Erik & Justin’s October Black Tie Wedding Part 2

Join me on a journey through the enchanting and opulent autumn day that was Erik & Justin’s wedding day. I’m happy to invite you into the design process discussing all of the exquisite details of Erik & Justin’s black tie October wedding day paper.

During their design consultation, we discussed logistical needs for their wedding day paper – things like programs, menus, table assignments. Followed more excitedly by the wants and the dreams for their wedding day paper – things like custom soft-touch cocktail napkins, favors for guests that felt sufficiently fancy, yet functional.

We started with designing their programs and inline with elements of their invitation suite, we opted for black paper with white-ink printing. Including their custom wedding crest and mirroring the font choices from their invitations, these programs turned out to be both functional for guests and delightfully elegant.

photo by denise marie photography

When it came to menus for their wedding reception, we decided to match their emerald green table linens with a deep forest-green paper printed with white ink. Meals were pre-selected by guests and then indicated to venue staff from differently colored wax seals. I highly recommend this technique as it was an easy solution to a sometimes complex problem for venue staff. Gold wax seals indicated chicken, black for beef, and a sage green for the vegetarian option.

cocktail napkins & matchbox favors
featuring E&J’s custom monogram

Sprinkled throughout their cocktail hour and reception, the grooms chose the soft-touch deluxe cocktail napkins embossed in foil with their custom wedding crest. As for favors, each guest’s seat was pre-set with these custom matchboxes.

Erik & Justin’s Bar Sign featuring their dog, Bruce

Truthfully, there are times I almost prefer the design process for wedding day paper over wedding invitation suites. The hard work and pressure of the perfect invitation suite is behind us, and the fun of dreaming up the “extras” for your perfect day is so thrilling. Opportunities to play with color, design features (like your furry friends) present themselves in so many ways.

Erik & Justin’s Wedding Vendors:
Stationery/Day-of Paper: Ainsley & Elaine Paper
Photographer: Denise Marie Photography
Florals: Creations by Coppola
Venue: The Curtis Atrium
Wedding Cake: Cake Life Bake Shop
Tuxedos: Erik’s – J.Crew Justin’s – Indochino
DJ: EBE Talent

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