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Literary Charm Filled Outdoor Wedding For The Bookworms In Love


Cute red and white book themed wedding

Come see Emily and Matt's story unfold at their gorgeous outdoor wedding in La Jolla, California. These two book worms wanted to incorporate their mutual love of literature into their decor, and the results featured pops of red, blush, crisp white and some of the prettiest book decor we've seen.

From the vintage library escort cards to the unique book art decor throughout. It's one page turning day filled with must-have ideas that are both unique and charming. Find more must-haves in the full gallery, beautifully captured by Shelly Anderson Photography.

Soft colors wedding bouquet

Pretty bride and bridesmaid Waterfall braid for bridesmaid hair

Bridal style goals

Muted blush and red bridesmaid bouquet

Red rose boutonniere Romantic wedding portrait

How he proposed 

From Shelly Anderson Photography: When Matt saw Emily walk down the aisle for the first time, he was so giddy, and she was beaming ear to ear. Every time I would see these two alone in a corner, they were simply gazing into each others eyes, hearts so full of love. I love how Emily tells the story of when Matt proposed to her. “When we came back to my apartment after a nice dinner at a Burmese restaurant, Matt had strewn flowers everywhere. He put together a slideshow of the last five years of the relationship, including some of our first flirtatious Gchat conversations from work. Then he played Wildflowers by Tom Petty (our first dance) and proposed!”

DIY custom wedding sign

Stunning outdoor ceremony in red and white Floral aisle decor for chairs Stunning florals

Fountain ceremony backdrop

Red and white outdoor wedding in La Jolla Bridesmaid bouquets

Just married kiss

Photo booth with vintage couch and hanging books Hanging book art for your wedding decor

Elegant wedding dress


When you and your loved one both LOVE reading, you know books will be very present at your wedding! Everything from the lounge furniture to the escort cards had a library and book theme to them. Flowers were set on top of some of Emily and Matt’s favorite books as the center pieces to their reception tables, and guests found their seats with old-school library cards! Their wedding day fully represented both of their personalities perfectly.

If you love books as much as these two book worms do, then you have to check out this book themed wedding here for a few more page turning ideas!

Library themed seating chart Book vase idea Library seating chart idea

Elegant indoor reception Head table decor and details

Colorful wedding menu

Cool book vase idea Elegant indoor reception

Sparkly gold table number

Apple cobbler instead of cake Custom dessert table napkins

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