Paper Goods for a Rustic, Yet Elegant Wedding

Brace yourself... image-heavy feature ahead! I'm talking weddings today... specifically my oldest son's that took place a few weeks ago in the mountains of upstate New York. Because quite a few paper elements were involved in the occasion, I thought it would be fun to bring them together in one post.

floral wedding invitation in autumn colors

Let's start at the very beginning... the invitations were designed by a friend of the bride, Philadelphia artist and graphic designer Monica O, and set the tone for a rustic, yet elegant farm wedding. She even included a tiny silhouette of their dog on the back of the invitation.

Wedding Ceremony Programs - Pat Robinson Photography

LCI Paper Environment card stock by Neenah in Moonrock, a soft white, was chosen for all of the wedding printables... ceremony programs, signs, table numbers, escort cards/favor tags and dinner menus.

Wedding Ceremony Program - Pat Robertson Photography

Environment is a 30% recycled card stock with subtle flecks and fibers sprinkled throughout. The 80lb. cover weight was perfect for their needs and printed beautifully. This LCI Paper video was helpful in selecting the right paper weight.

Down the Wedding Aisle

Aforementioned pup, Otto, was part of the wedding procession and trotted down the aisle like a champ. He was dressed for the occasion in a pale green origami bow tie made by Justina Yang of Etsy shop Fiber Lab...

Origami Bow Tie Giveaway

...and sat patiently throughout the ceremony except when he disappeared for a few minutes causing concern [read that as panic... city dog/usually on a leash] among those of us who noticed his absence. Not to worry, Otto circled back after following his nose to the hors d'oeuvres.

Just Married - Pioneer Farm

Otto wasn't the only one to wear an origami accessory - so did the groom and the other gents in the wedding party.

Origami Leaf Boutonnieres - NANA ZOOLAN

Anna and Bryan of Etsy shop NANA ZOOLAN created a set of folded leaf boutonnieres, each in a different shade of green.

Wedding Favors by Wilmington Pickling Company - Pat Robinson Photography

Escort cards from The DIY Store on Etsy [no longer open] guided guests to their tables...

Wedding Recpetion Table Marker - Pat Robinson Photography

...and doubled perfectly as favor tags that were tied onto jars of small batch craft pickles, a favorite of the couple.

Wedding Favor and Menu Card

Monica O designed floral graphics for the menu cards and ceremony programs, reminiscent of those on the invitations, that complemented the black and white jar labels.

Wedding Guest Book Dictionary

Instead of a traditional guest book, the couple chose an old dictionary for guests to sign with their choice of circled words and personal notes.

Wedding Guest Book Instructions - Pat Robinson Photography

One last bit of paper fashion...

Paper Maché Floral Necklace by Eco Wedding Design

Alessandra Fabre Repetto of Eco Wedding Design made a paper maché necklace for me to wear to the rehearsal dinner. The light as air flowers matched my tropical print dress perfectly. You might remember Alessandra from this feature.

Now about that Fiber Lab giveaway! [ENDED] Liven up any occasion, person or pet with an origami bow tie. Justina will be sending one to two winners.  This is a worldwide giveaway.

Fiber Lab Origami Bow Tie

Recipients will be selected at random and will be able to choose their paper color from this chart:

Canson Paper Color Chart

To enter, leave a comment below and a way to be contacted and/or enter by following @allthingspaper and tagging a friend on the Instagram giveaway photo.

The giveaway runs through the end of Thursday, August 27. Winners will be announced on this post and Instagram as soon as they have been notified. Good luck!

Congratulations to April Rogers and @asollander, origami bow tie winners.


All photos provided by friends, family and Etsy shops with the exception of *** images that were taken by Pat Robinson Photography.

Ann Martin
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  1. Beautiful, Ann. Love the necklace. And congratulations to the happy couple.

  2. It looks like it was a beautiful day! I love all the paper details. Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations Ann! Everything looks beautiful;!!

  4. Love all of the paper details used and the personal touches were perfect. Congrats Ann.

  5. Love all the paperthings used for the wedding; Paper is the best <3 Congratulations to you and your family!!

  6. Ann I love the guest book idea, so cool! Isn't it wonderful when you can incorporate your hobby into everyday and celebration times too.
    XO Nana
    sistika at gmail. com

  7. The guest book is very cool. And the Paperbow... love it. And Congratulations to your family.

  8. All the paper for the wedding is very pretty and inventive. I really like the dictionary guest book.

  9. I think Otto may have stolen the show! What was the secret training for Otto's stellar performance?!? All of the paper artistry blended into a beautiful wedding celebration. I am wishing the newlyweds an abundance of health, peace, joy, love, and prosperity.
    -DK c a l i s t o g a 1 9 2 4 k at g m a i l . c o m

  10. Thanks for all of the kind comments! DK, Otto was making a beeline for the treat he knew was in the groom's brother's hand. :-)

  11. PERFECT!! Love how everything was planned with such beauty and perfection , it is with true joy that I read this post. My wishes to the newly weds and congratulations to you Ann. Really loved how they chose a dictionary for guest book!

    1. Aw thank you, Suganthi, that's so nice of you to say.

  12. Pick me! Pick me! I'd love to with neat stuff!


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