Great Gatsby Themed Wedding Inspiration (Part 1)


Since we are having a Las Vegas wedding, a theme felt appropriate! We thought about the traditional Elvis themed wedding, I fought for a Harry potter themed wedding like this one, but in the end we happily agreed on the theme Great Gatsby – Roaring 20’s. This is a pretty trendy wedding theme at the moment and you can see why. The style is timeless, the book is making a resurgence with the release of the movie, and the fashion is to die for.

I have picked out my favorite Great Gatsby inspirations to share with you. Note: this is a two-part post because I just have too much inspiration to share! See Part 2 here.

GUEST BOOK

Ashley-House-Shoot-Love-NotesA typewriter as a guest book [or simply a fun prop]. One Fab Day image source.

original_little-vintage-hearts-framed-pictureThis could easily be a DIY. Idea from Notonthehighstreet.com.

Guest book alternative Custom flowers and Birds shabby vintage  Large

From the Etsy store 0 Names Left, I plan to make a guest book from an actual book! Another DIY.

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100% doing Polaroid guest book. Should be fun for us and the guests.  Image source.

FAVORS

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Personal Gatsby souvenir for favors? Done. Image source.

276056652128589502_nwJTYF5b_cOn each guests’ seat, a little personal champagne! Or right after the ceremony each guest can pop the cork! Image source.

retro-wedding-ideas-inspiration-grooms-bow-ties-signature-wedding-reception-drinks_0.originalLove the idea of giving each male guest a bow-tie! Image from One Wed.

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DIY Gatsby boxes for favors! Link to directions, right here. I think I am going to put confetti in these boxes for below…

KATE-SPADE-TWIRL-DAY-1-4706-500x333 Gold confetti, very Gatsby. Image source unknown.

CEREMONY

https://i1.wp.com/images.lover.ly/12303_mike_larson_37_mlp_8840_1353167434_16.jpgI love this look for the ceremony and the fabric on the ground. Image source.

Photo by Allan ZepedaThe gold and white flowers! I think this would look gorgeous for a ceremony. Image from Engage!13.

RECEPTION DINNER

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This table cloth is decadent. Those gold accents and feathers really make the theme. Image source from One Wed.

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Gatsby folding screen? A possible DIY. Image source.

Love the black wine glassesI love the idea of black wine glasses. Image from Martha Stewart Weddings.

wedins_styleunveiled_amore_greatgatsby_partii_006Get a champagne fountain going with “Time to Drink Champagne and Dance on the Table.” Image Source.

7fb0472d18991b266d13053c2fbaa12aThat little booklet is a menu! Another easy DIY, and fitting with the literary theme. Image source unknown.

CAKE

Screen-shot-2013-05-29-at-1.45.53-PMA beautiful art deco cake. Image source a first class wedding.

mwd104972_fall09_decocake_045comp_hd Art Deco white on white. Image source Martha Stewart Weddings.

My favorite cake by far. Image source.

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love, Sarah

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