Sunday, September 19, 2010

Yet Another Use For Old Books

One of our staff, was married over the weekend, and what a beautiful bride she was!

With very short notice and time, we handled all the decorations in the reception hall to create a vintage inspired wedding for her.  I tried to give the tables a personal feel by creating a series of books that told their story.  Many of the wedding guests were kind enough to share their love of this idea with me, I was very pleased with the result.


Old hardback books were painted white, then I pasted photos with a personal book title to the covers. The book spines reflected the title and wedding date. 


There were 19 tables, all the books were different and tucked under a glass cloche which created a sweet and personal accent for the tablescapes. 
 Then birds, candle and votive holders, ferns and flowers, were added to create elegant yet simple vignettes.

I will share more photos as I get them.  Meanwhile...

Congratulations you two!  We love you both and wish you all the best!




19 comments:

Picket Fences said...

What a lovely idea and romantic touch for the tables. So pretty!

Pine Tree Home said...

How unusual. I love such simple weddings...and how nice to have a personal touch on the table.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

This is a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing.
Hope you have a creative week.
xoxo
Donna

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a wonderful idea!!! You did all that on short notice?? I don't think I'd come up with something as beautiful as that if I had a year to plan it. I might just borrow this idea for my daughter's wedding (some day).
Patricia :o)

PS What a gorgeous blog!! You have a new follower.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! Congratulations Allie and Justin! Laurie Anna, you did a beautiful job!

Amy Kinser said...

Love the ideas you had. It looks great and personal.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Beautiful pictures... I can't wait to see more!!! Congrats to Allie and Justin! hugs~~~ Daphne

Carol said...

Love this idea, how unique!
Carol in GA

White Rose Cottage said...

So beautiful, she was a lucky bride to have you help with her decor! The book idea is very inspirational!

Flipit said...

Such a fantastic creative idea, love it! I've seen lots of things with photos at weddings, but never with books. And to showcase them like that, so beautiful and very unique! Can't wait to see more!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great idea, and so pretty. The tables all look fabulous. Hugs, marty

Linda M said...

What a fantastic idea and the tables looked so beautiful

Anonymous said...

Great idea Laurie,it all looks beautiful.
Congratulations Allie and Justin. May you
have a long wonderful life together.":O)Elsie

Paula Jo said...

You are so very creative Laurie Anna... I just love the soft yet romantic feel you brought to the table!!!! I loved it all.... What a happy day!! :)

Denise said...

Beautiful! Your short notice decorations look better than so many who had took months and months. I love the simple elegance,creativity, and personalization of the decor. I'll bet Allie was thrilled.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What an adorable idea! Simple and beautiful!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

The Primitique said...

Ahhh. Don't you just LOVE love! Wonderful ideas, Laurie! Beautiful! ~Mindy

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

This is so lovely. What a wonderful and beautiful idea. I love decor that is not generic but special....this is definitely an ooh and aaaah moment! Great pictures...and the couple is precious!!!
Blessings,
Debbie

glimpse of my world said...

cutest thing ever for the books -- you rock seriously...