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on1y1nadream Posted: Sep 18, 2007 10:43 AM+
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1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

So of course I was psyched when my fiance' finally decided to give some input on the wedding. Of course the only thing he suggested was a mafia (sopranos) style wedding. I feel that since this is the only thing he has contributed to planning and wedding talk, that I should honor his request. But now that I'm starting to plan I'm completely stumped! Any ideas? Please help!
PeteysBride Posted: Sep 18, 2007 11:48 AM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

Hmm well there was a post on this awhile back-i would do a search on the boards but I can tell you a zoot suit for the FH is a definite. If you have not purchased your dress and can pull of slinky, satiny and sexy, thats the route to go. Think glamourous, lol not horse heads! lots of candles, maybe a black and white theme with red roses or touches of gold or silver.

Found this on a website:

The last one about the invites is a subtle but really cute way to incorporate the theme nto your invites:
Invitations
* Use an Art Deco design on your invitations
* Have images of long, slender cigarette holders and cocktail glasses
* Have a picture or collage of 'flapper' head band with a real feather
* A photograph of the bride and groom dressed in 1920's costume
* Design of a 1920's luxury car
* For a gangster theme, print the invitation as an illegal entry permit to a speakeasy, complete with secret password

Venue
An original 1920's building in Art Deco style
Convert a marquee or hall to a 1920's style
Choose a venue with a cocktail bar
Music suggestions
Let's Misbehave - Cole Porter
Charmaine - Guy Lombardo
Sonny Boy - Al Jolson
Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
My Blue Heaven - Gene Austin
I Wanna be Loved by You - Helen Kane
My Man - Fanny Brice
Charleston - Paul Whitman
Someone to Watch over Me - Ella Fitzgerald
The Cake
A classical tiered wedding cake with a 1920's wedding couple on the top tier

Decorations
*Display black and white photographs of your favourite film stars of the era
* Hang large Art Deco style posters on the walls
* Use reproduction posters advertising films, theatrical plays and musicals of the time
* Hang glass bead curtains against the walls
* Place ostrich feather fans on the walls or in front of the top table
* Loop strings of beads around tables
* Fasten rolled serviettes in place with a miniature headband and feather
* Table Centres
* Candles set in tall candelabras
* Floral arrangements incorporating Champagne glasses and strings of fake pearls
* Cut glass bowls with geometric pyramids of fruit
* Art deco style lamps
* Float gardenia flower heads on tinted water in glass bowls, place fake pearl beads in the bottom of the bowl and surround with votive candles
* Use ostrich feathers in with floral arrangements
* Miniature model topiary trees studded with pearls, feathers and strings of beads

Favours
*Long strings of beads for the ladies
*Miniature model of a 1920's car such as a T Ford for the men
* 1920's style headband and feather for the ladies
* A mock straw boater for the men
* Attach place cards to long cigarette holders or cigars


1920s Theme Wedding

If you like the jazz age, a 1920s theme wedding may be for you. It is a period filled with great wealth and fun. The 1920s theme wedding is great for a traditional wedding with wonderful period touches or a great Halloween party.

The invitation sets the tone for the 1920s theme wedding. Use a black and white photograph of you and the groom. Then have the photograph printed on white card stock. Print your wedding information on white vellum in black ink. Then tie the two pieces together with a beautiful gold ribbon.

For the bridal look, consider a gown from the 1920s. You can purchase a gown from a vintage store. If you can not find a gown at a vintage store, then have one sewn. To top off this look, use a beautiful crown of greenery and roses with a bit of baby breath. The bouquets were huge during this time period. Have your florist recreate a jumbo bouquet with your favorite flowers.

There are many great ideas for your reception. Have your guests greeted with a glass of white wine and the sounds of a jazz band. For place cards, use old post cards from the 1920s with Hollywood stars like Mary Pickford. Bath tub gin was quite popular. Recreate your own signature bath tub gin to be served to your wedding guests.

For your wedding cake, rent a gold heart shape arch to go behind the cake table. Cover the cake table with a black cloth with gold topper.
For the wedding cake, use three round tiers with the top tier in shape of a gold musical instrument. Sprinkle the table with white rose petals.

The 1920s theme wedding is a great way to get married. This wedding theme can be a simple cocktail party or an elaborate Hollywood
MzHopesAlot Posted: Sep 18, 2007 07:31 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

its your wedding do what you want!!!
MzHopesAlot Posted: Sep 18, 2007 07:31 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

its your wedding do what you want!!!
ratherbealeper Posted: Sep 18, 2007 10:08 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

Broaden your searches to include the 30s and 40s... some styles may be different but there is that overall theme.... hats and suspenders for the guys, slinky (not poofy) wedding dress etc.

Stick to really 'classic' details such as all white flowers in a standard bloom like callas. A variety of urns/vases would work really well too. beaded details, birdcage veil etc.

