We wanted to customize most of the elements just for the wedding, so we made fun labels for a lot of the special details. But I definitely didn't do everything all by myself. Our "craft nights," where a bunch of my girlfriends and I came together to create elements of the big day, were some of my favorite aspects of our wedding.
We found cute scallop-topped mini popcorn boxes at Bliss Weddings Market to serve Fork & Spoon's house made caramel corn with roasted peanuts. I designed labels, then digitally printed and die cut them; they gave the popcorn boxes a carnival look, with amusing quips like "Snack-tastic!"
The apothecary jar with the Marital Bliss sign (printed on our inkjet printer, hand cut, and hung from the jar with a piece of fuchsia grosgrain ribbon) was filled with our custom cocktail, designed for us by our good friend, Jeffrey Porter, who is a sommelier. It was made from St. Germain Elderflower Liquor, Hendrick's Gin, lime, and a bit of soda water (the full recipe and label template is online). It was seriously delicious -- and stronger than most people thought!
We found spangly slippers in Chinatown and decorated them with custom labels and fuchsia grosgrain ribbon. They were displayed near the dance floor in wooden trays for guests who wanted to ditch their heels in favor of more comfortable footwear.
These mustaches were one of the prizes in our favor crackers (which I'll talk about tomorrow) and were found at Archie McPhee. They're just cheap joke mustaches that we mounted on cards I designed and had printed. The cards were inspired by Edwardian packaging, and each mustache had an amusing name, such as "the Scoundrel" or "the Dandy." Here's my design for the cards the mustaches were mounted on.