How to Plan a Gatsby Wedding: Part 1 – Bridesmaids

Want to plan a Gatsby wedding? We’ll help you with our new series, How to Plan a Gatsby Wedding, kicking off the fun with some bridesmaids dresses. Check them out below. Be sure to join the list so you don’t miss the other upcoming four posts on this series.

Are you dreaming of a Gatsby-inspired wedding, but you have no idea where to start? You’ve come to the right place! We’re sharing part one of this fun new series launching today. We’re starting with bridesmaid dresses so you can get an idea of different colors and styles, handpicked from retro / mod style expert, ModCloth. Remember: when you pick a bridesmaid dress, it doesn’t have to look like a typical bridesmaid dress. Attire that your girls can wear again is a plus — and many of these dresses are more affordable than your “typical” bridesmaid dresses. You don’t have to outfit each bridesmaid in the same style, either: pick a favorite hue and let your girls select dresses that are similar, but unique in neckline, fit, or style.

We’re focusing on 1920s era dresses today, given that it is a Gatsby wedding theme. In this style, you’ll find fringe, sparkles, and unique necklines. Take a look at some of our suggested dresses and tell us what you think!

Gatsby Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses

Pretty in Pink

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Classic Black

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Handpicked Favorites

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Gatsby Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses

What do you think of these bridesmaid dresses?

xo
-E.

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DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

Planning a beach bachelorette party? Here’s the perfect gift idea! Be sure you’re signed up for updates so you stay in the loop.

Spring and summer are right around the corner, which means lazy days on the beach are finally on the way! If you’re planning a bachelorette bash at the beach, you’ll love this DIY bridesmaid beach bag gift idea. We’ve pieced together our favorite essentials for your girls including an essential tote bag, sunnies, flip flops, an adorable sun hat, beauty products, and more. Enjoy!

DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

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What’s in the Bag

Tote Bag

We love this new canvas tote with aqua stripes. It has enough room for her swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, and everything you see here. By Thirty One Gifts, where you can get it embroidered, too.

LOVE Bracelet

This gold jewelry piece is simple and oh-so-sweet. It’s the perfect everyday bracelet she can wear to the beach — and beyond. By Ava Hope Designs.

Embroidered Towels

She can lay out in style on her own personalized beach towel. These are by Memento.

Bridesmaid Sunglasses

These fun bridesmaid sunglasses can be worn on the beach + at the wedding! Spotted here.

Flip Flops

These aren’t just ANY old flip flops. They have custom sayings that leave your mark in the sand! Our fave for this bag? “Follow me, bring wine”. There are more available, too! By Sand Imprint Sandals.

Floppy Sun Hat

I’m ordering this one stat. If you need a floppy hat (I mean, really, who doesn’t?) then this is one that’s inexpensive AND adorable. Spotted here.

Beauty Products

Fill a wristlet (we spotted the one shown from Thirty One Gifts) with some favorite beauty products, like nail polish, a stick of sunblock, waterproof mascara (this one is from Pürminerals), and her all-in-one makeup solution in a compact form (also from PürMinerals.com). The lip balm is ultra-nourishing and essential because, hot pink. From Maybelline.

Book to Read

And, last but not least, throw in a book she can read on the beach. I recommend Yes Please, but that’s because Amy Poehler is my spirit animal. Yours might be Tina Fey, in which case this would be an awesome choice. Or Mindy Kaling’s book which was so funny I laughed out loud (and I was sort of bummed when I finished reading it). Another favorite? This book by Ellen Degeneres. Pick any book she’d like (but we recommend something funny and entertaining). I mean, a dramatic book is just a little too serious for a relaxing bach weekend, ya know?

♥ | ♥ | ♥

She’ll L O V E this gift. Promise. I know I would!

xo
-E.

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PIN IT: DIY Bridesmaid Beach Bag

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5 Fun, Offbeat Vans Wedding Shoes

Looking for Vans wedding shoes? You’ve come to the right place! Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss future posts.

We’ve talked about custom hand-painted shoes before, but these are a new favorite! Emma here and I have to say that Blake over at B Street Shoes has done it again! Remember when we showed you his custom TOMS wedding shoes, and those sweet Converse wedding shoes? We’re back to share his newest collection of Vans wedding shoes and they’re amazing. These shoes are hand-painted and personalized just for you. If you’re an offbeat couple and want something different, or you’re cringing at the idea of wearing heels all day long, or you want a pair of shoes you can wear on your honeymoon (just see the couples shoes below!), you’ll find them all right here. Check out the unique designs below!

Vans Wedding Shoes

This first pair of Vans wedding shoes says, “To Infinity” and “And Beyond” in a coordinating couples’ pair. Check out the back!

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These are perfect for the music-loving bride.

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I love the ‘Mrs’ and your new last name on the back.

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The back of these shoes translates to “Love is Everything”.

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These Vans have a Disney-inspired theme.

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You can view more from the collection here.

xo
-E.

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Bridal Alert: Pearl Statement Necklaces

One of the accessory trends we’re seeing this season is statement necklaces. Brides are selecting colorful baubles, bib necklaces, and pearl statement necklaces for their top jewelry picks. We love this look! Today we’re sharing our favorite pearl statement necklaces from Sukran Kirtis Jewelry, an expert in pearl necklaces, particularly layered statement necklaces. She uses a variety of pearl sizes along with mixed media (like leather, crystals, or lace) for a truly unique look. Which of these is your favorite?

Pearl Statement Necklaces – Bridal

Here are some of our handpicked finds, like this crystal and pearl piece. This one is my favorite!

Crystal + Pearl

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Layered + Lovely

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Boho

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So, tell us:

Which pearl statement necklaces are your favorite?

xo
-E.

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