Why A Literary Wedding?

“You see, I am not very good in company. I am clumsy. I am shy. […] I always say the wrong thing. I upset water jugs. I am unlucky.”
Agatha Christie, Murder in Mesopotamia

After Joe proposed, Tiff offered another proposal: a Vegas wedding. But being Joe’s first (and last!) marriage, he wanted a traditional wedding. A (slightly) panicked (and famously socially awkward) Tiff immediately consulted with her “panel of experts.” Their suggestion? “Let’s give him a wedding!”

As the wedding discussion commenced, Tiff began to feel overwhelmed. Bachelorette parties? Brazilian waxes?!? Makeup? A white wedding dress? For Tiff, who only knows how to accessorize black?

Then she discovered the Literary Wedding idea. Once she zoned in on that, she was home! Joe and Tiff are voracious readers. Books are old friends. Books are comfortable. They understand books.

They hope to use this occasion to introduce their loved ones to the books that have formed them while making their own dreams come true. A book wedding cake? Comic book cookies? Literary quotes? Old vintage clothing? Best. Wedding. Ever.

“Congratulations, everyone,” I announce as I open the door to Noam’s study. “You’ve finally broken Meira, the crazy, orphaned soldier-girl. She’s snapped, all thanks to the mention of floral arrangements.”
Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes