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Dress Up Your Tables With These 11 Wedding Place Card Ideas

August 23, 2022 | riley

Image by Wedding and Waves. Keep scrolling for wedding place card ideas

When planning a wedding, you probably think about most of the big design aspects–the florals, your ceremony backdrop, the seating chart. But there are a lot of smaller details that may seem minor yet can tie your wedding vision together. One of those is your place cards. Not only do they let your guests know where they will be sitting, but they’re also the perfect finishing touch to your reception dinner table. They can even double as wedding favors! So if you’re looking for some wedding place card ideas, look no further. We’re rounding up 11 unique options that are sure to inspire.

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Shop similar place cards hereClear Reusable Acrylic Gift Tags; Personalized Acrylic Place Cards; Arch Acrylic Place Card

Image by Hudson Nichols. See more of this real wedding here

Junebug Tip:

If you’re opting for colorful linens, consider a transparent acrylic place card that you can place on top of the linens. This will allow you to see more of the color rather than hide it. Luckily, acrylic place cards come in a wide variety of shapes–from rectangular to hexagons to arched.

Image by Peyton Rainey Photography. See more of this real wedding here

Shop similar place cards: Clear Rectangle Acrylic Place Cards; Painted Acrylic Place Cards; Gold Foil Acrylic Place Cards

Junebug Tip:

Why not combine your place cards and your favors? This can be a big money saver if you’re on a budget. Using items like these mini disco balls is a great way to mark seats and act as a little present for your guests when the night is over.

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Shop similar disco balls: Mini Disco Ball Keychain; Mini Disco Ball Ornaments (24 pack); Mirrored Disco Ball Ornament

Junebug Tip:

Another great way to save some money and mark your tables is to have names printed on the menus at every seat. This is an elegant and minimalistic way to show off what food you’ll be enjoying for the evening while directing them. To maximize your savings, create your menu using a template that you can customize on your own.

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Shop similar menus: Minimalist Black Wedding Menu Template; Modern Wedding Menu Template; Arched Menu Template; Midnight Minimalist Wedding Menu Template; Modern Wedding Menu Template With Guest’s Name

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Image by Kadie Hummel Photography. See more of this real wedding here

Shop clay place cards: Personalized Terra Cotta Saucer; Terracotta Clay Personalized Favor; Handmade Personalized Clay Name Tag

Junebug Tip:

Everyone loves edible favors. Make them food-related like these cookies, and your guests will enjoy the delicious way you helped them find their seats.

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Shop moon place cards: Blue Crescent Acrylic Moon Place Card; Etched Acrylic Moon Place Card; Moon Shaped Place Card; Laser Cut Wooded Moon Place Card

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Shop pressed flower place cards: Acrylic Name Place Card With Pressed Flowers; Hexagon Acrylic Pressed Floral Place Cards; Wild Flower Wedding Place Cards

Loving these wedding place card ideas but not sure how to create a seating chart? Check out these five tips for putting together the puzzle that is your reception seating chart!

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The Best Places to Buy Wedding Decorations Online

January 14, 2021 | riley

photo by Avonné Photography. Keep reading to see the best places to buy wedding decorations online

From your ceremony setup to your reception tables, you’ve got a lot of space to fill with wedding decor! To help you style your big day–without having to leave the couch–we’re sharing the best places to buy wedding decorations online. You might be surprised to find that your favorite home décor stores are hot spots for wedding decorations–especially items you can re-use around the house after your wedding is done. From table linens to lanterns to macramé backdrops, you can find everything you need to outfit your wedding with the click of your mouse.

Before you start adding items to your cart, be sure to check out the best wedding decorations online from:

  • Amazon
  • Anthropologie
  • Etsy
  • Minted
  • Urban Outfitters
  • World Market

Scroll on to find out which shop has the decor you need and to see a few of our favorite wedding decor items from each retailer.

