Groovy Comic Book Wedding

black and gold wedding stationery @weddingchicks

It was important to this couple that their wedding reflected their personalities and be fun and memorable. They chose a non-traditional venue, Rock n Bowl, and tied together traditional yet modern elements within their theme.

Their wedding theme consisted of peacock and comic book elements. The challenge was to blend these two themes without being tacky; the trick was being subtle with both. Be inspired by the entirety of this groovy comic book wedding found in the full gallery here, captured by Arte de Vie.


peacock feather embellished wedding shoe @weddingchicks

handmade wedding banners @weddingchicks


DIY and custom-made items became a big theme for our decor. Many hours of shopping and crafting with family and friends made it a fun and collective effort! My bouquet was handmade with brooches that were gifted by family and friends as well as thrift store and flea market finds. Our table top decor consisted of 28 assorted jewel-toned vases with carefully curated peacock and peasant feathers and gold embellishments accompanied by various lanterns and candles. All of the cake toppers, ring box, and “I DO” letters were beaded and glittered by hand. My bright blue shoes were trimmed with handcrafted feather shoe clips.

custom groomsmen mugs and cuff links @weddingchicks

blue and white wedding party @weddingchicks

brooch bouquet @weddingchicks

custom comic book cufflinks and boutonnieres

The groom’s and wedding party boutonnieres and corsages were custom-made paper flowers from comic book pages (a character for groom and each groomsman) and pages from Doctor Zhivago (paying homage to the origin of my name, Lara). All of the men in the wedding party wore cufflinks that were made to perfectly match each boutonniere. The mothers’ paper flower corsages were embellished with brooches and feathers to tie the elements together. The bridesmaids each carried a custom-made clutch with handcrafted decor in lieu of flowers while the flower girls carried unique “princess wands”. Other custom-made items included personalized wooden mugs for each groomsman designed by the groom and made by a friend of the couple, a Superman garter knit by a friend of the bride, engraved wine and pint glasses, and personalized lace handkerchiefs for our 2nd line at the end of the evening.

rock n roll bowling venue @weddingchicks

music venue ceremony @weddingchicks

bowling heels @weddingchicks

fun bowling alley photos @weddingchicks

trust and time

In hindsight I held too closely to much of what I was doing. Also, I should have stopped my “research” much sooner and focused on the vision that I developed. Sadly, I wasted some valuable time scouring the internet making sure that there wasn’t something else out there that I might like better… Trust yourself and your own vision. And most of all, I would have been better organized so we weren’t still crafting on my wedding day! But it all worked out perfectly and came together exactly as I envisioned. My advice to DIY brides is not to get too caught up in the DIY idea. Being a DIY bride takes a lot of extra planning and organization and some things are more time- and money-efficient to just outright buy! Also, stay organized and on schedule – time will quickly escape if you don’t manage it properly causing undue stress. Plan for your projects to take double the amount of time and trust me when I say you will be wondering where the time went. Most of all, have fun and enjoy every moment!


comic book grooms cake @weddingchicks

comic book inspired cupcakes @weddingchicks

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Photography: Arte de Vie

Venue & Caterer: Rock n Bowl
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake: Sucre
Caterer: Dickie Brennan & Company
Hair: Gerald William with Keith Noonan Salon
Makeup: Melissa Vaccaro with Ashley Sievert Beauty
Dress Shop: Humbug Bridal
Dress Designer: Maggie Sottero “Emma”
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo Chiffon in Tealness
Shoe Designer: BCBG Paris Jaze Suede Pump
Groom’s Attire: Jeff’s Haberdashery
Superman Pendant: Peora Sapphire
Band: Groovy7
A Cappella Group: Jay-Ray & Gee
Event Live Artist/Painting: Christina Pappion Artistry
Cupcakes: Haydel’s Bakery
Wedding Rings: Béjé Fine Jewelry
Bride’s Bowling Shoes: Striking Products
Groomsmen Attire: John’s Tuxedo
Bridesmaids Clutches: Ruby Rue Creations
Boutonnieres and Cufflinks: GlamMKE
2nd Line Handkerchiefs: Roxygs
Groomsmen Mugs: Rick Guhman, Sr

Read on to see how much this ___ wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.


