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February 10, 2013 / dottybelle

A Novel Wedding Theme…

I love books. I read a lot and when I scrapbook I often include torn pages from real books as embellishments or background. My wedding last June (I can’t believe it was last year now!) had a birdcage theme crossed with books, which suited the vintage feel.

Here’s how I ran with the theme throughout the day:
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I placed the ring box on two very old books borrowed from my Nan and Grandad’s book cabinet, tied with ribbon. My wonderful Grandad is no longer with us but this made me feel he was still part of the day. He loved books too.

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We placed this beautiful book box on the Registry table. What was inside? It’s a secret!

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Guest book – I layered scraps of my chosen novel over a paperchase scrapbook and added my framed title. I bought the flower pen from a seller on Etsy.


I wanted to place a paper rose made out of pages from a special book in grooms button hole and my bouquet. I almost ordered them on Etsy but then found a tutorial online and was glad I was able to add this special touch myself.

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Our table names were designed by the wonderful Lucy Ledger. Me and my groom chose half of the table names each. Mine ran along the lines of Romeo & Juliet, Confessions of a Shopaholic and The BFG. His were his most loved sci fi thrillers, “The Eye of the World” for example!

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Confetti cones – These were simple to make with just pages from a novel and a glue gun.

Table confetti – We didn’t manage to get a photo of this but you can use your imagination. We made small paper hearts from a novel using a heart shaped whole punch. Punching hurt my hands and getting a decent amount took ages, so I gave this job to my groom! Luckily I only wanted a few scattered on each table!

Photography copyright Source-Images.

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  1. lvloves / Feb 11 2013 3:30 pm

    absolutely love this! i didnt realise some of the things! the wedding was beautiful and i was only telling someone the other day about the table names although i didnt realise the idea behind it! i was at Rome and Juliet :))) xx

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