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.

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas

Too often, wedding signage becomes an afterthought. However, these examples prove that signs are yet another opportunity to add a personal touch to your wedding day. From elephant leaves to vintage windows, don’t be afraid to throw out all conventional forms of signage and get creative! Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This sturdy sign won’t blow away! I love the combination of the wood, white calligraphy, and greenery. | Photography: Brian Hatton, Stationery: Swiss Cottage Designs via MODwedding

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Give your wedding a tropical vibe by using elephant leaves and calligraphy for your menu. | Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography, Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I can think of so many fun uses for these marquee letters! Wedding hashtag, anyone? | Photography: Kristina Adams Photography, Planning + Design: Rustic Vintage Events, Marquee Sign: My Marquee SD via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Add a pop of color with hand painted menus. | Photography: Naomi Chokr Photography, Stationery: Shannon Kirsten Illustration via The Celebration Society

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Welcome your guests with an oversized, typographic banner. | Photography: Wild Whim Design + Photography, Paper Goods: Prim and Pixie via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Wes Anderson-inspired campground signs are fun and practical. | Photography: Phil Chester, Paper Goods: Tera Hatfield via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create thrones for the bride and groom by adding personalized calligraphy banners to their chairs. | Photography: Leo Patrone, Calligraphy: Patti Adair, Stationery + Event Signage: OOXX Invitations via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas

It wouldn’t be a celebration without balloons, right? 😉 They’re used as a menu here, but would make great table numbers, too! | via The Merrythought

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This vintage window used as a sign makes me want to write all over my windows! | Photography: Miranda Hattie Photography, Calligraphy: Boyd Shropshire Design, Wood Signs + Vintage Windows: Old Florida Lumber Company via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create a scroll backdrop with your favorite passage or quote in calligraphy. | Photography: Rachel Leigh Photography, Calligraphy: Paperglaze Calligraphy via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Your guests won’t miss this bold retro-inspired sign. | Photography: Angela Marklew of Fstop Inertia via Green Wedding Shoes

How are you planning to incorporate signs into your wedding day?

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring

Sometimes pastels get a bad rap for being tired or old fashioned, but these aren’t your grandmother’s pastels! Keep reading for ideas on how to incorporate pretty pastels into your wedding day in a fresh, contemporary way. – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Top your cake with a pair of pink flamingos via Studio DIY

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Welcome your guests with a painted sign adorned with flowers and greenery. | Photography: Delbarr Moradi Photography via Refinery 29

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

White plates pop against a pastel table cloth. | Photography: Nancy Ray Photography via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These pink and blue ribbons used as escort cards deserve a prize (pun intended) for being so pretty! | Photography: Harrison Studio via Style Me Pretty, Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paint balloons for a watercolor effect. | Photography: Jeff Mindell via Balloon Time

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Layer pastel paper flowers for a whimsical backdrop. | Photography: Roberta Facchini, Paper Floral Wall: Paper Flower Weddings via Strictly Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Or make these standing flowers for an equally beautiful backdrop! | Photography: Lauren Peele Photography, Paper Flowers: Blome’s Paperie via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use watercolors to make place mats that double as seating cards. | Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Send off the happy couple with pastel confetti or flower petals. | Photography: Hudson Nichols via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Decorate the reception with colorful ribbons and streamers. | Photography: Shipra Panosian via Shipra Panosian