chair signs

September 12th, 2010

From the get go I knew I wanted chair signs for me and Robert. What I decided a month out were signs for my bridesmaids and groomsmen. I wanted them to feel extra special that day since they are special people in our lives. A few weeks before the wedding Rob and I worked on their chair signs together. We kept it a secret as a little surprise for them when they arrive at their seats. Check it out below.

Gold cardstock and off white paper purchased from Paper Source. Robert designed each sign in Illustrator and printed them out.

Crystals were applied on either side of their titles.

Detailing of the purple crystal.

Detailing of the orange crystal.

Punched holes on the top corners and roped chocolate brown silk ribbon to tie onto the chairs.

This is how they turned out looking at the reception.

Gwen Huyen lookin’ awesome in her chair and bouquet in hand.

Jen and Tony at the end of the night posing with their chair signs and silhouette cut out from Carl Johnson.

The signs we made for our chairs were a bit different. We purchased heart shaped vines from Save on Crafts online store. Our 6″ tall wood block initials were purchased from Michael’s and crackle painted to give them a vintage look. Here’s the finished product.

I think they came out pretty awesome. Trying to find a spot in our home to hang ’em up now. [big props to tdang for initiating the crackle paint process]

I also wanted to make signs for the flowergirls and parents but ran out of paper and time to do so. A sure sign that tells us we can do more if we start earlier and not procrastinate. I think this was a very cheap and easy way of making people in your life feel special. It’s also a great detail and nice touch to the wedding.

Some of the photos above are courtesy of Kim Le Photography.

the groomsmen

February 25th, 2010

It was a long and difficult decision for us to narrow down our many guy friends into a short list of 5. Check out who we had chosen to be our groomsmen in the Wedding Party page. Read their profile (written by Rob); get to know them.