Beauty and the bookworms

By on Apr. 11th

Once upon a time, there was a website called Offbeat Bride. In celebration of National Library Week, the editors of Offbeat Bride went on a quest to find bookish brides and grooms. They were very excited to learn that they weren't the only bookworms in town. Here's what they found on their quest… (P.S. Check out the posts on Offbeat Mama and Offbeat Home too.)

Hey, Kris and Nateasa, you're not foolin' me. I know what's going on behind that book, you tricksy little hobbitses.


Photo thanks to Jeremy Robinson at Four Winds Photography

Jessica and her man had their wedding in the Grand Marais Library. After the ceremony they went for a romp in the stacks.

Bride doing some Important Reading before the Wedding.

Photo taken by Judy Jakusz

Melissa caught up on some important reading before her ceremony.

Michelle and Matt wrapped vintage books in ribbon to create their steampunk centerpieces.

Instead of bouquets, Kim had her bridesmaids carry a bundle of books and crepe paper roses down the aisle.

Photo thanks to Type A Images

Books don't just have to be used for props and decorations. This crafty couple turned their books into a stand for their cupcakes!

Katie and Aaron had their wedding party take turns reading excerpts from A Lovely Love Story during their wedding ceremony.

Jenny's mom made this gorgey paper bouquet from the book Enchantment by Orson Scott Card, a book Jenny's partner Adam recommended when they were first dating.

Our intern Becca and her man Adam love libraries in a major way, so they had a post-ceremony rendezvous in the nearby library.


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About Coco Rosenquist

Coco was Offbeat Bride's third intern, and resident fashionista. She lives in Los Angeles.