Art Deco Opal Jewelry | October Birthstone

Today we’re going to take a moment to share some gorgeous vintage art deco jewelry finds with you all, some perfect for purchase, some sadly only for pinning (and pining!). Opal is an October birthstone (the other is tourmaline: we’ll save that for another day). Today’s lovelies? A variety of vintage art deco opal jewelry, as well as some Art Nouveau opal gems as well.

First up, this breathtaking art deco opal and diamond pendant, sold at auction a few years back, and it’s just essentially… well, perfect.

Art Deco Opal Jewelry

Art Deco opal and diamond pendant, auctioned at Sothebys.

Next up are these lovely vintage style rose gold opal earrings from Angara:

Vintage Rose Gold Art Deco Opal Earrings

Vintage style rose gold art deco opal earrings, from Angara.

Next this stunning and unusual peacock-inspired art nouveau black opal pin, from Lang Antiques.

Black Opal Art Nouveau Pin

Peacock-inspired art nouveau black opal pin, from Lang Antiques.

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Intimate Winter Wedding | Sarah + Alexander

This lovely, intimate winter wedding, sent to us from Shane Webber Photography, is filled with elegant vintage-inspired details, and perfectly encapsulates the warmth, joy and beauty a small and stylish intimate reception can bring.

Intimate Winter Wedding

From the invitations to the dress, the floral arrangements to the venue, this beautiful winter wedding featured classic elements as well as some gorgeous, singular and personal design pieces (that cake!), all together creating one fabulous event.

Photographer: Shane Webber Photography // Dress Designer: Teedee by Ted Baker // Cake Designer: Cakes by Stacey Anderson // Event Designer: Collette Couture // Invitation Designer: Eagle Eyed Bride // Shoes: Gianvito Rossi // Reception Venue: Oddfellows // Band: Tie The Knot Music // Hair Stylist: TPL Hairdressing // Floral Designer: Wild Floral Design //

Flapper Costumes | Authentic 1920s Costumes

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If there’s one thing we know around here (other than weddings!), it’s flapper costumes. Or more accurately, flapper dresses, since we kinda sorta feel they should be worn for any and all special occasions and not reserved for Halloween and costume/fancy dress parties alone. But whether you’re in the market for a 1920s costume for Halloween, or a gorgeous vintage style gown you can wear again and again: we’ve got you covered! Take a look.

First up, here are just some of the gorgeous flapper dresses currently available at Deco Weddings beloved sponsor Unique Vintage:

Flapper Costumes from the 1920s

Gorgeous flapper dresses from Unique Vintage.

Flapper Costume 1920s

Beautiful flapper dresses from Unique Vintage.

They offer a variety of styles and price points, with dresses in the less expensive “costume” realm as well as beautiful hand-beaded gowns that will stand the test of time. They’ve also got lots of accessories for any 1920s costume, from shoes and bags to wigs and the all-important hair accessories:

1920s Flapper Headbands

1920s flapper headbands from Unique Vintage.

P.S. If you want something a little scarier than just “flapper girl”, be sure to check out this zombie flapper makeup tutorial! (Not for the squeamish)

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the fact that we’ve got several gorgeous hand-beaded, higher-end flapper dresses for sale in our Art Deco Shop, as well as links to some others around the web:

1920s Flapper Dresses


Surprisingly (or maybe not), Amazon actually has a fairly wide collection of art deco dresses and flapper costumes in the “costume” price range (i.e. under $60). Can’t speak to the longevity of these dresses, but some of them certainly look stunning:

Flapper Costumes | Gatsby Dresses

Flapper dresses from Amazon.

And finally of course you’ve got your classic Halloween shop finds at places like These dresses may not be hand-beaded, or feature the detail that some of the others do, but like Amazon’s selection they’re typically lower-priced, and there are some great finds there as well.

Flapper Costumes

Flapper costumes from Halloween Costumes