Wedding at Current / Shanna and Aaron
Shanna and Aaron were married at Current at Chelsea Piers in NYC. As their event designer and florist, we worked with them to incorporate their love for NYC, touches of a modern Palm Spring vibe, and his Japanese heritage into an amazing celebration. We LOVE an excuse to use giant tropical leaves and king protea in any event.
On their invites, we used the greenery that would be showcased throughout their wedding day flowers mixed with modern typography and a vintage photograph of their wedding venue. That envelope liner shows guests what Chelsea Piers used to look like way back when.
The groom’s mother hand folded 1000 paper cranes to use as a backdrop on their chuppah, decorated with oversized palms and kings protea.
AND THOSE BRIDESMAIDS BOUQUETS. The coolest greenery bridesmaids bouquets let the bride’s oversized bouquet shine in all of their group shots.
Round Up: The Best Guestbooks
My top 10 picks for modern wedding guestbooks for all of you brides and grooms out there. The point of the guestbook is, well, exactly what it sounds like: to have a place for guests to record that they were present at your wedding. Some guests will simply write their name. Some will write a whole message. Others will draw pictures. Years from your wedding, you’ll be able to flip through to remember everyone who celebrated with you.
You can go simple, like #3, with a blank book for everyone to write you a message. With some planning, you can do #1, and print a photo album of your relationship for guests to experience. For a more tactile approach, a vintage typewriter like #9 will give your guests a fun surprise moment while they type out a loving message for your marriage.
I like #6 as a piece that you can display in your home after the wedding. Customize it with the day of your first date, first I love you, and engagement date. Have your guests sign their names all around the dates.
For a more minimal couple, #10 would look awesome styled on the built-ins in your living room. Put out slips of paper for guests to write their messages on to drop in the box.
Your guestbook is one of the easiest things to cross off of your to-do list. Order it now, pack it up, and it’s one less things to think about. While you are at it, don’t forget the pens, instax camera and film (if you are doing that option), and a pretty pen cup.
- Artifact Uprising Guestbook
- Self-Adhesive Photo Album
- Modern Guest Book
- Kolo Photo Album
- Minimal Guestbook
- Date Sign
- Heart Drop Frame
- Jenga Set
- Brass Box
DIY Bridesmaid Gifts with Cricut and Martha Stewart
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
How do you adequately say thank you to your best girlfriends who threw you a bridal shower, listening to your wedding planning rants, took you on a crazy bachelorette party, spent money to wear matching dresses to your wedding, and held up your dress while you peed?
Besides being indebted to them forever, a personalized hand-made gift is always my favorite thing to gift people. Here I’m showing you how to create a one-of-a-kind monogrammed, best friends forever, pouch to present to your favorite ladies as a thank you gift for putting up with you as a bride. (I don’t care what anyone says, EVERYONE gets a little, teensy bit crazy when planning their wedding.)
The perfect size for carrying their phone, ID, some cash, and a favorite lipstick while you all hang out together at your local bar, sightsee on your bachelorette trip, or simply meet at the farmer’s market for gossip and fresh fruits.
I used the gold Cricut Air 2 by Martha Stewart, which is available exclusively at Michael’s. The materials for both projects in this post, the monogrammed pouch and the thank you card, came from a Martha Stewart Mixed Materials bundle.
To make the pouch I designed a Best Friends Forever graphic and a monogram for each girl in Design Space. I used the holographic foil vinyl that comes in the mixed materials bundle. The bundle is great because it has just enough materials to create a nice amount of projects. No more having to buy a whole roll of transfer tape when you only need one sheet. The bundle comes with two sheets of holographic vinyl and one sheet of transfer tape.
For the thank you card, I used the two colors of pink cardstock and the silver foil that were all included in the bundle.