We made something special for my best friend's literary themed wedding - a  7ft book arch!  This won't be possible without my father's help in conceptualizing  and working on this project. Thank you, Pa! Also, thanks to my husband, who  helped on installing this at the venue.  Here are few snapshots on how this centerpiece beauty came together:  We bought some (okay, 200 pieces to be exact) books from a book warehouse.  Processed with VSCOcam with s1 preset  These base frames were built by…

We made something special for my best friend's literary themed wedding - a 7ft book arch! This won't be possible without my father's help in conceptualizing and working on this project. Thank you, Pa! Also, thanks to my husband, who helped on installing this at the venue. Here are few snapshots on how this centerpiece beauty came together: We bought some (okay, 200 pieces to be exact) books from a book warehouse. Processed with VSCOcam with s1 preset These base frames were built by…

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“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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An arch made of books forms the entryway into the bookshop “Le Bal des Ardents” in Lyon, France  (Rue Neuve)  (by Noel Joyeux)

An arch made of books forms the entryway into the bookshop “Le Bal des Ardents” in Lyon, France (Rue Neuve) (by Noel Joyeux)

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book pages wedding garland. Could use for wedding arch? Or to string along the windows?

book pages wedding garland. Could use for wedding arch? Or to string along the windows?

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Show off your love of books with this stunning arch at your wedding ceremony! | Alexander Rubin Photography

Show off your love of books with this stunning arch at your wedding ceremony! | Alexander Rubin Photography

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Wedding arch made of books. It looks like an ancient stone arch and I love it.

Wedding arch made of books. It looks like an ancient stone arch and I love it.

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I didn't know if anything like this would be possible on the arch, or even as decoration, but if I can figure out how to do it, it would be so cute!

I didn't know if anything like this would be possible on the arch, or even as decoration, but if I can figure out how to do it, it would be so cute!

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Arches are a wonderfully stable architectural form.  Take a book out of the structure for reading, and the rest will remain standing.  Just remember to put it back, and make sure the "keystone" book is something so dull that you won't want to read it... the telephone book, perhaps?

Arches are a wonderfully stable architectural form. Take a book out of the structure for reading, and the rest will remain standing. Just remember to put it back, and make sure the "keystone" book is something so dull that you won't want to read it... the telephone book, perhaps?

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