Red, Blue, Gray, White
For me, inspiration often comes from the most unexpected of places. Utilitarian school and office supplies -- vintage graph paper, paper clips, rulers, chalkboards -- can be surprisingly chic thanks to their paired-down proportions and spare aesthetic. So why not style your wedding with all kinds of mundane office items that truly shine when given a new background?
Take a look at this stationery suite from Minhee and Truman’s wedding. It’s a great example of how elevated a suite can feel by mixing and matching functional schoolhouse paper goods. Or try using fun office label stickers to package your favors, like the ones used by Randi and Jacob on their mix cds send-offs. And why not let a chalkboard play a role in your day? You could use it for directional signage ( as in “park here” or “wedding this way”), or you could even use it as a guest book idea. And don't forget the beauty of utilitarian objects.
Case in point: this fantastic hat will shield you from the sun, AND make you look totally fantastic! What everyday objects are you repurposing for your wedding?
Top row, from left: ruffle cake from our cakes inspired by fabric story; an image from our Fashion A to Z story (visit our website for more accessory ideas); stationery suite from Minhee and Truman’s wedding by Paper and Cup; favors given at Randi and Jacob’s wedding.