Last week my friend Susan’s daughter was married.
As all weddings are, everything was just beautiful. I really loved the table decorations and thought you might enjoy seeing them too. Susan’s daughter used to work in a library, loves to read and is in a field now where her words just flow. The bride told her mother early on that she wanted the centerpieces to have “books and sticks”. Susan and I were both scratching our heads wondering how this was going to flow. Well, flow it did and I overhead many, many positive comments.
This was our starting point ~~
Don’t you just love the card catalogs??
Names were alphabetized and placed in the right drawer by letter. You would look and find your name. I forgot to take a picture
but the last letter of our name was in a big font on the left side of the card.
Then our names were listed followed by:
Title: Table #15
Subject: Wedded Bliss
Date Checked in: 11-11-11
Many, many,many old novels had their covers removed and were tea stained and bound with twine.
These were free romance novels, or 25 cent books from the thrift store. No one really looked at the pages.
Just look at the fancied up book with pages rolled and fluffed to perfection.
Lovely real flowers were inserted in the middle.
The “sticks” were beautifully arranged in a tall cylinder vase
with bookprint flowers attached.
You can see the cylinder held more of the coverless tea stained books.
Can you see tucked into each napkin was a salal leaf with a book page cut out to match the leaf and glued on?
Here are more twigs tied around cylinders for one table’s centerpiece.
The head table held the most ruffily and fancy, smashy book
There was so much detail. It was such fun walking around to look at all the variations of books at each table.
Susan really did her homework in research for discovering all the ways to make books wedding reception ready! She and our FABULOUS floral designer friend Damon worked magic.
Just a beautiful reception it was.
Best wishes go out to the happy newlyweds!
Joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style