Who said reception tables have to be boring? Why not add a pop of color and incorporate details into each guest’s place setting?! My standard size menu card is 4×9 and printed on cardstock to match your invitations, but they can come in all shapes and sizes. Below is a collection of images from various events to bring you inspiration and encourage you to use a dinner (or lunch, or brunch) menu at your wedding or next event. If you want to discuss how we can incorporate a menu into your next event, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I recently had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite venues, The White Barn at Lucas Farm! Brittney Lucas, the owner and coordinator, invited me to help decorate her farm tables with paper goods for a styled shoot showing creative ways brides can have them styled for their event. We decorated four different tables as well as a brunch bar and two cake tables. See the list of vendors involved below!
Here’s how you can incorporate paper goods into your wedding decor to add a little touch of detail on your wedding day or bridal shower.
1. Table Numbers
Table numbers often get overlooked as a decor piece, but they can help tie in the rest of the paper goods at the table.
2. Place Cards
Whether you’re hosting an event for 25 or 225 people, place cards are a great way to organize your guests. The help save their seat while they mingle and give them direction as to where they are to be seated during a large event.
Who doesn’t like to know what’s on the menu? I love seeing the food options right there in front of me. Once of the biggest attractions at a wedding, besides the actual wedding ceremony, is the food! Let’s face it, your guests came to eat, drink, and celebrate!
Blush and Gold Rustic
A big wedding trend that I am seeing right now is the burgundy and gold fall wedding, and I can honestly say I am not sad about it one bit! Last year burgundy really seemed to take the spotlight and I’m glad that it is still a popular color for my 2017 and 2018 brides planning their fall weddings. The invitation suite I designed for this shoot is one of my favorites to date. The wax seals, hand torn paper, and velvet ribbon are soft, romantic and elegant and fit perfectly with the overall feel of the event.
About this shoot, from the photographer:
The goal of the shoot was to create magic with the details and capture genuine, authentic moments of the couple.
With this shoot, we wanted to achieve a transitional look that would work from late summer into autumn. We incorporated a moody gray and burgundy color palette with pops of red, amber and yellow. Lush bouquets, fresh fruits and a vibrant color pallet are a stunning combination for any time of the year.
For the venue, we chose Stonewall Resort; the photo shoot took place overlooking a Stonewall Lake and highlighted by a field of goldenrod bathed in gorgeous evening light.
A flowing garland of seeded eucalyptus draping over a copper arbor, candle sticks, lush center pieces, gold-rimmed stemware, elegant menu cards and cross back chairs completed the head table.
The hand torn invitation suite combines traditional elements such as elegant typography with lush florals and gorgeous pops of color. The suite is tied together with rich brown velvet ribbon and adorned vintage postage wax seals.
Center pieces and a bouquet of seeded eucalyptus, golden rod, solidago, red roses, blackberry scabiosa, orange roses, mini carnations and alstroemeria perfectly complemented the shoot’s color palette.
The couple chose a two-tiered naked cake, with layers of rich devil’s food cake and buttercream frosting draped with a decadent chocolate ganache. The cake is adorned with seasonal stone fruit & berries, which reflect the warm gold and red tones of the florals.
The altar area was completed by gold rings adorned with florals and four cross back chairs.
Photographer: Britani Edwards Photography / @britaniedwardsphotography
Rentals: W Rentals & Events / @wrentalsandevents
Video: Sparks Productions / @sparksproductions
Cake: Cakes by Samantha / @skoreski
Stationery: Paper Hearts Invitations / @paperheartsinvitations
Makeup: Brittany Ilene / @brittanyilene
Carrie and Josh were married in May of 2016 (Happy Anniversary, guys!) in West Virginia and had a dinner reception at Historic Summit Inn located in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Their wedding was chocked full of gorgeous, rustic details! Paper Hearts Invitations was able to provide so many paper items for their big day and the amount of thought Carrie put into those details turned out beautifully. If you are wondering what services Paper Hearts can provide for you, please read on! You will see everything from a wedding invitation suite, ceremony programs, table numbers, menus, custom stickers for their favors and name cards for their guests. I’ve also included some fun photos of the happy couple and their big day. They are just the sweetest couple and these pictures captured by Jessica Fike Photography make you feel their joy and excitement.
