July 23, 2013

Pictures of My Book-Theme Wedding - Finally!

At the end of May I was lucky enough to marry the man of my dreams. And that man let me - book lover me - give us a book themed wedding!  
How could I not love him?? ;-)

We decided to have a very small wedding (only 22 people including us), so I knew I could do some fun things. I started on Pinterest and looked for ideas.  Then I hit Etsy and started ordering.  Here are the results. 

What really got me started was when I saw flowers made from book pages.

This was my bouquet. 

My Daughter's - I sent Krista a Word doc full of Doctor Who quotes and she printed them and used those for the flowers.

The flowers for my husband and sons

Then it went to an invitation that was inspired by a library card.
Ours were blue, and we used blue library cards to print out hotel info etc.
Even our hotel bags used library cards for that info. 

From there I found as many things that used book pages as I could.

Clothes pins with book pages on them.  

 Cup with book pages on it - held the pens for the guest book - see below

 Table runner - ordered from Esty - see below for how it looked at the wedding

Stemmed Book Page Flowers to put Around

Cupcake Toppers

Then I just added things that had a book "feel".

Bookmark place cards - the back had people's names and the ribbon color was their food choice.

Thank you gifts and stickers for them.  
The stickers said: Make each day a Story worth telling
We filled them with Tootsie Rolls and Junior Mints our favorite candies.

Mad Libs and coloring frames for the tables during dinner.

And of course a book to carry the rings :)

I printed out several love quotes from poets and authors and framed them - these were set around.
I also bought several books at Goodwill, and we put these on the table for decorations. You'll see them below.

And lastly forks for us to eat our cupcakes with

Ok now for how it all looked at the wedding!

The thank you cards.  The bags with the candy were underneath.

This was the guest book.  They signed on the spines of the books. It will be framed and hung.

And lastly I'm sure you're all wondering about my dress etc.
As for the dress, I originally had a tea length bought and ready, but always doubted it.  I went back to David's Bridal and found this one - they let me exchange and just pay the difference! The fun part - my husband thought, until he saw me in the new one, that I still had the tea length that he saw me purchase! He had no clue until he saw me in the new dress! 

We all wore Converse shoes - my daughters were Doctor Who also off Etsy :)

My daughter and me

All of us

 My daughter's

 My 11 year old's shoes

My 6 year old's shoes

Ours - I had my made especially for the day with Design Your Own at Converse.com

General shots

 It was an amazing day filled with lots of love, laughter and family.  I could not have asked for anything more!!!

Links to Items:
Bouquets by Krista Sew Inspired 
Small Boutonniere by Book Craft 
Book page runner by PAPERenVOGUE
Cupcake Toppers by The Path Less Traveled
Thank You Bags by The Pink 'Dillo 
Stickers by 0 Names Left
Guest Book by Sara Alexander Art
Table Thank You Notes by That Pretty Invitation 
Doctor Who Converse by EmilyTamHandingPainting
Place Cards by The Wooden Hinge
Stamped Forks by Pumpernickel and Wry
Hollowed out Book by Eclectic Upcycle Crafts 
Basic Book Flowers with Stems by Awed by Splendor
Invitations by Zazzle 

July 17, 2013

Massive Giveaway!!!!

Hey all there is a massive giveaway on my student book review blog Hooked on Books! I'm cleaning out my shelves and 25 books are up for grabs.  Check it out HERE!!!!!

And please please if you've followed me here, think about following Hooked on Books.  We're just getting started, but I know you'll be seeing great things as school starts back up in the fall.  I've got plans for that blog!

Plus, remember I'm fading out (and it's almost out now), this blog.  You can follow Hooked on Books or, I've started a Tumblr account where I can still share books, but in a much faster and easier way.  You can find me HERE on Tumblr.  You do get extra entries in the giveaway if you follow me there ;)

July 8, 2013


Here is the book I'm currently reading. Have you read it??

First line: Blue Sargent had forgotten how many times she'd been told that she would kill her true love.