September 9, 2010
Behind the Scenes: My stationery and guestbook
Posted by Lauren Richel Kelly
Alright, I'll admit it: I'm obsessed with paper. Quirky examples always seem to find a place in my designs, so it's no surprise that unique paper items were peppered throughout my wedding. Take a peek below at all of the ephemera we included in our event. And if you love my guest book as much as I do, you're in luck. I'm selling customizable ones just like it on my etsy shop (coming in November)!
1 here is my stationery suite. I hand-painted a damask pattern that I then scanned and had letter-pressed. I also designed rubber stamps to use on the envelopes, and we chose vintage stamps for mailing.
2 I also used the pattern on the interior of the ceremony booklet and bound the book together using pastry twine.
3 I created rubber stamps that we used for numbering the table cards. The cards were written in french, but translated in to english each card says "seat yourself at table no. _____"
4 Here my sister and Craig are placing the envelopes on the pin-board. We pinned yarn down first in a grid so that we'd know where each envelope would go, then made sure they were alphabetized before pinning them in place.
5 the finished pin-board displaying the seating card envelopes.
6 While making the guest book, the floor of my apartment was covered in envelopes as I organized them by color and shape. Here, Marmalade is helping me.
7 Here is the finished guest book as it was set up on the day of the wedding.
8 paper again - we just loved these striped straws so we used them in the signature cocktails.
9 Here we are considering different glass vessel shapes for the berry bowls that we planned for each place setting and flag place card.
10 here is a shot of the final place settings which incorporated letter-pressed menus and a flag place card for each guest at their seat.
letterpress items printed by the lovely Anne Noonan of Soho Letterpress, calligraphy by Randi Brookman Harris.
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