Tag: Seating Chart

DIY Gilded Place Cards

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

‘Cause if you’re not really there
Then I don’t wanna be either
I wanna be next to you
Black and gold, black and gold, black and gold’

Every time I see black paired with gold details, this song runs through my head. Am I the only one? I’m actually kind of addicted to the Katy Perry re-make of it. But Adele rocks it too. Either way… the colour combo is dynamite. It instantly classes up any event. These simple place cards are SO affordable even though they look fantastic. And if you do the lettering yourself (we played around doing it ourselves), they are a bargain. Want to know the trick?

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

Liquid gold. Seriously… the stuff is literally liquid gold, we love it so much. All that you  need to do for this simple-tastic DIY is:

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

Cut some black cardstock (you can get packs from Michaels) into place card size. You could even cut and fold tented place cards if you’d prefer. Next, dip your brush in the liquid gold and working from a corner or end, brush it towards the centre, until you have a random brush stroke pattern you’re happy with.  When it’s dry, bring them to your calligrapher or get busy lettering your own place cards.

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

DIY black and gold gilded place cards

Didn’t I tell you… simple! They’re so simple, I’m tempted to make them for every dinner party I host in the future. Because I’m classy like that 😉

Feature Friday: Vintage Typewriters

Vintage Typewriters at weddings- they were made for eachother

How have I not posted about vintage typewriters yet? Really, right!? We have four of them plus a vintage cash register (which kind of counts). There are so many reasons to love them, but what I like most about them is how versatile they are. They can be so incredibly classy, they can be vintage cute or eclectic, and they can be steampunk. Whether you use them as a centrepiece, covered in flowers, or one of these creative ways- you really can’t go wrong!

ONE: You know I had to throw one in of a typewriter filled with florals. It’s my favourite way to see them used, but these others give it a run for it’s money!

TWO: How stunning is this guest book setup!? I love the notes of love clipped up as a wall behind a gorgeous vintage typewriter.

THREE: This shabby chic wedding features a typewriter as welcome signage- I love that it get’s the spotlight right at the entrance!

FOUR: This vignette has everything good about vintage. It’s so dark and moody and that garden backdrop? I love every bit of it.

FIVE: Hello, amazing seating chart! Can I just point out the perfect use of a vintage door to hold this list in place? It’s all just so good.

I’d love to hear what your favourite is! Although my favourite use for a typewriter is filled with gorgeous blooms, I can’t get over the vignette in number four. So that has to take the cake for me today.

If you have an item you’d like to learn more about and be inspired with unique ways to use- let me know in the comments! We’ll make it happen for you.