If you are a familiar with the novel’s plot, you would know that the mysterious character, Gatsby, is famous for throwing marvelous and elaborate parties. Who wouldn’t want to throw a party like Gatsby? Throwing a party of that caliber would require your tables to be properly dressed for the occasion.
Since the Gatsby parties are all about flaunting wealth and extravagance, we wanted to overemphasize gold. We used our charming 108 inch round champagne jacquard scrollwork tablecloth at the base of this design.
For plate setting, we decided to use a chic white plate set with a thin stroke of gold that follows the natural shape of the round plate. Underneath the white plates, we added gold band clear glass charger plates to make the table feel more complete. To balance out the arrangement, we laid 18 inch black shantung silk napkins on the plates. We felt it was appropriate to use a gold grain napkin ring to create a beautiful fan form.
For the centerpiece, we wanted to steer away from feathers, which were commonly used during the Art Deco era, due to them being a detail that is often overused. To avoid straying from our Gatsby inspired theme, we used an elegant white bouquet of flowers in our 14 inch glass vase to give the set-up some height. We felt that the vase on its own was bland, so we added a gold chevron patterned ribbon spiraling down for a little extra dazzle.
As for the final touch, we placed graceful gold floral platters next to our one of a kind 2 inch gold speckled votive candle holders to bring harmony to our tablescape. To break up all of the gold and black, we added white glass pebbles to the gold floral platters to complement the plates and flowers