Beauty and the bookworms #Reader Round-up#diy centerpiece#library#literature theme#non-floral bouquet April 11 | Coco Rosenquist 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.) Photo thanks to Dewey Street Photo Company 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. 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. Photo by Lorraine DarConte Instead of bouquets, Kim had her bridesmaids carry a bundle of books and crepe paper roses down the aisle. Elyse & Steve's wands-vs-sledgehammers literary wedding What do sledgehammers, croquet, and Harry Potter have in common? This wedding! A gorgeous outdoor wedding with Jewish traditions is capped off by an epic... [more] 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! Photo by Megan Finley Photography 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. Photo by Jeremy Lawson Photography Our intern Becca and her man Adam love libraries in a major way, so they had a post-ceremony rendezvous in the nearby library. THE END. This week's Clicky Links: Thanks to Cassy for sending me a link to this fucking incredible bone necklace. I want it. NOW! Inspired by the book, The Lost Art of Walking, this couple is planning on trekking 2500 miles from their home in Michigan to their wedding in Las Vegas. Amazeballs! (Thanks, Sabrina.) Megan's take on this incredible cosplay wedding video: "I don't understand what's happening AT ALL, but I understand that it's cool." (Thanks, Amanda!) Here are nine traditional wedding foods from around the world. Yummers? Over at Offbeat Home, Ms. Elizabeth explores some covert ways to add a little spice to your marital bedroom — or at least the doorway of the bedroom. Hey, photographers! I love you and do my best to attribute all Monday Montage photos, but sometimes brides don't include your info when they submit photos. If I've featured your work but it isn't properly credited, email me! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Coco Rosenquist Coco was Offbeat Bride's third intern, and resident fashionista. She lives in Los Angeles. PREVIOUS Shelley & Karl's library love-fest wedding NEXT Exclusion to inclusion: inverting ye olde "grandparents dance" tradition Toggle comments [ 12 ] OMG…the Cosplay wedding is Sailor Moon! THAT is awesome! 3 agree Reply Hahaha. I almost burst out in my office, "ZOMG SAILOR MOON WEDDING!" Oooh childhood. Such memories. 0 agree Reply I recently shot a SOHO bookstore wedding for Adam & Shireen– so cute with the bookshelves everywhere! http://sarahtew.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/adam-and-shireen-hitched/ 0 agree Reply Finally, some otaku goodness at OBB! =D Thank you! 0 agree Reply Thank you Thank you Thank you for sharing this! My fiance and I are wanting to do a book theme wedding and it so hard to find ideas! This is awesome! Everything is so beautiful and now has my brain spinning with more ideas. Love this site sooooo much! 0 agree Reply As a future librarian, this makes me squee very hard. 1 agrees Reply The Sailor Moon cosplay = fantastic awesome possum delightful fun! I feel like I am 10 years old (about the age when I started watching Sailor Moon) when I see it, and a teenager, given that is when I finished the series xD Oh dear… 27 suddenly feels ancient. 0 agree Reply Holy Jeebers, Sailor Moon wedding! This I love! (Predictable, condisidering that I have Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars tattooed on my legs <3 ) 0 agree Reply I am insanely jealous of your legs now. SO AWESOME. 0 agree Reply O M G SAILOR MOON COSPLAY WEDDING WAT 0 agree Reply This makes me so incredibly happy. I've been reading Offbeat Bride for about a year now, and I've always dreamed of having a library wedding, but I'd never really heard very much about the possibility. I'm so excited to read all these posts! 0 agree Reply How do you make that paper bouquet? I love that it looks more like lilies than roses! 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. 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