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?