One of our goals for the wedding was for it to feel very us. It's a pretty common goal and I loved trying to find ways to make traditional wedding things feel more authentic and special. I really wanted to incorporate a book or two into the wedding or reception decor somehow. Here's why: Trey and I met in a philosophy class during college (we were both philosophy majors). In that particular class we read five novels, and then the class centered around discussions of the books. Since this is how we met I really wanted at least one of these books to make it's way into the wedding.I thought about buying lots of used copies of the books and working them into the centerpeices at the reception. But it didn't turn out to be super cost effective, and I wasn't sure that this was the look I wanted anyway. In the end I decided to hollow out a large copy of one of the titles (A Brave New World) and use it as the ring pillow in our ceremony. I love how this simple project turned out. 🙂First I decided how large of an area I needed to hollow out. Since the book would be used to hold our wedding rings the space didn't need to be too large, and I decided to center it so that the title didn't get cut. We used an exacto knife to cut through all the layers of pages, about 2/3 through the book. Once we created enough space we filled the area with faux moss with ribbons we attached to the underside. We secured the rings in place with the ribbons. You're probably wondering, did Ryland (our awesome ring bearer pictured above) really carry the rings on the wedding day. No, not during the ceremony. Our wedding was held on a dock, over water. And rings are expensive. No kid should have to endure that kind of pressure. 🙂
Also, for the fellow book lovers out there, yes, it was sad to cut up such a fantastic piece of literature. But it was for a good cause. And I have another copy (love that book). Actually, now I think about it, Trey also still has his copy from the actual class. Is three copies overkill? Probably, but we still have them all displayed on a bookshelf in our living room. I think we will always have our ring "pillow" displayed on a shelf or mantle in the years to come. Thanks for letting me share. xo. Emma
Wedding photos by: Arrow & Apple
Ring pillow is just the perfect thing that can be decorated to look amazing and quite catchy.
such a great book choice!
Hi Emma, thanks so much for replying!
I thought that was a different tradition…in Italy you can’t choose the ring you want: We just wear simple wedding bands…I think yours is much more cute though 🙂
Giorgia- We both picked rings we wanted. It’s basically as simple as that. 🙂 Emma
Nice idea! I noticed that your wedding rings are different: don’t bride and groom wear the same wedding band in USA? I’d really like to know something more about it!
We need a little of inspiration regarding our wedding day, particularly regarding the matter of having plans that will make it paramount. I think wedding ring pillow is obsolete. Utilizing an elective to the conventional ring bearer pillow is a fun approach to make an essential souvenir, particularly in the event that you transform it into a DIY project, this wedding ring book is super cute and lovely with a personalize touch.
I have been thinking about a book themed wedding forever! What a great idea! now I just need to find the man. 😛
What a cool idea!
wow.. that’s a wonderful idea! i love it! so simple and go green! ;)http://lovesimplegreen.blogspot.com/
oh my god, how do you get all these ideas, it’s amazing !
What a great idea!! Love it!
Such a creative idea! You girls never cease to amaze me!!
this is such a clever, unique, and beautiful idea while being symbolic too! be impressed with yourself for thinking of it. ryland really does look totally cute holding the ring book pillow in the photo. so who really carried it, or how did that work? if you already told or showed us i forgot.
As much as it pains me to see a book cut up, it is a neat idea!
Love this idea. It’s always nice to stray away from tradition!
What a beautiful idea! Love seeing pictures from the wedding.
Gosh you guys are incredibly creative!!!! This is so cool!!!
You gals never run out of good ideas, do you? This is fantastic. Thanks for sharing your creativity with the world!!
This is such a fun idea!