I went totally gaga for this layout when I saw it in the most recent issue of Martha Stewart Weddings (which was an exceptionally good issue overall I might add). Minhee Park and Truman Cho were fourth grade classmates but didn’t start dating until fourteen years later. When they went home to California from New York for Christmas last year, Truman proposed in front of their old elementary school.
They had 5 months(!) to plan a retro school themed wedding at the Fullerton Arboretum, where they once went on a school field trip. Minhee is the genius behind Papercup Design (which we love, love, love!) so she designed letterpress invitations, maps and rsvp cards on vintage notebook paper and asked guests to indicate who was coming on attendance reports.
The wedding party poses for a “class photo” with the traditional letter board. The fun socks are a tradition they do for every friend’s wedding.
A teacher’s desk holds apple placecards.
A chalkboard polaroid photo station where guests wrote customized messages.
Dinner was served in vintage cafeteria style lunch trays with the couple’s names stamped on the wooden utensils and napkins. Each place setting was outlined in chalk on black paper. Brown paper lunch bags had custom school supplies as favors.
This is one of my all time favorite Martha Stewart layouts! It’s just too darn adorable.