Just like Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I too am having an August wedding (in 8 days to be exact!)...minus the Death Eaters, of course. Throughout the process of planning my own wedding I couldn’t help but get sidetracked by my favorite literary nuptials. Here are some of my favorite literary wedding details:
The ceremony: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
What is more romantic then having a secret ceremony? Although Romeo and Juliet don't have the fairytale ending any new couple would hope for, their ceremony was a special moment for the two of them to share their love for one another.
The flowers: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Meg is certainly a DIY type of bride. I love how she handpicks her own flowers!
The dress: Cinderella by Charles Perrault
Because who wouldn’t want to feel like a princess on their special day? And let’s not forget about the glass slippers!
The cake: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Finnick and Annie’s cake is every beach bride's dream. The blue and green cake covered in fish and boats was the perfect nod to the couple’s home of District 4. Peeta really nailed it!
Love quotes: Jane Erye by Charlotte Brontë (“I have for the first time found what I can truly love - I have found you. You are my sympathy - my better self - my good angel; I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my center and spring of life, wraps my existence about you - and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”) andThe Notebook by Nicholas Sparks: “So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.”
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