Otherwise, the ideas up top are really on point....
ratherbealeper Posted: Sep 18, 2007 10:13 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

also... you cvan modify the theme slightly to include old school NY (like chrysler building, grand central station etc) as it kind of goes hand in hand with the italian 20s deal
lyndanoelle Posted: Sep 19, 2007 09:15 AM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

I think it would be a Hoot!!!!
jtgarsik Posted: Sep 20, 2007 01:24 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

i think it's an absolutely FABULOUS idea. very unique & it could be SO great if u do all sorts of fun ideas & details. Definetly zoot suits and flapperstyle bm's...u can get SO creative! vintage everything!! and the music...u can't go wrong Watch the movie fever pitch...there's a part where they go to a 20's theme party..lots of good stuff & drew barrymore looks adorable!
GinaZ Posted: Sep 21, 2007 10:06 AM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

At first I thought it would be inappropriate then I read peteysbrides ideas and now think it would look really cool!!
PeteysBride Posted: Sep 21, 2007 10:59 AM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

There's a movie..um DELOVELY? Never saw it actually lol but they did a windo display at Bloomies last yr I think it was and it was that time period-GORGEOUS. Very glamorous-essentially lots of candlelight, soft silky fabrics in gold, white or silver. Mirrors on the table beneath your CP's so candles surrounding it bounce back. Calla lillies and white roses-ir black and white. Just think super old time romance and glam.

OH! For table numbers maybe you can scrounge up old pictures of Little Italy or italian themes and print those. You want it to have an Italian 'flavor' but not be full on mafia. Even in the godfather movies they did glamarous but nothing that said I AM a mafioso lol unless you count the HUGE envelopes! Good luck!
jtgarsik Posted: Sep 21, 2007 05:21 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!


Posted by PeteysBride

There's a movie..um DELOVELY? Never saw it actually lol but they did a windo display at Bloomies last yr I think it was and it was that time period-GORGEOUS. Very glamorous-essentially lots of candlelight, soft silky fabrics in gold, white or silver. Mirrors on the table beneath your CP's so candles surrounding it bounce back. Calla lillies and white roses-ir black and white. Just think super old time romance and glam.

OH! For table numbers maybe you can scrounge up old pictures of Little Italy or italian themes and print those. You want it to have an Italian 'flavor' but not be full on mafia. Even in the godfather movies they did glamarous but nothing that said I AM a mafioso lol unless you count the HUGE envelopes! Good luck!



yes....DEFINETLY check out DeLovely!
Browneyesncute Posted: Sep 29, 2007 07:10 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

I think it sounds like fun!
leahland Posted: Sep 29, 2007 11:31 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

don't forget to spraypaint the outline of a body on the floor.
KK Holiday Posted: Oct 04, 2007 04:24 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

i think theme weddings are the best!
tlp123 Posted: Oct 07, 2007 02:01 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

I saw a video clip of the mafia themed wedding. The guests were all dressed up! The men in pin striped suits with hats and women in flapper outfits with boas. The MC was clever in the things he was saying, mafia and 20s related. The men walked in to the reception hall carrying machine guns with sopranos music playing in the background. There were also gun shot sound effects, while the MC pretended to dodge the bullets. It wasn't exactly my cup of tea, but I can see why people would like that. The guests were having a blast!
BoxOfRocks Posted: Oct 07, 2007 02:31 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

I think a vintage-inspired wedding drawing ideas from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s sounds lovely. PeteysBride came up with a lot of good ideas that are inspired by that era. However, I don't think there should be a specific link to the organized crime concept.

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Posted by MzHopesAlot

its your wedding do what you want!!!



I agree 100%
VegasBride322 Posted: Nov 09, 2007 09:54 AM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

It sounds like a blast!

Have your bridesmaids dress like flappers (beaded or fringed gowns).

Put your groomsmen in fedoras and bold striped suits.

Exploit all the art deco decorations you can find.

Find a baker who will make a grooms cake that looks like a box of cigars.

A 'speakeasie' theme for the rehearsal. - Some below ground restaurant and give everyone a secret code word to enter.

Learn the Charleston.

Rent a vintage car for your wedding transportation.

Consider a drop waist dress for yourself - I've seen a LOT of 20's inspired gowns lately.

Give engraved flasks as wedding party gifts.

Gambling

Have cigar/cigarette/candy girls for your wait staff at the reception

Watch the Godfather

Okay - that's all I can come up with for now.

Hope it helps.
Regal Beagle Posted: Dec 29, 2007 08:17 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

I just have to say that is awesome!!! The tuxes will be fabulous!!!





EmberLynn Posted: Dec 29, 2007 08:45 PM+
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Re: 1920's Mafia Theme Wedding. I NEED HELP!

Try to go with an old fashion looking dress. You know you could go vintage with a flapper wedding gown. Those were just stunning. Also go with a big bo-k. I think you have a lovely theme. Just be creative.
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