Library-Inspired Wedding Stationery

Since it’s back to school season, I thought it would be fun to round up some library-inspired wedding stationery ideas for all you book lovers out there (myself included). What authors, books, and characters would you include? I’d definitely make sure to throw in a Nancy Drew reference or two. – Annie

Library Inspired Wedding Stationery / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Send your fellow bookworms home with their own wooden bookmark! | Photography: Justin & Mary Weddings via The Knot

Library Inspired Wedding Stationery / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Place flowers on a stack of vintage books for a unique centerpiece. | Photography: Taylor & Porter Photographs via The Little Wedding Corner

Library Inspired Wedding Stationery / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Greet your guests with a hand-lettered chalkboard sign. Pay attention, please! | Photography: Lindsay Hackney Photography, Planning & Design: Lindsey M. Events via Green Wedding Shoes

Library Inspired Wedding Stationery / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Collect books from thrift stores and garage sales to create a dramatic arch. | Photography: Alex Rubin Photography, Event Planning & Coordination: Pink Blossom Events via Rubin Weddings

Library Inspired Wedding Stationery / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Glue book pages together to create a storybook table runner. | Photography & Concept: Frost Photography via Style Me Pretty

Library Inspired Wedding Stationery / Oh So Beautiful Paper

“And they lived happily ever after…” Guests will love this whimsical photo booth prop! | Photography: Jessie Holloway Photography, Planning & Design: Bettina Hamblin via Green Wedding Shoes

Library Inspired Wedding Stationery / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Shower the new couple with flower petals stored in paper cones made out of old book pages. | Photography: Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography, Invitations & Stationery: Meticulous Ink & Ripe Digital via Bridal Musings

Library Inspired Wedding Stationery / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use library cards as escort cards. I love how they’re displayed in fans of book pages on the left! | (Left) via Buzzfeed & (Right) Photography: Levi Stolove Photography, Event Planning: Jose Rolon Events via Ruffled

Library Inspired Wedding Stationery / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Personalize these bookmark escort cards with your favorite quotes. | Photography: Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography, Invitations & Stationery: Meticulous Ink & Ripe Digital via Bridal Musings

Library Inspired Wedding Stationery / Oh So Beautiful Paper

How fun is this book backdrop with moss and florals? | via Galina

Are any of you planning library-inspired weddings – or even having your wedding reception at a library?? Spill the details!

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Edible Wedding Favors

Food is the way to MY heart and I have a feeling that quite a few people would agree. And edible gifts make the perfect wedding favors! Thank your guests for being a part of your special day by giving them a gift they’ll actually enjoy. These edible wedding favors are practical, delicious, and easy to personalize. – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Edible Wedding Favors – Jam Jars / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Send your guests off with scones and a jam jar adorned with a punny, handmade tag. | Photography: Live View Studios, Invitations & Calligraphy: Bella Joviality, Design & Styling: Glitter, Inc. via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Edible Wedding Favors – Apples / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Apples with hand-lettered kraft tags make a refreshing snack for the drive home. | Photography: First Mate Photo Co., Event Planning: True Event via The Knot

Edible Wedding Favors: Mini Coffee Bags / Photo Credit: Katie Bryant Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Your guests will thank you the next morning for personalized bags of freshly ground coffee. | Photography: Katie Bryant Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Edible Wedding Favors: Breakfast Basket via Martha Stewart WeddingsEdible Wedding Favors: Sweet Tea Kit via Martha Stewart Weddings

I love the idea of sending guests home with little boxes or baskets of food, like these breakfast baskets and sweet tea kits – both via Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Edible Wedding Favors – Macarons  / Oh So Beautiful Paper

How cute are these calligraphy favor boxes? Even better, they come with macarons inside. | Photography: Annamarie Akins Photography, Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Freely Collective, Event Styling: Haley Tobias Events via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Edible Wedding Favors – Olive Oil / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Bottles of olive oil with calligraphy tags are perfect favors for the couple who loves to cook. | Photography: Sophie Epton Photography, Event Planning: Prestige Weddings Italy via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Edible Wedding Favors – Jars of Honey  / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Show your appreciation with a jar of honey. Make sure to add a sweet (ha, ha) message to the label! | Photography: Cassidy Carson Photography, Event Planning: Shannon Reeves Events via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Edible Wedding Favors – A Midnight Snack  / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Who doesn’t love a midnight snack? These snack carrier kits are sure to be a hit. | Photography: Elyse Hall via A Dash of Details

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Edible Wedding Favors – Sea Salt  / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Another favor for those couples with cooking skills! Jar your favorite sea salt and add a personalized label. | Photography: Mary + Roy via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Edible Wedding Favors – S'Mores Kits  / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These s’more favor kits are a fun favor for a camp-themed or summer wedding. And you know I’m loving the clever label. | via Green Wedding Shoes

Edible Wedding Favors: Personalized M&M's / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Personalized M&M’s in your chosen color palette in acrylic favor boxes and wrapped in iridescent cellophane! | Oh So Beautiful Paper

p.s. More wedding and party favor ideas right here!

