Earlier today photos resurfaced in the Facebook feed of The Coveteur of the 2014 wedding of Italian street style muse and fashion editor Erica Pelosini and the Dutch shoe designer Louis Leeman on the storybook Italian island of Capri. And while we ooohed, ahhhed, and gasped at all the gorgeousness as if it happened just last weekend, one photo in particular brought everything to a screeching halt—and it had nothing to do with haute couture.
Images via The Coveteur
Instead, it was a simple but thoughtful detail placed at each guest’s seat—a crisp white linen dinner napkin embroidered with his or her first name in luxe gold thread. Genius! we thought. This simple, elegant touch serves as a personalized wedding favor that your guests will actually love, and likely use again. Guests attending as couples will think of your fun-filled day each time they set their own table for two at home, guys can swap one in for a handkerchief or pocket square, and your stylish gal pals can use them as everything from tea towels to kerchiefs of their own. (Or, as Pelosini’s and Leeman’s guests did, they can tie them on as cheeky headbands.)
Speaking of kerchiefs, there’s another idea to consider: arranging personalized, embroidered kerchiefs for your guests to pick up before the ceremony so they’ll have something to dab their happy tears away with and then tuck into their pockets and purses for years to come. Salute!