We are having a book-themed wedding. There I said it, now I have to leave.
Before we got engaged, I would mercilessly mock the concept of themed weddings. ‘Isn’t the theme I’m getting married enough?’ Back then, I wasn’t really sure if weddings were for me (HA!). I didn’t want to get married in a church, have my dad give me away and dressing everything up with a naff theme wasn’t going to change that.
But then I got engaged and I discovered wedding blogs filled with people who were doing it differently. Personalising their wedding with the things they loved whether it was superheroes or the sea. I gradually discovered that themes didn’t always have to be naff.
But I didn’t really think that a theme would be right for us until we found our venue. The minute I walked into the Library at the Elvetham I knew like Eliza Bennett and Pemberley this was the one for me. Yes, they had me at Library 🙂
It was HWSNBN who first suggested that we have a book themed wedding, and I feel little guilty because it’s inspired by what I love not HWSNBN. He self-admittedly has read maybe twenty books in his life compared to thousands I’ve devoured.
Although I am absurdly grateful we don’t have a Myers Briggs themed wedding (HWSNBN’s passion, don’t ask).
You see, I’ve loved books for as long as I could remember. Ever since I learnt to read books opened up new worlds for me, they were a diversion and a lifeline. I read everywhere: on buses, on bikes and anything from horror to literary fiction.
Even my favourite Disney film, do you know what it is yet, I love because the heroine is as book obsessive as I am. And she’s brunette too, v rare for Disney. And she marries a hairy-man beast. Really the parallels are endless.
As a wannabe writer and life-long bibliophile it seems only natural that books should heavily feature in one of the greatest stories of my life: my marriage to the man I love.
He can’t buy me a library (yet), but we we are holding our wedding reception in one. WIN!
I’m so excited to be finally emerging from the theme-closet and over the next month or so I’ll fill you in on all the bookish details from our bookmark invites to our book covers guestbook. Bet you can’t wait?