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Place Setting Ideas

One of my favorite parts of a wedding is the tablescape and place setting. This is where the small details (and your personal style) shine! We’ve rounded up a few favorite place setting ideas to help guide the inspiration for your own wedding reception. As you can see from the unique examples below, there is usually one main element that stands out from the rest. Which place setting is your favorite? – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Bohemian Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

A wooden dreamcatcher and calligraphy place card add a bohemian touch. | Photography: Danielle Poff Photography, Design & Coordination: Danae Grace Events, Calligraphy: Rosey Calligraphy via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Agate Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Add a burst of color to your table with agate calligraphy place cards. | Photography: Mary Costa Photography, Planning & Design: Samantha Dapper via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The wooden charger with white calligraphy balances out the pretty pink and gold details. | Photography: Katie Stoops, Calligraphy: A Fabulous Fete via Studio DIY

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful PaperWedding Stationery Inspiration: Cactus Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Right: Tuck a bold menu and place card inside the napkin for a graphic place setting. | Photography: Suzy Van Dyke, Planning & Design: Orange Blossom Special Events, Paper Goods: Orange Blossom Special Events via Green Wedding Shoes

Left: Use a cactus as the centerpiece, topped with a coordinating watercolor place card. | Photography: Ben Q Photography, Event Design & Planning: Emily Allen, Paper Goods: Yeti and the Beast via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Nature-Inspired Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful PaperWedding Stationery Inspiration: Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Right: White calligraphy on a single leaf completes this simple, nature-inspired place setting. | Photography: Harwell Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings

Left: I love the coastal-inspired details, from the deep blue watercolor menu to the aquatic matchbox. | Photography: Jacqueline Campbell via Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Tropical Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Aloha! How amazing are these acrylic nameplates? | Photography: Megan Welker, Styling & Design: Beijos Events, Invitations & Signage: Pitbulls & Posies & Ann Robin via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Print your menu or place card on a paper bag stuffed with freshly baked bread. | Photography: Pat Furey, Event Design & Planning: DIY via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Fig Place Setting Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Display seasonal fruit (like these figs!) alongside a watercolor place card. | Photography: Marian Logoyda, Planning, Design, & Florals: Tandem Decor, Calligraphy: Vladislav Gorbunov via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding

Summer is almost here, which means outdoor wedding season! I love garden weddings, because they feel more intimate and you’re starting with an already beautiful canvas. Here are some ways to highlight this magical setting and create a memorable day for both you and your guests. Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use a wooden ladder, adorned with florals and crisp white calligraphy, as a welcome sign. | Concept & Photography: Life in Bloom Photography, Styling & Stationery: Sunshine & Confetti via Inspired By This

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Potted herbs serve as both escort cards and wedding favors. | Photography: Belatheé, Event Planning, Floral Design, Stationery: The Nouveau Romantics via Snippet & Ink

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gather inspiration from your surroundings with illustrated garden menus. | Photography; Anushé Low, Stationery & Paper Goods: The Story House via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Have fun with your natural setting! I love this literal family tree with framed family photos attached to a tree trunk. | Photography: GreenAutumn Photography via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold insect pins add a whimsical touch to elegant calligraphy escort cards. | Photography: Kimberlee Miller, Coordination, Design, & Paper Goods: Orange Blossom Special Events via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Surround calligraphy table numbers with an assortment of potted plants. | Photography: The Great Romance Photo, Florals & Paper Goods: Hello Gem Events via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Display handwritten escort cards and tiny plant clippings in delicate glass boxes. | Jose Villa Photography, Event Planning: Jill & Co Events, Paper Goods: Lazaro Press & Design via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Incorporate garden elements by using terracotta to display your menu and table numbers. | Photography: Yasmin Sarai Photography, Signage: Meghann Miniello via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Get a personalized stamp to use on cups, party favors, thank you cards… | Photography: Laura Nelson Photography via MODwedding

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create a unique backdrop with pressed flowers. | Photography: Hannah Lemholt Photography via Bajan Wed

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use a book with botanical illustrations as your guestbook. | Photography: Jessica Lorren, Designer, Planner & Stylist: Jessica Sloane Event Styling & Design via Once Wed

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create a floral garland, backdrop, or curtain. | Photography: Wild Whim Photography, Event Designer/Coordinator: Kori from La Boheme Events , Florist: Stella Bloom Design via Ruffled

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use rocks with calligraphy as escort cards. | Photography: Joy Thigpen via Once Wed

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Garden Wedding / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Give your guests the gift that keeps on giving with seeds of your favorite plant. | Photography: Jason & Anna Photography via MODwedding

NSS 2016 Sneak Peek: Bella Figura

For today’s NSS 2016 sneak peek, we’re getting a glimpse at the brand new Flora Collection from Bella Figura! Bella Figura collaborated with photographer Kate Ignatowski and Photosynthesis Floral Design to create these beautiful and romantic floral images, which are available as envelope liners and backgrounds for enclosure cards. Aren’t they so pretty when paired with some of Bella Figura‘s elegant calligraphy wedding invitation designs?

NSS 2016 Sneak Peek: Bella Figura Flora Collection / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 Sneak Peek: Bella Figura Flora Collection / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 Sneak Peek: Bella Figura Flora Collection / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 Sneak Peek: Bella Figura Flora Collection / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 Sneak Peek: Bella Figura Flora Collection / Oh So Beautiful Paper

NSS 2016 Sneak Peek: Bella Figura Flora Collection / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Also! For Stationery Show goers, Bella Figura calligrapher Sarah Hanna will be in the Bella Figura booth (#1840) on Tuesday, May 17th calligraphing names and favorite phrases! And if you’re in New York City but won’t be going to the show, you can catch a sneak peek of the Flora collection, along with a bit of on-the-spot calligraphy, at the Bella Figura flagship store at a special event with calligrapher Ted Clausen on Saturday, May 14th from 2-6 p.m.! The Bella Figura flagship store is located at 1031 Lexington Avenue (at 74th street) in New York City.