my best friend, sandy, and her fiancé, eric, got married at the george peabody library in baltimore earlier this month. it was an emotional and beautiful ceremony, and i’m so thankful that i was able to stand by sandy’s side as her maid of honor.
along with the wedding invitation suite i shared earlier in july, i helped sandy and eric put together a few day-of pieces for their big day.
we kept the look of the escort cards similar to the envelopes the wedding invitations came in. the cards were a simple kraft cardstock with calligraphy lettering, using my trusty dr. ph martin bleed-proof white ink and a brause steno nib (also commonly referred to as the blue pumpkin nib). to my surprise, it was a lot easier and smoother writing on kraft cardstock than on kraft envelopes. thanks to the mom of the bride and my friend, lisa, for helping me cut and score these cards!
i loved these little clips. sandy and i went on a hunt to all the michael’s we could find to search for these in the letter “c,” for chang! with some teamwork, we were able to snag enough for all 16 of her tables. i repurposed the leaves used on her details card for the table numbers, written out in brush lettering with simple black watercolor.
the menu was probably one of my favorite pieces to design! i do admit, my stomach was growling the entire time (uhm, hello donuts! and cheesecake lollipops!). painting food was a bit out of my comfort zone so i was happy to get some practice in. sandy and eric placed a menu on each table for their guests to look at as they were being served.
actually, i lied. this watercolor crest may have been my favorite. i’ve seen so many beautiful crests floating around on pinterest and instagram so i was pretty excited to design one especially for sandy and eric. i incorporated similar blush + sage leaves and florals that were on their wedding invitations, along with a ribbon that included the date of the wedding. it made for a great statement piece on the top of their program.
here’s one final look at the entire wedding suite!
along with the paper goods, sandy and eric requested some signage.
excuse my reflection, hah. sandy has always been an avid photo-taker so, of course, we had to make an instagram sign where eric and sandy could look back on the memories captured by their guests. loved their hashtag, by the way! this was a fairly simple piece to make. i purchased a floating frame from michael’s (look for the sales!) and used the raymay flourescent board marker in white. the good thing is that the marker is completely erasable if you’re nervous about messing up. the bad thing is that you have to be real careful when transporting your signage because one swipe of a finger will ruin your lettering.
they also had a memorial table at their ceremony, honoring the lives of important loved ones that were not able to witness their marriage. i love the quote that sandy picked out, which was framed and included on the table. “the ones we love never go away. they walk beside us, even on this day. unseen, unheard, yet always near. still loved, still missed, and very dear.”
congratulations again, sandy + eric! i’m so happy for you both and wish you all the best in your new san francisco home.