Shalyn & Richard tied the knot at Hengrave Hall with a Great Gatsby theme like you’ve never seen before. Sticking true to the all-out luxury and party vibes of the 1920s, the couple had a burlesque dancer, flapper girls, a vintage wedding car and an opulent black and gold colour palette across the tablescape, signage and wedding guest fashion! Shalyn & Richard’s loved ones embraced the theme wholeheartedly and donned their suits and sequins for the wedding day.

Luxe Great Gatsby theme wedding at Hengrave Hall with 1920s wedding guest fashion

Shalyn & Richard floated the idea of a Gatsby-styled wedding, a full-on weekend of revelry for their guests, committing to a true roaring 20s Gatsby theme, and we were more than happy to oblige! We were the eyes and ears on the ground, organising every detail ready for their and their guests' arrival from around the globe. Throughout the weekend, we wanted to capture the excitement and "unbelievably luxurious" styling of a party at the Gatsby mansion, honouring details from Fitzgerald's iconic novel.

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Great Gatsby Wedding Theme at Hengrave Hall

Shalyn & Richard had a Great Gatsby wedding theme at the luxurious Hengrave Hall mansion that was nothing short of magical, capturing the glamour and allure of the Roaring Twenties. Hengrave Hall provided the perfect backdrop with its grand architecture and sprawling gardens. Guests arrived in dazzling attire, donning flapper dresses, sharp suits, and feathered headbands, transporting everyone back to the jazz-filled nights of the 1920s. The reception was adorned with gold accents and Art Deco motifs, creating a luxurious ambience. It was a celebration of love, elegance, and timeless romance, making it a wedding to remember for years to come.

A massive mansion with a black and gold theme and flapper girls…this is like a true Jay Gatsby party!

To have a couple so ready to enter into a theme was a true delight and it was our pleasure to design every detail for Shalyn & Richard, to ensure they and their guests had a roaring great time.

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A true Great Gatsby party, of course, wouldn’t be complete without fancy drinks. Take a look at these signature wedding cocktail ideas for some fun and unique inspiration. Shalyn’s vintage-inspired bejewelled wedding dress was a total show-stealer. We have a whole collection of our fave mermaid wedding dresses if you’re loving this silhouette!

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

Venue: Hengrave Hall | Photography: Chloe Ely Photography | Videography: Tin Box Memories | Planner & Stylist: VC Event Curation | Florist: Tudor Rose Florist | Wedding Car: Silverline Limousines | Cake: Amelie's Kitchen | Flapper Girls: Pearl Creative | Jazz Trio and Band: Gatsby's Jukebox | Fireworks: Fully Fused | Hair & Makeup: CJC Hair and Makeup | Wedding Dress: Badgley Mischka | Bridal Boutique: J's Couture | Groom's Suit: Tom Ford | Groomsmen's Suits: Scabal | Catering: Milsom Weddings | Lighting: Dream Wave Group | String Quartet: Scintillo | Singer: Wedding Singer Suffolk | Tableware: Banqueting Hire | Glitter Tablecloths: Suffolk Wedding Hire

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