboard signage

chalkboard signage

20s details

candlesticks in bottles

The floral + even design by Whimsical Gatherings is truly stunning. Majorly loving the use of feathers throughout the arrangements + the deep red peonies are just breathtaking…

feather centerpieces

feather centerpieces

wedding band

thank you sign

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Make a list of what's the most important to you and do not stress over the rest. At the start, we prioritized what meant the most to us, and this was photography and decorations. Because we didn't want to worry about every little detail, we hired trusted vendors.

photography: Dixie Pixel // venue: The Foundry on the Fair Site Knoxville, Tennessee // event design + florals: Whimsical Gatherings // event planner: Heather Lynn of Simplicity Event Planners // wedding dress: Jenny Packham // hairpieces: Etsy // shoes: Seychelles ‘I Do’ Pump // bridesmaid dresses: Various // bride’s hair: Priscilla Brown of Salon Visage // bridesmaid’s hair: Salon Visage // make-up: Raymie Alsobrooks of FACE Artists // groom’s suit: Black by Vera Wang // invitations: Tanya Williams // paper goods: Shayne Ivy (Table Cards) // catering: The Foundry on the Fair Site // cake: Donna Vandy // music: Pale Root (Band), Deena Robbins // table linens: Table Five