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For escort cards at the wedding, I made two kinds of shortbread cookies (lemon & chocolate), put them in clear bags and tied it up with some bakers twine. A. helped me stamp and cut out little circle labels on our DIY afternoon (I bought the bird & tree stamp from kiki.K), and I wrote in our guests’ names before tying the cards to the little cookie bags. We put the cookies on a table next to corresponding table numbers. I tried to keep from actually writing the table numbers on the escort cards… since it allowed for more flexibility in adjusting seating arrangements last minute (and boy, sometimes I wish I was less of a last minute kind of girl).

For the table settings, I bought some burlap and H helped me cut it into little squares for the center of the table. I kind of wish I had bought more, but darn, burlap is kind of expensive… well, at least the burlap we were buying was. For table numbers, I cut out numbers from leftover origami paper and glued it to some cardboard, then strung it to those bottles we bought from Ikea for serving water. We designed our menus and printed them on coloured card stock – I wrote in our guests’ names at the top and we added our little crane logo at the bottom. We set the tables the morning of the wedding, complete with beautiful flowers in mason jars (huge thanks to aunt J!), floating candles and tealights. We also tied the napkins with a sprig of heather, symbolizing promise and good luck in Celtic tradition.

{Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7: Visual Roots Photography| 5, 6: Jen Tracy}