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:
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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
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.