Best Places To Buy Wedding Decorations Online

Amazon

Best Place to Buy: Table Linens, Card Holders, Macramé, Sign Decals, Rugs, Furniture

Chiffon Table Runner; 2. Acrylic Wedding Table Numbers 1-20; 3. Wedding Guest Book; 4. Small Glass Bud Vase Set; 5. Loloi II Area Rug; 6. Set of 3 Tall Metal Lanterns; 7. Double Stuffed Orange Cream Peach Apricot Balloons Garland Arch Kit; 8. Glass Box Keepsake Box; 9. Large Pampas Grass Stems

Anthropologie

Best Place to Buy: Vases, Frames, Candlesticks, Cake Stands, Serving Pieces, Linens, Accent Decor

Victoria Frame; 2. Carmo Vase; 3. Terra Pillar Candle Holder; 4. Loretta Basket; 5. Nostalgia Cloche; 6. Bleached Scabiosa Bunch; 7. Delaney Candle Holder; 8. Fiorella Flutes; 9. Lithuanian Linen Napkin Set

Etsy

Best Place to Buy: Signs, Backdrops, Invitations, Menus, Programs, Table Numbers, Escort Cards, Card Holders, Ring Boxes, Cake Toppers

Surname Wedding Neon Sign; 2. Neutral Color Vow Books; 3. Minimalist Wedding Welcome Sign; 4. Trixie Retro Wedding Timeline Welcome Letter; 5. Luggage Tag Wedding Favor; 6. Custom Cake Topper; 7. Custom Pet Cocktail Napkins; 8. Hand Stamped Fork Set; 9. Wedding Arch Circle

Minted

Best Place to Buy: Invitations, Menus, Programs, Table Numbers, Escort Cards, Signs, Frames, Card Holders, Favor Packaging, Wedding Party Gifts

Sophisticate Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitation; 2. Blend Seating Chart; 3. Floral Type Arch Save The Date; 4. Kenai Welcome Sign; 5. Sunset by the Sea Cocktail Sign; 6. Timeless Table Numbers; 7. Filigree Paper Cocktail Napkins; 8. Mountainview Wedding Program; 9. Genevieve Wedding Favor Tag

Urban Outfitters

Best Place to Buy: Floor Seating, Rugs, Tapestries, Furniture, Macramé

Ombre Taper Candle Set; 2. Double Cloth Jacquard Floor Pillow; 3. Aziza Printed Chenille Rug; 4. Victoria Bar Cart; 5. Caroline Rattan Stool; 6. Twisted Hanging Basket; 7. Lila Catch-All Dish; 8. Ginger Ray Daisy Vine; 9. Neon Bar Sign

World Market

Best Place to Buy: Bohemian Accents, Candle Holders, Baskets, Rugs, Fake Plants, Throw Pillows and Blankets, Furniture

Ivory Printed Faux Cowhide Rug; 2. Tapered Asymmetrical Textured Ceramic Vase; 3. Round Pleated Velvet Anniston Stool; 4. Whitewash Wood Geo Taper Candle Holder; 5. Natural Rattan Fallon Cocoon Chair; 6. Art Deco Gable Double Old Fashioned Glasses; 7. Antique Zinc Metal Reese Vertical Wall Frame; 8. Antique Brass Mirrored Cole Bar Tray; 9. Ivory And Orange Kaleidoscope Macrame Wall Hanging

To see more of our picks for wedding decor, be sure to check out our roundup of affordable wedding decor from Amazon!

Image by  Luxart Wedding Studio. See more of this real wedding here

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Gorgeous Wedding Paper from The American Wedding Marketplace

December 16, 2014 | carrie

Wedding Paper from The American Wedding Marketplace

The American Wedding Marketplace brings together 3 distinctly beautiful wedding invitation brands, each with their own line of fabulous wedding paper designs: The American Wedding, MyGatsby, and The Green Kangaroo. I love perusing through wedding invitation websites, as there is so much cool/pretty stuff happening in this industry, and when we found The American Wedding Marketplace, we knew we needed to share their designs with our readers. We are so excited to be introducing you to all three lovely brands, and we’ve got a special treat for you below, thanks to The American Wedding Marketplace team!

