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.


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

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.


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



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.


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 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.



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

Gatsby dinner

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.


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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