Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Bookish Wedding Celebration

Robbie and Shaina both work at Pete's store. That's where they met, in fact. Two English majors, finding each other, and love, among the stacks. How appropriate, then, that they themed their wedding reception around books. 

From the outside of the invitation (four hard-to-find USPS Literary Arts commemorative stamps) to the inside (a stack of books, designed and executed by the bride herself), and including the RSVP card (a facsimile of an old-fashioned library check-out card) it was a study in book love.

How lovely and perfect!

The reception was a joyous celebration, of course, but not just of the young couple. The literary theme was carried through to the table decorations.


Each centerpiece was made up of an author photo and a stack of classic books.

We dined at the Raymond Carver table.

More than one of the many booksellers present was heard to make some variation on the remark, "What, no Nicholas Sparks (John Grisham, James Patterson, insert your favorite over-the-top bestseller author)?"

How can they not live happily ever after?


EnriqueFreeque said...

What a brilliant wedding reception!

And I'm loath to go to 'em.

Anonymous said...

A truly fabulous event hosted by an even more fabulous couple. The first chapter of their life together has all the elements--romance, suspense (how will they make rent?) and most importantly, honest, likable characters that you really care about. It promises to be an epic tome that improves with each reading.

J.G. said...

Oh, what a creative idea! I don't think I've gone to any weddings where the centerpiece was a perfect conversation starter for any guests who didn't know each other.

(Anonymous, I sure hope you spoke at the wedding. Your comment would have made a great toast.)

Best wishes to the happy protagonists!

TheBookGirl said...

I can't think of a classier reception theme, apparently executed beautifully. I would have loved to be an attendee!