Wedding Stationery Inspiration: DIY Table Runners

Linens are a simple standard that make their way into almost every wedding. And while they can add a little color, it’s probably not the place you want a lot of pattern or fine detail. Instead, try adding some texture and color to your table with a fun, DIY table runner. I rounded up a few of my favorites that use paper as the main material in crafting up these lengthy pieces. The best part is you can easily switch out the colors here and mix in your own color palette for instant decor! Not to mention, these paper pieces will barely put a dent in your wedding day budget. – Lauren

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left image: photo by Kathryn McCrary via Style Me Pretty // right image: Evite

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Green Wedding Shoes

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left image: photo by Laure Joliet for Oh Joy  // right image: photo by Erin J .Saldana via 100 Layer Cakelet

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left image: photo by Frost Photography via Style Me Pretty // right image: Love That Party

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Quick Pick: Sugar Paper for J.Crew

Just a bit of Friday morning wedding stationery eye candy from the new Sugar Paper collection for J.Crew – including bridal party cards, a guestbook, note card sets, and a wedding planning binder!

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You can find the full collection here!

Fresh Cut Paper Flowers: Anemone

You guys, I am not a winter person. Like, at all. Here in the Mid Atlantic the trees are bare and everything is brown and gray and lifeless – and I’m just completely over it. But spring? I live for spring. Cherry blossoms, lilacs, peonies, wisteria… I can’t get enough. So how could I resist when Rachael from Appetite Paper offered to stop by Oh So Beautiful Paper on a regular basis to share some of her gorgeous paper flower creations?? Today Rachael is here to share her first creations and give us something pretty to look at in the doldrums of winter. Welcome Rachael!

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When you’re in the dead of winter, some fresh cut paper flowers certainly do the trick. These cute, dainty paper flowers are inspired by a personal favorite of mine, the Anemone. They are always so welcoming with their cheerful bloom. Made famous by their classic black and white combo, I couldn’t resist playing around with some fun coral hues and blush pink petals for some paper inspiration today! – Rachael

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Photo Credits: Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold Quilled Wedding Anniversary Certificate

I’ve had the pleasure of featuring several of Ann Martin‘s beautiful quilled wedding keepsakes over the years – from ketubahs to framed wedding invitations. Today I have the privilege of sharing a gold and white marriage certificate that Ann created to celebrate a 15th wedding anniversary!

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From AnnQuilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper to create a variety of shaped coils and scrolls. The technique dates back hundreds of years and has changed very little with the passage of time. For this certificate, the couple’s 15th anniversary is coming up in April. As a celebration of the occasion, I was asked to create a design based on their wedding invitation. Calligrapher Riva Brown of Living Letters Studio did the lettering. She used shimmering gold gouache for the names and also the first letter of each vow.

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All of the quilling was done with gilded-edge gold and white quilling paper. The bride carried lilies in her bouquet, so she asked me to include them in the design. I used metallic gold paper to make sculptured peace lilies. The certificate is 15 x 22 inches, about half the size of the Quaker marriage certificates Riva and I often collaborate on, as they require additional space for guest signature lines. A marriage certificate can also function as an alternative guest book that can later be framed as a reminder of the day.

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Thanks so much Ann!

Photo Credits: Ann Martin | All Things Paper