REAL WEDDING | Blush, Burgundy and Yellow New York Bookstore Wedding | John Keon Photo | Pretty Pear Bride

REAL WEDDING | Blush, Burgundy and Yellow New York Bookstore Wedding | John Keon Photo

Today’s wedding is a literary enthusiasts dream come true. We are featuring a New York wedding that takes place in an actual bookstore. I love it!! It’s perfect for these two love birds who have a love for writing. They are both writers and wanted to have a wedding among friends, in the warmth and coziness of a place they loved, a bookstore.   Can’t get any better than that!  Congrats go out to the sweet couple.

Luissa & Peter

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Tell us about your wedding: We were married in a bookstore! Cozy, warm, welcoming — writerly! We are both writers. So pleased to be married in NYC among books and friends. It was perfect. Poetry. Wedding Colors: Blush. Burgundy. Yellow. How did the two of you meet? OK Cupid! Describe your engagement: We got engaged in Central Park on the bench where we first met. Personal or handmade details: Handmade paper flowers. Tattoos with our faces on them! Handmade moleskin notebooks with our vows. Describe your flowers: Paper! But you’d never know it! Beautiful. Memories and Stories about the Day: Peter’s pants didn’t fit — he lost a bunch of weight! We had to send the concierge at our getting ready hotel out to buy suspenders!  Your first dance song:  Not Without Haste — Mumford and Sons  The thing that we would have done differently is?Not a thing. Your advice for other plus size brides: You deserve it all. Don’t scrimp! Seek the perfect touches you want and you will find them. Three adjectives that describe the day: Love. Peace. Family. What has surprised you most during the first few months of marriage? I miss being a girlfriend!

Photography:  John Keon Photo | Venue: Housing Works Book Store | Bridal Attire: Madison James from Kleinfeld | Wedding Stationery: Minted | Hair Stylist and Makeup: Miss Harlequin | Caterer: The Works Catering |  Flowers: Katherine Elizabeth Paper FlowersFlowers |

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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