School Days Inspiration

I’ve always been skeptical about Martha Stewart anything, but I signed up for her Weddings site, and I’m so glad I did!! She features such gorgeous weddings, and today, I found the most perfect little wedding. Minhee and Truman had so many great details, and while Dustin and I are going for more of a literary styled bash, “school days” touches fit into that so well.

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I just love this photo of the bride and groom–so perfect, especially since they met in 4th grade! Dustin and I met in a Shakespeare class, so you can see why I’d be drawn to these kinds of touches.

This is their invitation suite. From MS: “In keeping with the school theme, letterpress invitations, maps and reply cards were printed on vintage notebook paper by Minhee’s company, Paper + Cup. Attendance reports asked guests to indicate who was coming. All the components slipped inside a small manilla folder printed with the couple’s names and address label peek through the outer envelope.” We won’t have the funds to pull together such a large, detailed suite, but we’ve got a DIY surprise (along this same idea) that will knock your geeky socks off. We promise!

Um, LOVE THIS SHOT! A requisite posed shot of the bridal party without being awkward. So completely framable and playful!

And don’t you just love their seating card table? I was already planning to use apples as my “seating card,” but instead of stickers and graph paper like this:
I’m planning on using tipped pins to attach scraps of paper–reminiscent of those impromptu bookmarks and notes Dustin and I passed in class.

And how’s this for a guestbook idea, huh? Guests all scribbled on the flippable chalkboard, had a polaroid snapped of them in front of their message (it’s like the coolest photobooth idea, ever!!!!), and placed it in a vintage accountant’s ledger:
I mean, how PERFECT is that idea? Too bad the Polaroid is no more. I wonder if someone will make a Polaroid v2.0. (Please???)

Okay, last image, I promise. I just had to share their favors! School supplies in a brown paper bag. Practical and cost effective:

I am completely in love with this wedding. A lot of the details would need to be tweaked–we’d mature some things from 4th grade to classic literature to better reflect who we are as a couple, but considering that we met in school, and are both going to be educators (Dustin as a high school teacher, myself eventually as an American literature professor), incorporating our passions into our wedding decor just seems so natural and easy.

I absolutely LOVE it when I run across a wedding that is just so full of inspiration–but this one has definitely been the one closest to what I’m envisioning (with rustic BBQ and beer currents thrown in!).


About AshleyGee

I'm a graduate instructor at a completely Southern (Football, Rush Week, and lots of "Hey Y'alls!") university. I teach freshman comp, study
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