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

Modern Calligraphy Summit – Enrollment is Open!

Aaaaah! With all the hubub around the National Stationery Show, I almost forgot to tell you that enrollment for the Modern Calligraphy Summit is now back open! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can read the original post right here. The Modern Calligraphy Summit is an amazing 18-day online calligraphy course from some of the most talented working calligraphers today: Anne Robin Calligraphy,Wildfield Paper Co., Ashley Buzzy Lettering & PressFeast Fine Art & Calligraphy, Design House of Moira, Laura Hooper Calligraphy, Fozzy Castro-Dayrit, Calligrafikas, and Nicole Miyuki.

Modern Calligraphy Summit / Wildfield Paper Co.

Wildfield Paper Co.

The original Modern Calligraphy Summit took place in late February, but you can still have access to all the wonderful lessons and materials from the summit! Modern Calligraphy Summit courses include Beginning Calligraphy, Brush Lettering, Envelope Layouts, Flourishing, Floral Embellishments and so much more. For those of you who enroll now, you’ll receive access to all the original videos from the Summit, including nine total video lessons released one-by-one every other day – just like the live event – PDF workbooks, and special cheat sheets from the instructors with their favorite tools and materials. Plus, there’s more than 6 hours of brand new video content with instructors answering questions from the original Summit and a SUPER helpful private Facebook group. You can enroll right here!

Modern Calligraphy Summit / Ashley Buzzy Lettering & Press

Ashley Buzzy Lettering & Press

Oh, and did I mention that once you enroll in the Modern Calligraphy Summit, you’ll have LIFETIME ACCESS?? Enroll, watch the webinars and videos, then go back as many times as you need to practice and get the hang of things!

Modern Calligraphy Summit / The Fozzy Book

The Fozzy Book

Sign up for the Modern Calligraphy Summit right here – and HAVE FUN learning the beautiful art of calligraphy!

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?

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy

It’s always interesting in seeing how self taught calligraphers develop their styles. It’s an opportunity to let a little personality shine through with a line quality based on each individual hand, rather than simply replicating a sequence of strokes; that’s just a part of the charm of modern calligraphy! I came across the gorgeous work of Lisa Mavian, the artist/designer/calligrapher behind Toronto based Post Calligraphy a while ago and have been thoroughly enjoying digging through her portfolio and feed. Take a look and I’m sure you will too! – Julie

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Post Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

For more of Lisa’s work, follow her on Instagram or try your hand at calligraphy at one of Post Calligraphy’s workshops!

Photo credits: 1, 2, 5, 6 l+r Lisa Mavian; 3 left ARTIESE Studios, right The Love Studio; 4 Sally Pinera

Calligraphy Inspiration: Paula Lee Calligraphy

There’s no arguing that the handwritten touch is the epitome of romance. Love letters, Valentines, vows and invitations; calligraphy is the way to go to capture the air of amour. Enter Paula Lee Calligraphy. Based in Toronto, Canada, Paula offers calligraphy and design services for weddings, events and businesses. From light and airy vellum to gauzy fabrics and handmade papers, her work floats across the surface drawing your gaze with its flirtatious curves. –Julie

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paula Lee Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

To see more of Paula’s beautiful work, visit her website, Facebook, or Instagram for updates and snapshots from the life of a calligrapher.

Photo credits: 1, 3 right Dallas Curow; 2, 5 Michelle Mez Photography; 3 left, 4, 6 right Julia Park Photoraphy; 6 left Paula Lee