the great gatsby (reader request)

The Great Gatsby

Many thanks to my very well-read friend Melanie for requesting this board! I couldn’t have asked for a better source of inspiration. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of my favorite books out there and the new movie preview (seriously can’t wait to see this) was chock full of eye candy. I got the colors for this board from the firework scene:


If you haven’t read the book yet I highly recommend it. couldn’t have put it any better: This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.


photo credits: bridesmaids dresses, retro bride, gold glitter branches, bow hair clips, geometric necklaces, me & you sign, layered tissue, vintage book cover. 

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. LOVE THIS! The Great Gatsby as a wedding theme is something that has amazing potential for not only the B+G, but the guests too!


  2. I’m in love with that bride! Her hair and makeup is amazing..and OMG at those bridesmaids dresses.

  3. Glad you guys love it! I cannot stop watching the movie preview – I think I’ve seen it over 10 times now…!

  4. Sara, love your Great Gatsby board as usual. The whole 1920s will be a big wedding trend in 2013, as you’ll see by my guest post tomorrow at

  5. LOVED the book, know I’m going to love the movie! Can’t wait! And shoooooot Leo’s in it! <3


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