Pride of place settings

I’ve had the pleasure of working on some pretty cool and unique place settings for weddings and events this summer, from musical instruments such as maracas and tambourines, to some truly instagram-worthy rose quartz slices and cotton kit bags. While I’m busy putting pen to all manner of creative ideas I thought it was about time I shared some of my favourites from recent years. Feast your eyes on these unique place settings for directing your guests to their seats, and just you try and wrestle them from their grasp at the end of the night…

First up, these moustaches and paper fans made excellent photo props:

These fun moustache props were personalised for the gents to find their seats at a beautiful destination wedding in Chateau St. Martory, captured by David Wheeler Photography. There were also…

These fun moustache props were personalised for the gents to find their seats at a beautiful destination wedding in Chateau St. Martory, captured by David Wheeler Photography. There were also…

…fans for the ladies, creating plenty of photo opportunities for the guests while keeping them cool during dinner in the chateau courtyard.

…fans for the ladies, creating plenty of photo opportunities for the guests while keeping them cool during dinner in the chateau courtyard.

Next up, these were one of my absolute favourites, vintage glass bottles (and glass tankards for the gents):

Personalised vintage glass bottles sourced by the couple made a beautiful keepsake for all the guests to keep. Captured by Matt Horan Photography.

Personalised vintage glass bottles sourced by the couple made a beautiful keepsake for all the guests to keep. Captured by Matt Horan Photography.

Tambourines, need I say more:

These tambourines were sourced by the couple and personalised with the guests names in deep grey. Captured by Beccy Goddard at Aswarby Rectory, Lincolnshire.

These tambourines were sourced by the couple and personalised with the guests names in deep grey. Captured by Beccy Goddard at Aswarby Rectory, Lincolnshire.

Individual menus for the guests place settings are also a great way to combine stationery elements and a great keepsake for memory boxes and scrapbooks:

Personalised individual menu cards doubled up as place settings, hot foil printed by Rose Press and captured by Joanna Brown at Ragley Hall

Personalised individual menu cards doubled up as place settings, hot foil printed by Rose Press and captured by Joanna Brown at Ragley Hall

These cotton rag handmade paper place cards sitting atop cute gold animals were pretty cute too:

Captured by Matt Horan Photography at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham.

Captured by Matt Horan Photography at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham.

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