Wedding Inspirations | Ideas for Book Lovers

by Simply Peachy on 31 May 2012

Today I bid farewell to my career as a lawyer. Having worked 6+ years in the industry, I have decided to take the leap to pursue more creativity in my life and to do something that makes my heart leap – enter – world of weddings. I am excited about this new adventure, am pumped and I can’t wait to see where this will take me!

As a daily peruser of books and other literary content during my stint as a lawyer, I felt it necessary to wave bu-bye to that chapter of my life with some literary love. I love the idea of a bookish themed wedding surrounded by books and vintage papers. Think library or bookstore and include lots of books – stacked up, cut up, layed out – they make beautiful centrepieces or table numbers. Include typewriters or library check-out cards and have guests type or write special messages for you as alternatives to the traditional guest book. Share your favourite literary quotes, poems or your readings about love and marriage with guests and even use these as conversation starters. Set up a card catalogue to organise your escort cards or act as your wishing well. There really are just too many literary themed ideas you can incorporate into your day, here are some of my favourite ones.


Hanging books and mason jars decor via Intimate Weddings


Bookmarks and confetti cones by ee photography via Green Wedding Shoes


Card catalogue dessert table by Heather Kincaid Photography via Green Wedding Shoes / Card catalogue place card display via One Fab Day


Library escort cards via The Knot


Library card wedding invitations via Oh So Beautiful Paper


Vintage book table numbers by Love and Found via Etsy and Jessica Claire


Ring bearer book via Weddingbee


Vintage book flower by Dainty Hippo via Etsy / Vintage wedding favours via One Stylish Bride


Book themed wedding cake – photo by Josh McCullock via Ruffled


Pencils place card – photo by Laura Ivanova Photography via Style Me Pretty

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