If you were to ask a room full of people what one of their favorite movies is, more often then not, The Notebook is among the favorites. Based on the book by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook tells a story of true and passionate love. Set in the gorgeous and romantic North Carolina, it is so easy to pull inspiration for your wedding day from the beauty of the south! Recently, celebrity couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds chose to say their “I Dos” in the same location part of The Notebook was filmed. From this, I was inspired to pull together photos and ideas that emulate the charming southern romance captured in The Notebook. Sift through the photos below for ideas!
Any outdoor setting will do! Look into having your wedding at an inn in your area. An open field with a beautiful inn on the property will be charming and maybe even provide a place for some of your traveling guests to stay. Here is a beautiful inn in northwestern New Jersey called The Raritan Inn.
Get inspired by the style of the 1940s with a glamorous and soft hairstyle, like Allie Nelson’s hair in The Notebook. Keep your makeup soft as well. If you are daring, go for the bold lip, but if you want to tone it back, any neutral shades will look beautiful as well. Focus the attention to your eyes with sparkling eye shadows in beige tones.
Keep your flowers simple! Wildflowers will add interest to your wedding. Here is a really awesome how-to I found you can use to make your own wildflower bouquet! You can use the same wildflowers in your centerpieces and your boutonnieres. For your centerpieces, surround wildflowers by simple white candles at different heights. This will create a romantic ambiance.
For the bridesmaids, consider 1940s inspired dresses. For the groomsmen, think suspenders and mismatched ties or bow ties. These are fun and casual and reflective of young love.
Prop a chalkboard on an easel where your guests walk in. On it, write a quote from the book; like this one here!
“You are, and always have been, my dream.”