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Children’s Literature Weddings – DIY Trend.

Updated: Jun 9


So, as many of you know, Amore Star has been in the pipeline for a few years, my love of weddings and all things sparkly and organised, finally saw 2014 as THE YEAR. It’s happening. Not that I have ever needed an excuse, but all those hours poring over wedding magazines, watching wedding TV, assisting various wedding planners in London and the South East, making mood boards and pinning beautiful images to Pinterest is all now justified. Amore Star has been running for almost a month, and what a month it has been. The Facebook andTwitter pages have launched and are increasing in ‘likers’ and ‘followers’ every day. Thank you to each and every one of you who has liked, followed, shared, commented and tweeted to me and for me, without you, Amore Star wouldn’t be able to grow and develop at the rate that it is, so please continue to do what you’re doing, it’s very much appreciated.

It is Amore Star Event’s first month, and my first blog, it also happens to be my youngest nephew’s first birthday this week. HAPPY BIRTHDAY little man! Lucas has been the inspiration behind this week’s blog….Children’s literature themed weddings!

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The stories that I enjoyed throughout my childhood contain imaginary characters, fantasy worlds, scrummy food, magic and sparkle and had the ability to let me escape from reality into the power of my own imagination. The bride’s that I’ve been lucky enough to work with tend to want their wedding day to be magical, unique and through designing their wedding, together we can take them on a journey that they’ll never forget. It’s no wonder then, that the children’s storybook and literature themed weddings are becoming increasingly popular.

If you're planning on having a reading at your ceremony, then perhaps you might want to steer away from the traditional passages such as 1 Corinthians 13 and opt for Sam McBratney's wonderful story of Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare and their attempt to articulate their love. Despite it being a children's book, it has become increasingly popular with modern brides and grooms.

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Lucy Wallis from BBC News, has written a fantastic article about the increase in creativity when it comes to wedding readings; Bernadette Chapman of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) features in the article discussing the fact that Children's Literature is inter-generational and is easy relate to by all, which is part of the reason as to why it is becoming so popular.

If reading a passage from a story isn't enough for your literary theme, then how about turning your own love story into a book itself...

With the creative works of Kim Casali's artwork, itsyourstory.co.uk have come up with the ingenious idea of personalising your love story into your very own book...

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Or perhaps you fancy yourself as Elizabeth Bennett marrying your Mr Darcy? Then why not star in your very own version of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice? With ustarnovels you can personalise a whole range of classic novels and can even choose the names of the leading characters!

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What a wonderful gift to give your Bride or Groom!

Staying with the personalised book idea, if you are inviting children to your wedding reception then activity sets will keep your younger guests entertained during the speeches. Ebay and Notonthehighstreet have some lovely personalised wedding books and activity packs:

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Alternatively, you could even just use a few colouring books which feature characters from Disney stories such as 'Beauty and The Beast' and 'Cinderella'. Notonthehighstreet is one of my favourite places to shop, particularly when it comes to unique gifts, decorations and wall art. Continuing with the Literary theme, how about treating your Bride or Groom to a print such as this personalised Library Card which doubles as a love story timeline...

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As the popularity of wedding blogs, Pinterest and the ability to share images and ideas instantly online increases, our creativity and styling ideas are challenged more than ever. A quick Google of 'book themed' or 'children's literature themed wedding' delivers thousands of images and inspirational ideas straight to our screens. Table settings and venue decor are among the key places that some of that creative flair is particularly being exercised. The Bookshelf Sophisticate has blogged some wonderfully unique ideas. One of my favourites is this centerpiece, created using a vintage book and cutting out a page in the shape of a number:

Image Source: The Bookshelf Sophisticate

Another idea that is becoming increasingly popular is to theme a wedding on one particular story, Narnia and Alice in Wonderland in particular are fantastic stories to theme because they allow for such exciting creativity and personality to be injected into the styling of the event. Here are a couple of my favourite ideas from Pinterest...

Narnia Theme. Image Source: Melissa Morgan (Pinterest)

Alice In Wonderland theme - Photo: Wedding Festivals (Pinterest)

Which of your favourite Children's stories would you love to theme for your wedding? I think mine would have to be Charlie and The Chocolate Factory....imagine the fun you could have with a sweet table, deserts and all the chocolate that could be consumed!

Thank you for reading!

Feel free to let me know what you think or get in touch if you would like some more information about the services that Amore Star Events can offer you.

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