Shel Silverstein Wedding Ideas + Make a Battery Powered Light Bulb

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
 A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .
 then you are going to love our next inspirational shoot from Abby Grace Photography and Capitol Romance. Both Virgina wedding vendors are lovers of all things out-of-the-box, and created a few Shel Silverstein Wedding Ideas around the well loved author’s poems.

The famous author has delighted tens of millions of readers around the world with his magical children’s books. The Giving Tree and Where The Sidewalk Ends are just a couple of his remarkable and inspiring books that everyone should read at least once. We are not surprised that his lighthearted and carefree words were the inspiration behind this creative and stylish inspirational shoot.

Be sure to see more photos in the full gallery, that include more pretty pictures of The Black Horse Inn. A remarkable Virgina barn style wedding venue and you must read on to learn how to make a battery powered light bulb.

From Grace Photography and Capitol Romance

We chose to start with a lightbulb theme (hailing from “A Light In The Attic“) and infused the shoot with clouds, gold glitter, pinks and grays. The “Invitation” poem annd  lighthearted wording on the stationery from Weswen Design really helped to set the tone for everything, and from there we were able to choose fun + airy desserts to compliment the theme.

Invitation By Shel Silverstein in The Sidewalk Ends
If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer . . .
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire,
For we have some flax golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!

Anthomanic, known for her creativity, provided florals with actual lightbulbs woven throughout- we were in love! Notice the groom’s boutonniere has a small light bulb and so does the bride’s bouquet. You can also see light-bulbs in the florals on the dining table.

Steal Worthy Idea + Instructions on how to Make a Battery Powered Light Bulb

We love the hanging glittered lightbulbs. Such a fabulous unexpected element … don’t you think? You could really take this idea for any wedding or outdoor event. How awesome would it be if they lit up at night? It would be so awesome and we think you should do it!

Of course we investigated and found you instructions on how to do this. Scroll down to learn how and you have to send us photos if you decided to do this, but first buy your Nostalgic Edison Edison light-bulbs here. You could also use this clever diy later in your new house as a reminder of your wedding.

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Photographer: Abby Grace Photography
Event Designer: Capitol Romance
Venue: Black Horse Inn
Makeup: Dainty Artistry
Hair: Jewel Hair Design
Dress Designer: Fabulous Frocks
Flowers: Anthomanic
Groom’s Attire: styled by Ethan Field
Shoe Designer: Payless!
Stationery: Weswen Design
Veil or Hair Accessories: Two Back Flats

Read on for instructions on how How to Make a Battery Powered Light Bulb courtesy of How Stuff  Works:

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  2. Thank you ladies so much for the feature! It’s such a joy to see all our hard work come to fruition on your pretty pages :)

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  7. 0. Brea says:

    Wow. I just love EVERYTHING about this!!

  8. 0. Krista A. Jones says:

    Abby! This session is so, so gorgeous! What an amazing shoot! And those invitations from Wendy are just to die for!

  9. 0. Anna K. says:

    Absolutely Gorgeous!

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  11. YAY! Thank you for sharing our styleshoot! So glad we [Anthomanic] got to be included!! :) Love it!!!!

  12. 0. Sarah Dozier says:

    I love everything about that location. SO BEAUTIFUL. Abby you are so so talented. Can’t wait for my own day with you :)

  13. 0. molly says:

    oh my goodness i love this shoot and i love the creativity! SO GORGEOUS!

  14. I love this idea for a theme. The sidewalk ends was one of my favorite books as a child. The dreamer cocktail and invitations are so cute and light hearted.

  15. Oh wow. LOVE the inspiration behind this- and the photos, florals, dress + stationery are just a dream. So soft and pretty!

  16. 0. Amanda B. says:

    Such a clever and creative themed shoot! I love the fun ideas they put together.. what a win!

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  18. thank you so much for the feature wedding chicks! Abby & I had a blast dreaming up all the fun details and winks at one of our favorite poets. All the vendors involved did an AMAZING job capturing our theme. So excited to be featured!

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  23. This is beautifully put together! I am so happy that I was able to be a part of this gorgeous shoot! Thanks you wedding chicks for posting!

  24. 0. Fab Frocks says:

    the shoot turned out great!! thanks to everyone who participated and to Abby and Bree for putting this together! :D

    A NOTE ABOUT THE GOWN: I didn’t design it (obviously haha – I wish!!). The gown is Amsale “Calista,” and can be found at Fabulous Frocks – just wanted to clarify!

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  27. 0. Debi Sementelli says:

    Love the whole concept and how well it was executed! The light bulb place cards are sooo cute. And the bride’s hat is just adorable! I especially love how Weswen Design used my calligraphy font, Belluccia, in the invite and signage. They did a fab job setting the tone with the darling invitation suite. Nicely doe.

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  35. 0. Annamarie says:

    Oh GEEZ i love this!! such a well put together shoot..I LOVE the invitation suite and the rest of the stationary…and that bride’s hair is amazing!!

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  38. I hate Abby because she’s so amazing! Haha!

  39. 0. Jean says:

    Beautiful photos, great DIY idea!

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