Picture this... you're having a Seaside Wedding; dress is ready, reception is booked, your perfect beach influenced invitations are sent out. As the date comes closer, you begin to finalize your reception details. You start to think about the little details like the gift box, also known as the card box. You know, the box you usually see at past attended weddings made from cardboard and wrapped with wedding gift wrap where all of the guests insert their cards. Now that doesn't sound beach influenced at all! For the following wedding, we needed to create something beach-like for our bride and groom, Helen & EJ's Seaside Wedding.
There are numerous things that can be used for a card box that doesn't necessarily need to be an actual box, and for us, it was time to think outside the box:) Their colors were navy blue and hot pink and she wanted something beach-like to flow with their wedding theme. After some research we decided on a crate. A wooden crate with a clasp-able lid that, with a little finess, would be turned into a one of a kind card box. We painted the crate navy blue, creating a bold and definitely recognizable gift box which if it could talk it would say, "CARDS HERE, PLEASE". Next we filled the slots in the crate with decorative fish netting and decorated it with seashells. We used the same fonts used on their matching wedding invitations and printed their "H&E" monogram, which has been a staple design throughout this process, and presto a card crate is created.
To see the invitation behind this inspiration see our past blog post below:
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