{It’s in the Details + A DIY} Chalkboard Details

I love the DIY feel and laid back vibe of chalkboards in weddings.  You can use them for so many different things, and can “dress them up” or keep them low key.  Here are some of my favorite uses:

To display seating assignments, in lieu of escort cards:

As Escort Cards:

Drink or Signature Cocktail Menu:
For messages for your photo booth guestbook:

To explain your photo booth:
For Menus or games:
Top:  Sarah K. Chen, Bottom:  Via Once Wed

For Various Wedding Signage:

Bride and Groom signage (for photos, thank you cards, etc.):
To explain a tribute to a loved one (and I love this tribute idea):

As table numbers:

The table number above is also a great DIY project.  Find candle holders that have a smooth surface.  Paint them with chalkboard paint (available at any craft store).  Once the paint dries, you can write the table number in chalk.  Put in a candle, and voila, DIY candle holders / table numbers.  LOVE this idea!
What are your favorite chalkboard uses?

{Inspiration Board} Green & Black Tie

I’ve been dying to design an inspiration board around this amazing shoot by Jose Villa that was on Once Wed a little while ago.  It completely sold me on a black wedding gown, especially this one by Vera Wang.  So without further adieu, here is my green, black tie, and a little bit vintage board:

Top Row:  photo by Jose Villa, photo from Brides, postcard by Ceci New York, photo by Amy Squires
Middle Row:  Apples from Junebug, parasols photo by Jennifer Roper, centerpiece by Artfool
Bottom Row:  chalkboard via Snippet & Ink, tuxedo from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo by Amy Squires, photo by Jose Villa & gown by Vera Wang

{It’s in the Details} Vintage Paper

Using vintage paper to decorate for your wedding is a great way to be eco-friendly (it is recycling, after all!) and to also add some personalized vintage elements in your decor.  Whether you reuse old sheet music, newspaper, or pages from vintage books (use ones already in bad shape rather than destroying nice vintage books), you can do lots of cool things with vintage paper.
Mobile, wreath, and garland by Royal Buffet


Images via Ritzy Bee and Snippet & Ink


Via {Frolic!} with a DIY tutorial here.

{It’s in the Details} Set the Table, Beautifully.

What is better than a beautifully set table?  Find at least one way to make your table unique and personal.  If you are having a smaller wedding, I especially love the look of mismatched vintage china in your place settings.  Some other ideas:  use vintage teacups to hold small containers of florals, use vintage crystal punch cups to hold tea lights, make or find a table runner out of a different texture (burlap, crochet, etc.), use lots of color, or a complete lack of color (like the all white table below), tuck a flower in the napkin or place a piece of fruit on the plate.  There are so many ways to set a beautiful table.


And here is another perfect example just featured on Style Me Pretty, shot by Laura Novak: