Hi, hive! I have missed you dearly over the last two weeks. Since I last posted, we have spent a week in Mexico, moved to Chicago and I started my new job. And I thought wedding planning was exhausting!
Anyway, I have gotten a sneak peak at some of our professional photos via a slide-show that our awesome photographer got to me a few days after the wedding, but I am going to hold out on you until I have the whole slew of them to use for my official recaps (at least that is the plan as of now, we’ll see if my impatience kicks in and I start posting some of them earlier…). The good news is that, based on the snippets that I have seen, I am really, really happy with our pictures! So stick around, the recaps will be worth the wait!
The other good news is that in all of the madness that was the last month or so before the big day, there are some bridal events and wedding projects that I did not have a chance to share with you guys before we said I do. So, this will be the first of what I like to call my “pre-caps.” The beautiful thing about me taking so long to write about this project is that I can share with you what the final product looked like at the wedding! And to satisfy those of you whose impatience runs as rampant as mine, I will start by showing you just that:
Our escort card pennants! Now, let me tell you about how these came to be. Like many of my projects, it started with an obscene amount of time picking out fabric in Jo-Ann. We played around with a lot of different options until finally coming to the realization that, in order to achieve the look we wanted, we needed to choose a lot of different patterns! So we gave up our scouring for three or four patterns that worked together and instead grabbed any small vintage-y print that we liked. We ended up with these nine selections:
Then it was time to cut…and cut…and cut. I used a piece of cardboard to make a triangle stencil, traced it on to each of the fabrics, and the cutting commenced.
The seemingly endless cutting task did, in fact, come to end, and I had my pennants!
Next step, sew…and sew…and sew. I sewed a little white rectangle onto each of the pennants so the name and table number would be easy to read.
Can you guess what came next? That’s right: more cutting and more sewing! I also cut out pennants from burlap and then sewed one to the back of each of the printed pennants. This definitely increased the time this project took, but it was well worth it. Not only did it give them that rustic charm that I just can’t resist, it also gave them a much more substantial weight—which worked really well for hanging them.
Last step, use a fabric marker to write everyone’s name and table number. Or if you have an awesome MOH like me, recruit her to write everyone’s name and table number while you work on your next project!
What kind of seating plan did you have?
How did you help guests find their seat?