The American Wedding:

These are the Marketplace’s classic designs that are tried and true!

The American Wedding wedding invitation

MyGatsby:

MyGatsby comes with customize-able invitations, many color schemes, textures, and pocket options.

MyGatsby Cecilia wedding paper

The Green Kangaroo:

The newest line of invitations, The Green Kangaroo designs are artful, one-of-a-kind and allow you to infuse your personality into your wedding stationary!

The Green Kangaroo wedding paper

With a variety of printing techniques available, The American Wedding team can help you find anything from digital print to foil-pressed invitations, and most designs are also available as Save the Date cards. If you’re not sure whether or not one of their invitations is perfect for you, you can have them deliver up to 5 free wedding invitation samples, as well as a catalog for offline inspiration!

pretty paper from The American Wedding Marketplace

Here’s that special treat I was talking about earlier: From now until 2/28/2015, Junebug readers can use the code: JBW1214 to receive 20% off any American Wedding Marketplace purchase!

To keep up with all of the pretty paper from The American Wedding team, follow them on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook! We promise, your eyes will thank you!

xoxoCarrie

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Clever and Cute Wedding Place Card Ideas

September 2, 2014 | lexi

If you’re planning a wedding reception with assigned seating, you’ll need some form of escort card to direct each attendee to their seat. Get your guests talking and help them find their seats in style with these one-of-a-kind wedding place card ideas.

seatingcard1

Photo by: Sansom Photography

“Find the key to your seat”. Brassy old keys hung on distressed wood planks create a display fit for a rustic or “old world” wedding theme.

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seatingcard9

Photo by Vue Photography

Have your guests pick up their seat placement as they grab their first drink. This is literally a drink with your name on it.

seatingcard2

Photo by Clay Austin Photography

For an understated earthy look, use a bed of moss to display your seating cards.

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Photos by Simply Jessie Photography

For those with a specific wedding theme, be sure to carry it out in your seating cards!

seatingcard3

Photo by Harrison Studio

This painted driftwood is a great seating card alternative for a beach wedding.

seatingcard13

Photos by Jeremy Enness

Not only is this tree with golden apples a gorgeous decor focal point, but your guests will also enjoy getting to know one another as they search for their place cards.

seatingcard4

Photo by Pat Furey

Button pin place cards add a whimsical and adorable touch to your wedding decor.

seatingcard6

Photo by Ashleigh Taylor Photography

Fitting for a vineyard wedding, cork place card holders are easy to make and match almost any style of decor.

seatingcard5

Photos by Nordica Photography

Kill two birds with one stone by using a seating card that doubles as a party favor for your guests to take home. China plates make a beautiful memento from the wedding.

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Photos by Nine Photography

Not only are these leaf seating cards creative and adorable, but bonus, they are super cheap to make yourself! All you need is a paint marker, twine, clothespins, and leaves you can pick from your yard.

For more wedding decor inspiration, check out our Creative Wedding Guest Books.

xoxo

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Junebug’s Favorite Wedding Ideas – Creative Personalized Wedding Seating Cards!

July 13, 2011 | editorial team

We’re looking back into the Junebug archives again today! Originally featured on November 8, 2010, these personalized seating cards are an amazingly thoughtful and creative touch for such a special day! Enjoy…

When you’re a wedding photographer who has attended many, many (many!) weddings, what do you do to set your own big day apart? Well, if you’re South Africa’s Greg Lumley of Greg Lumley Photography and his new wife Tiffany, you get super creative and honor your guests with personalized place cards complete with designs that represent their personalities, passions and dreams. So fun!

Tiffany gave us descriptions of many of their designs (below) and told us, “It took quite a lot of time but it was certainly worth the effort the guests felt so special and the looks on their faces when they saw what concept we had chosen for them was priceless! We had clips put on the top of each card so they could attach them to their clothing as name tags. Not only did everyone see who was who but the images were great conversation starters.”

