Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands

Garlands are such a beautiful way to add color and texture to your wedding day. No matter your wedding theme or budget, there’s a garland that fits right in! And so many of our favorite garlands are made from paper – which just makes us love them even more! From hand stained coffee filters that look like flowers to papel picado banners to modern geometric triangles, here are some ideas to get you started. – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Those aren’t flowers hanging from the ceiling. They’re hand stained coffee filters! | Photography: Sargeant Creative, Event Planning: Brandi of High Society Event PlanningLarrissa of Inviting Occasion via Sargeant Creative

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Cute strands of paper triangles. | Photography: Byron Loves Fawn via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These papel picado banners add so much color to the space! | Photography: Mandee Johnson, Event Design: Outfit Home, Planning: Magic Hour Marfa via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Love these white papel picado banners, too. | Photography: Phil Chester, Event Design: SELVA, Paper Goods: Oblation Papers via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Add a personal touch by hanging family photos. | Photography: Fearless Photography via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hang an assortment of colorful ribbons, flowers, and candles for an eclectic look. | Photography: Cinzia Bruschini, Event Styling, Design, & Planning: Chic Weddings in Italy via Modern Wedding

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Love the combination of fabric and string lights. | Photography: Phil Chester, Event Design: Bright Night and Tera Hatfield, Event Planning & Florals: Bright Night via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

String fresh flowers for an eye-catching display. | Photography: Lacie Hansen Photography via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Or make your own paper flowers! | via The Artisan Life

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Personalize your own simple, graphic garland. | Photography: Therese Winberg Photography via Junebug Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Greenery is always a good call, especially when it’s made out of paper and reusable. | Photography: Anna Killian  via The House That Lars Built

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Creative Garlands / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Can you believe these garlands are made from wax paper?! | Photography: Allie Rae Photography via Style Me Pretty

Rustic Orange, Navy, and Wood Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Crisp and refined, with a hint of prep and elegance! Melissa of Atheneum Creative created these rustic orange, navy, and wood rehearsal dinner invitations for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his then-fiancée Amy Reimann. We’re loving the unique die cut shape and the walnut wood veneer pocket sleeves – the perfect mix of modern and rustic!

Rustic Orange, Navy, and Wood Rehearsal Dinner Invitations by Atheneum Creative

From Melissa: Amy and Dale are such a fun couple. While their wedding was on New Years Eve and had the look and feel of an energetic disco ball, their rehearsal dinner had a completely different feel. With denim and orange as their color palette, paired with a more rustic aesthetic, we knew the invitation needed to both set the tone for the rehearsal dinner and be starkly different from the look and feel of their wedding invitation and wedding materials.

Rustic Orange, Navy, and Wood Rehearsal Dinner Invitations by Atheneum Creative

We built a custom pocket from walnut wood veener to hold the invitation. The invitation itself is printed with a navy blue foil on an orange paper and die cut to create the unique shape. For the invitation typography and design, we wanted to keep a mix of modern and rustic with fun pops like the date and time. Whenever we have the opportunity to play with the invitation wording, we always try to give the invitation a little bit of extra fun. Invitation wording is just as important as the overall design for setting the tone for an event.

Rustic Orange, Navy, and Wood Rehearsal Dinner Invitations by Atheneum Creative

We wanted the guests to experience the feel of this party the second they got the invitation in their stack of mail. We mailed the invitation suite in a crystal clear envelope with a wrap around address label. By using this envelope the guests could see all the colors of the wood, orange, and navy before they even opened the envelope. We also worked on a day-of few items for their guests for the rehearsal dinner, including a koozie printed with the reverse color scheme – orange ink on navy fabric.

Rustic Orange, Navy, and Wood Rehearsal Dinner Invitations by Atheneum Creative

Thanks Melissa!

Design: Atheneum Creative

Atheneum Creative is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography

Stationery A-Z: Will You Be My Bridesmaid Cards

Since winter is the most popular time of the year to get engaged, chances are there are a few of you getting ready to ask friends and family to be in your wedding party! If you aren’t able to ask in person, we HIGHLY recommend sending a beautifully designed card to ask that all important question. Although bridesmaid cards are the main our roundup below, we know and love that wedding parties come in all shapes, sizes, and roles. There’s pretty much every option you can think of available, but we’ve selected our favorites below:

Stationery A-Z: Will You Be My Bridesmaid Cards

From top right:

1. “Will you be my bridesmaid pretty please?” asks this rather polite pale pink and gold foil design from Sugar Paper.

2. Make a wedding party obligation cheeky, with this gold foil and hand lettered sentiment from Ashkahn.

3. Brides get a bad rap. Poke fun at stereotypical bridezilla antics while asking your BFF to be your MOH (via Ladyfingers Letterpress).

4. Archer and Olive will take your request one step further by personalizing your intended’s name right on the card.

5. Don’t forget to thank those hard working gals (and guys) for their time and unending commitment to your big day with this floral illustration from Banquet Workshop.

