Jen + Dan’s Wedding, Part 2 – Details and Our Invitations


Hello again! Jen here from the haystack needle.  Yesterday I left you on a Maine farm with many ways to craft together a wedding with rubber stamps.  Still following?  Here are some more details from our wedding (no stamps involved.)



I outsourced the paper cocktail napkins and drink stirrers to For Your Party.  I love how they turned out. And I picked one of my favorites in the paper world, Delphine Studio, for the napkin design.


My father-in-law is my hero.  We needed a bunch of signage to point to where to park, where to go for the ceremony, and even where to find the loo.  He made us wooden signs that looked adorable.  All I did was paint them.



We turned the back room of the barn that served as our wedding venue into a lounge where everyone could eat cupcakes and blueberry cobbler and check out old photos of Dan and me (and our families.)  My friends decorated the cupcakes with fresh blossoms and set a few birch paper flowers around the table.


Our wedding invitations!  I decided to splurge on letterpress, because I love it so.  I saved on costs by opting for a postcard rsvp card and handling the map and envelopes myself.  Stacy of Pancake & Franks designed our wedding invites.  She was so much fun to work with and Stacy really understood my vision.  I made the maps by simply photocopying our Maine atlas, glued the map squares to cardstock, and then I punched a hole to mark where the event was taking place.  I couldn’t swing the cost of a calligrapher, but I really wish I had ordered a custom return address stamp, which would have saved time and looked prettier on the envelopes.

All photographs by the ever-talented Charlotte Jenks Lewis.

Tomorrow, I’ll be sharing our save-the-dates!