I am a HUGE advocate for details. When all of your wedding stationery matches, your guests WILL notice! Here are 10 stationery items to think about when planning your wedding:
1. Save the Dates
2. Wedding Invitation Suite
3. Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
4. Ceremony Programs
5. Large Signs to welcome guests or display information
6. Name Cards
7. Table Numbers
9. Favor tags or stickers
10. Framed signs for family remembrance, the cookie table, and the guest book
If you have ideas on how you can make your wedding personalized, I’d love to chat! When you plan your wedding day around what you both love to do as a couple, everything will be exciting and effortless. You can incorporate things like hiking, watching movies, traveling, a favorite beer, spending time with your furry friends, your alma matter, a favorite sports team. Some of the best weddings I’ve attending have been because the couple incorporated their personalities into the details and they had fun! It’s that we all want from life and our wedding celebration, to have fun?
Tiffani and Nick’s Pennsylvania Wedding took place in a gorgeous wedding venue located in the Laurel Highlands area of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The Barn at Fallingwater is located next to the famous Frank Lloyd Wright home Fallingwater. These photos were captured by Caitlin’s Living Photography and she truly embraced the details that Tiffani created for her wedding day. Paper Hearts created the wedding invitation suite, menus, thank you tags, escort cards, signs, ceremony programs, and cookie bags.
Looking for more wedding inspiration? Check out Paper Hearts Invitations Instagram!
It was a super cold day (10 degrees!) in early January when Britani Edwards and W Rentals and Events planned this gorgeous winter inspirational styled shoot. The location was in Bridgeport, WV on the Bel Meadow golf course which was covered with a nice layer of snow and frozen water! Our models were perfect for the look and they were such troopers for braving the cold! If you are planning a winter wedding, please read on!
Photographer: Britani Edwards Photography
Event Planner: W Rentals and Events
Florist: Main Street Shoppes/Perennial Floral
Stationery: Paper Hearts Invitations
Cake: Samantha Koreski
Jewelry: Adorn Jewel of June
Hair/Makeup: Beauty by Kaleigh
Modes: Emily Domico and Jake Kelly
When Amberlee from Amberlee Christey Photography contacted me about designing stationery for her romantic Halloween styled shoot, I was super excited! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and it was my first time designing a wedding invitation with that theme.
The shoot took place right here in Morgantown and featured two local models who will be getting married for real next summer. The shoot was featured on Southern Brides (what??!) and I’m still on cloud 9 getting published on their website.
When Britani from Britani Edwards Photography contacted me about designing stationery for her upcoming navy, blush and gold styled shoot, I was super excited! First off, I love styled shoots and second, I love, love, LOVE navy, blush and gold colors together.
This shoot took place in Campy Muffly, WV and was published on Fab You Bliss (click this link to read their post) earlier this month. I woke up one Monday morning to a flood of notifications that we were published and I can see why – the team of vendors did an amazing job pulling everything together and our models nailed it!
Photographer: Britani Edwards Photography
Second Shooter: Carrie Leigh Photography
Floral Designer: Main Street Shoppes/Perennial Floral
Bakery: Desserts by Samantha Chapman Koreski
Apparel: Not Too Shabby Boutique
Event Planner: Purple Dress Events
Beauty: Sarah Audia Makeup Artistry
Invitation Designer: Paper Hearts Invitations
Design and Decor: W Rentals & Events
Providing stationery for a styled shoot is probably one of my all-time favorite things to do. It allows me to think outside of the box and use materials I normally wouldn’t use for a full invitation order. This Modern Garden styled shoot is a wonderful display of when a great group of vendors work together, the result is bound to be amazing.
Photography | Ashley Friend Photography
Gown | The Vow Boutique
Table and Furniture Rentals | W Rentals & Events
Stationery | Paper Hearts Invitations
Florist | greensinner
Venue | Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I featured this color inspiration board last year, but since then my blog has undergone TWO major revamps causing me to lose my content. No worries though! I am back with even better ideas to share and color inspiration boards to help you plan your big day! Enjoy this color inspiration on this wonderfully, green day!