This list was supposed to be our top 5, like we did last week for Our Top 5 Wedding Invitation Suites of 2016 but the truth is we’ve loved every minute of our 2016 design projects and couldn’t limit our favorite day-of details to only five!
1. Emily & Michael’s Tablescape: Wooden Menus & Acrylic Escort Cards
photo by Alison Vagnini Weddings // Planning by Calluna Events
This gorgeous tablescape design was dreamed up by the ever so talented Heather of Calluna Events and we had the honor of contributing with a few small design details! The menus were custom stained wooden rounds with a translucent hand lettered menu tacked on top for the perfect modern, rustic touch! Emily & Michael’s escort cards were acrylic rounds (that hung on a super cool display – so be on the lookout for that!) with matching acrylic table numbers. We haven’t had a chance to blog this full wedding yet but you can check out more from Emily & Michael’s big day over on Calluna’s Blog.
2. Moss Lettering Pallet Wall Backdrop
photo by KMitiska Photography // Planning by Root & Gather Events
This backdrop from our Farm to Table Shoot was so much fun to make our of old wooden pallet and custom cut moss lettering! We are so proud to have added this piece to our rental inventory this year and are excited to customize the lettering for our 2017 events! Contact us if you’re interested in renting this piece for a ceremony or photobooth backdrop, or even just some cool reception decor!
3. Kara & Jason’s Agate Escort Cards
First, please excuse our amateur photography but we simply couldn’t wait to share more of these agate escort cards! Kara & Jason described their wedding as “prospecting chic” – arguably the coolest wedding description ever! We had seen agate place cards before but never had the chance to do them for a full wedding until this year! Here’s hoping we’ll have plenty more agate plate cards (and other interesting surfaces to write on) in 2017!
4. Ellen & Bruce Slate Charcuterie Boards
photo by Our Love is Loud // Planning by We Tie the Knots
Ellen & Bruce’s Urban Fairytale Wedding at Blanc was just that- a fairytale! Every detail was carefully curated by Cammye of We Tie the Knots. We had the pleasure of designing some inspired signage for the occasion but these charcuterie boards took the cake… or cheese I guess. When they asked us if it was possible to do some chalk lettering on these cocktail hour cheese boards we were over the moon! A perfect example of small day of details that can use a little lettering for a personal touch! We even illustrated the type of cheese each board held – goat, sheep, or cow’s milk – so fun!
5 & 6 (Faux) Hide Sign & Feather Curtain Backdrop
photos by Cassie Rosch
It’s probably pretty obviously by now that we’re completely obsessed with our Summer Solstice Inspiration Shoot we dreamed up earlier this year. It’s basically my dream boho wedding that I’m not actually boho enough to pull off… sigh. We absolutely ADORED writing on a faux hide for the signage and crafting a gold dipped, black feather curtain for the ceremony backdrop. They both even hang in our home studio so we can enjoy them every day (and both are available to rent)!
7. Dana & Jordan’s Marble Place Cards & Table Numbers
photo by Callie Hobbs Photography // Planning by We Tie the Knots
Marble is always awesome! We had the pleasure of using marble in a couple weddings this year but Dana & Jordan’s was dripping in gorgeous marble accents throughout! We hand lettered table numbers as well as their place “cards” for the reception. The escort cards even featured a painted edge (gold & maroon) to designate each guest’s meal selection! Be on the lookout for more of this wedding on our blog soon!
8 & 9. Abby & Gus’ Escort Card Display & Bar Sign … and *bonus* their cards box!
Abby & Gus were so much fun to work with! We had the privilege of designing a ton of signage and day-of details for their wedding but these were our favorites! Abby’s Uncle actually built that wooden escort card display wall (now in our rental inventory!) but we designed the escort cards – color dipping each one to designate meal selection and adorning them with gold calligraphy. Their bar sign was also one of my absolute favorite signs I’ve ever designed – solely based on the fact that I got to paint a pineapple! And I can’t talk about this wedding without sharing a photo of their terrarium card box! I loved it so much I bought one to offer as a 2017 rental! Yet another fabulous wedding I’ll be blogging more about soon, so be on the look out!
10. Allison & Patrick’s Geometric Curtain Back Drop
photo by Lisa Rundall Photography // Coordination by Hourglass Productions
Allison & Patrick had a mid-century modern inspired wedding at Red Line Gallery. Lauren with Hourglass Productions brought us in to design some signage and a cascading triangle curtain to serve as a focal point for their ceremony. It was fun to make but a little daunting to hang from the gallery’s 20′ ceilings! I think in the end it was more than worth it! You can see more of this wedding on Lisa Rundall’s blog – a Whimsy blog post will be coming soon!