Today’s blog post is going to be very highly original (not). Anyone who has followed my blog may have noticed I’m slightly keen on Art Deco having got into it via an interest in 1920’s Hollywood.  I have been more than a little happy this style has been seeing a little of the spot light thanks to the Great Gatsby. Well I’ve also just come back from my holiday and have gotten to the end of my stored up blog posts so have to do something before getting fully back into the wed-o-verse.

1920’s Hollywood

So I’m kind of combining Great Gatsby glamour with art deco, 1920’s Hollywood with my holiday. Using some of my holiday photos to try and illustrate the point and why I love it. For my holiday I have recently had the privilege of being in one of my favourite places on the planet.

Ok, it may be utterly contrived but then what man made isn’t contrived? Some of the best things humans do are the most contrived, the most carefully thought out. As some one who loves design and ingenuity I am actually in awe of the design work that went into the building of it. I could stand there looking at and loving the building. Then you’d notice the sign for the building, a sign that would utterly individual and suit perfectly the building. A mini work of art in its own right. The building would be full of little details and charm and often feature great window displays if it were a shop.

Theme park joy

If you worked it out I’m talking about Disney’s Hollywood studios or MGM studios as some people may know it. They’ve changed the name. It’s in Florida and frankly I think it’s awesome. So many happy memories there both as a very very lucky child and now as an adult. It’s a truly amazing place.  I love the service of the staff out there, very friendly.  The design and the scene setting blows my mind, as does some of the rides and attractions.  Our group went from 2 – 82 and was entertaining for everyone!

Here are some of my photos that show the style of some of the areas of the park that tie into 1920’s Hollywood and Art Deco. They’re also one’s which don’t show too close up any other tourists. So not quite the best photos but it was very busy there! For anyone looking for an opulent wedding the black and gold building in the back ground of the photo with the car in I think is particularly good inspiration. The shop with the celebrity sign on I think really shoes how art deco styles can combine the past with the present while I love the symmetry of the last sign and how fun it looks at night. I would recommend searching on Flickr or other image sites for more as there are many more great buildings there as well Dinosaur Gertie.

Hollywood Boulevard shop front
Hollywood Boulevard shop front, a great example of 1920’s Hollywood
Hollywood Hotel sign, the hotel is the theming for the Tower of Terror ride at Disney Hollywood studios
Hollywood Hotel sign, the hotel is the theming for the Tower of Terror ride at Disney Hollywood studios
Actors or residents on Hollywood Boulevard
Actors or residents on Hollywood Boulevard, entertaining and setting the mood.
A building on Sunset Boulevard in Disney Hollywood Studios
A building on Sunset Boulevard in Disney Hollywood Studios
The sign on the previous building at night.  I love the park at night when its lights come to life
The sign on the previous building at night. I love the park at night when its lights come to life

Why blog about it?

So why go on about it? Well I think in a wedding the most important thing is obviously who you are marrying. Then if you want them there its about sharing the occasion with the people who are special to you. But if you have the means I think it’s a great idea to channel and take inspiration from the things in your life that give you joy and put a smile on your face. It could be in the style of your wedding. Your stationery, your cake, what you call your tables or what food you feed your guests. Be fun, be imaginative and be yourselves.

As ever I have a wide selection of wedding stationery several designs of which are great for 1920’s Hollywood or Art Deco. Take a look a my bespoke wedding stationery and invitation collections. I have another Art Deco Wedding inspiration  on this wedding stationery blog. Or check out a piece I’ve written on the English Wedding blog about Art Deco style plus another one showcasing some appropriate bespoke wedding stationery.

Finally the photos were taken in Walt Disney World at Hollywood Studios. If you want to know more about it visit this link https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/hollywood-studios/ – Btw my absolute favourite area of WDW in Florida might be Asia in Animal Kingdom, but I gave up trying to think how to make escaping a Yeti relevant to Wedding Stationery.