Today (August 9) is National Book Lovers Day.
With books we can journey to faraway lands, meet fantastical creatures. Books make us feel a myriad of emotions.
We’ve all got our favorite styles – romance, horror, biographical… even cookbooks! So whatever form your favorite printed word comes in (or even no words – one of my favorites is Stairs by Rein Jansma – a serene and relaxing pop-up book featuring 10 pop-up stairs), open up that cover and enjoy!
Ways to celebrate Book Lovers Day:
* Visit a library
* Reread an old favorite
* Attend (or host) a book club meeting
* Read aloud to someone
* Read that book you’ve been wanting to read but haven’t gotten around to yet
Are you a book lover who is planning a wedding? There are many ways to show off your love of the page.
Ways to incorporate books in your wedding
* Stacks of books in your centerpieces
* Tables named after book titles or characters
* Accent for a memory table
(Alice in Wonderland memorial table designed by Weddings From The Heart)
* Used books as wedding favors
* Pages used in table swags, confetti, or table runners
(Alice in Wonderland table swag designed by Weddings From The Heart)
* Holding your ceremony in a library
* Card catalog escort cards
* A library book card wedding invitation
* Book themed wedding (popular choices are Alice in Wonderland, The Great Gatsby, Harry Potter, The Princess Bride)
Other ways to embrace your love of books is to incorporate quotes from your favorite works of literature into your vows or ceremony readings. They can be romantic, whimsical, or even quirky.
Love Quotes from Literature
Piglet: “How do you spell love?”
Pooh: “You don’t spell it, you feel it.”
~ by A. A. Milne
“Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” ~ The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
“As You Wish.” ~ The Princess Bride by William Goldman
“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” ~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” ~ The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien
“Now join your hands, and with your hands your hearts.” ~ King Henry ” by William Shakespeare
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ~ Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
For more fun ideas for your wedding day, contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 937-235-2586 or 937-581-3647!
Hearts, Joy, Love!
Heart-Shaped Pages: 353/365 – 9/26/2011 via photopin (license)
Centerpiece: Weddings From The Heart
Memory Table: Prima Vista Photography
Just Married Swag: Weddings From The Heart
Library Card Invitation: kraphix / 123RF Stock Photo