Join the magic show at a Night Circus-themed wedding in an LA bookstore

See you through the stacks
Photos by Russell Gearhart Photography

Offbeat Brides always do book-themed weddings right, and Jane and Alfonso are no exception. They focused on one book in particular: their own fave, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

The novel centers around a couple of rival magicians who fall in love during a circus that happens at night, and Jane and Alfonso brought it to life, people. They held their ceremony in Los Angeles' The Last Bookstore, adding their own magic with handmade, book-themed centerpieces, Victorian-esque wedding outfits, masquerade masks, and oh yes, an actual magician.

Masquerade mask ring shot

Books and bouquets

Straighten that tie

White bridal jacket

Groom portrait black and white

Bride portrait full length

Bride and groom portrait in a bookstore

Pin stripe nails

Side eye over the Writers Market

Walking down the bookstore aisle

Wedding ceremony scroll

Last Bookstore ceremony wide angle

Kid in a masquerade mask

Lil girls with masquerade masks

Masquerade mask for the bride

Winey weddingy high fives

Candy buffet

Cupcake wedding cake

Night Circus cake topper

Masks and tiny tents on tables

Jane and Alfonso wine

The Night Circus

The Raven

All the book centerpieces

Arches of books

Bride and groom and parasol

Magic tricks

Bride assisting magician

The Last Bookstore

Red crochet trellis


Cake: Polkatots Cupcakes • Dress David's Bridal • Magician: The Arty Loon Show • Photographer: Russell Gearhart Photography • Venue: The Last Bookstore

  1. This is absolutely beautiful! I love all the little details throughout the the reception. Congrats!

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  2. ::gasp:: So gorgeous, and such a great inspiration — Morgenstern's novel is amazing and lushly described and I highly recommend it.

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  3. I've always thought Night Circus would make an epic wedding theme! So awesome!

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  4. ZOINKS! this is amazing! I LOVED The Night Circus! What a wonderful wedding theme idea! So many beautiful details to draw ion! and what a wonderful venue! <3

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