Oklahoma DIY Wedding For Book Lovers: Rebecca + Lucas

Rebecca + Lucas are known for having reading dates. If they are driving in the car or just looking for a cheap date, they will read to one another. Cute in an endearing, quirky way, right?! So, the creative design team at Wednesday decided to play up the book theme when designing this budget conscious, DIY wedding. Almost every detail was hand crafted with book pages + fabric to add some cheeky character to the day. Thanks so much to ee photography for the lovely photos!

white wedding bouquet

groom with a rustic boutonniere

wedding cootie catcher

modern wedding invitation

Almost everything leading up to Rebecca + Lucas’ wedding could have been considered less than ideal. Two months prior to the wedding they were venueless when the original venue double-booked. A month before the wedding they were holding their breath as an Oklahoma tornado came within two miles and destroyed houses near the new venue. The outdoor rehearsal dinner was nearly blown away by 40 MPH winds. The groom’s ring was nowhere to be found the day of the wedding. And to top it all off, unrelenting storms threatened to washout several months of tireless of planning. Yes, this could have been considered less than ideal, but Rebecca and Lucas laughed, smiled and were nothing short of content. How indicative of such a happy + loving marriage!

wedding program as bookmark

wedding church oklahoma

wedding sign

outdoor wedding ceremony chairs

wedding outside a church

Most memorable moment of your wedding day?
We had a lot of funny and sweet moments from our wedding that I will never forget so it is hard to narrow it down to just one. To pick one, we chose to write our vows together. It was so meaningful to both of us to pledge our lives to each other with our own words and that is a feeling I will never forget.

flower girls in ruffle dresses

outdoor wedding in oklahoma

kiss after the wedding

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom with goat

bride and groom on their wedding day

bridal party with groomsmen in suspenders

wedding sign in table

wedding with goats

wedding with book details

Just loving all the book details! And aren’t the book planters below with succulents just the cutest?! Check back later today, for Wednesday ‘s DIY on how to create them yourself.

book with succulents and fabric flowers

hanging books at a wedding

hanging books at a wedding over dessert table

hanging books at a wedding over dessert table

wedding exit with confetti

Any advice for those planning now?
Don’t lose the ring. Kidding, but really. Let yourself get lost in the significance of what your wedding day means, and don’t get bogged down in the little details and stressors of the day. Assign or hire someone else to worry about those things, and then release yourself from that pressure. At the end of the day, even if everything isn’t perfect, you are going to be married to the love of your life and that’s all that matters. Besides, the imperfections make for a great story and good laugh!

Our wedding was absolutely perfect for us and that was all thanks to my sister and brother-in-law at Wednesday. They planned everything to perfectly match our style and made our wedding beyond what we possibly could have imagined. They were so courteous of our budget, and proved that a great imagination, DIY-spirit and thriftiness can be stretched a long ways. I couldn’t have survived without the loving help from Jessica + Garett. Also, I could rave about Erin of ee photography until I’m blue in the face. Besides her incredible talent as a photographer, she is one of the most kind and genuine people I’ve ever met and puts people at ease with her sweet heart immediately.

Congrats to Rebecca + Lucas!


photography: ee photography // venue name: Chapel Creek Winery; El Reno, OK // wedding dress: David's Bridal // bridesmaid dresses: Anthropologie // cake: Sweet Treasures // desserts: Cuppies and Jo // event styling: Wednesday // coordinating: Wednesday // floral design and stationery: Wednesday // bridal bouquet: Rebecca's Silver Rose // caterer: Kam's Kookery // jr. bridesmaid dress: Crew Cuts // flower girl dresses: Etsy // bride and flower girl hair barrette: Wednesday // groom and groomsmen Ties: Ties.com