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If you are planning a wedding in Scotland and/or are hoping to have a Scottish theme throughout your wedding, perhaps our latest collage will help inspire you!

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Lots of brides to be have a theme for their wedding – whether it be ‘Scotland’ with lots of tartan, thistles, a ceilidh etc, or like a recent one where the theme was ‘Christmas’ and the bridesmaids wore different colours, like christmas baubles.

One theme I want to discuss is a Literature Theme. A lovely bride to be, Emma, contacted me for help with planning a wedding around this theme. I was more than happy to recommend suppliers and offer some ideas as I adore literature, especially the classics. If you are like Emma and I, then how can you incorporate this love of literature into your big day? 

Perhaps we could start by looking at your Location. Depending on your favourite novel, you could have your wedding in a castle or a stately home. Here in Loch Lomond, we have Ross Priory, where Sir Walter Scott often stayed and indeed you could even stay in the room named after him.

Colour scheme. Colours for a liteature theme, especially if you are looking at Victorian times or earlier, should be rich and strong, draw inspiration from jewels – ruby red, emerald green, amber, topaz. Think of textures – tapestries, velvet, hessian and heavy silks. 

Table names. Think of all the famous literature couples you know and perhaps name your tables after them. You’ve got Romeo and Juliet (obviously), Mr Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett, Heathcliff and Cathy and maybe Jekyll and Hyde (but thats not romantic is it…?)

For centrepieces, why not have a stack of books tied with some ribbon? I think this would be most effective if the books were old hardbacks. To save on costs, you could ask your local library if they could help out, you’d be surprised! 

Moving onto Favours, Karen from Beautifully Wrapped is able to put an appropriate image onto their personalised chocolate bars. They could even put a literary quote onto them. Louise from Wedding and Baby can provide bookmarks as favours. Another unique idea is to provide a book as a wedding favour. 

With regards to your stationery, Karen Gallacher from Duck Pond Crafts can provide invitations with vintage papers from books on the from. Karen can also provide a table plan with the names of books as table names (in addition to my suggestion above). She can use distressed ink and gorgeous lace. Collete Corrigan of Corrigan’s Cards provides bespoke stationery and is also able to design something amazing for you. 

Flowers – In Jane Austen’s era, brides would carry herbs, greenery, or flowers that were in season and that could be picked alongside the road or from one’s garden. They included roses, peonies, sweet peas, scabious, lilies, and delphinium. 

Lisa Scott of Dream Day Flowers told me that she could add any flowers that may be mentioned in the wording of a favourite book or that can match any theme. 

A literature themed wedding is a good excuse to have your bridal gown bespoke made. You can have attire that ties in with the period in which your favourite novel is set. 

For transportation, choose something that ties in with your theme. In most cases this will be a horse drawn carriage, but you could also have vintage cars, or maybe an Aston Martin for grooms who love the James Bond books?

For your wedding meal, choose food that would have been popular in the time your favourite novels were set. Perhaps drink and eat from vintage dinnerware? Have a look at the teacups etc from The Tea Ladies!

For music, ask your band to play some of the classic songs from that era. Perhaps for novels set in the Victorian era or earlier, you could have a harpist or string quartet such as our suppliers Pippa Reid Foster or The Pleyel Quartet?

 

Cake – For your cake, you could ask your cake designer to have quotes from your favourite novel inked around the cake. Or perhaps your top tier could be in the form of a book?

For gifts, I recently came across the fabulous work of More than Words Art. You could have some of your favourite literature quotes made into a fabulous canvas to hang in your home. 

Lets now look at readings. How about these below as examples from some of my favourite novels and poems (grooms may have their own suggestions!):

 “I cannot fix on the hour, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”                            Pride And Prejudice

“I love the ground under his feet, and the air over his head, and everything he touches and every word he says. I love all his looks, and all his actions and him entirely and all together.”                                                                   Wuthering Heights

“Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?” Cinderella

“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it sight, For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night”  Romeo and Juliet  

I hope the above has helped provide you with some ideas. As always our suppliers are more than happy to discuss your needs and come up with something to suit your theme, whatever it may be.

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