A Book-Themed Glasgow Wedding: Jane & Mike

They met while they were both working for their University newspaper, and although Jane said she only joined for ‘the hot boys’, it would appear her joining was worthwhile! The couple planned their wedding for March 2012 and were married at Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow. Their love of writing inspired their wedding decor, particularly the ammmmazing book vases. I had to know more…

“The DIY book vases (we got the tutorial via Ruffledblog) were definitely more of an ordeal than I’d realised,” explained Jane, “but we used the offcuts to make matching confetti and decorate the table plan which made quite a nice book theme. The slight fail on my part was that the books – bought from charity shops – were a high proportion of Jackie Collins or similar so there was quite a bit of filth in the confetti and some vases had to be strategically placed to avoid family and younger viewers!”

“I think we realised early on that we would both look totally out of place at a more formal, traditional wedding so we wanted to go for something a bit more relaxed – we’re both also quite food-obsessed so we wanted a day with lots of good foods and drinks,” she continued. “Mike and I named the tables after some of our favourite Seinfeld episodes as we bonded early on over a mutual love of watching Seinfeld and eating sandwiches in our pants. My sister and I made the favours (chocolate covered pretzels, mini apple pies and red velvet cookies – which turned out to be brown velvet cookies due to a food colouring fail on my part) as Mike’s family are from America and we wanted to add a little hint of that.”

“Apart from the books, we didn’t really have a theme as such, we just chose things that we liked and I developed a bit of an obsession with patterned tape,” concluded the bride. “Yes that’s right,” chipped in Mike, “”She really did develop an obsession with patterned tape.”

HAHA! Thanks to Jane & Mike and their photographer Caroline for sharing this fab wedding with us today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: CandySnaps Photography
Venue: Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow
Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham, Eden – from Pan Pan Bridal Edinburgh
Bride’s Shoes: Dune
Bride’s Headpiece: Jenny Packham, Onda
Groom’s Outfit: Walker Slater in Edinburgh
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Reiss
Cake: Liggy’s Cakes
Cake Topper: Proverbial Daisies on Etsy
Flowers: I Heart Flowers
Hair: Sarah Jane at Rainbow Rooms Great Western Road
Make Up: Alexis Miller
Band: The Love Pirates
Stationery: DIY


  1. Congratulations Mike & Jane: you look gorgeous together! I love your style & you make such a cute couple…. and I so loved the story about the vases: they looks amazing and definitely worth the effort. Do they have them at home now? Did they survive the party?!

  2. What I love about these wedding posts is, aside from the fact that the photography makes them look perfect, and oh so storybook (no matter what the story is!), you gotta know that there are so many people attending these weddings that just don’t get “it”! I had a unique wedding, myself, and while probably 85% of the attendees know me and my hubby and our tastes, and how we are, that other 15% probably thought we were nuts for not being pretty & perfect. Which just told me that ours was all about us! <3 !

  3. Really like this wedding, you guys kinda remind us of us planning ours: this “I think we realised early on that we would both look totally out of place at a more formal, traditional wedding” is exactly what we have to come to terms with.

    Plus Ashton Lane looks fab, great photos!

  4. Such a beautiful wedding! Love the couples style and the photography is perfect. Looks like such a fun day.

  5. Eleanor

    I so love this wedding – I went to Glasgow Uni and used to hang out in Ashton Lane all the time. The photos are amazing

  6. AmyWritesStuff

    Wow – love this wedding, beautiful venue! I’m having an (unofficial) book themed wedding in a few weeks so love the details here, the vases are a really unusual idea!

  7. Rosie

    Such a beautiful wedding. A theme without being ‘theme-y’. The photography is lush. x

  8. Mac

    I agree with everyones loveliness above, your dress is beautiful and I’m off to make book vases 🙂

  9. the ‘naked’ wedding cake topped with fruit looks delish. And the little Bride and Groom topper…how cute! Wonderful photography, I will certainly be recommending. – Helen 🙂 x


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