Alice in Wonderland Wedding Day Paper

August 21, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Menu, Hand-Painted Programs, Hand-Painted Reception

Alice in Wonderland Wedding. Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Ed & Aileen PhotographyAlice in Wonderland Wedding. Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Ed & Aileen Photography

Alice in Wonderland Wedding. Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Ed & Aileen PhotographyAlice in Wonderland Wedding. Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Ed & Aileen Photography

Alice in Wonderland Wedding. Paper by Hand-Painted Weddings. Photo by Ed & Aileen PhotographyWedding day paper includes menus, escort cards, ceremony programs, favor tags, thumbprint guestbooks, and other various signs such as dessert table signs, such as the macaroon sign above. As you can see, adding this little detail of custom paper to your wedding day brings the whole look of the event to another level.

The paper are the items your guests will be holding and using to navigate throughout your event, so it makes sense to give them the same attention you would for the invitation set. In fact, the wedding day paper items are also a way to carry the theme from the wedding invitations throughout the wedding.

In the case of the Alice in Wonderland wedding the detailed illustrations from the Alice in Wonderland wedding invitation set are not in the designs of the wedding day paper. Instead a colorful watercolor wash is used in the design to coordinate with the invitation but not be too matchy-matchy. One of my strengths as an artist is figuring out how to transition and grow a design into the coordinating designs so that they all feel like they are in the same family, but aren’t identical.

The Alice in Wonderland theme is really interesting because while there is the eclectic tea party aspect of the event, there is also this mystical haze throughout the forest Alice is wondering about. The watercolor wash is inspired by that haze. I just love this design, as you can tell. The team of vendors did such an amazing job designing the decor and the table settings. I love how all the details came together. It is really an inspiration, and I am so excited that other couples can use bits and pieces of this inspiration for their wedding days!

PHOTOGRAPHY: ED & AILEEN PHOTOGRAPHY | EVENT COORDINATION: DOTTED EVENTS | FLORIST: BLÃœMGARTEN | VENUE: LACUNA ARTIST LOFT STUDIOS | WEDDING INVITATIONS: HAND-PAINTED WEDDINGS | WEDDING DRESS AND JEWELRY: MIGNONETTE BRIDAL | RINGS: GAGE DIAMONDS | HAIR: MARISOL SAUCEDO | MAKEUP: MARGUERITE PRESTON | BRIDESMAID DRESSES: BRIDESIDE | TUXEDOS: MENGUIN | WARDROBE STYLING: PATRICK NILES | WEDDING CAKE: SWEDISH BAKERY | BACKDROP: LIL EPIC EVENT DESIGN | FURNITURE: MAKERS CHICAGO | CHAIRS AND LINENS: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS | PLACE SETTINGS: RENT VINTAGE CHICAGO | LIGHTING AND DRAPING: ART OF IMAGINATION

 

 

 

Spring Vegetables: Two Peas Menu

May 31, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Menu

Another great way to bring a Spring vegetable theme to a wedding is through the menu design. This menu can be used in conjunction with the Two Peas invitation, or as a stand alone piece. Menus are a simple way to bring your theme to the reception. They are a beautiful element to lay across each guest’s plate. This particular menu design is double-sided. You could face the green side up and have each guest turn over it over to view the menu (like a reveal). Or you can simply put it with the menu side up, keeping the event information on the back. Please note that custom vegetable paintings can be artfully crafted for your menus at request.

An idea to push this theme even further is to work with your caterer to use local produce in your menu. You can mention on your menu that certain ingredients were grown X miles away from your reception site. It is always nice to benefit local businesses, and the food will taste even better if it was picked from the ground a couple of days before being masterfully cooked into your dishes.

Front and Back Menu Design by Hand-Painted Weddings. Two Peas wedding invitation now available in the Hand-Painted Weddings invitation shop.