If the effortlessly chic designs of these stationery pieces (AND those envelopes) weren't enough, Cricket Printing sold me with the sample names on this suite: Monica and Chandler (#friendsfanatic). Aren't these lovely?
Back when I was living in Chicago, I attended the grand opening celebration of the Chicago BHLDN store. It was a fabulous night, but one of the best parts of the evening was the silhouette artist they had brought in to create custom profile silhouettes of guests. (Side note --- if someone can find me a live silhouette artist in the greater midwest, I will take you out for a cocktail).
I love silhouette art --- it manages to combine classic vintage shapes with modern wedding whimsy (not a common combination). To add a little vintage whimsy to your wedding, check out these super-sweet silhouette items from Silhouette Weddings:
I love playing with wedding paper products. I love programs, menu cards, place cards, and any kind of miscellaneous signage my couples come up with. But, there is a special place in my heart for wedding stationary, and the stationary detail I tend to get the most excited about is...the envelope liner. I can readily admit that envelope liners are not necessary, but I love a nice patterned liner --- I think it adds warmth and personality to an invitation suite.
I think today's Etsy find is genius --- printable envelope liner templates! All you do is pay $25, choose the envelope size, print and cut! So easy, affordable, and aren't these floral prints gorgeous? Love.
Oh, boy --- I can't believe that I didn't know that this was a possibility until today. Did you know that there is a jewelry designer who makes tiny-bud-vase-jewelry that can hold and preserve real blooms? I think I may insist that all of my 2014 brides get these for their wedding day. Cheers to you, Fleurings. These are brilliant.
One wedding tradition that I fully embrace is the guestbook --- I think it's lovely to have wedding guests leave their mark on something that a couple will get to keep for years after their wedding. In view of the fact that a guestbook should be kept, treasured, and perhaps displayed in a couple's home for years to come, I think it's important that the guestbook be attractive --- like these cute creations by Crafty Pie Press. I love how delicate, simple and understated these books are. Love!
So, I've more or less decided that these state-shaped cutting boards by A Heirloom are the best wedding gifts ever (mostly because I totally want one...or three). You could get the couple a cutting board of the state they got married in, or the state(s) they are from. Seriously, how cute are these?
Backdrop Idea via Sweet Felicite
I love wedding stationery. LOVE it. I love how it can set the tone for a wedding day months in advance, and how it gives a couple's wedding guests a small taste of what's to come. [I know that in the scheme of things, the invitations are not the most important thing (in fact, this video about wedding invitations made me laugh), but I can't help myself!] This stationery by Stelie Designs is so sleek, modern and FUN, don't you agree? I feel like I could design an entire wedding based on these designs. Which is your favorite?
How cool are these painted cake toppers from the Etsy shop By Madeline Trait? I love how natural and ornate-looking they are --- they'd be perfect for an outdoorsy wedding.
Yesterday I stumbled upon this black lace top on Etsy, and I couldn't help but think how pretty it would be paired with a simple, pretty wedding gown, like this one by JCrew. I think it could add some visual interest for a unique reception look, don't you agree?
I'm Corinne. I like to plan weddings. I enjoy sweet and cheeky love stories, sexy flowers, lime-based cocktails & soft candles. This blog is a collection of those & other things.
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