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pretty place settings

turns out i missed the memo on spring cleaning for 2015, so a summer tidy it is; and that includes technology. looking back, i found some of my iphone photos from my cousin kaitlin’s wedding last september, so here they are.

this was a really fun project for me, because i loved kaitlin’s vision right off the bat- her colour palette, vibe, and her desire for some illustration and hand-lettering had me sold.

we thought through every detail for the designs. i made three placecard templates so kaitlin could input the names at her end. we had an icon for each of the dinner options: a chicken, if that was your order, a cow for beef, and one with a carrot for the vegetarians.

my design got to touch some really cool pieces:
– custom-designed stamps for the invitations printed through canada post
– my lettering & illustrations were used on the railway city brewing co. iron spike copper ale we drank at the reception
– customizing the wine labels for the quai du vin wine that was served

about some of the other pieces:
– kaitlin ordered all the paper and envelopes online from envelopments (positive experience!)
– the envelope liner is cut up wrapping paper she bought at homesense

check out some of my pics below.
choo choo!

love, laura

stamp design
back of invitationopening invitation
Canada Southern Railway Station
finding your table.
place setting.
floral arrangement
kaitlin+jason cocktail menu by laura weatherston
Railway City Beer
Quai du Vin wine
Quai du Vin wine

 

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a recent trip to west elm had me falling in love with some shanna murray salad plates i now need to go back to buy. i thought their messages (in handdrawn-style fonts no less!), combined with the atypical holiday palette, were super cute and would be something special for thanksgiving dinner.

since i’m headed back to my parents for the holiday weekend, buying plates for a dinner of 15+ people is just not happening. what is happening however, is this little post i’ve compiled for a metallic mix on your thanksgiving table top.

on the corkboard: thanksgiving table top

what you’ll need (clockwise from the top left):

some gold-dipped flatware from anthropologie instead of the usual cutlery.

this beaded metallic pillar candle from pottery barn for some extra sparkle in your dimmed room

a set of basel ecru napkins from crate and barrel

some extra bling with these from gold napkin rings from zara

this set of woodland animal place card holders from pottery barn

the wide-gold-rim small wine glass from zara?