Sneak Peak at Wedding Photos


Thank You Card design, Inspired Lines: White, from Wedding Paper Divas

Consider this the wedding photo nip-slip.

Scott and I finally had a few hours to sit together and look at our 500+ wedding pictures from Gaby J. Photography (located in Las Vegas). We are so happy with our pictures! If you don’t already know, we had a very intimate Great Gatsby themed wedding in Las Vegas, NV and it was seriously the best wedding I could have ever asked for. Looking at the pictures made me want to do it all over again!

Get ready to be flooded with wedding-centric posts. I have been waiting for our fabulous photos before I share all of our DIYs, non-DIYs, book/Great Gatsby inspired design choices, and wedding lessons learned. Don’t worry, I will try to spread it out as I know not everyone who subscribes gives a flying fuck about my wedding!

love, Sarah

PS: Sorry to blow the thank you card surprise my wonderful friends! Just act surprised when you get it in the mail…


DIY Vintage Inspired Printable Bookplates

VIntage Bookplate Collage

I have been trying to find the perfect bookplate to accompany a favor at our wedding. I have found some amazing bookplates but cannot decide what to do! While I go crazy with bookplates, why don’t you all take a look and see if anything strikes you!

Incase you don’t know what a bookplate is, shame on you. No, my goal is not to scold my readers but a bookplate is simply a label you put on all your books in your personal library. So when friends borrow your books, you can say, “Hey bitch. It has a bookplate on it with my name. Don’t pretend you thought you bought the book.” As you can see, I don’t like loaning out my books. I am a stingy librarian!

Free Bookplate PrintablesBOOKPLATE-DOWNLOAD

Besotted Natural History Bookplate

Besotted Brand Free Bookplates

Besotted Vintage Bookplate

B9Objects Free Bookplates

Benign Objects Vintage Bookplate


Lunagirl Images Vintage Labels


Design Sponge Made with Love Bookplate

Just to add a few other options that I love [but I have to pay for], check out this Etst store Oiseaux.  I am also considering buying these from Zazzle because they are very art deco. Do you think some of the free ones are better than this? Please share your opinion! I am stuck.

love, Sarah

Deco Wedding Invitations

wedding invite + art deco

Here is a peak at our wedding invitations! They are from the online retailer Paper Wedding Divas called Deco Dreams. I added the glitter on the main invitation for a little gitz and glam to reflect our Gatsby theme.  Also, note the Gatsby quote on the back of the RSVP card!

I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby

Thank you to my great friend, and skilled photographer, Lauryn Ann for the surprise photograph! Check out her work here.

love, Sarah

Great Gatsby Themed Wedding Inspiration (PART 2)

…Continuing the Great Gatsby Inspiration for our wedding day [see part 1 here].


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Some more Sue Wongs. They are inexpensive (about $600-$800) and perfect for a 20’s theme! Image source unknown.

Winter weddings like ours can incorporate fur! How very vintage. Image source.



Beautiful engagement ring! Worth getting an old camera for this photo opt. Image from First Class Wedding.


Feather and parchment roses make the perfect bouquet to last a lifetime! Etsy store La Plume Ethere for $100.

To die for bridal fascinator with vintage brooches and ranunculus flowers. Etsy store La Plume Ethere for $280.

Ivory White Peacock Feather Fascinator, Head Piece, Pearl, Champagne. Swarovski Crystal, As Seen In California Wedding Day Spring 2013

Feather Ivory White Peacock Feather Fascinator. Etsy store Batcakes Couture for $135.

Swan Lake 1920s Style Crystal and Chain Deco/Bridal Headpiece-The Great Gatsby-Art Deco Headpiece-Vintage Bride Wedding

Bridal headband by the Etsy store Prancing Fox for $128. I think the whole look, braid and all, is amazing.

Bridesmaid Mini Hat, Bridesmaid Fascinator, Flower Bridal Hair Piece, Wedding Headpiece, Bridal Fascinator, Ships in 1 Month

For the bridesmaids! A great, and time appropriate, accessory. Etsy store La Boheme for $38.

thomaslane earringsThese earrings, with the emerald cut, are just perfect for a 20s wedding. Maybe in blue? I need something blue still. From Thomas Lane.



Fits into my theme, art deco nails. Image source unknown.

Nude and gold nails, perfect for a Gatsby wedding. Image source unknown.

If I was feeling brave, a possible DIY or bridemaid nails? Image source unknown.



So many options! I think a few of these are DIY. Image source unknown.

Vintage Formal Updo

1920’s hair. So many beautiful details! Image source.

Since it is a winter wedding, I think I can rock the hair down. Just love this look. Soft, yet vintage. Image Source.

The fingerwave … another classic wedding hairdo. Image from Latest Hairstyles.


A little Leo is always a good thing! I love the bowtie (with the white trim). Image source.

The black suit is the actual suit my man is renting from Men’s Warehouse. The complete suit is a $240 rental. Image source from InStyle.


Amazing invitations from the store Etsy store Umama.

Cityscape Deco Invitation with Pocket

Custom art deco invitations. The details and font are amazing. From the Etsy store Purple Sapphire Design, $12 per invite set.

b27ea8f7cd54708d79a8a933868fdec4The invites we bought! There was a minimum of 10 invites, and we got 15 invites and enclosure cards, plus shipping, for $100. From Paper Wedding Divas.

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love, Sarah

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