Saturday, August 6, 2011

Shereta + Larry's Library Themed Wedding

What can I say about Larry + Shereta's Modern Library Themed Wedding excepted that I LOVED creating it!

I truly appreciate a client that allows me to be as creative as I can be with their wedding. When Shereta came to our launch party two years ago, I remember her; quiet, with her glasses and a glass of wine, taking in every detail. When she called me I was excited to hear that she was open to a themed wedding and we settled on a library theme because she and Larry love to read like me!

Date: July 29 2011
Venue: Sunset Room, National Harbor
Caterer: In Style Caterers
Florist: DBI Event Florals and Decor
Photographer: Michelle VanTine Photography
Planning + Design: DIYva Designs, LLC

Aren't her accessories to DIE FOR? (Or actually, kill for so one can live to enjoy them....the woman has exceptional taste.
The groom, Larry is as cool as they come. 

The brooch that her mother let her use for the bouquet was breath-taking and really made it stick out as an amazing detail.

Those convertible maxi dresses never go out of style! These ladies rocked them perfectly.

Michelle VanTine is the master of perspective. I pretty much drool over all her work, and no, not only because she is our fav photographer. Beat it.

I'm lucky enough to know a carpenter who I can use for his wooden genius. I designed these "book" cupcake and cake-pop stands for Shereta, and it took me twelve long hours to cut each letter and carefully place them as titles . (I'll do a separate post about these book stands.) We did an exorbitant amount of huge paper flowers to add to the decor.
At Shereta's DIY Bridal Party, her guests helped us to create those fabric pomanders you see on the above dessert bar, as well as these cool bale top jars with the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies.

The centerpieces were books I spray painted navy blue, with white candle-holders, and some white bud vases with a few stems in each. On the sweetheart table, I had wooden books made and I put a personalized title on each for the couple.

Now you know if there is a photo-booth we are on top of it!! :)



  1. Girls, you did an AMAZING job on this. Your work was TOTALLY new, unique, and never before seen. Any bride that gets you is SO lucky. Awesome job!

  2. I must say when I read they did a library theme I was a little like Whhaaa????

    Seeing those photos obviously makes one realize what an amazing job you all did. Such a neat concept........and certainly one I had never heard of. Keep up the great work. :)

  3. Where did they find there maxi dresses??


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