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Colors: black, blue, gold, green, white
Styles: modern

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Black and Gold Gatsby Wedding

Gatsby styled bridal party @weddingchicks

Great Gatsby, this is a glamorous wedding! Not only is it overflowing with glamorous details stunning bridesmaid dresses and bits and pieces from the past, but a lot of the day was created by the bride. Lauren wanted make sure her day had an authentic roaring 20′s vibe.

Curious to learn just what was hand made in this black and gold Gatsby wedding? Keep scrolling past the credits below and you will find a whole list of what this vintage bride created! Plus don’t forget to slip over to the full gallery to see even more fabulous images captured by Alicia Pyne Photography.

glittery and glamorous wedding accessorties @weddingchicks

1920s inspired wedding look @weddingchicks

flapper styled flower girl @weddingchicks

roaring twenties bridesmaids @weddingchicks

Glamorous Styled Wedding

From Alicia Pyne Photography: The entire wedding day was inspired by the Great Gatsby and 1920s era with the end goal to feel like everyone was attending a lavish party at the Gatsby mansion instead of a traditional wedding. Everything from the invitations, venue, music, décor, and dress was inspired by the glamour of that time period

art deco style wedding proceedings sign @weddingchicks

vintage typewriter wedding advice station @weddingchicks

family photo fireplace wedding altar @weddingchicks

tying the knot @weddingchicks

newlyweds @weddingchicks

Dress The Part

Guests were asked to wear their best art deco attire which would mimic the elegance and fun portrayed in the book and movie. A glass conservatory was set up for the ceremony and then flipped after for dinner while guests partied outside. Vintage art deco pieces, many being family heirlooms, and F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes were paired with a modern twist to transform the entire night.

Gatsby wedding accessorties @weddingchicks

a little party framed quote and love note and wedding advice table @weddingchicks

messages and memories table display @weddingchicks

love note display diy @weddingchicks

DIY Messages for Memories Board

Instead of a sign-in guestbook, a message board was created so that every guest could write a personalized note.

A piece of plywood was spray painted black and then 150 gold envelopes were pasted in rows. A sign was made and framed by the bride with an art deco matte. Personalized advice cards were pre-printed for each guest to fill out with special gold pencils that had “Use To Write Words of Wisdom” engraved on them. After guests filled out, they sealed them in an envelope.

hanging marquee lights drinks sign @weddingchicks

Great Gatsby framed quote @weddingchicks

modern gold and black treats displays @weddingchicks

Gatsby Wedding Soundtrack

Keeping with the theme, the soundtrack from the new Gatsby movies was used throughout the evening. The bride walked down the aisle to “Young and Beautiful” by Lana del Rey. The couple and wedding party exited the ceremony by the song “Where The Wind Blows” by Coco O. For cocktail hour and dinner, 1920s and swing music was played in the background the entire evening.

glamorous Gatsby styled reception in gold and black @weddingchicks

black and gold place setting @weddingchicks

mr and mrs table and chapagne tower @weddingchicks

art deco and modern gold and black cake @weddingchicks

vintage wedding car and sparkler exit @weddingchicks

Black and Gold Gatsby Wedding

Cinematography: AGB Productions
Venue: The Gardens of Bammel Lame
Stationery: Occasion In Print
Cake: Susie's Cakes
Caterer: Tin Roof BBQ
Hair & Makup: Lindsey Kidd & Ginny Lee of Do Or Dye
Dress shop: Le Reve Bridal Boutique
Dress designer: Maggie Sottero
Groom’s attire: Vera Wang, Black for Men's Warehouse
Prop/furniture rentals: Bourban and Lace Events & Any Occasion Party Rental
Dj: PB & DJ Productions
Groom & Groomsmen's hair: The Argyle League
getaway transportation: Monarch Limousines
Veil or hair accessories: Gilded Shadows | Food, Popcorn & S'mores Labels: Punch Paper | Event designer: Andrea, Bride | Bridesmaid dresses: Pisarro Night | Bridesmaid dresses: Sue Wong & Adrianna Papell | Shoe designer: Nestina Shoes & Purse

Keep reading to find out more about the glamorous details that were DIY-ed for this black and gold Gatsby wedding! Trust us, its well worth the look!


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: black, gold, white
Styles: diy, themed, vintage