6. Beautifully painted flowers and elegant hand lettering from Shannon Kristen Studio.

7. Prescription drugs aside, this Emily McDowell design also features a clever use of post-its and checkboxes.

8. Surprise your bestie with this super fun scratch-off greeting from Inklings Paperie.

9. Groomsmen are people too. This handsome number comes courtesy of Paper Tie Affair.

10. Not simply a gold foil sentiment, “bride tribe” is also a temporary tattoo. Bachelorette party perhaps? Via Daydream Prints.

11. Perfect for a rustic setting, this Pen + Pillar design features a painted backdrop and elegant hand lettering.

12. Yet another beautiful hand lettered and dip dyed design (via Moglea).

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Vintage Inspired Wedding Details

Anyone planning a vintage-inspired affair for their wedding? Vintage inspired wedding details can be adapted to suit all types of wedding – from laid back bohemian weddings to classic black tie weddings. And if you’re looking to bring DIY elements into your wedding, we’ve got plenty of ideas for you! From wax seals to hand-painted signs, here are some ideas for adding vintage charm to your wedding day. – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Vintage Inspired Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use collected vintage postcards as escort cards. | Photography: Readyluck via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Vintage Inspired Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Make your send-off memorable with a “Just Married” sign in beautiful and whimsical calligraphy. | Photography: Lauren Balingit, Calligraphy: Rebeca Lynn Calligraphy via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Vintage Inspired Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use wax seals on paper details like escort cards and table numbers. | Photography: Sylvie Gil, Invitations: Little Miss Press via Sylvie Gil

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Vintage Inspired Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Direct guests to the bar with a hand-painted sign. | Photography: Pat Furey via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Vintage Inspired Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Display your program, menu, and other signage in ornate gold frames. | Photography: Adam Alex via Adam Alex

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Vintage Inspired Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Repurpose vintage books as table centerpieces (top) and a backdrop (bottom). | Photography: Lara Hotz Photography, Paper Goods: Deciduous Press via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Vintage Inspired Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Attach your escort cards to vintage horseshoes with beautiful ribbon. | Photography: Elizabeth Wells Photography, Event Design: Manmade + Sage via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Vintage Inspired Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Using calligraphy and a wooden barrel, invite guests to submit ideas to your couple bucket list! | Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography, Wedding Planning: Amorology, Calligraphy: Twinkle And Toast via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Vintage Inspired Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Chalkboard signs and vintage tea cups in fancy china patterns add plenty of charm. | Photography: Anna Delores Photography, Coordination: WINK! via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Vintage Inspired Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This is more nostalgic for summer sleepaway camps than vintage-inspired, but we couldn’t resist! How creative are these arrow escort cards around a hand painted bullseye? | Photography: Phil Chester, Seating Chart and Arrows Made by Bride and Groom via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year 2017

Happy 2017 everyone! And what better way to kick off the new year than with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017: Greenery! How are you feeling about our newest Color of the Year? Are we feeling yay or nay? We tend to favor darker shades of forest green and tropical blue-greens here on OSBP, but this bright and almost citrusy green would be perfect in a spring or summer wedding! Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year 2017 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

A palm on each plate adds a pop of green to a neutral place setting. | Photography: Max Wanger, Event Design: Bash Please via Bash Please

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year 2017 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

How cute is this watercolor cactus place card? | Photography: Megan Welker, Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Poppy Jack Shop, Event Design: Beijos Events via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year 2017 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Welcome your guests with a selection of your favorite goodies. Attach tags with a brief description to each item to make it even more personal and fun! | Photography: Eric Kelley, Welcome Bag: A Signature Welcome, Event Decor & Design: Easton Events via Once Wed

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Adorn your signage with greenery. | Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty, Paper Goods: Laura Hooper Calligraphy via Weddings Unveiled

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year 2017 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

And while you’re at it, add some to your balloon tails, too! | Photography: Luke and Katherine Griffin from Max and Friends, Event Design: Lace & Likes via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year 2017 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Love this greenery-inspired table number. | Photography: Leigh Elizabeth Photography, Event Planning: Events Held Dear via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year 2017 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Set out leaves in brown paper bags for the confetti toss. | Photography: Lindsay Madden, Event Coordination: Chic Weddings via Ruffled

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year 2017 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Frame your seating chart with a gorgeous garland. | Photography: Gucio Photography, Stationery & Signage: Spread Love Events, Wedding Planning & Design: Spread Love Events via Spread Love Events

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year 2017 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Love these cute welcome books. | Photography: Jose Villa, Stationery: Julie Song Ink, Artwork: Shana Frase, Printing: Wiley Valentine, Calligraphy: Tara Jones Calligraphy via MODwedding

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pantone Color of the Year 2017 / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This table setting really embraces the green theme. | Photography: KT Merry via Flutter Magazine