Each of Tiffany and Greg’s one hundred guests had their very own place card, starting with Mr. Greg Lumley: the groom and Mrs. Tiffany Lumley: the bride…

custom wedding name tags from Tiffany and Greg Lumley - Greg Lumley Photography

 

Andy: He has done the Iron Man two times. Sadi: She eats popcorn every single day of her life!! Leon: He runs his whole life by appointments work work work. Henry: This was a photo of him taken one night in the Jacuzzi. Thats actually me, the bride, appearing to be sitting on his head. Not sure if this passes the parent guidance rating! Jan: He loves SUSHI. Brennan: He loves any Apple Mac products he has every one! Theresa: She is a videographer. Sasha: 27 dresses movie poster she has been a bridesmaid twelve times but not yet a bride. John: He’s a tennis player. Matt: He is a famous rugby commentator in Cape Town. Grant: From a high school prom photo. Janine: She loves famous people, wants to be famous and knows who all the celebrities are. Karen: She loves ice skating. Isabel: She starred in Les Miserables in South Africa…

custom wedding name tags from Tiffany and Greg Lumley - Greg Lumley Photography

 

Franco: He builds wooden decking for a living. Duncan: He’s our best man who’s always on standby for work and he often gets called to the office when we’re out. Gerald: Greg and I met him and his wife on the island of Mauritius and there was a big cyclone while we were there. Terry: He’s the father of the bride and is obsessed with travel. Mikey: His baby is an Audi TT and he drives it far too fast for anyones liking. Andrew Walmsley: He is a website designer. Brownwyn: She is a shoe queen she buys a new pair each week. Julian: He is a friend of ours who owns a black London Cab and we used it to get to the church. Molly: She is Irish. Pips: She is a nursery school teacher so we used jelly tot sweets to spell out her name. Mary-Anne: She is pregnant…

custom wedding name tags from Tiffany and Greg Lumley - Greg Lumley Photography

Thanks Tiffany and Greg! What a brilliant wedding idea!

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Creative Personalized Wedding Seating Cards

November 8, 2010 | editorial team

When you’re a wedding photographer who has attended many, many (many!) weddings, what do you do to set your own big day apart? Well, if you’re South Africa’s Greg Lumley of Greg Lumley Photography and his new wife Tiffany, you get super creative and honor your guests with personalized place cards complete with designs that represent their personalities, passions and dreams. So fun!

Tiffany gave us descriptions of many of their designs (below) and told us, “It took quite a lot of time but it was certainly worth the effort the guests felt so special and the looks on their faces when they saw what concept we had chosen for them was priceless! We had clips put on the top of each card so they could attach them to their clothing as name tags. Not only did everyone see who was who but the images were great conversation starters.”

Each of Tiffany and Greg’s one hundred guests had their very own place card, starting with Mr. Greg Lumley: the groom and Mrs. Tiffany Lumley: the bride…

custom wedding name tags from Tiffany and Greg Lumley - Greg Lumley Photography

 

Andy: He has done the Iron Man two times. Sadi: She eats popcorn every single day of her life!! Leon: He runs his whole life by appointments work work work. Henry: This was a photo of him taken one night in the Jacuzzi. Thats actually me, the bride, appearing to be sitting on his head. Not sure if this passes the parent guidance rating! Jan: He loves SUSHI. Brennan: He loves any Apple Mac products he has every one! Theresa: She is a videographer. Sasha: 27 dresses movie poster she has been a bridesmaid twelve times but not yet a bride. John: He’s a tennis player. Matt: He is a famous rugby commentator in Cape Town. Grant: From a high school prom photo. Janine: She loves famous people, wants to be famous and knows who all the celebrities are. Karen: She loves ice skating. Isabel: She starred in Les Miserables in South Africa…

custom wedding name tags from Tiffany and Greg Lumley - Greg Lumley Photography

 

