My Bookish Wedding!

I’ve been super busy the past couple of months and for a very good reason: I got married! Planning a wedding is not easy, and one thing I struggled with was how many bookish details to include. If it was just me planning, this wedding would have been bookish from top to bottom! But my husband and I wanted the wedding to represent both of us, and he doesn’t read. (How do I survive? Easy. I make more and more outrageous book references until he squints at me and asks “Is that from Harry Potter?”) So, what bookish details to include?

We eventually chose to write our own ceremony script together. In it we included two book quotations that I selected and a couple math and science puns that he added. It ended up being a nice blend of his humour and my bookish love, and I think it showed how our relationship works.

In addition to the ceremony, I found this really beautiful paper at Michaels. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. I loved how subtle it was but that it still showed some book love. This ended up being used for our place cards.

Writing Paper

I hadn’t planned anything else for the wedding, but my amazing sister showed up with two awesome gifts as decorations in our reception hall. The first was a monogram created on a page from an atlas, with hearts depicting where my husband and I met, got engaged, and where we were married. I love how personal it feels!

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My sister also made this incredible heart for us – out of book pages! While I normally wouldn’t agree to using a book to make a decoration, I melted when I saw this. It meant so much to me and I think it’s beautiful!

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I absolutely loved these touches to our decor. These details meant a lot to me and they were that perfect little bookish touch that I wanted on my wedding day.

Finding Those Little Love Quotes

This past month has been insanely busy, both at work and at home. Don’t let anyone fool you: planning a wedding is exhausting! From making place cards to writing our ceremony script, planning this event has been both incredibly frustrating and wonderfully rewarding.

As I was researching different wedding scripts I kept getting distracting by all the little book quotations about love – which made it all the more enjoyable! I wanted to share some of my favourites and spread the love!

“I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely.” – Ian McEwan “Atonement”

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë “Wuthering Heights”

The Hobbit

 


“I am all the time thinking about poetry and fiction and you.” —Virginia Woolf

“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” —Nicole Krauss “The History of Love”

Winnie the Pooh


“Perhaps, after all, romance did  not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music; perhaps… perhaps love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.”
 – L. M. Montgomery “Anne of Avonlea”

 

Anne and Gilbert