Inspired by Paper + Old Books

As a graphic designer, I just love paper! Especially when people use different types of paper in a fun, unique way like this fun photoshoot inspired by old books. Outstanding Occasions in Arizona came up with the design concept using old book pages transformed into chargers, chandeliers, chair enhancements and more. I also love the sophisticated palette of black, flax and ivory.

paper for wedding reception

paper placements

Isn’t the table great?! Love the paper placemats. And an anemone bouquet – sigh, my favorite!!

anemones bouquet wedding

bride outside

Such a pretty cake table display!

hanging paper balls from old books

wedding bike

And how cute are the streamers of paper hanging from the bike?! So perfect. Hope you found some new inspirations from the pages of old books today. If you are looking to incorporate any of these ideas, be sure to check thrift stores and libraries for old used books.

Design Concept and Coordination:  Outstanding Occasions
Photographer:  Milena Sefferovich
Florist:  Camelback Flowershop
Location:  The Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Hair/Makeup:  Diane Aiello
Wedding dress:  Mariee
Cake:  Classic Cakes and Confections
Linens, Chargers, Chairs:  Tri-Rentals
Calligraphy:  Jennifer Schmitt
Models:  Cristina Irimicivc, Jonna Francis, and Chelsea Peterson

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  1. LOVE this unique idea with old books!!! It’s so much fun to see unique creativity!

  2. Thanks for featuring us Jen! We are all so excited! Hugs!

  3. that’s so funny, I knew that was the Royal Palms from the first picture. beautiful!

  4. This is an amazing use of paper! and I just love the color combo, too! It occurred to me that if you couldn’t find enough books, you might make copies of the book pages you do have and create from there. I’m going to try this. Bravo!

  5. Love love love! love love love Outstanding Occasions too!

  6. So fun! I would love to know how you made the paper pom poms above the cake display :)

  7. I love this idea and the creativity they came up with!

  8. Love the paper chargers. Beautiful and creative!

  9. The Outstanding Occasions girls did a fab job as always.

  10. Really beautiful details. The dressed table looks fab!

  11. This is absolutely positively amazing inspiration! Never seen anything like that paper!!

  12. Thank you for the feature! Everybody did such a great job on this shoot!

  13. So many clever creative ideas! Beautiful job!

  14. Jennifer Thinnes-Outstanding Occasions on:

    This was such a fun shoot! Great job team. Many thanks to Green Wedding Shoes for the post.

  15. This is so fun! I love the colors and all of the decor. What was the reasoning behind using the newspaper? Just curious! It’s so cute!

  16. great idea! it looks beautiful!

  17. I’m just dying to know how the paper pom-poms above the cake were made! If anyone knows how to find out please post!

  18. What a unique idea. They pulled it off with such style and elegance. It looks incredibly upscale and has so much personality.

  19. I love this Arizona Wedding Venue! Thank you for sharing it!

  20. ROCK it out H / J!! Deeeeeeeeeeeelicious!! :)

  21. I love the paper chargers. How do you make them? I’d love to add them to my wedding decor!


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  2. […] The chandeliers were the perfect accent to an adorable little cake cart, and I love that the chair enhancements were able to hold a floral arrangement! The crisp color palette of black, white and ivory kept with the feel of the vintage paper and really tied everything together for a very sophisticated and classy look. This is such a fun way to really wow any guest with your attention to details! You can see more of this photo shoot on Green Wedding Shoes. […]

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