10 Jul

{Pearls & Lace} Gatsby Themed Bridal Shower

Beautiful burlap, lace, and paper cake

This {Pearls & Lace} Gatsby Themed Bridal Shower styled by Dona Beglarian of Celebrating Life by Dona is absolutely beautiful with its pretty vintage decor & sentimental details. I love the “Traditions” table with the generational family wedding photos & pink heirloom linen – what a sweet way to celebrate with family!

PARTY HIGHLIGHTS to look out for:

– Beautiful paper and fabric “cake” with pretty doily rosettes, burlap bows & pearl strands
– Gorgeous framed generational family wedding photos and vintage pink family heirloom tablecloth
– Romantic Florals by Pink Ginger Designs + doily dessert decorations
– Nail polish escort cards & wine bottles with table number wraps

Nail polish seating cards

Great Gatsby inspired decorations

Vintage inspired party decorations

vintage tablecloth heirloom

Vintage family photo display

Great Gatsby inspired bridal shower

Vintage inspired wine bottle table numbers

Pink & pearly doily dessert topper

Bridal shower table setting

Bridal shower activities

Bridal shower music

Great Gatsby themed bridal shower


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Dona

I have to say that this Gatsby inspired Bridal Shower, draped in pearls and lace and all things 1920’s, was absolutely breathtaking and so much fun to bring to life. To achieve the essence of the Speakeasies from the past, every party detail was calculated to tie in vintage glamour, jazz music and an excess of splendor. Featuring many simple do-it-yourself projects by Dona Beglarian of Celebrating Life by Dona, the party’s debut was nothing short of lace and pearls magic.


Celebrating Life by Dona created unique elements to introduce the Gatsby flavor. The party featured the following:

A Custom Vintage Suitcase Money Box for collecting guest greeting cards and gift cards, displayed on vintage soda boxes.

– A Seating Display from an old cigarette box draped in pearls with Nail Polish Placecards featuring guest names and respective table numbers, that also doubled as take home favors, in coordinating party colors and displaying the message “Bottled with Love.”

– Custom Wine Bottle Table Numbers with event title and date, that doubled as a party prize giveaways.

– A larger than life Three Tier Paper Cake, wrapped in lace, pearls and doilies, made entirely out of cardboard paper.

Vintage Doily Dessert Picks for plated dessert displays.

– A Collage of Framed  “Generations of Love” featuring the bride-to-be’s family wedding day pictures from three generations prior.

– Custom Paper Straws and Flags with the message “Miss to Mrs” and a longer Table Front Banner with the “Miss to Mrs” adorned in vintage papers, ribbons and lace.

– Flowers prettified by various mason jars enveloped in lace, pearls and gold bouquets, bottles and Speakeasy canisters (DIY Tutorial here).



– Party Styling: Celebrating Life by Dona
– Photographer: Ara Images
– Florist: Pink Ginger Designs
– Vintage Pastries: KK’s Bakeshop
– Venue: Westlake Village Inn Wine Cellar

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Sharis SAYS:

Awesome! Love it!

Reply July 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Holly SAYS:

Love this era and you just nailed it…great post!

Reply July 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Dona Beglarian SAYS:

Thanks for the kind words of appreciation for the detail!

September 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Talin SAYS:

Absolutely beautiful!

Reply July 15, 2013 at 11:25 am

Dona Beglarian SAYS:

Thanks Talin! It was so much fun to craft, style and bring to life!

September 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm

HenorStag SAYS:

I love her shoes! Wow! That table full of classy vintage details. Fabulous!

Reply July 16, 2013 at 8:24 am

Dona Beglarian SAYS:

It was so much fun hunting around town and the house for just the perfect little items for the tablescape.

September 19, 2013 at 12:29 pm

mskaitlink SAYS:

I want to do something similar with the wine bottles for my speakeasy themed wedding. Anyone know where I could get the font/a printable label?

Reply July 17, 2013 at 8:26 am

Dona Beglarian SAYS:

Certainly. Try your local copy center. They have tons of labels, printer-ready, with Instructions on how to create. Get the ones that look like stickers, and once you print them out, simply peel and stick. A little hint to make your life easier, when you’re shopping for wine bottles, select bottles that look pretty and have the smallest label on the front, so that you can easily cover it up with your new label. Don’t go for the larger labels, so that you don’t end up having any of the original packing label sticking out. Hope this helps.

Reply September 19, 2013 at 12:33 pm

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