In June I found myself doing a larger number of Table Plans than usual for weddings. Which is nice, because I enjoy doing them. I enjoy making all my stationery of course, but it is very satisfying to produce a piece that showcases all the stationery elements of design and colour and texture in a large format.
For example, this is a Classic design featuring one of my Celtic Hearts:
Silver Pearl paper highlighting each table list that has been printed on cotton fibre paper with a small embossed Celtic Heart motif at the top.
The format of this next table plan tied into a bespoke invitation that had a square shape and used this distinct olive green colour. I thought the contrasting type styles worked really well. (embossed Thistle and Shamrock motif)
The table plan below featured a custom made invitation design using a Mackintosh style Thistle & Rose. Since there wasn’t a smaller embossed motif to go with the invitation, the design was printed in a delicate colour on each table list behind the guest names.
And finally, this table plan was particularly fun to do. The bride’s idea was as follows:
“I was hoping for a fair bit of wild leaf print for a messy border to the piece/pieces of paper and a fair few scrolls thrown in to make it look a bit whimsical. The same with the font really, clear for older people to see but a bit fantasy/mythical also.”
The Leaf Frame design had been used on her invitations.
In our discussions it transpired that she was a fan of Game of Thrones, and selected various castles from the series for the Table Names. (I had some fun using Game of Throne character names for the sample table plan layout I originally sent to her. Although as I’ve never watched the programme I no doubt sat arch enemies at the same tables!) I used the “Twilight font” for the typeface this is the end result:
I believe the bride was going to use a silk garland of flowers and leaves to add to the loose, woodsy/flowery effect. I was so pleased with how it turned out, and the bride was too!
If any of these are of interest to you, I’d be happy to discuss the possibilities and create a beautiful table plan for your special day!