Franco: He builds wooden decking for a living. Duncan: He’s our best man who’s always on standby for work and he often gets called to the office when we’re out. Gerald: Greg and I met him and his wife on the island of Mauritius and there was a big cyclone while we were there. Terry: He’s the father of the bride and is obsessed with travel. Mikey: His baby is an Audi TT and he drives it far too fast for anyones liking. Andrew Walmsley: He is a website designer. Brownwyn: She is a shoe queen she buys a new pair each week. Julian: He is a friend of ours who owns a black London Cab and we used it to get to the church. Molly: She is Irish. Pips: She is a nursery school teacher so we used jelly tot sweets to spell out her name. Mary-Anne: She is pregnant…

custom wedding name tags from Tiffany and Greg Lumley - Greg Lumley Photography

Thanks Tiffany and Greg! What a brilliant wedding idea!

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Pop-Up Paper Placemats from Publique Living

February 18, 2010 | editorial team

I adore these pop-up paper place mats from Publique Living, and can’t wait to get some for my own dining table. They’re made from recycled paper, they have laser cut images inspired by children’s pop-up books, they can double as place cards, and they couldn’t possibly be any cuter! Any of you fabulous brides out there thinking of incorporating these into your wedding day table top design?

paper pop-up place mats from Publique Living

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Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring Wedding Invitations from Minted

August 4, 2014 | christine

Looking for stylish wedding invitations that celebrate the season of your impending nuptials? Today we’re sharing a few of our favorite wedding invitations for summer, fall, winter and spring from Minted! Adored by brides everywhere, Minted is the premier marketplace for independent designers and artists from all over the world. Simplifying the wedding invitation selection process, each design features a full suite and an extensive collection of wedding paper goods to match with everything from ceremony programs, thank you cards, table numbers, place cards and more. If you love these seasonal favorites as much as we do, simply click through to their amazing website to view the full collection!

Summer Wedding Invitations

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Bouquet D’Amour Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Garden Lights Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Floral Chalkboard Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Wisteria Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

Fall Wedding Invitations

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Fall Tranquility Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Dream Catcher Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Camp Love Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Serendipity Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

Winter Wedding Invitations

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Evergreen Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Gold + Pine Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Vintage Bird Print Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Winter Lodge Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

Spring Wedding Invitations

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Watercolor Floral Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Sweet Name Frame Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Floral Canopy Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitation from Minted

 

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Tandem Wedding Invitation from Minted

Looking for wedding invitations with a unique vintage flair? Checkout these designs from Royal Steamline!

This post was sponsored by Minted and chosen for Junebug for its value to our readers – we think their wedding invitations are splendid!

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Gray and White Wedding in Charleston, South Carolina – Becca and Taylor

March 7, 2014 | nicole

Becca and Taylor were married at the Historic Rice Mill Building, in Charleston, South Carolina, in a celebration that was simple and modern. The gray and white reception decor felt perfectly effortless – I love the single white blossoms in eclectic glass vases scattered along the geometric table runner and the place cards written in lovely calligraphy. Paige Winn Photo captured the day, as well as beautiful portraits of the couple looking completely, contentedly in love.
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The Couple: Becca and Taylor

The Wedding: 4.27.13 – Historic Rice Mill Building, Charleston, SC

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

The Goals: Our main goal was to have fun! We knew going in that planning could be stressful (we are both planners by trade in advertising), so we were determined to keep the planning of our wedding fun and stress free. While we weren’t 100% successful at staying calm as cucumbers the entire time, we did have a lot of fun planning all the details that would make our wedding day so personal to us. We also knew that it can be very easy to get caught up and totally overwhelm ourselves with choice and detail. To help remedy that, Taylor and I each picked the top three aspects of the wedding that were most important to each of us, so we would remember to keep everything in perspective. My top 3 things were photography, decor and food while Taylor focused on transportation, music and drinks (and keeping me happy and sane!). Doing that really helped us keep our budget on track and kept us focused on the bigger picture.

