Escort Cards on grand piano with floral arrangement by Brown Paper Design. Photo by Brown Butter Photography.As a follow up to yesterday’s post, Our Wedding Suite (Part 1), today I am sharing some of the extended pieces in our stationery suite, also known as the “Day Of” collateral. Again, Rocky and I wanted to extend the tone of our wedding while tying in some personal interests. We are total foodies (Rocky was a professional chef when we started dating) and our love for good wine and local, seasonal food played a big part in our event. Add to that the fact that Rocky is super into music and me into art and design (obvs) and we had a bevy of inspirational sources for all stages of planning. Below are some of the pieces we designed and created to aid and gift to our guests on the big day:
Tiny Program Booklets: 3x3" 8-page booklet flat printed on 24# Crane Crest 100% cotton paper, covered with Fig cardstock and saddle stitched with green staples. Booklet was held closed with antique ribbon and embellished with our signature wax seal.My favorite piece – which was actually a bit of an afterthought at the time – was our program. I noticed at weddings that programs are usually too large to fit in my often small purse or clutch, and it’s kind of a bummer to fold them up or leave them behind. So it was important to make it a bit of a keepsake, and we also wanted to reintegrate the wax seal from our invitations since, well, we had it made and outside of the wedding we were’t going to have any use for it! In the end I made 3" bound booklets which were tied shut with more of the antique ribbon I scored at the Alameda Flea. Within the booklet was a brief program of the ceremony, short bios of our family members (other than our “best dog” we didn’t have a wedding party), a thank you letter to our guests and friends who helped out, and one of the poems read at the ceremony. I think the end result was concise and precious enough for people to want to keep (hopefully!)
Last page of program featuring a Rilke poem that we so love.
Clockwise from top: Guest escort cards, wine list and dinner menu.
Escort Cards: Flat printed on 110# Crane Lettra 100% cotton paper with "foodie" icons, guest name and table assignment. Held up in cork stands from long-since-drunk wine bottles. Photo by Brown Butter Photography.
Dinner Menu: Screen printed with ecru ink on Fig paper. Wrapped in Khaki linen and laid at each place setting. Photo by Brown Butter Photography.
Wine List: Flat printed on Khaki cardstock and placed standing on each table. Wine tasting notes were written by Rocky.
Table Numbers: Hand-cut lumenaries wrapped in champagne and fig paper, lit inside by candles. Photo by Brown Butter Photography.
Favors: Home-brewed mead (honey wine made by Rocky) bottled and sealed with wax. Wrapped in a flat printed label of Khaki paper. Photo by Brown Butter Photography.