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library wedding inspiration

It is beginning to feel like fall in Minnesota!  It was so chilly this morning that for the first time in a long time, I threw on a cardigan before heading out the door…which makes this the perfect day to share photos oozing with cardigans!

This summer we had an incredible opportunity to work with some of the most ahhmazing wedding vendors around to pull together this geek-chic library inspiration wedding.  When I first sat down to make plans with Antoinette from Paperista, Laurie from Cocoa & Fig, Amy from Spruce, and Amanda from Lime Canary, we knew we wanted to do something a little bit non-traditional, finding our inspiration in an unassuming little green cardigan.

The result was a fabulous marriage of books and vintage things with a twist of modern stripes and unexpected pops of color. We were so lucky to get our hands on so many awesome antique props, real library chairs, and of course that green striped skirt by local designer, Anne Cramer.  This was our very first crack at styling a shoot; a wonderful and invaluable experience in and of itself.  We were doubly ecstatic and so grateful to see everyone’s hard work pay off, and to see it published a few weeks ago on Style Me Pretty!
(Oh and it was also shared on this Dutch wedding blog today.  Dutch!
Exciting, even if we didn’t understand a word of it!)
Alright brides & grooms of academic distinction:
Grab your reading glasses, No. 2 pencils, take note of the vendor credits below, and ENJOY!

























Cake & Desserts : Cocoa & Fig
Stationery & Signage : Paperista
Floral design : Spruce
Furniture : Lime Canary Vintage Rentals
Bride’s gown & hairpiece : Bridal Accents Couture
Dress designer : Liancarlo
Bridesmaid’s skirt : Picky Girl
Bridesmaid’s skirt designer : Anne M Cramer
Jewelry : Left Hand Originals
Hair & Makeup : Brett Dorian
Groom & Groomsman’s Attire : Rewind
Models : Lane & Ashley Swansson, Christy Johnson, & Joe Lin

And a very special thanks to my dear friend Bethany, who provided the bride’s cardigan, a box of books, globes, and most importantly sweet words of encouragement!!

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  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 3:25 pm

    Amanda - As a librarian, let me just say that this is GORGEOUS! I love all of the details. Makes me want to get married all over again!ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 4:31 pm

    Christy Johnson - It’s so great to see it here, Jeff and Jess! And a DUTCH website?! That’s very exciting. Congratulations once again!ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 4:55 pm

    nicole @ deliajude - beautiful…i adore the details the bride incorporated. so cool.ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 6:41 pm

    Amanda - I had just had to find out what the Dutch had to say. Here’s the translation from Google Translate:
    Essential for this theme is wearing glasses, braces or how about a bow tie? Pull the wardrobe from your (grand)parents closet and find the best accessories. Pay attention to inconspicuous details such as fun striped socks and pencils in his breast pocket.ReplyCancel

  • Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 7:05 pm

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  • Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    Chelle - amazing! down to the very smallest + perfect detail!ReplyCancel

  • Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 10:59 pm

    published in minnesota bride! + the sweetest feedback | Jeff Loves Jessica - [...] done a little jumping up and down to see Bridget & Andrew‘s gorgeous farm wedding + our Library Love inspiration shoot in print. If you haven’t flipped through it yet, you definitely need to pick up this issue, [...]ReplyCancel

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