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

The Look: Above all, I wanted to look like myself on my wedding day. I didn’t go overboard with makeup or hair. I usually rock a braid in my hair, which my husband loves, so I knew I wanted to incorporate that, but elevate it to an updo. I was so pleased with what Paper Dolls was able to come up with for both make-up and hair. My dress honestly took me quite by surprise. It was something I didn’t picture myself in at all on the hanger, but once I put it on, it was hard to take off. I loved the soft lace on the bodice, the sweetheart neckline and the buttons down the back. It seemed to be the perfect blend of romantic yet elegant, which was just the look I was after. For my bridesmaids, I let them choose their own vintage inspired dresses based on our wedding color palette. I loved that each girl was able to choose her own style and bring a bit of her personality to the day. It was also much easier for me to go this route, because all of my lovely ladies were scattered across the country so going to dress appointments would have proven very difficult! For the groomsmen, we went with a classic tux. They guys were my modern, clean lines element and the girls brought the vintage flair.

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grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

The Design: We wanted a classy but casual setting where our guests could relax and be themselves. Most importantly, we wanted our guests to have a good time, enjoy the incredible food and dance the night away (mission accomplished!). We picked Charleston because it is the epicenter of all of those things – a classy yet casual foodie’s dream. Our theme was vintage modern, which was inspired by the Historic Rice Mill building itself. We loved the history the building brought through the handscraped floors and tin ceilings and decided to contrast that with more modern design. We picked a mix of decor elements that brought either a modern or vintage feel to the room – from the vintage marquee “love” sign that lit the dance floor to the cool grey tablecloths and geometric runners – everything had a purpose to achieve that overall vintage modern look.

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

The Moments: My favorite moment was being announced as Mr. and Mrs. Grimes at the reception. It was such a rush to see all of our friends and family cheering us as we walked in. Throughout the reception, Taylor and I would steal away for a few minutes to tell each other our favorite things about the night and just watch all of our friends and family have a great time. It can be so easy to run around all night trying to say hello to everyone, so we made sure to have a few moments just to ourselves to enjoy the night together.

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

The Advice: Be present in every moment of the day! It all goes by so quickly – remember to see and hear everything in the moment as it happens and try not to worry or stress about what should happen next. Just be there in the moment with the ones you love – that’s what makes the day so special.

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

grey and cream wedding at The Historic Rice Mill, Charleston, South Carolina - photo by Paige Winn Photo | via junebugweddings.com

Wishing you all the best, Becca and Taylor! Thanks for sharing your day with us.

See more gray and white wedding inspiration on our Image Gallery.

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Paige Winn Photo
Event Planner: Lindsey Shanks at A Charleston Bride
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Historic Rice Mill Building
Officiant: David Warren (bride’s brother)
Invitation Designer: Paper Source
Catering: Good Food Catering
Florist: Tiger Lily Weddings
Cake: DeClare Cakes
Wedding Dress: Marisa
Bridal Accessories: Necklace – Anthropologie, Shoes – Enzo Angiolini
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: Their own vintage inspired dresses
Groom’s Apparel & Accessories: Tux – Hugo Boss
Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: Men’s Wearhouse – Vera Wang Collection
Hair & Makeup: Paper Dolls
DJ: Phil Constantin at Complete Music
Live Music: Clelia Reardon of Archer Music
Transportation: Charleston Black Cab, A Charleston Wedding
Favors: Charleston Pralines
Rentals: Ooh! Events, Polished Tabletop, Event DRS

 

 

 

 

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Whimsical Gardens Meets Black Tie Affair at This Lotos Club Wedding

May 11, 2024 | justine

Jessica and Brian’s Lotos Club wedding embodied the essence of a timeless celebration. With its picturesque venue, abundant blooms and greenery, classic color palette, and chic attire, their special day had all the ingredients of a dreamy wedding. It was a perfect blend of whimsical garden charm and sophisticated black-tie elegance, creating a truly magical atmosphere for their guests to enjoy.

