Category Archive

books

There’s some overlap between our book archive and our literary weddings archive.

A booklover’s library wedding (with special appearances by Sonic the hedgehog)

Books was our obvious wedding theme (the first indication being that the wedding was at a library), but my husband actually hates reading (…THE HORROR!), so we included some Sonic the Hedgehog elements because that’s his all-time favorite video game.

Dragons, books, and so many fandoms at this nerdy literary wedding

Ours is written in blood: A wedding reading for book lovers

My partner and I are huge book nerds. I recently published a love poem inspired by that fact… and I thought it might make a great reading for other bibliophile Offbeat Bride readers like us!

Wait until you see the interactive puzzle game at this books & RPG wedding

Wait until you see the interactive puzzle game at this books & RPG wedding

Our wedding was VERY unapologetically us. I love books and reading, my husband loves D&D and roleplaying, and we both love puzzles and escape rooms — so our wedding encompassed all of it. Everywhere we could infuse a bit of flavor to fit these themes, we did. From my bridesmaid's book-bouquets and the groomsmen's d20 boutonnieres, to our wedding arch made of repurposed books, to the actual puzzles guests could solve.

A colorful dinos & games wedding in Pasadena (with a petting zoo!)

A colorful dinos & games wedding in Pasadena (with a petting zoo!)

The first thing you can see in the space was a hundred golden dinosaurs on the welcome table. It was the hint that this wedding would be glam, whimsical, animal-centric, and totally fun. i mean, after the ceremony the guests were treated to a petting zoo! Don’t miss the super colorful wedding party, projected video games, sparkly gown, greenery covered ceremony, and of course, animals galore.

Love in the stacks: a literary engagement shoot with two cute brides-to-be

Love in the stacks: a literary engagement shoot with two cute brides-to-be

This beautiful pair of ladies both work for a big city public library system so a literature-themed engagement session was on the agenda. They added even more meaning to it by finding the perfect book store to match their intentions. Let’s hear from bride-to-be Amara on how she and her partner Ginny decided where and how to rock a bookish engagement session (all while juggling a photographer swap and the hurdles of planning a wedding as plus size, queer people!)…

Floating candles, cloaks, & a patronus cake at this mystical Harry Potter-inspired wedding inspiration

Floating candles, cloaks, & a patronus cake at this mystical Harry Potter-inspired wedding inspiration

When I imagine all the things I’d want to see in a Harry Potter-inspired wedding inspiration shoot, I imagine floating candles from the Great Hall, quotes from the books and films, magical cloaks (or at least magical-looking!), tiny details like horcruxes and snitches, a gorgeous themed cake… and oh wait. That’s what THIS shoot is all about!