The Storybook Blog

Take a look behind the scenes and read through our advice and gain inspiration from our past weddings.  






BLog home


Showcase the Beauty of Poetry at Your Wedding

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, we believed that this was the perfect time to share ways of using your favorite poems, quotes and lyrics at your wedding! 

Storybook Chicago is a big advocate of poetry as quotes and poems can be the perfect source of expression when you can’t seem to find the words yourself.

We all know that sharing your love for your “spouse-to-be” or showing appreciation to your loved ones may require you to put together a few sweet words or even a small speech. Using the words of others may feel a bit more comfortable rather than trying to put it together on your own. Incorporate a special song lyric or favorite scripture that holds strong meaning to you.

If you have more than just a few words to share, we think that creatively displaying your thoughts can turn into something even more beautiful! Many of us have seen aisle runners and ceremony backdrops with calligraphy of song lyrics, scriptures, and poems gorgeously scribed onto them. This is a great way to ensure that all of your guests can share with you, your meaningful words and thoughts.

For a more discrete tactic, adding these words into your cake design can be done just as beautifully.

Memoralizing lost loved ones can be emotionally difficult, and sometimes sharing quotes or even stories can help ease the pain of their absence. Displaying photos with a sentimental poem or a scripture can be a simple and loving way to personalize and honor those whom you wish to remember.

Quotes and poems have immense value. They can help motivate, give you guidance, direction, optimism and express feelings or thoughts that you may be searching for within yourself.  Here at Storybook, we love inspiration, which is why we would now like to leave you with one of our own favorite quotes. 

“There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?” 
― Erin Hanson

Go after your dreams!!! They are possible!

With love,  


comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Not engaged yet but know it’s coming? Here's what you should start doing now.

a few favorites from

Planning Tips

5 Things to do Before You Get Engaged

Did COVID postpone you wedding from one season to another? Learn 5 tweaks you can make to accommodate for the new season.

Wedding Design

How to Tweak Your Wedding Design 

Wondering how Storybook began and how we got to where we are today? I’m sharing our story as we enter our seventh year. 

The Storybook Team

The Story Behind Storybook


At Storybook, we value timeless design. So much so that it makes up one of the four facets of our planning process. If you believe in timeless design too, we would love to share 20 beautiful color palettes, carefully curated, just for you.