With their tranquil, pastoral backdrops and organic touches to the rose-colored way they softly call back the past, it’s utterly impossible for us not to get mushy over rustic and vintage weddings.
One popular trend—the chalkboard—keeps turning up at these celebrations because modern brides favor them for their nostalgic nod. Sweet and playful, chalkboards (the edible and printed ones included) harken us back to our childhood while adding a touch of charm to any soiree.
From towering cakes to save-the-dates, here are 10 ways to welcome chalkboards into your wedding:
Printed on thick white card stock, these save-the-date cards from Evermine emulate mini chalkboards ($24.90 for 10 cards).
Messrs. + mustaches = cute combination. These 5″ x 7″ invitations are available on Zazzle ($2.59 per card).
SNAP! Rent a photo booth and life-size chalkboard, like this Florida-themed one from Chalk Shop Events, so guests can take fun party pics of themselves.
Photo: Alyssa Marie Photography
One bride used gold pen to create a chalkboard guest seating chart.
Photo: We Heart It
Perfect at a venue with lots of acreage, these chalkboard arrows are doubly adorable paired with a bicycle-shaped flower planter.
Photo: Erika Nicole Photography
Hang chalkboards from the bride and groom’s chairs and other guests you wish to give special attention.
Skip the place cards and write guests’ names on chalkboard placemats instead.
Dessert de résistance: Ask your bakery to create a chalkboard wedding cake—like this one by Artisan Cake Company—and personalize it with your names and a special message.
Filled with with fresh herbs, flowers or succulents, these colorful chalkboard planters from West Elm make lovely gifts for departing guests ($12 per planter).