The ceremony unfolded in the Tennyson Room, where the sparkling chandeliers and intricate window details set the stage. After sharing heartfelt vows, everyone gathered in the Ballroom for the reception, which was transformed into a magical wonderland that brought the beauty of the outdoors inside. Soft lighting, elegant table settings, and stunning florals and greenery adorned the space, creating an atmosphere of pure enchantment. As the night progressed, guests danced the night away in the cozy ambiance of the library.

Thanks to Junebug florist Laura Clare Design,  it had everything they could have hoped for and more. If you’ve been envisioning a classically romantic affair filled with timeless details and personal touches, then this is the perfect inspiration for you. Luckily, Michelle Scott beautifully captured this breathtaking day. These stunning photos are filled with ideas that will never go out of style.

The Couple:

Jessica and Brian

The Wedding:

Lotos Club, New York, United States

Creating Three Modern Yet Timeless Wedding Looks

I had an entire inspiration board for a modern, drapey silk charmeuse dress. I wanted a dress that felt sophisticated since I work in fashion, yet one that would fit in with the old-world aesthetic of Lotos Club. I wore my grandma’s vintage diamond and pearl earrings, my mom’s diamond necklace, and Loeffler Randall shoes. I also added a pair of custom sleeves to my dress to give it an edge. After the ceremony, I changed into a pair of Vera Wang lace sleeves. My after-party dress was a short, sparkly Johnathan Simhkai with sparkly Prada mules. My husband wore a custom-made suit from the notorious Martin Greenfield, which was midnight navy and Magnanni Tuxedo shoes.

Hand-Painted Details Created by the Bride

We hosted an intimate secret garden black-tie affair wedding. Picture enchanted details at every turn—from the fully watercolor invitation suites to the handmade watercolor menus adorned with hand-applied custom crest wax-sealed satin bows. Each romantic detail contributed to the nuanced romantic atmosphere. Every table number was illustrated and placed upon a mossy patch inside of a cloche. The tablecloths were hand-painted, and the napkins were custom-printed. Each hand-painted element, as well as the entire wedding design itself, was imagined and created by me, who is a designer and illustrator.

Discovering Old-World Charm: The Story Behind Their Wedding Venue

Although we initially sought a modern venue, our search led us to the enchanting old-world charm of The Lotos Club in New York City’s Upper East Side. Serendipity brought us here one day while wandering the neighborhood, and we were immediately captivated by its intricate charm, ornate architectural details, and elegant grand piano. Our wedding celebrated with our 75 closest friends and family members was beyond extraordinary—a perfect-sized gathering for a magical affair.

How Jessica Used Her Background in Design to Make Their Lotos Club Wedding Unique

At our wedding, everything was handmade and custom-designed, reflecting our personal touch throughout the event. I took on the task of creating all the branding and design elements myself. From the charming place cards with illustrations and keys to the elegant invitations, save the dates, and menus adorned with custom illustrations and sealed with bows, every detail was crafted with care. I also made the drink menus, signage, programs, party favors, packaging, table numbers, and even the tablecloths by hand. Each element contributed to the cohesive and unique design that made our wedding day truly special.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Michelle Scott
Event Planning + Invitation Design- JH Mintz
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Lotos Club
Floral Design – Laura Clare Design
Cake – Hide and Sweet
Videography – Rever Weddings
Makeup Artist – Amy Kate
Wedding Dress – Katherine Tash
Bridal Accessories – Loffler Randall
Groom’s Apparel – Martin Greenfield

 

Congratulations to Jessica and Brian on their whimsical garden meets black tie Lotos Club wedding. Thank you to Michelle Scott for expertly capturing every timeless detail and offering soon-to-be-wed couples valuable inspiration to share with their team of vendors. A special acknowledgment goes to Junebug florist Laura Clare Design for making this wedding a flower-lover’s dream come true For more breathtaking celebrations she’s helped bring to fruition, explore her profile in our directory of the world’s top wedding florists.

For a timeless wedding, you can’t beat a picturesque venue, lush florals, a classic color palette, and meaningful personal touches. If you and your partner envision an elegant affair like this, explore our planning and budget guides to kickstart your journey!

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