If you read my post from Tuesday, you'll know that my son's wedding week was a bit 'unusual' but in the end, turned out to be perfect. My son and daughter-in-law wanted a "Book Themed" wedding so here are a few of the things I came up with. These book pillars and half-pillars were used for decorations at the rehearsal dinner. I got this great idea from Pittypat Paperie. She made these for Halloween so you could do just about anything with these! All you do is remove the cover of a paperback book and begin folding the pages in half toward the center. To get a round pillar you need a book with at least 900+ pages. For the half pillar, you can use shorter books.
I just added some vintage buttons to the top of the pillar and on the half-pillar along with ribbon that matched the wedding colors. I have a ton of old skeleton keys so of course, had to add a few of those as well.
For the place mats, I bought an old dictionary at the thrift store and using a glue stick, attached several pages together randomly. These were a big hit at the rehearsal dinner as people were actually reading them and looking up new words -- LOL!
For the wedding reception, I used lots and lots of books (many vintage from my ever-growing collection!) stacked randomly.
I added a vintage ink well at each setting along with pots of ivy, keys (of course) and candles.
For the "Guest Book", there was a stack of library due date cards and instructions for the guests to write a message to the bride and groom. The instructions for the "Guest Book" were formica sample chips. I spray painted the backs, printed out the instructions and glued to the chip.
Instead of numbers on the tables, I printed out covers of their favorite books and framed them. The frames were all different (gathered from thrift stores and garage sales) and spray painted off-white so they all coordinated.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the centerpieces and decorations and they were fun to put together! I don't have many wedding pictures to post yet but here is one my friend sent me that I just love . . .