Library Styled Love Shoot
This bookishly sweet love shoot was sent to us by Josh McCullock, who teamed up with Gibson Events to produce a perfectly conceptualized mini-reception based on books, literature and a little bit of sparkle. You’re sure to fall in love with it just as quickly as I did.
From the design team: We loved the idea of two bookish types tying the knot in an old library or bookstore. She isn’t the white dress type and opted, instead, for dressy separates in a light palate. He sports new frames and a bow tie for the occasion.
Our bride incorporated hand made paper flowers into her bouquet and her décor carries a restrained, but a little sparkly, aesthetic. Stacked volumes, primitive pewter and mercury glass vessels filled with kale, lambs ear, rose hips, black dahlia, hydrangea, terra cotta and ivory roses compliment the silver rimmed china and glassware.
Custom napkins and padded chair backs featuring Mr. Darcy’s second profession of affection from Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (possibly the most romantic passage in literature?) round out the guest table.
The sophisticated palate of peacock, pewter, terra cotta, ivory and navy presents itself seamlessly throughout the décor and wardrobe. An old typewriter font graces the chair backs, cake, invitation and brew bar menu. Speaking of the invitation, a sweet (but fictional) story of the couple printed on a standard vellum page features the pertinent information in a larger point to make it jump off the page. The theme continues with a book page motif gracing the three layer meringue cake.
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Venue: Scottish Rite Temple, Guthrie, Oklahoma / Photography: Josh McCullock / Concept, design and styling: Lindsay Gibson for Gibson Events / Pour over coffee bar: Café Evoke / Cake and cookies: Mishelle Handy Cakes / Chocolate Covered Caramels: 7000 ft. Sweets for Gibson Essentials / Her Jewelry: Stella and Dot / Flowers: Kelly Long for Poppy Lane Design / Invitation: Gibson Essentials / Clutch: AO3 Design available through Gibson Essentials / His Bow tie: Beau Ties Ltd, of Vermont/ Mercury Glass birds: Gibson Essentials/ Paper flowers (in bouquet): Collected Thread/ Rentals: Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events
my gosh this is dreamy. i love the cake with writing on it.
they are too cute! literary genius meets photography genius meets apparel-genius. awesome.
How, oh how, did they make the roses out of book pages?!
Those chairbacks are brilliant! I had an Austen-themed wedding myself, so I confess I’m green with envy over the chairbacks! The combination of colors are also so vibrant. This feature is SOOOO inspiring! MLH x
Awesome shoot! Amazing details!
yes for oxfords and those socks!!
Fabulous, just fabulous!
It’s very obvious that a lot of details and hard work has been put into this set up! Great work!
Aww this is like Jack Wills grows up and gets married!!
Btw – have added you to my “Links I Love” section – being very fussy and only the best are getting a mention!
Oh, I love the guest table! The colors are so rich and the textures so inviting. Please tell us from where the chair back were custom ordered! That is the most unique idea I’ve seen, and I absolutely love it!
What an adorable couple and a delightful way to capture their love for each other! Thanks for sharing!
gosh! this is just adorable!
I’m in love with all of this. The Pride and Prejudice on the chairs, the cake, the paper flowers… love I tell you. Love.
I love everything and my daughter is getting married in June and they are avid readers. Could you tell me how they got the text onto the fabric on the chair covers? It is all so beautiful!