“The Notebook” inspired wedding/reception

posted 6 years ago in Themes
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Some ideas might be to have a 40s inspired hair style and dress, serve pancakes and leave in a 40s car. Or leave in a row boat! You could also try to incorporate the 365 letters. Good luck!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

#1) i love that book. its such a romantic story

#2) check out ms. shortcake’s blog -she’s got great 50′s stuff.links pictures

 Just remember, if you love him and he loves you – that is all that matters, not all great loves are appreciated by those outside looking in!

 Good luck.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i LOVE all of Missbeans ideas!  Everyone one of them is WONDERFUL.

you could also incorporate swans, maybe not actual ones, but a little swan motif  somewhere (from the scene in the rain, on the rowboat….oh i’m getting misty just thinking about it)

You could "borrow" Allie and Noah’s song too. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

You could hand out little Notebooks, notepads even for your favors with your names/date on the front. I have seen them done where they look like matchbooks (a buit to small), but I bet if you looked around you could find a company online that would make them for you in bulk in more of a larger size. (i’ll look today too!)

If you didn’t want them to be the favor on the table, put them in a bucket by the door, with a note that says "To start writiing your own Love Story" and accompany it with a pen.  

If I think of more I will let you know!

 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Oh, it’s just that (at least in the movie, I haven’t read the book *shame on me*) Noah’s dad invited Allie in for pancakes when they first meet and Noah wants to eat pancakes while Allie is visiting him after seeing his picture in the paper.

 Another idea is to write your love story in a notebook and maybe it could be the narration for a slideshow or something?

 beeknees – weren’t they ducks? I think swans are a bit bigger, but I wouldn’t really know.

You could even get your mum and FMIL to dress up in the really cute 40s chick skirt/jacket suits!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

miss bean You know they were mainly ducks and a few swans- but I think the production was just being cheap and didn’t bring in just swans.  Cause they mention all the baby swans…..I just saw the movie last weekend- the only reason its still fresh on my mind.   I balled all through out the movie, and had headache all the next day.

For our guest book I did write the "Story of us" in it.  I had my groom write a few things and we told how we met, and a few anecdotes about our life, we covered our vacations together, holidays, birthdays. Just the highlights and of course the story of engagement and a few other sweet things.  And our guests signed all around the stories.  We made the book on blurb.com.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

I would definitely do something w/ birds because of the ducks/swans and when their on the beach w/ the whole "I’m a bird, if you’re a bird"

Also, it sounds like you have a WONDERFUL man :) Congrats on your engagement!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Outside a rustic b&b in Big Bear Lake

I love all these suggestions and your location is absolutely beautiful! That tree- ah! Love it!

Ok ideas… I definitely think you should go with the 40′s feel. For music- if you could get a Billie Holiday type of singer with a piano player- I love the look of a big piano on a lawn (despite how difficult that may be)

Or have a record player play tunes during the cocktail hour

I also love Sweeney2Be’s idea of putting the notebooks at the door saying, "To Write Your Own Love Story"

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Oh yes, and definitely walk down the aisle to piano music.

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