Oh, Snap! Gatsby Garden Party

This past weekend Mr. P and I had our engagement party.  Since our wedding reception is going to be in the style of the Roaring Twenties (my very favorite decade to play dress-up in!), we decided to carry that over to the engagement party with a Gatsby Garden Party theme.  Not only were we super delighted with the fabulous outfits folks came up with, but the party did end up like a Gatsby-esque soiree…read: EVERYONE ON THE POOL!


iPhones got destroyed.  Dresses bled.  Tailored suits aren’t quite so tailored anymore.  But it was a night to remember, indeed.

We were so thankful to have our family and favorite friends there to celebrate with us.  We love you guys!


{garden party getup}

{hats and headpieces}

{chihuahuas sporting bow ties}

{mason jar magic}

{pretty in pink and pearls}

{summer whites}

{me? drama queen?}

{nantucket reds}

{synchronized swimming}

{studio 54, anyone?}

{saying goodnight, in style}

What decade is home to YOUR favorite styles?  





20 Comments on “Oh, Snap! Gatsby Garden Party

    • I think you would have approved of the signature cocktail, Fiona!;-)

  1. I think the costumes must have been fun to create. Everyone looks good.

  2. What a lovely engagement party! Everyone dressed so nicely and smartly !! Love girls’ dresses, so charming. A lot of wine, people are blissfully happy and swimming pool – that must have been a great party!

    • Thanks Agness! It was quite the memorable evening!;-)

    • I’ve always loved the ladies of film noir Hollywood from the 40’s, too;-)

  3. Poodle skirts ALL THE WAY!!!!! Had a BLAST at your party! Theming it out is defiantly the way to go!!

    • Yay, LOVE the poodle skirt idea! I’m SO happy you were there to help celebrate, xo!

  4. Love the style of 20s and 50s and 70s :)…. great pics, great party….

    • Ahh, yes, I also love the 50’s! Those skirts were so much fun!

  5. Wow! What a great theme for an engagement party! Looks like a blast!

    • Thanks Jackson! It was amazing…night to remember!;-)

  6. This is so cool!!! I love it. I love this era as well. Great one for party and dress up!! I also love the styles of the 40s and 50s. When I was younger I was obsessed with the 60s and my inner hippie pops out every now and then. London has some really great themed parties. I went to a Belle Epoque Party when I first got here and recently went to a Blitz Party, where I got to sport Victory Curls for the first time. They also have a 1920s party here on a boat.
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    • That sounds like so much fun! Looking forward to reading your post all about it!;-)