what’s your type?

For all those bookish brides and grooms out there, you’ll be pleased to know that a new trend of literary-inspired styling is featuring at the most well-read of weddings. Whether you’re a die hard Darcy fan, a Mills and Boon swooner or your heart melts at children’s books, there’s something for you. And even if the idea of a night spent buried in a book is dullness personified, there’s such a strong sense of romance in books that this styling idea works well at any wedding, so you can just pretend to be a bookworm bride and groom and no one will ever know.

Let’s start with the ‘Love stories never have endings’ print. This would look perfect in the entrance of any wedding venue, and be the kind of present on your gift list that every guest would love to buy. Another great print is the Mr and Mrs bookend print, also available in Mr and Mr, or Mrs and Mrs. Or, if you fancy something more whimsical, this butterfly print is a gorgeous alternative. For pretty decorations, this Pride and Prejudice bunting is so sweet and terribly romantic. Tie it over the entrance door of your venue, on the edges of tables or chairs, or over the door of your hotel room. Sprinkle your tables with Mills and Boon confetti for your final touches. A lovely idea would be to add a little to your thank you cards, to continue the theme.

A really lovely gift for the groom would be these book excerpt cufflinks from The Mymbles Daughter. Choose to have an excerpt from Sherlock Holmes, Tom Sawyer or Phileas Fogg, or choose your own book for an extra £10. Another idea is the dictionary cufflinks from Suzy Q. ‘I’ on one cufflink and ‘Do’ on the other would work rather well.

The ‘I heart Mr Darcy’ buttons would make sweet wedding favours or gifts for the bridal party, and for your invitations, The Spotted Sparrow have some beautiful ideas for bookworms. This pretty card with bird print is made from recycled paper and has a vintage silhouette art printed on a page from an antique German book, and these botanical pine book prints would look beautiful as bunting.

We’re certainly swooning.

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