When I started looking at linens for our tablecloths and napkins and such, there was one pattern I couldn’t get out of my mind. Now I didn’t really know what it was called- but I explained to our coordinator, Joann, that I knew the pattern had swirlies and flowerly patterns but not really flowers. Pretty lousy description, but she sent me back some fabric swatches from bbj linens and cloth connection, and I found my second (wait, doggie Champ is my second- so this is my third) love… damask.
As I looked at the swatches, I realized there was a funny similarity between our sofa pillows, our napkins and place mats on our dining room table, our bed comforter, my nightgown, towels, and even one of my favorite dresses- they were all damask! You may notice my clear demonstration of “vagina arms”, so eloguently described by Miss Candy Corn. I can’t believe I never noticed that before..
Now I know I’m not the only one who has ever loved this print- there are so many ways to incorporate damask into your wedding… starting with the save the dates, and ending with your favors there is ALWAYS room for a little damask!
Our save the dates are actually a magnet from Vistaprint, (on sale 50 for $7.00)and behind our picture is a damask background. Simple, but I thought it was pretty.
I continued the damask theme by attaching the magnets to a notecard with an embossed damask pattern by Crane and Co 12 for $15.00.
During the reception and ceremony, there are many details that will include an overall damask theme. Here are some of the ideas that have inspired me.
Possible rehearsal dinner dress by Tommy Bahama.
Labels for favors, out of town bags, or even invitations!
Damask box with stationery for thank you notes!
Mint tins for the bathroom basket or as to-go favors!
Toasting flutes for champagne! There’s one thing Mr. VG and I agree on more than anything- we’ll have a continuous flow of champagne at our wedding- we both love it!
This guest book comes in ivory and pink! Very pretty.
Who doesn’t love a damask flower girl dress… so cute!
How about a damask wedding dress?!oooh lala!
Or a damask tie?!
If you’re into Damask linens and place settings, BBJ linens has incredible inspirational pictures. The designs are so elegant. I love the table setting below, and it’s one of many pictures that makes me want to change our color scheme! (image source BBJ linens)
The final touch on the wedding. These cakes give me a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
The black and white cake is so unique, and the pink cake is so fun because it’s a DIY project! You use culinary stencils to create the patterns you want… I love it! For our wedding, if I used the stencils, I picture an ivory frosting with gold/bronze damask print.
And after the wedding is over… relax on the beach!
I’m mad about damask!! Any other inspirational damask ideas I should see?!