Imagine you and your fiance are voracious readers. You live for books and reading is something you can never get enough of.
This describes me perfectly, so a vision as such for this gal would be spot on.
Now picture dreaming up the perfect literature themed vintage DIY wedding for you to celebrate your love of books and vintage goods while tying the knot among family and friends.
Sounds perfect, doesn’t it?
It certainly was for today’s sweet couple. Eric and Courtney are literature graduate students who met at the University of Kentucky. As envisioned above, this charming, quirky couple chose their shared love of literature as their wedding theme.
Beautifully photographed by Seriously Sabrina Photography, they added in DIY elements such as the adorable paper bouquet and boutonniere along with vintage touches to make their special soiree uniquely them.
Imagination brought to life in a creative way indeed!
Photographer: Seriously Sabrina Photography // Cake Designer: Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe // Officiant: Charles L. Haselwood // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Dillards // Floral Designer: DIY Flowers by Bride // Hair Stylist: Hair Razors // Makeup Artist: Lacey Abigail Makeup Art // Shoes: ModCloth // Caterer: Selma’s Catering // Jewelry: Vintage from bride’s grandmother // Dress Store: Wedding Wonderland // Ceremony Location: The Bell House // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
1. Why did you choose your wedding venue/location/theme?
We chose the Bell House because it was very close to our home and because it was very affordable. We also loved the way it looked: cozy, but classy. We chose a literary theme, because we met as English graduate students, and because we share an interest in literature.
2. Favorite Memory from the wedding day?
The memory that stands out most is watching Courtney walk down the aisle to some classic video game music. We also didn’t realize, until the ceremony started, that our rings were still in their boxes. It provided a light, funny moment.
3. Advice for brides planning their wedding now?
Anything that you can take care of ahead of time can be done on your own. Anything that needs to be done on the day of the wedding should be delegated.
4. Was any part of your wedding day done DIY (do it yourself)? If so, what? Did friends or family help make part of your day more amazing?
We did our own decorations (paper flowers and books), music (with rented sound system), and invitations. We supplied our own alcohol. Friends and family helped bring the sound system and alcohol to the venue and helped set up decorations. We also had friends who printed invitations and took pictures.
5. What music played at your wedding?
We came up with a mix of music that we thought would be appealing to different age groups. During dinner, our mix included jazz and folk music. During the dancing phase, we played a mix that included 80s pop, classic and contemporary R&B, disco, swing, etc.
6. Anything else you would like to share about your wedding planning or wedding day experience?
We honeymooned in London. It was a great (but expensive) destination.
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