Book Cake

You’re a bookworm. You’ve got a bookcase jammed with novels aand one of your favourite places in the universe is the library.

And what goes better with a good book than a cup of coffee? Which means that you love cafes just as much as libraries. In fact, the café is one of your favourite places to go with your fiancé.

Why not have a coffee and books theme reception?  You could have the wedding at a quaint inn or bed and breakfast, and decorate the reception room to look like a café. Use vintage café posters on the walls and have a swanky jazz band to provide just the right café ambiance.

Here are some more ideas to help you pull it off:

Stationery – Use coffee colored stationery or use paper with coffee cup motifs, cocoa bean motifs, or book motifs.

Flowers/Centerpieces/Décor – Using clear vases filled with coffee beans. Stack old books in centre of table. Place vase on top of books.

Colors – Use dark shades of brown. Brown looks great with pink, pale blue, crimson.

Food – Have a lunch reception and serve gourmet Panini or go all out with a seated meal. Carry the theme over by having a coffee bar that serves espresso, late, and other gourmet coffees, along with plenty of decadent chocolate and mocha desserts. Hire a barista to serve the beverages. If you are serving alcohol, offer Irish Cream coffee and Kahlua.

Favors – Buy used books that look brand new, wrap them in paper that compliments your wedding colors, and give them as favours. Or buy gourmet coffee beans for guests, or chocolate covered coffee beans. What about Coffee Mugs filled with delicious chocolate goodies?

Photo: Book wedding cake, Michelle Bommarito.