Nikki’s Navy + White Dessert Bar

Back in April, I featured Nikki’s awesome navy and white wedding invitations.  Well, Nikki’s wedding took place over Memorial Day weekend (Congrats Nikki!) and she’s back with a few of the lovely details from her wedding!  Nikki decided to incorporate a dessert bar into her wedding reception, so she created a tiny cookbook full of family recipes to give out as favors as well as corresponding signs and labels for each dessert.

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From NikkiI designed these cute little 3″ x 4″ 12-page cookbooks as wedding favors, which were placed at the seat for each guest at our reception.

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Along with the cookbook each guest received an empty box that had a small note telling them to go to the dessert bar to try any of the recipes out of the book.

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On the dessert bar itself, I designed tags to go on each jar or to stand as signs.  Each dessert was given a clever name, like “Mother of the Groom Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies.”

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There was a big sign placed in the middle of the table that tied it all together with the cookbook that also read “Love is Sweet”.

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We made TONS of desserts for everyone to try, but people loved the concept so much that we were out of everything two hours before the end of the reception!  Everyone was talking about how cute it was and asking if we had extra cookbooks for them to take home.

Don’t forget to check out Nikki’s blog for a full list of desserts (and recipes!) as well as some additional how-to info.  Thanks Nikki!

{image credits: 1 + 6 by jimmages photography, all others by amy barry photography}

Paper Artwork – Ampersand Print

How cool is this letterpress ampersand print from Bespoke Press?

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Printed on super-thick paper in classic black and white, but with some modern details in the striped texture of the ampersand itself.  I’m thinking this would look perfect above my desk or in any office area.  Part of a limited edition of 50 over at Bespoke Press.

{image credits: bespoke press}

Burlap Banners

Continuing my current love for all things burlap – I recently came across these wonderful burlap banners:

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Wouldn’t banners would be wonderful as entryway decor to help welcome guests to your home?  Or you can get a custom banner with your names or a special phrase to use at a wedding reception!  Check out the full selection right here.

{image credits: funkyshique}

Hindu Wedding Stationery

Every time I see photos from an Indian wedding, I can’t help but ooh and aah over the beautiful combination of bright colors and intricate patterns, all of which come together to create a sense of joy and celebration.  Ellie from Hello Tenfold (and Mint!) was lucky enough to recently design some day-of stationery for a Hindu wedding and reception – including table numbers, ceremony programs, menus, and place cards:

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See?  Vibrant colors, beautiful henna-inspired illustrations and patterns, and totally gorgeous.  Love it!  Thanks Ellie!

{image credits: Ellie Snow}

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Delphine Party Accessories

I’m loving the new collection of customizable party accessories – from napkins to coasters to matchboxes – from the always lovely Delphine:

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Perfect for anything from a wedding reception to a birthday party, you can choose your own fonts, colors, and design elements for a totally cohesive look.  I’m particularly smitten with the drink stirrers in the top photo – too cute!

{image credits: top photo by Barnett Photographics, all other photos by Delphine}

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