Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bookworm Wedding 4: More Library Invitations!

I think we all know by now that I spend WAY too much time on Etsy.com! Here are just a few of the most choice library- and book-themed invitation suites available!

Vintage bookplate invitation!Look closely, there are vintage children's book characters! Can't help but be charmed!
Seriously! SO GOOD!
Love the due-date card! You will see this incorporated somehow into my wedding
(I'm not telling!)A bookmark! Brilliant!
Could a librarian bride ask for anything more perfect than this invitation suite? This one certainly can't!
A crazy elegant ticket-themed invitation suite!
(Okay, it's not library themed, but I love it anyway!)
Composition notebook-themed invitation suite!An Alice in Wonderland-themed bridal shower! I think I've been to one of those before...Vintage book pages made into a wreath!
& a vintage book paper heart garland!
♥ Heartstrings! ♥

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Bookworm Wedding 3: A Storybook Romance!

When I first became engaged, I picked up a copy of Brides magazine and it featured a story about wedding style inspiration from favorite children's picture books!
A school librarian's dream come true!
It features Lois Ehlert's Waiting for Wings, Barbara Cooney's Miss Rumphius, Cynthia Rylant's All in a Day, and Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline.
Check out the link below to see the entire feature:

I'll be the first to admit that a children's book theme might be hard to pull off without looking too juvenile; however, a few little touches here and there would be oh so charming!

Probably the best opportunity would be through hand-illustrated invitations.
Here are just a few exquisitely crafted examples I found on Esty.com.

Continuing from the library wedding theme from my previous post, these invitations are super cool!

There are also so many ways to incorporate a sweet childhood nostalgia theme into a wedding...

Like centerpieces:

A paper doll garland:

A dollhouse entrance table:

A lollipop bouquet:

Clothespin doll cake toppers:

A candy-dot themed wedding cake:

Or a sweet shop-themed wedding cake table:

Even better! A summery, nostalgic candy bar!

And they lived happily ever after...