The 1920's girls wore provocative make-up,
showed their knees and abandoned themselves to the wild rhythms of Jazz,
Charleston and the Black Bottom. They listened to the songs of Duke
Ellington, Al Jolson and Fanny Brice and marveled at the dancing of Isadora
Duncan. It was an era of post war frivolity and optimism. To emphasize their
new found freedom, women threw away their corsets, cut their hair, wore
trousers, smoked cigarettes and drove fast cars. Life was for living.
also saw the development of a new elegant and sophisticated style of art,
Art Deco, which was characterized by the use of vibrant colors, graphic
geometric forms and simplicity, celebrating all that was modern.
across the Atlantic, prohibition in America forced people into 'speakeasies'
in search of illegal alcohol and created a gangland subculture of guns,
police raids and bootlegged whisky.
The style and
spirit of adventure of the 20's combined with their great love of partying
makes an ideal theme to base your wedding on.