Beauty and the bookworms

Updated Oct 12 2015

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.

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.

The books I made for my maids to carry and the crepe paper roses I made for the chapel
Photo by Lorraine DarConte
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 & Aaron's Oceanside wedding
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.

In the Oak Park Library
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.


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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Holy Jeebers, Sailor Moon wedding! This I love! (Predictable, condisidering that I have Sailor Moon and Sailor Mars tattooed on my legs <3 )

  4. 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!

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