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DIY Botanical Escort Cards
Escort cards are one of the first things your guests will see as they enter the reception, so why not create something unique and memorable for when your friends and family arrive? We absolutely love these escort cards with their natural botanical touches like cotton, seeded eucalyptus, lavender, and silver brunia, and are thrilled to welcome Suzy Rohan of Lily Red Studio to share the how-to!
DIY Escort Card Display
I have the cutest DIY tutorial to share with you today! My friends Kelly Marie from Fleur and Suzy from Lily Red Studio are stopping by to share a fabulous DIY billy ball escort card box how-to with us. Designed by Tiffany of Chicago’s Soiree Events, this sweet display is so easy and cute, and easily adaptable to any event!
Pancake Brunch: DIY Stationery + Favors
This morning’s Pancakes & Honey Breakfast shoot featured several handmade wedding projects, and the team of Suzy from Lily Red Studio, Kelly Marie from Fleur, and Jaclyn Simpson Photography have been kind enough to share their DIY secrets with us! They created several projects – click on the links below to jump to the instructions for your favorite:
Escort cards: Part deux.
Happy weekend dear readers! I hope you had a great Saturday and are going into a warm and relaxing Sunday. We’ll be hitting up the brunch at Whole Foods today for a treat…after a stressful week of planning, we figured we deserved some mimosas and french toast!!
For Love of Paper
Throughout the planning process, I mentioned before that I wanted to stay sane and delegate where I could. That included finding a florist who I trusted to do just about whatever she wanted, letting my parents be in charge of the catering and the alcohol, and letting my bridesmaids choose much of their own outfits. However there was one thing I couldn’t let go of – I wanted to make the invitations and other stationery myself. Naturally, that began with Save the Dates.
DIY Project: Escort Cards
So, as I said, our theme is based on the mountain woods surrounding our venue and feature shades of green, chocolate brown, and cream, with plum accents. The lobby to our venue has a lot of green and bronze, and we wanted to play up the woodsy theme of our venue with our escort cards.
After successfully completing our wedding invitations, I knew that I could do the remainder of the wedding stationery myself. I designed, printed, and assembled the rest of our wedding stationery using the same process as I did with our invitations. I created ceremony programs, menus, escort cards, place cards, table signs, table numbers, stickers, out of town boxes, and our rehearsal dinner invitations.
At six weeks to go until our wedding, we are starting to really think about and plan all the little details like hotel and map enclosures for our invitations, small ceremony details, escort cards, and programs. I would like to have some sort of program for the ceremony, but I a) don’t want it to cost a lot and b) don’t want it to be too complicated. An idea that I had was to find an interesting printed paper, and use that for the programs and accent on the escort cards. Originally, I had wanted something that incorporated both the navy blue (even if it was just touches of it) and the terracotta/orange color, but that wasn’t too Asian influenced. This was much harder than I expected, so if any of you have great sources for paper with printed designs, feel free to share!! But, while browsing at my local JoAnn fabrics store, I came across this paper which I thought was really pretty, incorporated the creams and golds we are using, and had a nice saying about the memories we make and keep throughout our lives.
Current Crush: White Calligraphy
There may be nothing we love more than classic hand lettering. Whether it’s that little moment of joy when we see a thick, luxurious hand-addressed envelope in our mailbox, or that lovely keepsake escort card from our best friend’s wedding, we simply swoon over calligraphy details both large and small! At the top of our list? Elegant white ink. Beautiful on paper from soft dove to bold black and every color in between, white calligraphy is our current crush!