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Monthly Archives: August 2007

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Unique Centerpiece of the Week

I love these Twig Flower Centerpieces from Viva Terra (flowers not included):

They come in a smaller version also:

The possibilities are endless: Tulips, Orchids, Roses…..

A Damask Wedding

I love Damask. There are so many products on the market now that incorporate Damask.

Here are some of my favorites:

Wedding Invite from Wedding Paper Divas
Labels from Favor Ideas
Mints from Accent Party
Votives from White Aisle

Pictures from the talented Jen Skog!

The Art of Letterpress

Letterpress printing is a type of printing in which the raised surface of the type is inked and then pressed against a smooth substance to obtain an image in reverse.

Letterpress is also very costly. Why? First, it is challenging to print multi-colors as most equipment prints only one color at a time. Second, this printing process is less precise than offset printing and takes a skilled printer to overcome printing issues.
Enough talk….Here are some of my favorite Letterpress:

The above two are from Sarah Drake in Chicago. I used her and her beautiful grass design for my wedding invites.

Hello Lucky also has beautiful invites. They even sell their letterpess at Costco for 25% off!

Good on Paper is another one of my favorites.
Dauphine Press
This link offers a great resource for those interested in letterpress
Remember, they say that the invite sets the tone for a wedding!

Place Cards

Place Cards can be found at each individual place setting. Their purpose is to assign a seat to a guest. While some brides have open seating if you are planning to assign specific seats to your guests you will need a place card.

There are so many options out there. These are some of my favorites:
Simple tented place card with embellishment. From Beau-Coup. This can also be done by buying plain tented place cards from a place like Paper Source then adding your own stamp to them.
From Wedding Favorites
From My Wedding Favors
From My Wedding Favors

From Wine Theme Favors
Place card from my wedding

For the Love of Lanterns

Lanterns can really transform a space. There are so many beautiful options out there.

Here are a few of my favorites from Luna Bazaar:

Now for some pictures from real weddings. All images are from Flickr.

The Seating Chart

For those not interested in using escort cards to guide guests to their appropriate table you will need to use a seating chart.

Here are some great ones I found on Flickr:
These ones are broken down by tables:
For larger weddings it may be a necessity to alphabetize the guest list and break it down by last initial:

Whatever the design layout be creative. The seating chart will be one of the first things your guests see so why not have it match your theme or wedding colors!