Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wedding Theme Thursday: Book Lovers Wedding Inspiration!

My husband and I are readers. In fact, the whole family loves to read, and we love our books! If wedding themes had been popular when we were getting married we might've gone with a Book-Lovers theme ourselves! Not everyone gets how I feel about books that I love, but my husband not only gets it, he shares the same feelings, which is awesome and has probably gone a long way towards making our marriage successful. He has also become very good at building bookcases throughout the years. :-)

So I understand couples who share the book love and want to make it part of their wedding celebration, and these days there are lots of fun ways to incorporate that love into everything from your invites to your bouquet!

A fun invite that appears to be very popular is couples choosing a classic book cover for their wedding invitations.  Marty McColgan, a freelance graphic artist from Ireland works with couples to create wonderful book-themed invites and says that Penguin book covers are especially popular:

Or some couples go for the retro-library vibe with old library card invites:
Designed by Collin Morgan

Incorporating books into the ceremony can take the form of creating a book altar - 

create a pretty book and flower backdrop to stand in front of while you take your vows:

Some brides go all out with the book theme, like this gown made from the pages of books!
Designed and hand crafted by Lancashire bridal designer, Jennifer Pritchard Couchman.

For brides not quite willing to go that extreme, maybe a bouquet of paper flowers:

DanasPaperFlowers on Etsy has a variety of wonderful paper bouquets , boutonnieres, and corsages!

And how about these nails!!

And don't forget to provide some confetti for guests to throw!

At the reception you can really have fun with the book theme...

How about a guest book that holds old-style library cards that guests can sign with their good wishes and advice for the bride & groom:

Tables could be named after favourite authors rather than numbers:
Or if someone is creative, use books to display table numbers as well as providing some unique centerpieces:

There's lots of ideas out there for using book pages to make garland or flowers:

How about a book page runner down the middle of the tables?

And if you are a sewer, these seat covers would be such fun for a book themed wedding!

Can't forget the wedding cake. Incorporate pages or words from books you love...

Have fun with it!

Or maybe a cake that looks like books!

And look at these cake toppers!

Gift ideas for bridesmaids...
how about some studs made from old book pages...

Or be a little more literal with a book related gift:

Guest favors?...a bookmark of course!

And make sure to get your photographer to take a Thank You pic you can enclose with your thankyou cards or even have made into Thank You postcards!

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