Bookish Wedding Inspiration: The Start of Me and You

I thought it might be fun to try creating themed wedding ideas based off of books, and how the main character’s wedding might look with our modern sensibilities, and thus, Bookish Wedding Inspiration was born! This is my second contemporary to do for Bookish Wedding Inspiration, and I’m so excited to share the plethora of ideas that I came up with Paige and Max’s inevitable wedding after finishing The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord. Feel free to see my fangirling review here.


For this wedding, I wanted to draw upon several favorite things of Max and Paige’s: books and learning, TV shows, and airplanes. I was amazed by some of the creative ways I found other couples incorporate these very same elements into their wedding day! But first, what look would Paige pick for her big day?

Bride and Groom Look

The Dress


Paige strikes me as the type who would go for simple, classic elegance, and I think this Jenny Yoo dress delivers.

The Accessories


Paige likes purple tulips and pastel nail polish, so obviously both would be a part of her big day.

The Groom’s Look


I picture Max going with the traditional black tux look, with some Firefly cufflinks to add that nerdy touch.

The Bridesmaids


To go with Paige’s purple flowers, I decided on this simple but cute purple bridesmaid dress from Jenny Yoo. No doubt her two best girl friends from The Start of Me and You would be by her side, and I’m sure there would be a couple of new friends from college standing up there with her too.



These cute book themed invitations reflect the love Max and Paige have for books.


The Engagement Pictures

Paige and Max would obviously have to do book/library-themed engagement pictures, like so…



Bridal Portraits 




Clearly, Paige would have to pose with a copy of Pride and Prejudice.


…and with an airplane. When I saw this wedding, I almost made the venue for Max and Pagie’s wedding an airplane hangar, but in the end I decided against the actual wedding taking place there, but thought for sure they would find one nearby to take some pictures before or after their nuptials.

Groom Portrait



Isn’t this picture just so Max?

Ceremony & Reception

Ceremony Venue


Instead of the aforementioned airplane hangar idea, I decided to go with an outdoor ceremony, with a paper airplane backdrop like above, along with other fun airplane details, like their programs and send-off.




Reception Details

While the ceremony has plane details, for the reception I see more focus on books and TV shows the couple enjoy together, plus some school-themed additions reflecting their high school romance. I also picture the reception inside.





The Cakes


I thought this cake with book script was beautiful and fitting for the traditional wedding cake. And for the groom’s cake…



Of course.

I hope you enjoyed this latest installment of Bookish Wedding Inspiration! What would you like to see at Paige and Max’s wedding? And did this make anyone want to read or reread the book, because I kind of want to reread it after doing this. 🙂

6 Responses to Bookish Wedding Inspiration: The Start of Me and You

    • Sometimes when I look back at wedding things I feel the same way! But I don’t actually want to plan one again, not for real anyways (bookish ones where I don’t have to worry about reservations are totally different :))! And I love the dress too!

  1. I always enjoy these posts!!! I love the last bride picture – so gorgeous 🙂 And you worked the theme in so well with the little touches. I especially liked the cake with the books script. so lovely 🙂

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