Bookworm Bliss

Oakleigh and Raf are book-loving scientists – she’s from Shepherdstown, West Virginia and he’s from the Dominican Republic. They wanted to combine their passion for literature and their family cultures in a unique wedding celebration that would stay within their researchers’ paychecks budget.  There was so much detail in the reception décor that I decided these pictures needed their own blog space! Enjoy these images by the ladies at The Honest Love (http://www.honestlovephoto.com/)

We came up with a library-esque vibe in the old barn complete with a “bookcase” made by installing wallpaper on panels that screwed into the barn posts. Book Wallpaper WallThat awesome chandelier? Oakleigh sent her uncle a picture of the lighting in the New York City Public Library and he created this stunning focal point for the reception. Book themed Kings TableFamily and friends donated books (over 400 of them!) and scoured thrift stores for the mixed metal objects used in the table centerpieces. We used pages cut from an old encyclopedia for place mats. The day after the wedding all the books were packed and picked up by a charity that will reuse them.Book Centerpieces and Vintage Encyclopedia Page PlacematsWe repurposed seeded eucalyptus garland from another wedding (I love how generous my brides are!) and spraypainted it in soft metallic tones of pewter, gold and copper.Painted Dried Foliage on Kings Table Table numbering included chapter quotes from favorite volumes, English on one side and Spanish on the other. Chapter Quotes in Spanish The wedding cake from the Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery (wvbakery.com) was accented with paper flowers from vintage books. This wedding cake was adorned with handmade paper flowers from vintage book pages.And their First Look? The Shepherdstown Public Library for these bookworms, of course! More from this sweet day to be posted soon! Oakleigh and Raf's First Look

Comments

  1. I absolutely love this theme! What beautiful attention to detail. Wow, I will work all of your events just to see them real time!!!

    1. broadviewevents says:

      I’ll have you as my second anytime!

  2. Sue Leland-McKenzie says:

    I enjoyed this so much and look forward to more.

    1. broadviewevents says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Sue!

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